VICTIM SUPPORT

Danny Green’s Stop the Coward’s Punch Campaign has been established to drive national change in Australian culture through increased awareness and education around the consequences of coward’s punch attacks and to ultimately end the scourge.
We are not qualified to provide professional advice; legal or otherwise, diagnosis nor treatment. Please see below for contact details and links to various support services which we hope will be of assistance.

Queensland:

VCSS Qld

Victims Counselling & Support Services

24 hour appointment making, information and telephone referrals.

The crime doesn’t have to be reported… you can just talk to someone.

We offer:

  • Information, advice & referral
  • Telephone counselling
  • Face to face counselling
  • Assistance with Victim Impact Statements
  • Web Chat
  • Online Counselling

South Australia:

VSA

Victim Support Service (VSS)

provides free and confidential help to adult victims of crime, witnesses, their family, and friends across South Australia. We work in partnership with other organisations, we are not a government agency or part of the police and you don’t have to report a crime to get our help.

It doesn’t matter when the crime happened and you can call us any time after the crime, whether it was yesterday, last week or several years ago.

1800 842 846

HOW CAN COUNSELLING HELP?

The way counselling can help will depend on the person receiving the treatment.  For many, the fact that counselling offers a safe and confidential environment to speak in is all it takes.  In life, what we say to others can sometimes have a knock-on effect, altering relationships and the way people see each other.  Counselling eliminates this problem and offers you the space and freedom to explore your own thoughts with an unbiased party.Whilst counsellors may not give you concrete advice or a checklist of things to do to feel better, what they will do is help you uncover your own insight and understanding of your problems providing you with the tools which will help you solve them on your own.In the majority of cases, a single session may not be enough to help overcome any issues you’re facing.  Counselling is a journey, and it takes time and consistency to work effectively.  Because of this many people opt for regular counselling sessions to make the most of the process.Counselling can help you understand yourself better and the way you think, which will ultimately help you develop a clearer understanding of your problems.  The more armed with information you are, the easier it gradually becomes to navigate your way through any difficulties you are facing so that eventually you can come out the other side feeling more positive.  Counselling can also help you understand other people’s point of view, which can shed light onto the ways in which you interpret words or actions.

Western Australia:

Victim Support Service is committed to promoting the rights and addressing the needs of anyone who has suffered harm from crime.

The Victim Support Service provides free, confidential counselling and support services for all victims of crime. These services are provided by professional counsellors and trained volunteers.

The Victim Support Service is part of the Department of the Attorney General’s Victim Support and Child Witness Service.

Phone: (08) 9425 2850
Freecall: 1800 818 988

Please click HERE for a list of regional locations.

Northern Territory:

Victims of Crime NT provides information, crisis counselling and referrals for other support services to any crime victim, past or present.  Our qualified staff are available to talk to a person affected by crime either face to face or over the telephone. We can also assist  in the preparation of documentation such as Victim Impact Statements and applications for financial assistance under the Crime Victims Assistance Act.   When necessary we will also advocate on behalf of a crime victim to other agencies such as police, government and non-government agencies.
24 hour phone help line – 1800 672 242

Tasmania:

Victims of Crime Service

supports people to deal with personal and practical problems associated with the impact of crime, to allow them to regain control of their lives.

  • Victims of Crime services can be arranged for people in rural and remote areas.  All services are free and confidential.

CONTACT THE VICTIMS OF CRIME SERVICE 1300 300 238

New South Wales:

Approved Counselling Service (ACS) provides free individual counselling to people who have become victims of violent crime that occurred in NSW and aims to assist victims recover from the psychological and emotional impacts the crime has had on them. The ACS is available to people of all ages and backgrounds.
Click HERE for a list of all approved counsellors.
Victim Support Package describes the package of counselling services, financial support and recognition payment available to victims of violent crime in New South Wales through the Victims Rights and Support Act 2013 (‘the Act’).

Victoria:

Call 1800 819 817 or

text 0427 767 891

Victims of Crime Helpline to:

  • get advice about reporting a crime
  • find other services that can help you
  • get information about the court process
  • get help applying for compensation and financial assistance.

Australian Capital Territory

Victim Support ACT (VS ACT) provides a range of clinical and non-clinical services to individuals who have experienced crime in the ACT. The service recognises the effect of trauma and that trauma informed care is individualised to each person’s needs. It aims to understand the trauma and the impact on the person’s life.

Phone: 1800 8222 72 or (02) 6205 2066 

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James Macready-Bryan Foundation

The JMB Foundation was set up in February 2007 and has two main aims:  to provide financial support for care and rehabilitation, not only for James, but also for other young sufferers of an acquired brain injury (ABI); and to give a public voice to those young people – who all too often literally cannot speak for themselves – and to their families and carers.

Call 1300 78 99 78

Information Line: 1300 85 85 84

Call: 1300 22 4636

Call: 13 11 44

This resource is designed to take you along the often foggy road from the acute care system back to the community. There are a number of services and funding packages that may be available to you, however, there is often a disconnect between the people who need the help and those who are providing the help. This website aims to bridge this gap.  (Some of this information is Queensland specific, however most is relevant Australia-wide.)
Find information about government benefits and payments for people with disability and their carers.
Last modified: August 19, 2019

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