Financial Counselling Network
The Financial Counselling Network is a partnership of not-for-profit community service organisations and local government across the Perth metropolitan region who provide advice, assistance and education to people experiencing financial hardship.
The aim of the Network is to provide a range of integrated and person centred services with the aim of reducing the drivers and impacts of financial hardship in the Western Australian community. We adopt a systems based approach to maximise our impact.
Financial Counsellors Association
The Financial Counsellors’ Association of WA (FCAWA) was incorporated in 1985 and the primary objectives are to establish, monitor and improve standards for financial counsellors in Western Australia. FCAWA is unique as the peak body to support financial counsellors and their clients through education, information, resources, and relevant legal support.
National Debt Helpline
National Debt Helpline is a not-for-profit service that helps people tackle their debt problems. We’re not a lender and we don’t ‘sell’ anything or make money from you. Our professional financial counsellors offer a free, independent and confidential service.
If you call you may have to leave your name and contact number and they will get back to you, usually within 15 minutes.
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation connecting people all over Western Australia with information and services so they can make independent and informed decisions.
We provide information and referral, a low-cost legal advice service on a wide range of issues, and a mediation service.
Services we offer
Free information on a wide range of issues
Low-cost Legal Advice
Low-cost mediation & dispute resolution
Free Tax Help (July-October)
Assistance with WA NILS (No Interest Loan Scheme) applications
Justice of the Peace
Preparation of Family Court documents
Letters of Administration
Enduring Powers of Attorney
Enduring Powers of Guardianship
Legal Aid WA is the public face of the Legal Aid Commission of Western Australia.
We are the largest provider of legal aid services in Western Australia, with around 300 lawyers and support staff in 9 offices covering Perth and regional WA.
Legal Aid WA aims to promote access to legal services and information for all West Australians. We provide services on Criminal law, Civil Law, Family Law and Community Legal Education.
We provide services online, by phone, in person, in court and in the community.
Beyond Blue works with the community to improve mental health and prevent suicide, so that all people in Australia can achieve their best possible mental health.
We are a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. We are committed to empowering Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope.
Head Support, Heart
MensLine Australia is the national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns. The service is available from anywhere in Australia and is staffed by professional counsellors, experienced in men’s issues.
MensLine Australia provides:
A safe and private place to talk about concerns
Confidential, anonymous and non-judgmental support
Coaching and practical strategies for managing personal relationship concerns
Relevant information and links to other appropriate services and programs as required
Callers have access to 24-hour support, anywhere anytime.
ReachOut is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. Our practical support, tools and tips help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times – and the information we offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too.
Think Mental Health
The Suicide Prevention Public Education Program’s Think Mental Health Campaign is a key initiative of the State-wide suicide prevention strategy, Suicide Prevention 2020: Together we can save lives (the Strategy), under Action Area One - Greater public awareness and united action across the community.
The Think Mental Health education campaign is part of a comprehensive approach in Western Australia that aims to build mental health and wellbeing and reduce mental health issues with view to reducing Western Australia’s suicide rate. It supports other initiatives to prevent and reduce suicide in Western Australia.
Pocket, Heart, Head Support
Anglicare WA is a not for profit organisation who deliver services across the State of WA. We currently provide 88 different service types in 55 locations throughout Western Australia, and these services are in high demand. We continually strive for innovative solutions to continue the important work we do with so many children, young people, individuals, families and communities.
Services available include support for family and domestic violence, counselling, accommodation, financial counselling, WA Nils, parenting support, training and education programs, suicide bereavement support, young people support. Have a look at the website for services and locations they operate.
Heart, Head Support
Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships.
We are a community-based, not-for-profit Australian organisation with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.
We offer services around the country that include counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of family and community support and education programs.
When you’re looking for support, Ask Izzy can help you to find the services you need, now and nearby. It is free and anonymous, and you can search over 360,000 services to find housing, meals, healthcare, counselling, legal advice, addiction treatment and a whole lot more.
If you’re on the Telstra mobile network, you can access Ask Izzy even if you don’t have credit.
Head Support, Service Directory
Free Australian health advice you can count on.
Includes fact sheets on all health issues A-Z, Medicines, a self assessment symptom checker and a health service finder.
WAConnect is a directory of community service providers managed by the DropIN team at the Western Australian Council of Social Service. It contains real time search results of emergency relief services, with phone numbers, operating hours, and directions on the services available. WAConnect was originally called ERConnect. We changed our name to better reflect what we offer in mid 2020.
Users can search for food relief, financial counsellors, and emergency accommodation, among other services, and get a list of services that can provide assistance in the location that is convenient. WAConnect is a free directory for service providers, and people looking for assistance.