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Telephone Advice and Support Groups for Families

There are a number of telephone advice and support services operating in Victoria. Contact details can be found in the front of the White Pages telephone book. Some of them are:

Family Drug Help
Phone: 1300 660 068

Family Drug Help is a Victorian Service for families and friends of people who use alcohol or other drugs. This service is largely run by volunteers who have personal experience of family members with drug problems. A 24 hour phone line is available, as well as parent groups and resource materials including a newsletter.

Phone: 03 9810 9300

ARAFEMI is the Association of Relatives and Friends of the Emotionally and Mentally Ill. ARAFEMI provides services to the Victorian community for the care and support of families and individuals dealing with an emotional or mental illness.

Phone: 13 22 89

Parentline is a free service offering telephone counselling, information and referral to parents and carers of children aged 0 - 18 years. For example, they may offer advice about managing difficult behaviours, including conflict and relationship issues. The service is available Monday - Friday 8am - 12 midnight and weekends 10am - 10pm.

Phone: 03 9721 3634

Parentzone is a free service providing support and referral to resources and services for families on parenting and family issues. Address: 666 Mountain Hwy, Bayswater VIC

Last updated: April 2006
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