Healthy relationships

On this page, you will find a library of support services and community groups related to healthy relationships.

Relationships are formed with everyone that we know. These include romantic relationships but also those with friends, family, people that we work with, those in our community and with ourselves. It’s important that we have the skills and awareness to navigate these relationships to ensure they have a positive influence on our life.

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Support Services

MacKillop Family Services

Supporting families and children. Programs include Out of home care (including foster, kinship and residential care), Disability Services, Youth Support Services, Education Services, Family Services and Support and Heritage and Information Service.

Website: https://www.mackillop.org.au/

Safe Steps

Victoria’s 24/7 family violence response centre. They provide specialist support services for anyone in Victoria who is experiencing or afraid of family violence.

Phone: 1800 015 188

Website: https://www.safesteps.org.au/

Centre for Multicultural Youth

The Centre for Multicultural Youth is a not-for-profit organisation based in Victoria, providing specialist knowledge and support to young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Website: https://www.cmy.net.au/

Women’s Health West

Women’s Health West is committed to improving gender equity in Melbourne’s western region. We deliver family violence services and undertake health promotion actions. To escape family violence, phone us on 9689 9588 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or email us on fvassist@whwest.org.au. If you need an interpreter, first call the Telephone Interpreter Service on 131 450.

Phone: 03 9689 9588

Website: https://whwest.org.au/

Location: 317-319 Barkly St, Footscray

inTouch

A state-wide specialist family violence service that works with women from migrant and refugee backgrounds, their families and their communities in Victoria. They provide case management to women, training, conduct research, and run community-based projects in order to address the issue of family violence in the community.

Phone: 1800 755 988 (Note: If you are experiencing abuse and need a translator, please call TIS on 131 450 and ask them to call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732, or Safe Steps on 1800 015 188. Both services are open 24 hours.)

Website: https://intouch.org.au/

Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS)

The Youth Disability Advocacy Service is an advocacy organisation that works with disabled young people who are aged 12 to 25. They work with disabled young people in Victoria to make sure you can speak up and are being treated fairly.

Website: https://www.yacvic.org.au/ydas/

Community Groups

The Space

The Space is a social support group for same sex attracted, transgender, gender diverse and intersex young people who live, work, study or play in the Melton region. The Space is a safe place to meet like-minded young people and hang out, share stories and support one another. This program is an initiative of Melton City Council’s Young Communities. To join, contact Jaime on 9747 5382 or email jaimev@melton.vic.gov.au.

Phone: 03 9747 5382

Website: https://www.melton.vic.gov.au/Services/People/Youth/Get-support/The-Space

Crystal Queer

Crystal Queer is a social and support group for LGBTQIA+ young people in the Brimbank Area aged 15 – 25 (with consideration made for young people attending under the age of 15). It’s a fun and informative social support group for same-sex attracted, intersex, trans, gender diverse and questioning young people which provides a space to meet like-minded people, learn new event management-related skills, learn about the LGBTQIA+ community and create meaningful events. This program is delivered by Brimbank City Council’s Youth Services. To find out more, email youthsupport2@brimbank.vic.gov.au.

Phone: 03 9249 4000

Website: https://brimbankyouth.com/programs/crystal-queer/

The drum

The drum delivers youth services in Carlton, Kensington, North Melbourne, the Melbourne CBD, as well as the Richmond and Collingwood public housing estates. They run programs and events made by young people, for young people. Their service is inclusive of young people from ALL genders, religions, cultural and identity backgrounds. Check out their website to learn more about what’s on!

Phone: 03 9663 6733

Website: https://thedrum.ds.org.au/

QLIFE

QLIFE provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. The QLife family includes hundreds of highly experienced LGBTIQ+ staff and volunteers Australia-wide. You are invited to explore any issue including referrals, community connections, thoughts and feelings around sexual orientation and/or gender identity. All conversations are confidential, anonymous and non-judgmental.

Phone: 1800 184 527 (webchat available on website)

Website: https://www.switchboard.org.au/qlife

JOY

Australia’s LGBTIQA+ independent media organisation, made up of the diverse voices of the rainbow. You can hear and see stories from the LGBTIQA+ community and our allies on JOY 94.9 Radio (FM and DAB+[trial]), online via livestream, in JOY Podcasts and on JOY TV 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

Website: https://joy.org.au/