Aspergers Victoria Information Services
Aspergers Victoria (AV) provides confidential email services to provide support, information and referrals to our members, and our community including Aspergers/ASD level 1, their families, and carers. The range of our information about Aspergers/ASD level 1 is broad, including but not limited to topics such as:
The Information services team are all volunteers with a personal connection to Aspergers and a member of Aspergers Victoria. As peers, they understand, have experience, knowledge and access to resources about Aspergers. Our volunteers are supported with ongoing training, however they are not mental health professionals and not all-knowing. They will take several days to respond to your query.
Another option for our members is to email a query for us to put up an anonymous post (if it is suitable) on our social media to gather community feedback.
We are unable to provide emergency assistance. Our peer volunteers are not a crisis service and are not mental health professionals.
For urgent help, we suggest you call one of the Mental Health organisations such as:
SANE Helpline on 1800 18 7263 or visit www.sane.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Talk to a mental health professional (weekdays, 10am-10pm AEST.
SuicideLine on 1300 651 251 for free and anonymous support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week across Victoria.
Lifeline on 131114. This provides those experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Parent Line on 13 22 89. They provide counselling one of our counsellors on 1300 30 1300, 7 days a week, between 8am and 10pm. Webcounselling is also available. Visit: www.parentline.com.au/getting-help/how-parentline-works.php
Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 24 hours a day and 7 days per week. It is a free 24/7, confidential and private counselling service specifically for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years.
BeyondBlue on 1300 22 4636
For more options please go to:
Once the situation has abated you may contact our team for Information to assist you beyond the crisis.
The information and resources provided by our Information service team, social media activities and on this website (“Materials”) are of a general nature only and are not intended to be used as a substitute for professional health advice. For a specific health problem, consult your doctor or contact your health professional.
The inclusion of any opinion, organisation, product, service or individual through our services or platforms does not necessarily imply endorsement by Aspergers Victoria.
Material on this website may be updated or amended from time to time. While Aspergers Victoria endeavors to keep the information on this website accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee that the website contains the latest or most accurate information, products or research. Where we have included materials provided by others, research, individual stories or links to other sites, the views expressed therein are not necessarily those of Aspergers Victoria.
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