MensLine Australia is a free telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men anywhere, anytime. 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. Our Intake and Assessment team will assess for eligibility by utilising the Initial Assessment and Referral (IAR) tool.
Assessing risk and safety for family violence
For health professionals, identifying domestic and family violence is a complex task. There can be many factors that impact on initial assessment – how well victims and perpetrators are able to mask, minimise and deny what’s been happening, a professional’s experience, biases and responses can help and hinder disclosures.Read article
Supporting young men at risk of suicide
If you are dealing with a young male at risk of suicide, it can be difficult to know how to act. Male youths at risk often exhibit challenging behaviour that can make it difficult to communicate with them. Here MensLine Australia gives suggestions on how to support them.Read article
The role of specialist support programs and family violence
The primary role of specialist family violence services is to confront and address abuse and domestic violence. These specialist services, have sound understandings of the complex gender and power dynamics operating where family violence is occurring.Read article
Looking after yourself when working with family violence
It is important to recognise the impact just hearing about domestic and family violence can have on you as a health professional. Here are some tips on how to look after yourself whilst dealing with difficult situations.Read article