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Going through a tough time? We're here to yarn.

Anyone in Australia can speak to a trained Crisis Supporter over the phone, any time of the day or night.
Available 24/7 across Australia from any phone
13YARN is run by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Free and confidential service available 24/7 from any mobile or pay phone
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporters to yarn to

How can 13YARN help me?

We are here to provide crisis support 24/7 to yarn with you without judgement and provide a confidential, culturally safe space to yarn about your needs, worries or concerns. We will work with you to explore options for on-going support. You know you will be connected to another Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person who will understand where you are coming from and value knowing HOW to listen, without judgement or shame.
We listen without judgement
Confidential and anonymous
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporters

How we can help

ANDREW BACON is a proud Yamaji man who grew up in a troubled household during the 1970s. He is a gentle soul associated with the Black Dog Institute. Andrew decided to share his story with us because he wants to help people who might resonate with his experience and be inspired to seek help.

It is stories like Andrew's that has led to the development of a more culturally safe helpline for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people like 13YARN.

Jessica shares how talking to someone about her concerns made all the difference.

Jessica shares how opening up and sharing what was on her mind helped her better understand what was going on for her and realising that she didn't need to sort through everything on her own.

About 13YARN

13YARN is the first national service of its kind for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in crisis. We offer a confidential one-on-one over the phone yarning opportunity and support with a trained Lifeline Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter for mob who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping.
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Our Story, Our Healing

Available 24/7 across Australia from any phone

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