Resources & Services

These services are staffed by professionally qualified and experienced counsellors. They are not employees of the Church

Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service

1800 817 421
Provides medical and counselling services for people aged 16 years or older at the time of being sexually assaulted. Provides a 24-hour Crisis Response Service for recent sexual assault, which includes support from a social worker, medical care from a doctor or nurse, and collection of forensic evidence for people who are considering taking legal action regarding the sexual assault. Provides crisis and ongoing counselling and advocacy services for recent and past sexual assault, for survivors and for their support people.

Women’s Safety Services South Australia

8152 9200 or 1800 800 098 (Domestic Violence Crisis Line – 24 hours)
Supports women and their children who are experiencing domestic and family violence. Committed to helping people find safety and support during and after experiencing abuse. WSSSA has a range of programs and services over numerous sites to assist people in South Australia.

Victim Support Service South Australia

1800 182 368
Provides support, face to face and phone counselling and advocacy to people affected by the Royal Commission, as well as ongoing support for people to engage with the Commission. Services available in Adelaide and 7 country regions.

Survivors and Mates Support Network (SAMSN)

1800 472 676
Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN) is a not-for-profit organisation working to increase public awareness of the effects that childhood sexual abuse can have on men in their adult lives. SAMSN employs psychologists and social workers who have experience working with male survivors to facilitate support groups for men and their families and supporters.

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467
24/7 counselling for people 18 years and over who are suicidal, caring for someone who is suicidal or people bereaved by suicide.

Relationships Australia SA

1800 998 187
Royal Commission Support Services provides counselling, assistance and support for people who are engaging with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. We can also provide support to family members or other people connected with a person who is engaging with the Royal Commission.

Nunkuwarrin Yunti of SA

08 8406 1600
Provides counselling, healing and culturally appropriate support for Indigenous Australians.


131 114
24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention.

In Good Faith Foundation

03 9326 5991
Provides independent advocacy, casework, referral and support to aid recovery for victims, their families and communities responding to clergy, religious and lay abuse.

We offer support and resources at isurvive. Within our support forums, you will find both open and private areas where you can seek support. As a member, the private forums offer security in the knowledge that public access is restricted. It is sad that so many need a place like but we aim to foster and maintain an environment that proves to be safe, supportive and informative.

Elm Place

08 8223 4566
Elm Place is the home of support services to people whose lives have been affected by institutional and out-of-home care as children specifically, Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants, the Stolen Generations and people affected by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.


1800 991 099
Trauma-informed telephone and online counselling for childhood abuse. Training and organisational capacity building on child abuse prevention.


1800 272 831
Specialist case management, counselling and telephone counselling for child and adult survivors, non-offending family members and friends. Services include counselling, support engaging with the Royal Commission, preparation of written statements, attending private sessions and public hearings.

Adults Surviving Child Abuse

1300 657 380
National professional phone counselling, information and support for adult survivors of child abuse with referral database of experienced professionals and agencies. Provides workshops for survivors, family members, partners and friends.

1800 Respect

1800 737 732
24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling, information and referral for anyone in Australia who has experienced or been impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence. Staffed by trauma specialist counsellors.