Living with Disability

Everyone has the right to feel safe, including people living with a disability.

People with disabilities often experience a range of adverse situations, including:

  • Emotional and verbal abuse
  • Physical and sexual abuse
  • Legal and financial abuse
  • Coercive control and manipulation
  • Humiliation
  • Neglect and social isolation
  • Exploitation

By accessing the right support services, you can start to make progress in these areas:

  • Start to work through past trauma
  • Regain confidence and self-esteem
  • Nurture emotional and mental wellbeing
  • Learn coping mechanisms to help manage stress
  • Learn ways to respond to future negative behaviour.
If you find it difficult to hear or to speak, you can contact us through the National Relay Service (NRS). Please call 133-677

Related Services

Young Carers Connect

Online support forum for young people caring for family or friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, an alcohol or drug dependency, or are frail aged.


Supports young people with services for mental health; physical health; work and study support; and alcohol and other drug services.


A safe and supportive environment to talk about challenges you may be experiencing and explore strategies to improve your wellbeing, intimate relationship or family relationships.