Counselling and support for people affected by the Disability Royal Commission

13 July 2020

Relationships Australia NSW is funded to provide free counselling and support for all people (including First Nations, culturally and linguistically diverse and LGBTQ+) affected by the Disability Royal Commission, residing in greater Sydney living with a disability and to those with a caring or support role.

People with a disability who are not engaged or affected by the Disability Royal Commission can also use the service. The service offers FREE online and phone support (during COVID-19) without judgement or discrimination in a safe, inclusive and supportive environment, and provides the following:

  • Professional trauma-informed counselling (in person, phone and online).
  • Access to interpretation or cultural translation services.
  • Supported referrals to specialised services - legal support services, advocates, financial support services and psychological care providers.
  • Social and practical support to clients such as psychosocial education, housing, health, mental health, financial and aged care services in order to meet the critical needs of the individual.

This service is open from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

  • To find out more or to make an appointment please call 1300 024 320 or email drccs@ransw.org.au
  • If an interpreter is required first call 131 450 (TIS - Translating and Interpreting Service)

Website - https://www.relationshipsnsw.org.au/support-services/disability-royal-commission-counselling-and-support/ - If you click at the top of the webpage the information can be translated to Chinese, Arabic and Hindi

There is also range of short videos about disability abuse and neglect that can be viewed on YouTube 

https://youtu.be/Qdfuse4W7bs

https://youtu.be/fF1PrSGUoC0

https://youtu.be/Qdfuse4W7bs

https://youtu.be/mcTXWdZIlRM