We provide free counselling and support for anyone affected by the Disability Royal Commission.
Our counsellors can help talk about your feelings and emotions in a safe space. They can help work out a problem or issue you have in your life. They can also help you tell your story to the Disability Royal Commission. If you don't want to tell your story to the Disability Royal Commission, you can still get free counselling.
Who can we help?
- People living with a disability,
- families and carers of people living with a disability,
- people working in disability services,
- anyone else who may be affected.
The government started the Disability Royal Commission in April 2019. They started the Royal Commission because they know that people with disability experience:
- Violence – when someone is being hurt.
- Abuse – when someone is being treated badly.
- Neglect – when someone is not helping a person with a disability the way they are supposed to.
- Exploitation – when someone is being taken advantage of.
Hearing about people’s experiences helps to make changes and stop these problems. The Royal Commission is a way for anyone affected to share their experiences (good and bad) and ideas.
Our counselling and support are confidential. This means that everything you discuss with the counsellor is private. A counsellor may have to report something that threatens your safety or the safety of others.
Any person with a disability, their families or carers, staff or any other person who has experienced abuse, neglect, violence or exploitation against people with a disability.
This is a free service.
Face-to-face sessions are available in Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs.
Phone or video sessions are available for people all over the Northern Territory.