Interrelate is providing free, independent, and confidential counselling services to support people who are affected by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

We are independent from the Disability Royal Commission. By using our counselling support services, you are not obligated to make a submission.

Who is eligible for support?

Support is available to people with disabilities, their families, friends, support workers and carers.
 

What support is available?

Counselling
Interrelate can provide support via counselling over the phone or online appointments. Our counsellors specialise in providing client-centred, trauma-informed, and accessible counselling support services.
 


Supporting Referrals to other support services
We can support you by making referrals to other services for legal support, advocates, financial support, psychological care providers, housing, health, mentalhealth and aged care.

We can also help you by facilitating access to interpretation or cultural translation services.
 

What is the Disability Royal Commission?

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) will run for 3 years until 2022.
 

Where can I go to access further information?

Interrelate is funded to provide counselling support services by the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services.

To learn more about the Department of Social Services’ Disability and Carers Support Services, please visit:
https://www.dss.gov.au/disability-and-carers/disability-counselling-and-advocacy-support

The First People's Disability Network Australia (FPDN) is a national organisation for Australia’s First Peoples with Disability, their families and their communities. To access their resources, as well as updates about the Disability Royal Commission, please visit: https://fpdn.org.au

The National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) provide access to information in the Disability Royal Commission in 12 community languages. To access these resources and further support, please visit: http://www.neda.org.au/disability-royal-commission-fact-sheets

To learn more about Disability-specific Advocacy organisations, please visit the Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA): https://www.dana.org.au/

 

How do I access the support?

You can call us on 1300 473 528, Monday – Friday from 9-5pm AEDT.

Alternatively, you can also contact the National Counselling and Referral Service for counselling support or ask them to connect you to a counsellor or advocate near you.

Call 1800 421 468 (9am to 6pm weekdays, and 9am to 5pm weekends and national public holidays).