Supports for people who have had trauma
People with intellectual disability can experience things that can cause them trauma.
Trauma is when something has happened to you that made you very frightened or very upset.
Below are services and supports for people who have experienced trauma.
There is a lot of information.
Some words can be hard to understand.
You can ask someone to read this information with you.
Call the Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline if you want to tell someone about
You can call the Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline on 1800 880 052.
It is free to call them.
Abuse is when someone says or does something to hurt you or make you feel bad.
Bullying is when someone or a group of people are mean to you on purpose.
This could be more than one time.
Neglect is when someone who is supposed to be supporting you does not give you the care you need.
Contact the National Counselling and Referral Service if you need support after you have experienced
You can call the service on 1800 421 468.
Speak Up and be Safe from Abuse has Easy Read information.
This information can support you to communicate to someone that you
- Have experienced
- Or are still experiencing abuse
For more information go to
The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disabilities is a group of people who
- Listen to the stories of people with disability
- Tell the government how to make things better