Australian National Support Organisations

  • Adults Surviving Child Abuse(ASCA) is an Australian national non-government organisation dedicated to the health and wellbeing of adult survivors of all forms of child abuse and neglect. Since 1995, ASCA has provided help and support for adults who have experienced childhood trauma and are struggling with its effects in the present, as well as for those who support them. Through its Australia-wide network of survivors, their friends and families as well as the health care professionals who support them.
  • Australian Breastfeeding Association
  • Australian Speak Easy – A national organisation that provides support for people who stutter. Group meetings are held in most states.
  • Carers Australia provide a range of professional support services for family or informal carers. Services include counselling, professional and informal advocacy, peer support and mentoring, education and training, telephone advice line, carer support groups and support for young carers.
  • CounsellingOnline provides live counselling, information and referral for people with alcohol & drug problems. This service is free for anyone seeking help with their own drug use or the drug use of a family member, relative or friend. Counselling Online is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across Australia. Website is available in English and Vietnamese.
  • Hannah’s Foundation, Australia’s only Drowning prevention, awareness and family support services. We have three primary roles and functions for supporting families of any tragedy such as child drowning, ocean drownings, boating accidents, floods or other water tragedies in Australia. We also support those victims who have suffered non fatal drownings (near drownings) as well as attend Coronial Inquests. Our Primary Support is Peer Support Services
  • Legacy is a uniquely Australian charity founded by returned service personnel, to assist the families of fallen Defence servicemen and women who have lost their lives during both times of war and peace keeping operations The proceeds that Legacy receives will be directed to the essential role Legacy plays in the community through the provision of services ranging from general welfare, counselling to practical assistance to those in needy circumstances. Legacy Week is August 28 to September 1 with badge sellers on the streets and in schools and communities.
  • Life Goes On 24hour 7days telephone counselling service for patients and families facing the challenges of a serious illness, care at the end of life, or bereavement. All counsellors have survived a serious illness or cared for someone they loved so they understand what you’re going through. All counsellors have been highly trained to take your call.
  • Maternity Coalition an umbrella organisation to bring together support groups and individuals for effective lobbying, information sharing, networking and support in maternity services.
  • MS Australia brings all societies together for common research, initiatives and awareness
  • See also Asperger’s Syndrome – Australian Organisations and Sites
  • See also local Australian groups in our subsites for support groups and clubs in Brisbane & Queensland, Adelaide & South Australia, Canberra, Darwin & Northern Territory, Hobart & Tasmania, Melbourne & Victoria, Perth and Western and Sydney & NSW
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