Need help?

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:

Help with a crisis

24 HOURS / 7 DAYS A WEEK SERVICES (online chat available)Immediate help

Lifeline - 13 11 14 

Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467

MensLine Australia - 1300 78 99 78

Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800 (young people 5-25 years)

beyondblue - 1300 22 4636

Rape Crisis Line - 1800 424 017

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

Help with your mental health

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Mental Health Line - 1800 011 511 (24 hour service)

SANE Australia - 1800 18 7263

Carer Gateway - 1800 422 737 (support for carers)

Butterfly Foundation - 1800 33 4673 (support for eating disorders)

QLIFE - 1800 184 527 (support for LGBTIQ communities)

Veterans & Family Counselling - 1800 011 046

headspace Wollongong & Nowra (12 - 25 year olds)

eheadspace.org.au (12 - 25 year olds)

ReachOut.com (14-25 yearr olds)

Mental Health in Multicultural Australia 

International Association For Premenstrual Disorders 

Support Act Wellbeing Helpline - 1800 959 500 (anyone working in Australia music)

eMental Health apps

moodgym.com.au

mycompass.org.au

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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 your family & relationships

(including 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 & finance

Legal Centres

Illawarra - 4276 1939

Shoalhaven - 1800 229 529

Financial

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,                    6:00pm - 8:00pm, Phone: 4229 1079

Fairy Meadow - 4th Thursday every month,              7:00pm, Phone: 0406 712 056

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

Ulladulla - 1st Thursday of the Month,              6:00pm - 8:00pm, 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 

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Information for parents

Parent line NSW 1300 1300 52 - telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents of children ages 0 to 18 who live in NSW.

ReachOut Australia & headspace - information sheets / tips for parents, professional Coaching & discussion forums.

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

Meals

Help with food & housing

Link2Home Information Line - 1800 152 152

Illawarra Low Cost & Free Meals Directory

Shoalhaven Path2Home Resource Directory

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

 

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Help with other stuff

Cyber safety & bullying

antibullying.nsw.gov.au 

esafety.gov.au

Sexual Health

Sexual Health Clinic Port Kembla - 4223 8457 

Sexual Health Clinic Nowra4423 9353

Where to go for support

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