First Nations Australians are three times more likely to report experiencing hate speech.
Here are some free resources for mob to stay safe online.
24-hour national crisis support line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Call 13 92 76 or visit www.13yarn.org.au.
Victorian-based services and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Call 1800 105 303 or find your closest in-person location at djirra.org.au.
Online trove of resources to help support the social, emotional and cultural wellbeing of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Visit wellmob.org.au.
Yarning Safe N Strong
Online wellbeing platform and chatbot to report and heal from racism. Visit mayacares.thecco.com.au.
In April, the Albanese Government through the eSafety Commissioner released new resources designed to help mob protect themselves online and build strong digital literacy skills.
24-hour confidential crisis support for people who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping or staying safe. Call 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au.
24-hour mental health support for Australians facing anxiety, depression and suicide. Call 1300 224 636 or visit www.beyondblue.org.au for helpful resources, webchat counselling or peer support community. First Nations specific support is also available here.
24-hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line. Call 1800 737 732 or visit www.1800respect.org.au.
Suicide Call Back
Free 24/7 counselling for suicide prevention & mental health via telephone, online & video for anyone affected by suicidal thoughts. Call 1300 659 467 or visit www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au.
Free 24/7 telephone and online counselling service for men with concerns about mental health, anger management, family violence. Call 1300 78 99 78 or visit mensline.org.au.
Anonymous LGBTIQ+ peer support and counselling. Call 1800 184 527 or visit www.beyondblue.org.au for resources, referral guides, and to access the webchat.
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians throughout Australia, and acknowledge their continuing connection to lands, waters and community.
We pay our respects to Elders no longer with us, who fought tirelessly for respect and justice, and Elders today who continue to inspire and lead in the hope for a better future for our nation.
Authorised by J.Stewart, ALP, Wurundjeri Country, 293 Spring Street, Reservoir, Naarm VIC 3073.