1800RESPECT is a national telephone and online counselling service to assist people in Australia who are experiencing the effects of sexual assault or domestic and family violence.
1800RESPECT provides help with safety planning and finding support for those directly affected by sexual assault or domestic and family violence. They also provide information about helping a friend or relative affected by violence and abuse, and guidance on professional responsibilities and how to best assist people experiencing sexual assault and domestic and family violence.
Who is 1800RESPECT for?
1800RESPECT targets all who are experiencing sexual assault or domestic and family violence, as well as those seeking to support someone else. Professionals are also encouraged to use 1800RESPECT for support with secondary referrals or vicarious trauma.
Is there a cost to use 1800 RESPECT?
No, calls from a landline and mobile are free. There is no cost to use the online counselling.
How to access 1800RESPECT's services
Anyone across Australia can contact 1800RESPECT via:
- 24 hour telephone counselling line (1800 737 732)
- 24 hour online counselling available at https://www.1800respect.org.au/