Mental health and suicide prevention service partners

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ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

COORDINARE partners with a number of free culturally safe mental health services focused on social and emotional wellbeing at the following Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs):

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BUSHFIRE SUPPORT COUNSELLING

COORDINARE partners with the following services which provide free counselling to individuals and families impacted by bushfires in South Eastern NSW:

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CONNECT FOR KIDS

Provided by Royal Far West, Connect for Kids is a program which allows children to access psychology support via video link (Telecare).

Connect for Kids is available to children aged 015 and their families living in South Eastern NSW; primarily the South Coast and Shoalhaven, as well as Cooma, Yass, Goulburn, and Crookwell regions. It is suitable for children with mild to moderate mental health conditions.

Call (02) 8966 8500 or click here for more information.

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CONTINUING TO BE ME (C2BME)

Provided by Parramatta Mission, the Continuing To Be Me (C2bMe) program offers mental health support for people living in residential aged care facilities and builds the capacity of the people who care for them. It is suitable for people with mild to moderate mental health issues who are living in residential aged care in South Eastern NSW.

Call 1800 422 263 or click here for more information.

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GP PSYCHIATRY SUPPORT LINE (FOR GPs ONLY)

Provided by ProCare Mental Health Services, the GP Psychiatry Support Line is a free service for GPs who require psychiatry advice on the phone or via secure messaging.

Jointly funded by COORDINARE, Central and Eastern Sydney, Hunter New England and Central Coast, Murrumbidgee, Northern Sydney, Western NSW, North Coast, and Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Networks (PHNs), it is exclusively for GPs practising in these regions. Click here for more information.

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HEADSPACE

COORDINARE partners with headspace centres across South Eastern NSW to provide free mental health and wellbeing services for young people aged 12–25.

headspace centres are located in Batemans BayBega Valley, GoulburnQueanbeyanNowra, and Wollongong. Contact the centre near you for more information.

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INTEGRATED RECOVERY SERVICES

COORDINARE partners with Grand Pacific Health (GPH) and Flourish Australia to provide free mental health nursing and peer worker support for people with complex mental health needs in South Eastern NSW.

Contact the GPH office or Flourish service near you for more information about Integrated Recovery Services.

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NATIONAL PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORTS

COORDINARE partners with Flourish Australia to provide the National Psychosocial Supports (NPS) Initiative in South Eastern NSW. This is a free service providing peer worker led groups for people with complex mental health needs in South Eastern NSW.

Contact the Flourish service near you for more information about the National Psychosocial Supports.

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NEWACCESS

Developed by Beyond Blue and delivered by Wellways Australia, NewAccess is a free six-session mental health coaching service that gives people practical ways to manage stress, anxiety, and depression.

No doctor’s referral is required and it is free for all people over the age of 16 in South Eastern NSW. The service can be delivered via telehealth, over the phone, or face-to-face.

Call 1300 921 535 or email senswnewaccess@wellways.org, or click here for more information.

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PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPIES

Grand Pacific Health (GPH) provides a variety of tailored and flexible psychological therapies for people in South Eastern NSW. Sessions are free, predominately face-to-face, and can be accessed through a referral. 

Find out more about the therapies and programs offered on the GPH website or contact the GPH office near you.

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RURAL OUTREACH MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE (ROMHS)

The Rural Outreach Mental Health Service (ROMHS) provides free clinical support from a mental health nurse to people with complex mental health issues in the Shoalhaven, Shellharbour and Kiama regions, and Southern NSW

This is a free service available via referral. Support to the Southern region is provided via telehealth. 

Call (02) 4421 7525 or click here for more information about the Rural Outreach Mental Health Service.

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NATIONAL PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORTS – NDIS APPLICATION SUPPORT

COORDINARE partners with four organisations to provide NDIS application support as part of the National Psychosocial Supports. Receive support to prepare / apply to the NDIS if you have a psychosocial disability.

These are free services for people with complex mental health needs in South Eastern NSW. Get in touch with:

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NATIONAL PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORTS – SERVICE NAVIGATION

COORDINARE partners with four organisations to provide Service Navigation as part of the National Psychosocial Supports. Service Navigation can help with best-fit psychosocial supports, activities, or services.

These are free services for people with complex mental health needs in South Eastern NSW. Get in touch with:

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STRONG FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM

South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation (SCMSAC) delivers the 'Strong Foundations' early intervention and mental health education to Aboriginal children in years 3 to 6 and their families. The aim of SCMSAC's free program is to promote help-seeking behaviour and help children build resilience.

The program is held weekly during the school term across seven primary schools in the Shoalhaven. It is inclusive of a school-based group program, counselling, and school holiday activities.

Call 1800 215 099 or click here for more information.

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STRONG YAWA (SPEAK / TALK)  

Strong Yawa (speak / talk) is a free after hours support service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Shoalhaven region.

This service is delivered by Waminda, the South Coast Women's Health & Welfare Aboriginal Corporation, for people who are experiencing suicidality, acute mental illness, and / or alcohol and other drug issues. 

Call 1800 953 763 or click here for more information.

For a downloadable list of support services we partner with, click here.

Mental health and suicide prevention are key priorities at COORDINARE. Find out more on our Mental health and suicide prevention page.

Contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 if you are in need of immediate assistance.

For other mental health concerns, visit headtohealth.gov.au or talk to someone you trust such as a doctor or health professional.