Disability Royal Commission support services fact sheet – Auslan
Are you a person with a disability? Has someone ever hurt you, treated you badly, or taken advantage of you? If this has happened to you, you may want emotional support.
Free, independent and confidential support is available to help you. If you want emotional support, you can contact the National Counselling and Referral Service to speak to a counsellor.
A counsellor can support you: around your feelings in a safe and confidential space; to speak about a problem or issue; to talk about how the Disability Royal Commission has affected you; to find other practical supports available to you.
If you want emotional support in person, over the phone, or would prefer a longer session, there are additional counselling services available.
This support is also available for family members, carers and support providers of people with disability who have been impacted by violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation.
Support is here for you.
Contact the National Counselling and Referral Service on 1800 421 468 or 02 6146 1468, or visit our website for more information at dss.gov.au/disability-royal-commission-support
If you are currently experiencing any form of violence or abuse or are concerned for your safety, call the police on 000.
You can find out more about the emotional support available on our website in accessible format such as Easy Read, Auslan, and translated material at dss.gov.au/disability-royal-commission-support
People who are deaf or hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment can contact us through the National Relay Service on 133 677.
For support in another language, you can use the translating and interpreting service TIS National free of charge by: calling the National Counselling and Referral Service on 1800 421 468 and ask for an interpreter. The counsellor will make the arrangements, or calling TIS on 131 450 and asking to be connected to the National Counselling and Referral Service on 1800 421 468.