We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of support groups and organisations that might be able to help you on your journey.
Provides counselling and support for children and their families affected by parental substance use. Services include child and family counselling, art, play and sand tray therapies, group work, parenting training and support and social activities.
Provides a supportive environment for adults with hearing impairment to gain confidence, self-esteem and social inclusion. Participants learn to understand speech and communication skills by watching lip shapes, gestures and facial movements. Family members are welcome to join and learn tactics to make their speech more accessible to a lip reader.
Livewire is an online community for teenagers between 12-20, living with a serious illness, disability or chronic health condition. It is available to young people living in Australia and New Zealand and helps them to feel connected, supported and more positive about their future. Visit livewire.org.au or livewire.org.nz for more information.
Psycho social support centre for people experiencing mental health problems. In this supportive environment you can work on acquiring the skills and support you need. The process allows you to take charge of your own recovery, which brings hope and a sense of self-worth. You are encouraged to participate actively with others to further their mental health and social competence as well.
Supports all aspects of lung health through research, education, training, community awareness and advocacy. Provides support centres, group networks, telephone support and resources.
For lupus patients; their families; doctors and the community; providing educational awareness; support and facilitation of research projects. Call and leave a message, your call will be returned.
Suicide prevention strategies for building&construction industry & connected communities.Training programs, 24 hr helpline, referrals, bereavement support following worker suicide or attempted suicide, case management.
A number of programs for school-aged children in our community during the year. The activities are inclusive, accessible, age-appropriate but still challenging and lots of fun. School-aged siblings are also welcome to attend.
We have qualified support workers, volunteers and staff to make sure everyone is safe and comfortable.
School Holiday Program
Usually conducted over 2 non-consecutive days in the January, April and July school holidays.
Generally held in the September/October school holidays for 3 days and 2 nights.
Hale Mates is a peer mentoring program for youth in our community aged between 11 and 17 years old. Proudly supported by Telethon, the participants team up with a selection of Hale students (mentors) to learn new skills and embrace new experiences – fostering a strong sense of inclusion and mateship. It also focuses on recognising inner strength and developing resilience.
Every fortnight on Monday afternoons between 4 and 5pm (during the school term).
Provides referral/care plans and assist men in physical, mental and social distress. Deliver the Well Man Wellness Check to community members at work, schools and community events. Deliver the Positive Mentoring Program to young men.
Offers invaluable expert guidance and emotional support to those diagnosed with MND and their families. Regular contact is maintained through home visits, phone and email contact and attendance at specialised MND Clinics.
MyTime is for parents and carers of children with a disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition. It’s a place for you to unwind and talk about your experiences. It’s a world away from appointments and therapy.
It’s support for you.
And while you attend your group led by a trained facilitator, a play helper will engage your pre-school aged child.
The group share their experiences on such topics as “coping skills”, with newcomers given ample opportunity to ask questions of the assembled group, or in one on one conversation over coffee. Much encouragement is given to anyone feeling “down” and the coffee mornings are always full of humour, but more importantly, the collective knowledge of those attending, helps all.