After Hours Supports
If you are finding things difficult please contact the following services for support.
Kids Help Line
Parentline is a phone service for parents and carers of children from birth to 18 years old, offering confidential and anonymous counselling and support on parenting issues. Phone: 13 22 89
Police, Fire or Ambulance: Phone: 000
After Hours Emergency Child Protection Service
Anyone who is concerned about a child’s welfare can voluntarily make a child abuse report to Child Protection. Phone: 13 12 78
Victorian Poisons Information Centre
Advice about what to do if a person has been poisoned, has overdosed, has made a mistake with medicines or has been bitten/stung by a snake, spider, bee, wasp etc. Phone: 13 11 26 (24 hours).
For young people aged 12 to 25, open 9am – 1am 7 days a week for a one-on-one chat, or a group chat with other young people. Visit: www.headspace.org.au/eheadspace
No one deserves to go hungry. Visit: www.feedgeelong.org.au/where-can-I-eat to find the closest food relief centre.
Barwon Health Mental Health Access
The ACCESS team is a 24-hour service for people who may have a complex or serious mental illness and are in crisis. Phone: 1300 094 187
Nurse On Call
Puts you directly in touch with a registered nurse for caring, professional health advice, 24 hours a day. Phone: 1300 606 024
24 hours phone counselling and support for women and children affected by family violence. Phone: 1800 015 188
Sexual Assault Crisis Line
Confidential telephone crisis counselling service for people who have experienced both past and recent sexual assault. Phone: 1800 806 292
Youth Support + Advocacy Services (YSAS)
YSAS engages, supports and strengthens highly vulnerable and high-risk young Victorians affected by, or at risk of being affected by, alcohol, drugs, mental health issues and social disconnection. Visit www.ysas.org.au