Support for Separated Men
                                                                   Where to find support and counselling 
                                                                               Personal crisis contacts

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Support Groups 

Dads in Distress
Orwil St Community House, 
16 Orwil Street, FRANKSTON

Phone: 1300 853 437 
Time: Wednesdays 7.30pm (check Term dates)

Safety net for men going through the trauma of divorce, separation or relationship breakdown. A dedicated support group of men whose immediate concern is to stem the present trend of male suicide due to the trauma of divorce or separation. There to help you deal with a marriage break-up, depression, child access, family court or just someone to talk to.

This support group encourages men to continue their father - child relationships plus maintain emotional and financial support of their families for the sake of their children.

Anxiety, Depression and Beyond
Orwil St Community House, 
16 Orwil Street, FRANKSTON

Phone: 9783 5073
Time: Thursday 1:00pm-3:00pm (check dates)

Change your thinking and find new ways to manage your life. Cost: $2 donation.

Phone Counselling 

Family Relationship Advice Line 
Phone: 1800 050 321


           8:00am – 8:00pm, Monday to Friday
           10am to 4:00pm Saturday (Closes during public holidays) 

Service provides information on family relationship issues and advice on parenting arrangements after separation. For anyone affected by family relationship difficulties or separation issues and includes parents, grandparents, children, young people, step-parents or friends.

Provides information, advice and referral:

• about services to help people maintain healthy relationships 
• about the family law system 
• on family separation issues 
• on developing workable parenting arrangements after family separation 
• about the impact of conflict on children 
• to Family Relationship Centres and other dispute resolution services 
• to other services to help with family relationship and family separation issues

Mediation and Counselling 

Family Mediation Centre
345 Nepean Highway, FRANKSTON 3199
Phone: 9556 5333 
(You must make an appointment through their Moorabbin office)

Resolving family conflict around issues of separation, property division, care of children. Costs apply.

Lifeworks – Frankston
345 Nepean Highway, FRANKSTON 3199
Phone: 9783 7611


            Monday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
            Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
            Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm 
            Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Phone for an appointment. General counselling. Loss and grief, families, anger management (Costs apply). Also see our Family Violence - Support for Men brochure.

Parenting after Separation 
INTENSIVE PROGRAM: One Full Day (7 Hours) $95 Full fee (No concession). A short phone intake is required for entry into the intensive program (free of charge). At completion of the intake session you will be required to pay the program fee to secure your place in program. 

WEEKEND PROGRAM: 2 x 5 hour session on alternate Saturday’s $270 Full fee (No concession) An intake interview is required prior to beginning the program (approximately $40 for interview)

WEEKLY PROGRAM: 5 x 2 hour sessions, weekly on same day each week $200 Full fee ($150 Concession) An intake interview is required prior to beginning the program (approximately $40 for interview)

Personal Crisis contact phone numbers and websites

Beyond Blue Depression Initiative
Phone: 1300 224 636

Child Protection Crisis 
Phone: (24 hour) 13 12 78

Grief Line ( 12pm - 3am) 
Phone: 9935 7400

Lifeline (24 hour) 
Phone: 13 11 14

No to Violence (Violence Issues)
Phone: 1300 766 491
(Also see Anger Management — Support for Men webpage)

Mensline (Crisis Support for Men) 
Phone: 1300 789 978

Missing Persons 
Phone: 1800 000 634 (Free in Australia)

Parentline (8:00am —midnight, 7 days) 
Phone: 13 22 89

Mental Health Advice Line (24 hour) 
Phone: 1300 280 737

Psychiatric Advice Line (24 hour) 
Phone: 1300 792 977

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 
Phone: 1300 308 307

Suicide Helpline (Vic) 
Phone: 1300 651 251

Suicide Prevention Australia 
Phone: (02) 9568 3111

Victims of Crime Helpline
Phone: 1800 819 817

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