Health Professionals

MensLine Australia is a leading provider of counselling for men and those who care about them.

We provide single session services to all callers and online counselling users; and multi-session services to eligible clients.

In a single session, each interaction is treated as a stand-alone counselling session where we work with the caller on the issue that is of greatest concern to them. Our multi-session service is a tailored program for clients where they can have up to four sessions with the same counsellor. Case Coordination supports clients who present as having unmet needs and require ongoing support to connect with services in their area over a four to six-week period.

More information on how our counselling services work, key topics and how to refer a client can be found below.

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How our counselling services work

MensLine Australia provides single session services to all callers and online counselling users; multi-session services to eligible clients and case coordination. Understand how our counselling services work and how to refer a client.

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How to refer a client

MensLine Australia provides single session, multi-session and case coordination support to clients. Understand our simple client referral process.

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Assessing risk and safety for family violence

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The role of specialist support programs and family violence

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Looking after yourself when working with family violence

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