Need help?

If someone is injured or at immediate risk of hurting themselves or someone else,

call 000 immediately.

The Collaborative does not provide direct crisis services.

If you or someone you know is in need of more urgent care, please call one of the services below:

Mental health support

Crisis support 964894446

Help with a crisis 24/7

Lifeline- 13 11 14 

Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467

MensLine Australia - 1300 78 99 78

Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800 (5-25 year olds)

Rape Crisis Line - 1800 424 017

1800 RESPECT - 1800 737 732 (sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service)

Young family 827807684

General mental health support

Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636

Mental Health Line - 1800 011 511 

SANE Australia - 1800 18 7263

ReachOut.com (14-25 year olds)

Head to Health (digital mental health hub)

Or find a local GP / health service here.

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Specialist services

QLife - 1800 184 527 (LGBTIQ+ communities)

Mental Health in Multicultural Australia 

Veterans & Family Counselling - 1800 011 046

Butterfly Foundation - 1800 33 4673 

headspace Wollongong or Nowra (12-25 year olds)

Support Act Wellbeing Helpline - 1800 959 500 (Australian music workers)

Other support services

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Help with alcohol / other drugs

Alcohol & Drug Information Service - 1800 250 015

Watershed Drug & Alcohol Recovery and Education Centre - 1800 818 872

ISLHD Drug & Alcohol Service - 1300 652 226

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Help for families

(Including relationship and family violence)

NSW Family Referral Service - 1800 663 863

Relationships Australia - 1300 364 277

Anglicare                                                                        Wollongong - 4229 7911 | Nowra - 4424 7100

Carer Gateway - 1800 422 737 (support for carers)

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Help with legal and finance

Legal centres

Illawarra - 4276 1939

Shoalhaven - 1800 229 529

Financial advice

National Debt Line - 1800 007 007

No Interest Loan Scheme

NSW Gambling Help

 

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Bereavement support groups

Wollongong - 1st Tuesday every month, 6-8pm. Phone: 4229 1079

Fairy Meadow - 4th Thursday every month, 7-8:30pm. Phone: 0406 712 056

Nowra - 3rd Monday every month, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Phone: 4423 2102

Ulladulla - 1st Thursday every month, 6-8pm. Phone: 0419 625 372

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Aboriginal services

Illawarra

Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service - 4229 9495

Shoalhaven

South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation - 1800 215 099

Waminda - 4421 7400 (Aboriginal women's health and welfare service)

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Information for parents

Parent line NSW - 1300 1300 52 (telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents of children aged 0-18 who live in NSW)

ReachOut and headspace - information sheets and tips for parents, professional coaching and discussion forums.

Community suicide prevention training - learn how to recognise risk and refer young people.

Meals

Help with food and housing

Link2Home Information Line - 1800 152 152

Illawarra Low Cost & Free Meals Directory

Shoalhaven Path2Home Resource Directory

Southern Youth & Family Services -  4221 7701 (for young people and their families)

 

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