a community support group for mental health carers
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Do you know about Ask Izzy? Ask Izzy is a website that connects people in need with housing, a meal, money help, family violence support, counselling and much more. It is free and anonymous, with thousands of services listed across Australia.
And if you’re on the Telstra or Vodafone mobile networks, you can access Ask Izzy on your phone even if you don’t have credit or access to wifi.
To find out more, or to search for assistance, click here
Australian Council of Social Service is the peak body of the community services and welfare sector and the national voice for the needs of people affected by poverty and inequality.http://www.acoss.org.au/
Bolton Clarke RSL Care and Royal District Nursing Service have combined together to become Bolton Clarke. Our support at home covers a range of home nursing, home assistance, allied health and mental health services. Our team can also help you access other services in the community. https://www.boltonclarke.com.au/
Choice Magazine has published an article on Mental Health Professionals which explains the difference between psychiatrists, psychologists and counsellors. The article can be accessed via the following link http://shar.es/rDrqX
Food & Mood Centre, IMPACT Institute, Deakin University is a world-leading, multi-disciplinary research centre that aims to understand the complex ways in which what we eat influences our brain, mood, and mental health. We are a team of world-class researchers from various backgrounds, studying the food-mood relationship at various levels, from microbiology to public health. www.foodandmoodcentre.com.au
Hoarding Home Solutions Our Mission is to provide practical, affordable, easily accessible, online training that empowers people to work effectively with confidence and compassion to resolve a hoarding situation. https://hoardinghomesolutions.com.au/
Little Dreamers Australia
Little Dreamers is Australia’s leading Young Carer organisation, supporting young people aged four to 25 who provide care for a family member affected by disability, chronic or mental illness, substance use, or the impacts of older age. According to an ABS survey conducted in 2018, approximately 1 in 10 young Australians aged 15 to 24 years old identify as Young Carers.
Across a range of direct support programs, both in-person and online, Little Dreamers is improving the quality of life of Young Carers across five key areas: education, employment, mental and physical health, socialisation, and financial well-being.
Their programs range from online Tutoring and Mentoring, School Holiday Programs, Overnight Respite camps, an online Young Carer platform called the Dreamers Hub, personalised Dream Experiences, Peer Support groups, as well as tailored case management. These programs are free to access and delivered to Young Carers right around Australia.
To apply or refer a Young Carer to Little Dreamers, head to www.littledreamers.org.au/apply-for-support. From there, an Intake Support Coordinator will be in touch to discuss their programs and assist with program enrolment. From there, an Intake Support Coordinator will be in touch to discuss their programs and assist with program enrolment.
Older Persons Advocacy Network 1800 700 6008am-8pm Mon – Fri 10am-4pm Sat.This number will connect you with the aged care advocacy organisation in your state or territory. https://opan.org.au/
Tree of Life Centre for Spirituality 0421 430 583 (10am-4pm) offers programs for groups and individuals designed to cultivate inner wholeness and communal belonging.
WIRE Women’s Informationand Referral Exchange Free support, referrals & information on any issue for women, non-binary & gender diverse people in Victoria. WIRE is the only free generalist service in Victoria inclusive of women, non-binary and gender diverse people from all backgrounds and experiences. We can help you with any issue you’re facing, including family violence, financial abuse, housing and more. Wire supports women via their Telephone Support Service, 1300 134 130 from 9.30 – 4.30pm Monday to Friday, Women’s Information Centre, 372 Spencer St, Melbourne VIC 3003 and email support: firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.wire.org.au/