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Child abuse

Trusted information about child abuse, including signs of child abuse and getting help from leading Australian health organisations.

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Abusive relationships

People from all walks of life can be in an abusive relationship, which can involve a current or ex-partner, a family member, carer or someone close.

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Sexual assault and abuse helplines

Trusted linked to helplines and support organisations for victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse can be found on this page.

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Emotional abuse

Trusted information about emotional abuse, including the types and effects of emotional abuse, and seeking help for emotional abuse.

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Sexual abuse

Trusted information about sexual abuse and how the laws in each state protect you are can be found on this page.

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Developing life skills through sports

Sport isn’t just good for children’s bodies. Sport has psychological benefits for children and adolescents, and teaches them important life skills.

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Causes of schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a major mental illness. While it can be inherited, the risk is increased by drug abuse and other environmental factors.

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Just for kids: your feelings and mental health

Kids can have issues such as depression, anxiety, bullying, cyberbullying, body issues, self-harming and drugs and alcohol abuse. Here's where to get help.

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Histrionic personality disorder

People with histrionic personality disorder can seem highly dramatic and approval seeking. The condition can sometimes be linked to drug and alcohol abuse.

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Signs of domestic violence

Domestic violence is difficult to talk about. You might want to support a friend, loved one or child who you think is experiencing domestic violence.

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Safety comes first when you're online

To mark Safer Internet Day and to combat cyberbullying, here are some insights and tips to help keep you and your children safe while online.

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