Claymore 25 February – 28 May, 2021
Our People Connectors are here to give you information about available mental and emotional health resources in your area.
Receiving a visit – what can you expect?
If you live in one of the areas mentioned above, you may receive a visit from one of our People Connectors. Our People Connectors are trained in linking members of the community with relevant support services.
Our team members may ask whether you or anyone in your household struggles with mental health issues, or suffers from poor emotional wellbeing. These questions are not meant to be invasive, but rather help us suggest services that may be beneficial to you. Approximately 75% of Australians with a mental illness do not receive adequate support. The goal of the ACDC project is to bring this number down by supplying people with helpful and relevant information.
Who to Contact for Help
Local Support Services
Head to Health
Head to Health can help you find digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations.
Wellways offers a wide range of individually tailored services designed to support people affected by mental health issues or disability, as well as their families, friends and carers. Our experienced, local staff will help you take charge of your wellbeing, connect with others and participate in your community.
South West Sydney PHN Intake
1300 797 746
South Western Sydney PHN has commissioned services to accommodate the primary mental healthcare needs of groups in the region who are unlikely to access mental health services through Medicare’s Better Access initiative.
NDIS Local Area Coordination (Airds)
Supports people aged 7 – 64 to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and other mainstream services in the community.
National Support Services
Give Beyond Blue a call any time of the day or night – select from the voice menu or simply hold on the line to talk with a trained mental health professional.
Beyond Blue offer brief support, provide information and advice, and point you in the right direction so you can get the help you need for the cost of a local call (could be more from mobiles).
24 hours / 7 days a week
Lifeline (24 Hours)
Lifeline are a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
They exist so that no person in Australia has to face their darkest moments alone.
24 hours / 7 days a week
SANE Australia Forums
In tough times it’s important to be heard. SANE Australia’s free counselling service supports people affected by complex mental health issues. They also talk to friends, family members and health professionals about their concerns.
Counsellors are available via phone, web chat or email from 10am to 10pm Monday to Friday AEST/AEDT.
There is no shame in yarning about our mental health. If you have a lot of worries, feel sad, stressed, or have jumbled thoughts – it can help to have a yarn with family, someone you trust or an Aboriginal Health Worker at the local clinic. Find resources on the WellMob website on ways to support mental health.
1800 422 737
Carer Gateway aims to make your life easier.
By calling Carer Gateway, you will be connected with a new Australia-wide network of Carer Gateway service providers. They will talk through what you need and help you to find local services and support to help you.
One Door Mental Health
1800 843 539
One Door Mental Health is the service provider for the NSW Family & Carer Mental Health Program. One Door has a range of services on offer for the families of people with mental illness. Just because your loved one is living with a mental illness does not mean you can’t achieve your own goals.
Get in Touch with Us
Call us on 1300 319 015 to:
- Learn more about the ACDC project.
- Find out more about when we’ll be in your area.
- Arrange a visit with a People Connector.
- Request a free fridge magnet with a list of available local services.