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Crisis lines listed by NSW Ministry of Health.
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Child Protection Helpline is the 24/7 service to contact if you think a child or young person is at risk of harm from abuse or neglect. Call 132 111.
Domestic and Family Violence – NSW Police. For urgent Police protection, call 000. For further information and support, a Police Domestic Violence Liaison Officer is available at Hornsby Police Station, 292 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby, NSW, 2077. Call (02) 9476 9775, ext 51775 (direct), or (02) 9476 9799 to find out when the Domestic Violence Liaison Officer will be on duty.
Domestic Violence Line is a NSW statewide telephone crisis counselling and referral service for women, including trans women.
The Men’s Referral Service is a men’s family violence telephone counselling, information and referral service and the central point of contact for men taking responsibility for their violent behaviour in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania. This service also provides support and referrals for women and men seeking information on behalf of their male partners, friends or family members.
NSW Rape Crisis is the 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling service for anyone in NSW – men and women – who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault and their non offending supporters.
Mental health crisis or emergency (Sydney upper north shore). For people seeking urgent mental health care there are several options:
(1) Ring the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511. This line is staffed by experienced clinicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is a telephone-based triage service. Calls are answered 24 hours, 7 days a week, by a mental health clinician who can offer support and connect you with the appropriate local, public mental health service in NSW, including the Northern Sydney Local Health District.
(2) The service may then offer you an appointment at the community health centre, or a clinician may come to your home to complete an assessment and plan treatment with you.
(3) Attend the Emergency Department at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital, where there is 24 hour access to specialist mental health care and support.
Victims of crime. NSW Department of Justice provides support services, including free counselling and financial assistance to victims of crime.
Emergency Relief helps people deal with their immediate financial crisis situation in a way that maintains the dignity of the individual and encourages self-reliance.
Housing NSW provides emergency temporary accommodation in low-cost hotels, motels, caravan parks and similar accommodation for people who are or homeless or experience a housing crisis.