Problems at home?

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While families usually provide support and security, trying to get along with your family can be stressful.

This stress could be caused by divorce or separation, dealing with a step-family, domestic violence or abuse, or just regular squabbling with your parents over what you can and can’t do.

If you are having trouble getting on with your family, there is plenty of help available to you.

Often, young people think that their problems aren’t “big” or “important” enough to ask for support. But just having difficulties getting on with your parents is reason enough.

Check out the links below and to the right to find out more, or call a helpline:

Child Protection Helpline (to report abuse): 132 111

Domestic Violence Line: 1800 656 463

Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Youthline: 02 9951 5522

Community Services domestic violence section

Reach Out has a whole section on family issues, including dealing with family breakups.

Relationships Australia can provide counselling and support if you’re experiencing violence at home.

See more contacts for support and counselling.

To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 (24 hours/7 days)