Perpetual Insecurity 14d - Support Services


Support Services

All states and territories have torture and trauma counselling services, most of which can usually be accessed by people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds at no cost. We understand that this case study may be distressing for some readers and encourage people to access support services if you have been affected by this case study or are experiencing other stressors.

For crisis support contact Lifeline:

A free interpreting service for people who do not speak English is available for 13 11 14. To access this service please:

1) Call TIS on 131 450 and ask to talk to Lifeline on 13 11 14 in the language required.

2) TIS will call 13 11 14 on behalf of the caller.


To access torture and trauma counselling services in your state or territory see:

WA | Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors (ASeTTS)

NSW | Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS)

VIC | Foundation House -The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc.

QLD | Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors or Torture and Trauma (QPASTT)

ACT | Companion House

NT | Melaleuca

SA | Survivors of Torture and Trauma Assistance and Rehabilitation Service (STTARS)

TAS | Phoenix Centre


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