Manly West 12 April – 13 August, 2021

People Connectors

Our People Connectors are here to give you information about available mental and emotional health resources in your area. 

 

Natalie

Serani

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

 headtohealth.gov.au

Head to Health can help you find digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations.

1300 MH Call

1300 64 22 55

The Metro South community can access local mental health services for information and assistance in times of mental health crisis 24 hours a day via this centralised phone number.

NDIS Local Area Coordination

1300 999 636

The Enquiry Line will support participants in connecting with their Local Area Coordinator and resolving concerns, answer NDIS queries, provide information to people with disabilities and their families, and is one of the first points of contact for community enquiries.

Multicultural Community Centre:

(07) 3257 1868
www.mccbrisbane.org/

MCC Brisbane provide government funded programs to assist CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) people.

Brook RED

(07) 3390 1116
www.brookred.org.au/big-red

Big RED is an intentional recovery space where people work together to build a community of mutual support. We offer recovery focused activities, groups, and workshops, as well as individual peer-support. 

Stride

1300 001 907
stsrude.com.au

Stride’s Mental Health Community Support (MHCS) program at Roma delivers community based services for people aged 18+ that are experiencing mental health concerns. They offer personalised one-on-one support, self-help services and group supports.

National Support Services

Beyond Blue

 http://beyondblue.org.au

1800 512 348

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)

www.lifeline.org.au
13 11 14

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

 saneforums.org
 1800 187 263

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.

Wellmob

 wellmob.org.au

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.

Supporting Others

Carer Gateway

1800 422 737
www.carergateway.gov.au/

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.

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.

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