FindHelpTAS is a self-funded community initiative led by a partnership of Tasmanian community service organisations, supported by the Tasmanian Council of Social Services (TasCOSS). This provides a comprehensive directory of services that may be useful or helpful in disaster or emergency situations.
Counselling and support services
There are many services waiting to listen and support anyone who needs advice or is worried, stressed or needs a friendly and understanding voice to talk things through.
- Lifeline: 13 11 14 (24 hours, 7 days)
- Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 (24 hours, 7 days)
- MensLine Australia: 1300 789 978 (24 hours, 7 days)
- Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800 (24 hours, 7 days)
- Headspace: 1800 650 890
- Rural Alive and Well (RAW): 1300 4357 6283 (24 hours, 7 days)
- 13Yarn: 13 92 76 (24 hours, 7 days)
- Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 (24 hours, 7 days)
- Alcohol and Drug Information Service and Family Drug Support: 1800 811 994
- Alcohol and Drug Services (Department of Health): 1300 139 641
- Quit Tasmania: 13 78 48
- Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tasmania
Looking after yourself following a traumatic event
Emergency events are traumatic and overwhelming events, they can cause emotional, physical and financial stress.
Everyone will feel different in the days, weeks and months that follow. It is important to take notice of how you and those around you feel and behave in case extra support is needed.
What to expect
It is normal for people to have a strong reaction following a traumatic event. You might experience one or more of the following reactions:
Taking care of yourself and others
Staying in touch with friends and family and talking about how you feel will be important in recovering after a traumatic event.
When and where should i get help?
Do not wait until things become too hard or you feel that you are doing it tough before speaking to someone.
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Safe from family and sexual violence
Everyone deserves to live free from fear and violence. In an emergency, always call Triple Zero (000).
During emergencies there is a greater sense of instability, insecurity and fear, loss of autonomy, and dependency on others for help. This can increase cases of family and sexual violence. Everyone deserves to live free from fear and violence.
The Safe from Violence website is Tasmania’s central point of information for family and sexual violence.
Safe from Violence provides information, online resources and links to support services about family and sexual violence.
For more information, please visit www.safefromviolence.tas.gov.au.
If you or someone you know is impacted by family violence call the Safe at Home Family Violence Response and Referral Line on 1800 633 937.
If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual violence call the Statewide Sexual Assault Crisis Line on 1800 697 877.