Other support services

There are many external support services available, some of which are available 24 hours a day/seven days a week.

Find Help Tas

An extensive list of all support services available to the Tasmanian community.

After Care Support Program

1300 654 583

Provides support for people who have been placed in State Care as Wards of State or Under Guardianship. This may include foster care, family group homes, cottage care, children's homes and orphanages. Assistance may also be given to find members of a care leaver's birth family.

Alcohol and Drug Services

1300 139 641

Alcohol and Drug Services aim to minimise the harm caused by the use of alcohol and other drugs. Operating 9am-5pm Monday through to Friday.

Beyond Blue

1300 224 636

Non-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, suicide, anxiety disorders and poor mental health.

Child Safety Services

1800 000 123

Child Safety Services is an investigation, intervention and support service to protect children and young people who are at risk of abuse or neglect.

Family Violence Counselling and Support Service

1800 608 122

Professional and specialised services to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence. The service operates from 9am to midnights weekdays and 4pm to midnight weekends and public holidays.

Gambling Help Online

1800 858 858

Free and confidential online support and referral service offered by trained staff, available to assist individuals who may be experiencing problem gambling issues to minimise gambling harm.

Headspace

6231 2927 (Hobart)

A free, youth-focused health service for young people aged 12-25 who are experiencing poor mental health, being hurt or bullied, worried about drinking or drug use and/or needing sexual health help.

Housing Connect

1800 800 588

Housing Connect is a one-stop shop for all your housing and support needs. One assessment for everything from emergency accommodation to a long-term home.

Legal Aid

1300 366 611

Provides legal advice, representation, family dispute resolution services and legal education to the Tasmanian community.

Life Line

13 11 14

Crisis support and suicide prevention services 24/7.

Men’s Line

1300 789 978

Support for Australian Men with qualified counsellors who specialise in in family and relationship issues, suicide prevention and mental and emotional well-being.

Mental Health Service Helpline

1800 322 388

The Helpline is a mental health phone line for advice, assessment and referral 24/7.

Migrant Resource Centre

6221 0999

Support for people with migrant backgrounds. Services include support for older people and specialised settlement services, including youth work, health and well-being services, community development, migration support, assistance with employment and support services for adults and children who have fled persecution, torture and war related trauma through the Phoenix Centre.

Sexual Assault Support Service

1800 697 877

Free and confidential support Service for Southern Tasmanian people of all ages who have been affected by any form of sexual violence.

The Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467

Nationwide Service that provides professional telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide 24/7.

Working it Out

6231 1200

Tasmania’s gender, sexuality and intersex status support and education service.