Counselling and Advocacy Support For People with a Disability
The Department of Social Services have made counselling and advocacy services are available for people with disability who have experienced violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation; and anyone affected by the Disability Royal Commission.
- Counselling and advocacy support is free, independent and confidential.
- A counsellor can support people to talk about their feelings and emotions in a safe space.
- An advocate can help people to tell their story, protect their rights and access other supports.
- A support person can help people make choices about engaging with the Disability Royal Commission.
- Culturally appropriate support is also available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability and their families.
People can contact the National Counselling and Referral Service on 1800 421 468 for counselling support, or ask to be connected to a counsellor or advocate near them.