Thinking about what 'self isolation' during COVID-19 might mean for women and children who are experiencing family violence can be tough going. It can also make us feel pretty helpless when we're stuck in our homes either unsure how to help and not confident we'd be able to help in a safe way. In this episode Survivor Advocate Deb, and CEO of the Women's Legal Service in Tasmania Yvette Cehtel, both talk us through a list of ways that will help us recognise when help is needed and be able to help from where ever we are.
Women's Legal Service Tasmania
Telephone Legal Advice Line - 1800 682 468
The telephone advice line is the first point of contact for all legal advice and assistance.
Calling our 1800 number is free from landlines and most mobiles (some phone companies do charge for calling 1800 numbers, so please check before dialling). You can call the 1800 service from anywhere in Tasmania, and the call will not be displayed on your telephone bill.
All calls are completely confidential.
The 1800 line operates between 10:00am and 4:00pm each weekday. Outside of these hours you can leave a message with your name and number, and they will call you back (please indicate if it is safe for us to leave a message on your voicemail).
Family Violence Counselling and Support Service
1800 608 122
9:00am to midnight Weekdays
4:00pm to midnight Weekends and Public Holidays.
Offers professional and specialised services to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence.
Engender Equality (formerly SHE) is a statewide Tasmanian not-for-profit organisation that supports people affected by family violence.Engender Equality IS NOT a crisis service.
(03) 6278 9090
0428 162 216
NORTH WEST TASMANIA
0428 057 415
Engendered Equality operates during normal business hours. However, counsellors may be able to provide appointments outside normal business hours if you ask them.
Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) Southern Tasmania
1800 697 877
Provides 24/7 support, information and counselling in Southern Tasmania to males and females of all ages who been victim of recent rape or sexual assault or sexually abused at any time of their lives.
Family Violence Response & Referral Line
1800 633 937
Provides 24/7, including public holidays, information and referral service by which callers are able to access the full range of response, counselling, information and other support services provided by Safe at Home.
1800 737 732
24 hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
13 11 14
Lifeline has a national number who can help put you in contact with a crisis service in your State.
Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can call 13 11 14.
Karinya Young Women's Service (young single women 13-20 years)
P: (03) 6331 0774
Magnolia Place Launceston Women's Shelter (women and women with children)
P: (03) 6344 5322
Annie Kenney Young Women's Emergency Accommodation (young single women 13-20 years)
P: (03) 6272 7751
Hobart Women's Shelter (women and women with children)