External Support Services and Counselling
Depending on the nature of your research you may need to consider providing information about support services to your research participants. It may be appropriate to suggest that participants talk to their GP or counsellor or be in contact with any of these services. It suggested that Lifeline be limited to crisis support and sucicide prevention:
1800RESPECT - 1800 RESPECT is the national family violence and sexual assault counselling service.
Lifeline -13 11 14 Lifeline provides crisis support services and suicide prevention.
Mensline Australia - Mensline Australia provide counselling support for men to help deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.
Relationships Australia - Support groups and counselling on relationships, and for abusive and abused partners.
Kids Helpline - Kids Helpline is a free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged up to 25.
The Butterfly Foundation - provide personalised and confidential support for people with eating disorders and body image issues
Beyond Blue - provides information and immediate support to help everyone achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
These links have been provided for general information and this list is not exhaustive. You need to review each of these services and determine which, if any, would be the most appropriate to provide to participants for your particular research project. You should provide as much contact information to participants as possible.