Roma 12 April – 13 August, 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.
NDIS Local Area Coordination
The NDIS supports Australians with disability to make sure everyone has the support they need to enjoy an ordinary life.
As the social services agency of the Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba, CatholicCare provides a range of services to promote individual, family and community wellbeing.
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
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
1300 114 397
Anglicare Mental Health & Family Wellbeing Services comprises several different counselling and support services. BetterRelationships is powered by Anglicare Southern Queensland.
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.