About the Brother to Brother Crisis Line
Receiving an average of 100 calls each month, the Brother to Brother Crisis Line is Australia’s first 24-hour phone support line for Aboriginal men who need someone to talk to about relationship issues, family violence, parenting, drug and alcohol issues, or struggling to cope for other reasons. The crisis line is staffed entirely by Aboriginal men with lived experiences, including Elders to promote a culturally-safe service.
Created by Dardi Munwurro, it aims to break the cycle of intergenerational trauma often found within Indigenous communities. To learn more about the crisis hotline, head to Dardi’s website here.
What services do the Brother to Brother Crisis Line offer?
The Brother to Brother service provides crisis support for:
- relationship stress
- family violence issues
- parenting issues
- intergenerational trauma
- job or financial insecurity
- stress and worry related to COVID-19.
Who is the Brother to Brother Crisis Line for?
The Brother to Brother Crisis Line is for any Aboriginal men seeking support with relationships, mental health issues, substance use, or other issues.
What are the benefits of using a crisis line, like Brother To Brother?
Crisis lines can provide immediate help and support to those in a mental health emergency. They also can assist in reducing crisis states, anxiety, and stress by linking the individual to the most relevant support services to assist them.
More specifically, the Brother to Brother Crisis Line provides a unique space for Aboriginal and Indigenous men to converse with like-minded individuals who understand the pressures and daily demands of life within their community.
Is there a cost to use the Brother to Brother Crisis Line?
There is no cost to use the Brother to Brother Crisis Line
How to access the Brother to Brother Crisis Line
While the Brother to Brother crisis line does not have a website, it is available 24 hours a day by calling 1800 435 799.
When can the Brother to Brother Crisis Line be accessed?
The Brother to Brother Crisis line can be called at any time and from anywhere. It aims to be an immediate support service for Indigenous and Aboriginal men, whenever they need it most.
Who runs the Brother To Brother Crisis Line?
Dardi Munwurro created the Brother to Brother Crisis Line and he runs this service alongside Aboriginal elders and men. Dardi has extensive experience with violence prevention through Strong Spirit, a dedicated Aboriginal family violence service.