cohealth counsellors provide free counselling for women with present or past experiences of family violence. Family violence can come in many forms. It involves violence that might happen between family members. It is not just limited to physical abuse. Family violence can also include emotional abuse, financial abuse, social abuse or verbal abuse. It includes domestic violence, controlling relationships, sexual abuse within abusive relationships, child sexual abuse, violence from adolescents, violence towards parents, and elder abuse.
We work together with women to reduce the impact of the ongoing effects of family violence. We provide support to help them move forward in their lives by providing:
If you or anyone you know needs immediate help, there are some services you can contact.
Call 000 if life is in danger
Call 13 11 14 for 24/7 crisis support or text 0477 13 11 14 (6pm-midnight AEST) to text with a crisis supporter.
The Fitzroy and Collingwood Family Violence Counselling service is for women who live in the City of Yarra or for clients referred from Berry St and Orange Door North East.
For women living in the Western Region, this service is currently not taking referrals due to a 12-15 month wait list. If you live in this area and need Family Violence support, please contact the Orange Door Western Melbourne on 1800 271 045.
Check if you are eligible by reading ‘Who is this for’. If you are eligible, then contact cohealth to request an appointment, or request appointment an appointment using the online form.
There may be a wait time to get an appointment.
This service is free.
GP’s and health professionals can refer a client using our online referral form.Refer a Client
cohealth is a not-for-profit community health organisation. We provide essential health and support services in Melbourne’s CBD, and northern and western suburbs.