Publications - Counselling and support

You can order any of these publications free of ch​arge.

​Brochures

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Counselling for victims of violent crime a (PDF, 716Kb)
Accessible version (PDF, 114Kb)

Counselling for victims of violent crime b (PDF, 696Kb)
Accessible version (PDF, 113Kb)

Information about the counselling under the Victims Rights and Support Act 2013. Topics include:

  • How counselling can help
  • Who are Approved Counsellors?
  • Am I eligible for free counselling?
  • How do I apply for counselling?
  • How many hours of counselling can I receive?
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Recovering from crime (PDF, 99Kb)
Accessible version (PDF, 131Kb)

Outlines common trauma responses for victims of crime and a list of agencies that provides support.

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Family members of homicide victims (PDF, 193Kb)
Accessible version (PDF, 127Kb)

Information about entitlements for family members of homicide victims under the Victims Rights and Support Act 2013. Included is information on obtaining counselling and financial assistance including funeral expenses.

​Information sheets ​

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Coping with sleeplessness (pdf 125Kb)
(2pp A4 sheet)

Provides suggestions to help victims of crime cope with sleeplessness and nightmares and includes a list of agencies that provide support.

Coping with witnessing a traumatic event (pdf 102Kb)
(1pp A4 sheet)

Provides information to help cope with witnessing a traumatic event including:

  • Common reactions
  • Resurfacing feelings of grief and anxiety
  • Helping children to cope

Helping children cope with trauma (pdf 129Kb)

(2pp A4 sheet)

Outlines ways to help children to cope with trauma and includes a list of agencies that provide support. Topics covered include:

  • Symptoms children may display after a traumatic event
  • How parents can help
  • When to seek professional help
  • Contact details of agencies who can help

Supporting a family member or friend who is a victim of crime (pdf 117Kb)
(2pp A4 sheet)

Outlines ways to support a family member or friend who is a victim of crime. Topics include:

  • Common feelings and reactions
  • What you can do to assist
  • Types of victims of crime

Violent crime against men: Where to find help (pdf 126Kb)
(2pp A4 sheet)

  • Provides information for men who have been a victim of crime. Topics include:

    • Common physical & emotional reactions
    • How counselling can help
    • What the victim can do
    • Other support services