Suggested Contacts


As some of you are aware there are numerous organisations that can help you and your family as you travel on this rollercoaster ride. Below are just some of these organisations but if you have found an organisation that you believe has helped you on this ride please let us know.

1800RESPECT

1800RESPECT

https://www.1800respect.org.au/

1800 737 732 (24 hours, 7 days a week)

National sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service.


Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue

http://www.beyondblue.org.au

1300 22 4636

Chat online Available

Provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health.


Family Support Newcastle

Family Support Newcastle

http://www.nfss.org.au/

(02) 49263577 (9-4 Monday to Friday)

Offering a range of free services. Including:

  • Family Support Project – Family Worker Service or Centre based activities
  • Men & Family relationships project – Offering men individual and family counselling, parenting and relationship groups and weekend camps and social events (with children included)
  • Indigenous family work project – range of services for indigenous families
  • Family relationships skills project – provides free group programs for mothers, fathers or caregivers of children aiming to build on existing skills
  • Playtime Plus – Supported playtime, family worker service
  • Staying home leaving violence project – assisting with safety and support needs
  • School biz – offers an indigenous family worked to provide counselling and parent support for indigenous students, with an emphasis on education and communication
  • Caring Dads – a 17 week program that helps fathers value their children.

Headspace

Headspace

https://www.headspace.org.au/

1800 650 890

Chat online available

The National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health service to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young people’s wellbeing. This covers 4 core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.


Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline

https://kidshelpline.com.au/

1800 55 1800 (24 hours, 7 days a week)

WebChat Available

A free and confidential counselling service for young adults (ages 5-25).


Legal Aid NSW (children’s legal service)

Legal Aid NSW (children’s legal service)

http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au /publications/factsheets-and-resources /childrens-legal-service-helping-young- people-in-trouble-with-the-law-pamphlet

1800 10 18 10 (9am-Midnight Weekdays;
24 hours Friday – Sunday, public holidays)

Lawyers advise and represent children and young people under 18 involved in criminal cases in the children’s court.


Lifeline

Lifeline

https://www.lifeline.org.au/

13 11 14

Chat online available

Provides 24 hours crisis support and suicide prevention services.


Mental Health Line

Mental Health Line

http://nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/blog /2012/09/17/mental-health-access-line-1800-011-511/

1800 011 511

For urgent mental health advice.


Mindspot

Mindspot

https://mindspot.org.au/

1800 61 44 34

A free service to Australian adults who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression and low mood. Provide online screening assessments and treatment courses. A team of over 30 psychologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and mental health professionals.


ParentLine NSW

ParentLine NSW

http://www.parentline.org.au/

1300 1300 52

Online Counselling

For parents of children ages 0-18 who live in NSW. Providing information and support about concerns about childhood development, disabilities and developmental delays.


Reach Out.com

Reach Out.com

http://au.reachout.com/

Online mental health organization for young people, providing practical support for everything from everyday issues to tough times.


Suicide Call Back Service

Suicide Call Back Service

https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/

1300 659 467 (24 hours, 7 days a week)

Online and video chat available

A Nationwide service that provides telephone and online counselling to people 15 and over who fit into one of the following categories:

  • people who are suicidal
  • People caring for someone who is suicidal
  • People bereaved by suicide
  • Health professionals supporting people affected by suicide

Especially suited to those who are geographically or emotionally isolated.


Wesley Youth Services

Wesley Youth Services

https://www.wesleymission.org.au/home/our-services/wesley-youth/wesley-youth-services/wesley-youth-services-newcastle/

(02) 4915 3694

Provides casework, counselling, crisis intervention, information and referrals, advocacy, outreach, community education and early intervention and prevention group work programs for young people 12 – 25, and their families and communities.


Y Foundation

Y Foundation

http://yfoundations.org.au/

Supports young people who are at risk of an experiencing homelessness. Assistance with crisis or transitional housing.