Free and confidential support for people affected by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
Information for professionals and service providers working with people with a disability, their families, friends, carers, allies and support workers.
We are continuing to support people safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
This information is for professionals and service providers working with people with a disability, their families, friends, carers, allies and support workers.
A ‘disability’ refers to a restriction or impairment which may be physical, sensory, cognitive or psycho-social.
Anyone in Victoria who feels impacted by the Commission, including people with a disability, their families, friends, carers, allies and/or support workers.
This service is fully funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and provided at no cost to clients.
Our service can be provided face-to-face at one of our centres in Sunshine, Melbourne, Kew, Boronia, Ballarat, Cranbourne and Greensborough, over the telephone, or via video-conferencing. Home visits may be possible under exceptional circumstances.
Each client can access 6-10 counselling sessions. This can be reviewed at the conclusion of the sessions and followed with a further 6-10 sessions if required.
60-90 minutes per session.
Weekly, fortnightly or monthly.
A referral is not needed to access the service. However, we welcome warm referrals from other services andprofessionals where this will support clients.
For more information, or to refer someone to the service, contact us.
1800 317 387 (for the cost of a local call)
Relationships Australia Victoria is one of the two organisations in Victoria providing a Counselling and Support Service for People Affected by the Royal Commission. drummond street services is the other organisation.