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1800RESPECT

1800RESPECT is Australia’s national domestic, family and sexual violence counselling, information and support service. They provide a free, confidential service, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Telstra Health delivers 1800RESPECT on behalf of the Australian Government.

Vision and mission

1800RESPECT is available 24/7 and provides free, confidential counselling, information and support to people affected by domestic, family and sexual violence across Australia.

They are committed to delivering a high-quality, accessible and inclusive national front door service.

Following an open tender process, the Australian Government selected Telstra Health and three specialist organisations, including DVConnect, Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre and 54 Reasons (formerly Save the Children Australia), to deliver 1800RESPECT from 1 July 2022.

How 1800RESPECT can help

1800RESPECT provides counselling, information and support for:

  • People experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, domestic, family and sexual violence
  • People supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, domestic, family and sexual violence
  • Professionals supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence.

Information lines / help lines

  • Call 1800RESPECT at 1800 737 732 or chat online via their website (www.1800respect.org.au). They are available 24/7.

Programs and apps and tools

  • Daisy app — a free app that provides information about local support services across Australia, including for domestic and family violence, sexual violence, housing, legal, health and financial support
  • Sunny app — a free app to support people with disability impacted by violence and abuse

Recommended links

This information was originally published on healthdirect - 1800RESPECT.

Last reviewed: January 2023

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How to support someone experiencing domestic and family violence | 1800RESPECT

There are some things you can do to support someone experiencing domestic or family violence, including believing them and taking their fears seriously.

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Children and young people | 1800RESPECT

Being a witness to violence is distressing for children and young people. There are things you can do to support a child or young person exposed to violence and abuse.

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Domestic and family violence | 1800RESPECT

Domestic and family violence is a repeated pattern of behaviour. Abuse doesn't have to be physical to be domestic or family violence.

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Healthy Relationships | 1800RESPECT

Healthy relationships start with feeling respected and safe. You have a right to respect and safety in all your relationships.

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Reproductive abuse | 1800RESPECT

Reproductive abuse happens when you are stopped from making your own choices about your reproductive system. You should never feel pressure to do something you are confused or unsure about.

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Domestic and family violence and children | 1800RESPECT

Exposure to domestic or family violence can affect every aspect of children's lives. With a safe environment and the right support, children can recover from the trauma of domestic violence.

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Responding to disclosures of forced marriage | 1800RESPECT

If you have a reasonable suspicion that a child or young person is at risk of any type of violence or harm, it is important to seek help. Under state and territory laws you have certain obligations to report child abuse and neglect.

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