Support for Australia’s Afghan Community

I hope you are well during these difficult times.

There are no adequate words to express the great sadness we all feel as the events in Kabul impact global civic society and reverberate throughout our local community. We are all very committed to supporting the Afghan Australian community in every way possible so don’t hesitate to telephone or email my office if you are affected by these events.

Please find below details of organisations that can provide trauma and mental health support from Afghan-background counsellors in English, Dari, Pashto and Hazaragi.

For in-language multicultural mental health supports contact:

  • Foundation House (03) 9389 8900
  • Heartchat: (online chat)
  • Lifeline on 131 450 (24/7) or

Support for young people:

  • Orygen:

Support for young people and their families in south-east Melbourne:

  • Komak:

Additional supports:

  • Embrace:
  • Spectrum Victoria:
  • Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC):

Mr Alan Clarke

Paediatric Psychologist