The Listening Post

Wellbeing

In and around Our Community

Wellbeing Support

We have dedicated support people as part of our project

Bruce Chan is a qualified and skilled listener who provides support to people who have experienced the summer 2019 bushfires. Contact (02) 9868 9257 during business hours to arrange a time to chat with Bruce.

There’s no obligation, It’s part of the project.

If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000.
To talk to someone now call:

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131 114

Open 24/7
24-hour crisis support telephone service. Lifeline provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.

1300 845 745

6am to Midnight
Griefline provides free counselling support to anyone experiencing grief, loss and the many related feelings that occur as a result.

13 43 57

Available 24hrs

Lifeline Bushfire Recovery provides 24hrs recovery support for those affected by bushfire disasters.

Local Wellbeing Support & Programs

4683 2776

Business Hours

Services for anyone impacted by the bushfires in Wollondilly or Wingecaribee Shires

(02) 4621 8400

Business Hours

Courses, workshops and other resources to support mental health recovery.

Mental Gallery

Business Hours

Mental is a platform for the community to connect, supported by a variety of innovative programs and events.

Other options for wellbeing support

1300 22 46 36

Open 24/7

Providing 24/7 mental health support, both online and by phone, delivered by mental health professionals (in conjunction with Medibank).

5 Ways to Wellbeing

Online Resource

‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ introduces you to five simple and effective ways to improve your psychological and emotional health that are based on extensive international research.

1800 011 511

Open 24/7

A mental health professional will answer your call about mental health concerns for you or someone you are concerned about, including children, teens, adults and older people.

1300 659 467

Open 24/7

National services that provides free 24/7 phone, video and online professional counselling to people who are affected by suicide.

1300 787 799

Open 24/7

CoMHET provides a timely response for people experiencing an acute mental health need in the community. CoMHET has strong partnerships with emergency care services.

1800 152 152

Open 24/7

 The Domestic Violence Help Line can arrange emergency accommodation and negotiate with other government departments, such as Health or Housing, to find additional support services for people who need them due to domestic violence. 

1800 805 801

Open 24/7

National Indigenous Critical Response Service provides emotional and practical support to bereaved families and individuals impacted by suicide or other traumatic loss. Our advocates are experienced in listening and providing culturally responsive support.

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) NSW

Open 24/7

Sydney metropolitan: (02) 9361 8000                    Regional and rural NSW: 1800 422 599

ADIS provides 24 hour 7 day a week telephone counselling, support, referrals and information for those affected by alcohol or other drugs. 

Counselling Online

Open 24/7

Online text-based counselling for people concerned about their own drinking or drug use. The service is also available to concerned family members, relatives and friends.

Opioid Treatment Line-1800 642 428

Open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.00pm

This telephone helpline provides opiate pharmacotherapy information (including methadone and buprenorphine), referrals, advice and a forum for pharmacotherapy concerns.

1800 242 636

Open 24/7

Short-term counselling and emotional and psychological support services for carers and their families.

1800 551 800

Open 24/7

A free, private and confidential telephone and online counselling services for people aged 5 to 25.

1300 22 4636

Open 24/7

Information, online and phone counselling for young people 12 to 25 years old, who can contact trained mental health professionals 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

1300 657 380

Open Monday to Sunday, 9am – 5pm

The helpline has trained, experienced and trauma-informed counsellors, male and female, support adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse, their partners, family and friends, health professionals and anyone in the workplace working with people who have experienced childhood trauma and abuse.

Email: helpline@blueknot.org.au

1800 334 673

Open 8am – Midnight

Online and phone counselling, information, and online support groups for people concerned about eating disorders, disordered eating, body image problems.

Online Chat: https://butterfly.org.au/Get%20Support/Helpline/ 

1800 187 263

Open weekdays 10am – 10pm

Talk to a mental health professional for information, guidance and referrals to manage your mental health concerns. The SANE helpline and online chat is open weekdays from 10am to 10pm.

Email: helpline@sane.org

1300 766 491

Open 24/7

Provides telephone counselling, information and referrals for men who have anger, relationship or parenting issues. The service also providers help to women (or other family members) who are experiencing violence or controlling behaviour by men.

1800 648 911

The Transcultural Mental Health Centre (TMHC) works with people from culturally and linguistically (CALD) diverse communities, health professionals and partner organisations across NSW to support good mental health.

1800 184 527

Open 3pm to midnight

QLife phone and web chat are open from 3pm until midnight every day. QLife provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people want to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

(02) 9646 6800

STARTTS’ services are free for people of any age who have survived torture or trauma or both and are refugees, asylum seekers, from refugee-like backgrounds.

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