Talking with Others

Talking with others

I need others to understand what I have been through

Trauma can affect people in different ways. Writing down your needs and preferences and being able to to talk about your experiences and your feelings is important. To get started here we list some resources that can be useful for everyone as well as resources developed for specific population groups.

For everyone

You can use the Palliative Care Australia booklet, What Matters Most discussion Starter, to write down your story and what you want others to know and understand about you.

Baptist care SA have developed the My Choices resource to facilitate end of life support. You can download a pdf or word document and fill in your information and wishes such as: My personal contacts, my personal administration, my health, my care, my death.

Cultural and linguistically diverse people

Beyond Blue website provides free translated resources to help you access mental health support including for depression or anxiety you can call: 1300 224 636 24 hours/7 days per week.


Homelessness Australia have resources and helplines available if you require assistance due to being homeless. Each state has a different phone number and operates within different hours.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex

To access peer support the Diverse Voices website provides webchat and telephone support with their online counselling service. You can register for an online webchat or call their peer support line Tel: 1800 184 527 with their partner organisation QLife. Watch this video about QLife peer support.

Rural and remote areas

Beyond Blue - for men in rural and remote areas this website provides resources for knowing the signs and symptoms to look for and how to take action. You can also access the Beyond Blue support service.


Veterans 360 Australia (V360A) crisis line 1800 838 360 is a free 24 hour telephone service. Contact V360A if you are in crisis, experiencing homelessness or in mental health crisis.


A more comprehensive list of resources for talking with others is available.

Page created 04 November 2021