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12th anniversary of the national apology to Forgotten Australians and former child migrants

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16/11/2021

Tuesday 16 November 2021 marks the 12th anniversary of the Australian Government's National Apology to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants.

We acknowledge the pain and loss of childhood experienced by Forgotten Australians and we recognise the lifelong impacts of childhood trauma.

Open Place provides free support and advocacy for people who grew up in Victorian orphanages and homes during the last century.

Free call 1800 779 379 or visit openplace.org.au for information and support.

You can also contact these services who support people affected by violence, abuse and trauma.

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We are not a crisis service. If you are in immediate danger, call 000 (triple zero). For urgent support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, SuicideLine Victoria on 1300 651 251, Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636, 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732, MensLine Australia on 1300 78 99 78 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

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