Counselling and Support for People
Affected By the Disability Royal Commission

Counselling and Support for people affected by the Disability Royal Commission

We provide free counselling support to people who are affected by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse,
Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission).

Who is it for?

Relationships Australia NSW is funded to provide counselling support to people who are affected by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of
People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission), which will run for 3 years until June 2022. We support:

People with disability who have experienced violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation

Parents, guardians, other family members of a person with disability

Carers of a person with disability

Others affected by the Disability Royal Commission requiring counselling support

What will it be like?

Our services offer free support without judgement or discrimination in a safe and supportive environment. We can provide the following:

Counselling (face to face, online and over the phone)

Access to interpretation or cultural translation services

Professional trauma-informed counselling

Supported referrals to appropriate specialised services

Information and referrals about other useful services

Everyone’s experience of trauma is different as are their needs, our counsellors are client-focused and here to listen and support you.

Key outcomes

  • Clarify your problems.
  • Gain new perspectives.
  • Work through change.

Our Locations

Sydney City

Macquarie Park

All our centres are wheelchair accessible and are close to public transport. Our Macquarie Park centre has onsite parking.

If the locations above do not suit you or if mobility is an issue, we are happy to discuss possible alternative venues to meet with you.

This program is funded by the Australian Government (Department of Social Services).

Booking this program

This service is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. You can call 1300 024 320. during this time to make an appointment or email us at anytime at drccs@ransw.org.au 

If you would like to receive a service outside of these times please get in touch and we will endeavour to find a time that works for you.

Disability Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of people with disability (Disability Royal Commission) was established on 4 April 2019 and will run for three years. It will look at ways to protect people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse neglect and exploitation. Click here to visit the Disability Royal Commission’s website.

Need additional support?

Help for people with hearing or speech difficulties. Contact Relationships Australia NSW through the National Relay Service (NRS). For more information, visit the NRS website (communications.gov.au/accesshub/nrs) to choose your preferred access point or call the NRS Helpdesk on 1800 555 660

If you are unable to visit one of our locations please contact us to discuss options.

If you require support in another language you can use the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) free of charge by calling our service and asking for an interpreter. The counsellor will make the arrangements.

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