Support services

Experiencing racism can be distressing and traumatic. If you have experienced racism, you may want to seek support. Support may come from family, friends or people within your community. However, formal support services are also available.

National support services

If you need an interpreter to help speak with any of the below services, please call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450. If you require hearing or speech assistance, please call the National Relay Service on 1300 555 727 (Speak and Listen) or via the National Relay Service website (opens in new window)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

If you need an interpreter to help speak with any of the below services, please call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450. If you require hearing or speech assistance, please call the National Relay Service on 1300 555 727 (Speak and Listen) or via the National Relay Service website (opens in new window)

13 YARN

13YARN (Thirteen YARN) is the first national crisis support line for mob who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping. 13 YARN offers a confidential one-on-one yarning opportunity with a Lifeline-trained Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter who can provide crisis support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Thirrili

National Indigenous Postvention Service. The line is staffed by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Advocates to support individuals, families, and communities affected by suicide or other significant trauma.

Multicultural services

If you need an interpreter to help speak with any of the below services, please call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450. If you require hearing or speech assistance, please call the National Relay Service on 1300 555 727 (Speak and Listen) or via the National Relay Service website (opens in new window)

Transcultural Mental Health Service

Transcultural Mental Health Service provides translated mental health factsheets which can be found on their website in the link below.

Access to free bilingual counselling is only for people residing within NSW who are already connected to a NSW Mental Health Service.