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

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)

Help with alcohol and other drugs

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Alcohol & Drug Information Service - 1800 250 015

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

ISLHD Drug & Alcohol Service - 1300 652 226

Aboriginal Services

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Illawarra

Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service - 4229 9495

Shoalhaven

South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation - 1800 215 099

Waminda - 4421 7400 

Help for your family & relationships

(including family violence)

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NSW Family Referral Service

1800 663 863

Relationships Australia

1300 364 277

Anglicare

Wollongong - 4229 7911

Nowra - 4424 7100

Help with other stuff

Meals

Financial

National Debt Line - 1800 007 007

No Interest Loan Scheme

Legal Centres

Illawarra - 4276 1939

Shoalhaven - 1800 229 529

Homelessness & Food

Link2Home Information Line - 1800 152 152

Illawarra Low Cost & Free Meals Directory

Shoalhaven Path2Home Resource Directory