COVID-19 and staying safe if you can’t stay home

COVID-19 and staying safe if you can’t stay home

This video has information for young people about where to seek help during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic if home is not safe.

Transcript

COVID-19 coronavirus means we are all staying home more of the time.

But it's hard to stay home if home isn’t safe.

If someone at home is making you feel scared or unsafe, call 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit www.1800respect.org.au.

If you are in danger now, or someone else is, call the police on 000.

If things are hard at home and you need a break, you can go for a walk with a friend or go to their house.

Remember to social distance. Try to stay 1.5 metres away from other people.

Rules for COVID-19 might mean you can’t hang out in large groups.

If you are stopped by police, stay calm. You usually have to give police your name and address if they ask.

If home is not safe and you need a place to stay, you can get help from Frontyard Youth Services. Call (03) 9614 3688 for help in your local area.

If you need help outside business hours, call 1800 800 531.

If you have a legal problem, like a fine for being outside your home, or you need help dealing with the police or court, you can get free help from a lawyer.

Call Victoria Legal Aid on 1300 792 387.

For more info or online chat go to www.legalaid.vic.gov.au or call 1300 792 387.

More information

If you are safe where you are for now, but would like to speak to someone about things you are worried about, these services can help you:

  • Kids Helpline phone support and counselling 24 hours a day. Call 1800 55 1800
  • Frontyard Youth Services if home is not safe and you need a place to stay, you can get help from Frontyard Youth Services. Call (03) 9614 3688 for help in your local area. If you need help outside business hours, call 1800 800 531.
  • Headspace mental health support and counselling. Call 1800 650 890
  • QLife is a support service for LGBTIQA+ young people open 3 pm until midnight every day. Call 1800 184 527
  • Youth Support + Advocacy Service can help with drug and alcohol issues. Call 1800 458 685

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