If you need help or would like to refer someone else:
Please phone WWILD on 07-32629877 if you would like some support, to help someone else or if you want more information about our service or other services.
- Are taken over the phone by any WWILD staff member
- May be made by anyone – a person with intellectual or learning disability, a family member, support worker or supporter
- Are discussed at the weekly team meeting.
- Are followed up by the intake worker, who will contact the person to talk about what happens next.
- Are not accepted by email. We require more detailed information for a proper referral. Please phone or if you send an email after hours please follow-up with a phone call if you haven’t heard back from us.
Please remember WWILD is not a crisis service, if this is an emergency please contact 000 or the Queensland Police on 131444 or click on this link for other crisis and after hours services https://wwild.org.au/links/
What we can do:
Victims of Crime Support Workers can provide support to people with an intellectual disability who have been a victim of crime, or to their family, workers or supporters.
This may involve:
- Talking to the person about options or choices
- Explaining police and court processes
- Support person to make their own choices/decisions
- Provide information to family/supporters to do the above.
- Assist them to find appropriate counsellors if needed.
- Support person to do safety planning.
- Provide ongoing support throughout reporting to police and any court support needed.
- Providing information to family members/supporters on best way to support someone who has been a victim of crime and what they might expect.
- Assistance to make an application for financial assistance under the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009.
- Further case management to access community support services that will help with ongoing safety and recovery.
Victims of crime individual support is available in the Brisbane North, Brisbane South and Logan/Beenleigh, and the Moreton Bay region.
Information, advice and referral is available Queensland-wide.
Easy read page – ‘What do if someone hurts you page’
Further information: Supporting the Person who is a Victim of Crime
Disability Royal Commission Project – Counselling and Case Management Support
WWILD is being subcontracted by Micah Projects, to offer counselling and case management support to people who want to talk about the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
WWILD can support people with an intellectual or learning disability or their supporters to:
- Tell their story to the Disability Royal Commission
- Help understand what happens and protect their rights
- Assist with counselling or get more ongoing community based support in supporting emotional well-being and recovery from trauma.
WWILD can provide support to people in Greater Brisbane, Moreton Bay Region, Logan and Redlands.
Counselling support allows people to:
- Discuss feelings and thoughts in a safe and confidential place
- Work through a problem or issue
- Make an informed choice about telling their story to the Disability Royal Commission
- Support people through the process of making a submission if they wish
- Find other supports they might need
Case management support can include:
- Talking to people about all of their options
- Talking about the different ways a person can make a submission and if they wish, helping with that
- Providing information and supporting people to access other services they might need
- Supporting people to improve their own physical and emotional safety.
Our Royal Commission Counsellor is Victoria Reid.
Our Royal Commission Case Manager is Sara Pane.
WWILD will be able to offer this support until the Royal Commission ends in December 2023.
Please contact WWILD on 07- 3262 9877 for more information or to make a referral, as its described in the above section.