Useful websites and phone numbers


Bursting the Bubble

Bursting the Bubble provides information and support for youths about domestic violence, sexual abuse and child abuse.

Please see their website for details:

Child & Youth Mental Health Service - Eastern Health (CYMHS)

Eastern Health CYMHS is a specialist mental health service for children and young people up to the age of 25 years who are displaying symptoms of psychiatric disorder or severe emotional and behavioural disturbance.

To contact this service please telephone 1300 721 927, or for further information see their website:  Eastern Health CYMHS

Direct Line

Direct Line is a 24-hour anonymous and confidential drug and alcohol information, telephone counselling and referral service.  Please contact this service by phone on 1800 888 236.

For further information about this service, please see their website, Direct Line.

Early in Life Mental Health Service - Southern Health (ELMHS)

Early in Life Mental Health Service (ELMHS) is a place where young people who are experiencing emotional, behavioural or mental health problems can get help.

To contact this service please call, 1300 369 012.

For further information you can visit the website, ELMHS.

Eastern Domestic Violence Service (EDVOS)

EDVOS is the primary Family Violence service for women and their children who live or work in the Metropolitan Region of Melbourne,  currently living with or who have experienced family violence.

If you require this service or more information, please contact 03 9259 4200 or email

Alternatively, for more information please see their website EDVOS, or their Facebook page: EDVOS - Facebook.

Please note, this service runs from Monday to Friday:  9.00am - 5.00pm, for after hours support call Woman's Domestic Violence Crisis Service on 1800 015 188 or 9322 3555, or 000 if you are in immediate danger.

Front Door Homelessness Service - Eastern Region

Provides support and transitional accommodation to those in risk of eviction or homelessness.  The listed phone number will connect you to the closest housing service in your area:  1300 558 484.

Gambler's Helpline

Gambler's Helpline provides information, education, support and counselling to people with gambling problems or those affected by gambling problems.

To contact this service please call, 1800 858 858, or email

For further information, please see the Gambler's Helpline website:  Responsible Gambling - Getting Help.

Man Therapy - Beyond Blue

Man Therapy is for men aged 18 to 54.  Providing counselling and support to men who are experiencing difficulty with everyday life, who are unemployed or misusing alcohol or drugs.

You can contact this service by phone on 1300 222 638, or for more information visit their website, Man Therapy or the Beyond Blue Facebook page.

Men's Line

Men's Line provides counselling, information and referral services for young men with family and relationship concerns. Also aims to promote and encourage aspirations of young men in terms of policy and service developments.

To contact this service please call, 1300 789 978, or email

For further information you can visit the website, Men's Line Australia, or the Men's Line Facebook page.

Safe Steps

Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre is the Victorian State-wide service for women experiencing violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner, another family member or someone else you are close to.

You can contact this service by phone on 1800 015 188 or by email at

For further information about Safe Steps, visit their website or see the Safe Steps Facebook page.

Child Family Community Australia (CFCA)

CFCA produces a range of publications and resources that focus on domestic and family violence.

For further information you can visit the website

Parent's Guide to Gaming is a resource website developed for parents and professionals who want to know more about video games and their impact on children and the community at large. It brings a balanced and evidence based approach to today’s most popular form of entertainment – video games!

For more information or to download your copy of 'Parent's Guide to Gaming' you can visit the website

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Last updated: 16 August 2018