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More information and accessing support

We acknowledge that people reading this paper may have lived experience relating to issues detailed in the discussion paper. Discussions about gender inequality and discrimination can be distressing for many in our community. If you would like to speak to someone for support, national counselling and referral services are available:

  • 1800RESPECT – confidential information, counselling and support service for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse. 1800 737 732 or 1800RESPECT
  • Lifeline – counselling services for anyone at any time. 13 11 14 or Lifeline Australia
  • Beyond Blue – information and referral for depression and anxiety. 1300 224 636 or Beyond Blue
  • MensLine Australia – telephone and online support, information and referral service to help men with relationship and other problems. 1300 789 978 or MensLine Australia
  • QLife – anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral or people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feeling or relationships. 1800 184 527 or QLife
  • 13YARN – national support line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in crisis. 13 92 76 or 13YARN
  • Arafmi – support for family, friends and carers of people with mental illness. 1300 554 660 or Arafmi