Women’s Health NSW
–The peak body of NSW Women’s Health Centres, contains links to the government funded women’s health services in NSW, 17 multidisciplinary women’s health centres in local communities and three specific purpose services.
T: 02 9560 0866
24 Hour Domestic Violence Line
–For women escaping domestic violence wanting help with support and finding accomodation.
T: 1800 656 463
TTY: 1800 671 442
In an emergency dial 000
Blue Knot Foundation
— Specialist phone counselling, support, education, resources, training, supervision, to help adults traumatised as children recover.
T: 1300 573 380
National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service
T: 1800 737 732
To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the Child Protection Helpline 132 111 (24 hours/7 days a week)
The Girls Refuge
–Refuge for girls aged 13-17 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
T: 02 9564 3638
–A 15 month rehabilitation program for women recovering from drug and/or alcohol dependency and complex problems who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
T: 02 9660 4137
–x-rays for breasts
For appointments phone: 13 20 50
Mobile vans are in various community locations during the year and there are fixed Breastscreen units at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Croydon Health Centre and in Campsie. (When you phone for your appointment you’ll be booked into the location that’s most convenient for you.) Click here for more details.
Family Planning NSW
FPA Healthline: 1300 658 886 (Free information about sexual and reproductive health issues)
NSW Health Sexual Assault Services are located in hospitals and community centres and provide:
- 24 hour crisis counselling, medical care, forensic tests
- tests for sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy
- information about legal options and reporting the assault to police
- help with court prepartion and support
- support groups and support for family members, partners and friends
The NSW Health Sexual Assault Service located closest to Leichardt Women’s is:
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Missenden Road, Camperdown
T: 02 9515 9040
–Information, assessment or referral to homelessness services and support in NSW.
T: 1800 152 152
–Information on depression and anxiety, including checklists for symptoms and how to get help.
–Legal aid and other legal services to people experiencing disadvantage.
Confidential counselling telephone lines if you need to talk to someone straight away:
13 11 14 (cost of a local call)
Kids Help Line
1800 55 1800
Sexually Transmitted Infections
NSW Health information on STIs
Let them Know
Information about STIs also providing an SMS service to partners
Intellectual Disability Rights Service
T: 02 9318 0144
Deaf Society NSW
T: 02 9893 8555 (voice) TTY: 9893 8858
Fax: 9893 8333
Freecall: 1800 893 855 (voice) TTY: 1800 893 855
Fax: 1800 898 333
Counselling, support, mediation:
NSW Women Partners of Bisexual Men Service
–The specialist state-wide counselling and support service for women partners of same sex attracted men.
T: 02 9560 3011
Freecall: 1800 787 887
T: 1300 364 277
Leichhardt Women’s has a memorandum of understanding with Relationships Australia for our clients, particularly those currently experiencing disadvantage.
Help with Eating Disorders:
The Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders
T: (02) 8587 0200
The Butterfly Foundation
T: 1800 334 673
Australian Women’s Health Network
A health promotion advocacy organisation providing information on women’s health. Contains useful information on women’s health policy issues.
Canterbury City Community Centre
A locally based non-government organization which provides services across the Canterbury, Marrickville and Leichhardt Local Government Areas with the aim of improving the quality of life for people living in its local area and promoting social inclusion and community harmony.
Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network
–Our local Primary Health Network, contains a community directory with contact details for local medical and other health services.