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Disability Royal Commission Counselling and Support Service

At Relationships Australia Canberra & Region we provide a counselling and support service for people with disabilities, their families, carers and any others affected by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disabilities.

The Disability Royal Commission started in 2019 and will run for three years.  It will look at ways to protect people with disabilities from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Our services

We offer:

  • Information about the Disability Royal Commission,
  • Support to make decisions about whether, and how, to share your story with the Commissioners,
  • Trauma informed counselling,
  • Information and help to access other services that you may need including legal advice, advocacy, financial support, housing and mental health and
  • Information about the impacts of trauma and skills and strategies to manage these.

What to expect

We have multi-disciplinary teams of qualified and experienced psychologists, social workers and counsellors.  They will work collaboratively with you to meet your individual needs.  They will ensure that you feel safe to discuss your issues and that all sessions are strictly confidential.

Connecting with our services

For more information, support or to refer someone, contact us by phone or email during office hours:

We are able to offer appointments:

  • at our offices in Canberra, the Riverina and the NSW south coast,
  • where you live, or
  • over the phone or via video conferencing.

If you find it difficult to hear or to speak, you can contact us through the National Relay Service (NRS). Please call 133-677.

If you require support in another language, you can use the Translating Interpreting Service (TIS) free of charge by

  • calling us and asking for an interpreter or
  • calling TIS on 131 450 and asking to be connected to us on (02) 6122-7100.

Cost

This is a free service funded by the Commonwealth Government.

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