Links

Phone services and supports

beyondblue https://www.beyondblue.org.au/
Working to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience. Phone support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The Black Dog Institute http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/index.cfm
The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit organisation and world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder

headspace http://headspace.org.au/
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds

Kids Helpline http://www.kidshelp.com.au/
National 24/7 telephone and online counselling and support service for young people aged between 5 and 25 years

healthdirect http://www.healthdirect.gov.au/
healthdirect provides a range of free health services on behalf of the governments of Australia

Lifeline https://www.lifeline.org.au/
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services

Mental Health Line 1800 011 511
The Mental Health Line is a 24-hour telephone service operating seven days a week across NSW

Young Carers NSW http://www.youngcarersnsw.org.au/
The Young Carer Program at Carers NSW aims to make a positive difference to the lives of young carers (25 years and under) and their families. Young carers NSW is an organisation that offers support to children and young people under the age of 26 who care for and support a family member who has a long term physical illness, mental health problem, and disability or alcohol problem

Accommodation

The Department of Family and Community Services http://www.housing.nsw.gov.au/About+Us/
(FACS) is one of the largest providers of social housing in the world, providing a range of housing solutions to meet the needs of today’s community

St Vincent de Paul Society https://www.vinnies.org.au/findhelp/view/144
The St Vincent de Paul Society has a strong commitment to the range of issues that lead single men and women and families to become homeless or at risk of homelessness. All services provide case-management and advocacy for each person that we assist

The Salvation Army http://salvos.org.au/need-help/accommodation-and-refuge/
Salvation Army Homeless and Accommodation Services provide services to adult men and women, women with children, families and youth

Legal

Mental Health Advocacy Service http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/home?pgid=514
The Mental Health Advocacy Service (MHAS) provides free legal advice and assistance about mental health law. The service represents people in hearings that relate to their detention and treatment in hospitals and the community, and the management of their money. They also provide representation for people with other disabilities who appear before the Guardianship Tribunal

Benefits and Services

Centrelink http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/dhs/centrelink
Delivers payments and services for retirees, job seekers, families, carers, parents, people with disabilities, Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and provides services at times of major change

Food and Vouchers

Anglicare https://www.anglicare.org.au/
In financial hardship or crisis Anglicare can assist you with food parcels, vouchers, cash, utility bills, and sometimes with household items or clothing.  Our assistance is based on individual assessment

St Vincent de Paul Society https://www.vinnies.org.au/findhelp/view/89
Volunteers help break through the barriers of loneliness and isolation that many living on the fringe of society suffer. Vinnies provide a meal, blankets, toiletries, snacks, hot beverages and most importantly, companionship. As a result Vinnies has helped foster genuine communities of friends from all walks of life

The Salvation Army
http://salvos.org.au/need-help/financial-assistance/
The Salvation Army offers a range of support options to help with financial difficulties, depending on the nature of your problems

Oz Harvest  http://www.ozharvest.org/
OzHarvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it, direct and free of charge, to 600 charities providing much needed assistance to vulnerable men, women and children across Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle and Perth.

Employment

Nova Employment http://novaemployment.rtrk.com.au/?scid=117886&kw=5634499&pub_cr_id=56037275161

Employment plus http://www.employmentplus.com.au/job-seekers/
Run by the Salvation Army

Disability Employment Australia https://disabilityemployment.org.au/

Disability Employment Services
http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/disability-employment-services
Providing specialist help for people with disability, illness or injury to find and keep a job

Wise Employment http://www.wiseemployment.com.au/en/home

Career One http://www.careerone.com.au/

Seek  http://www.seek.com.au/

Daytime Activities

OZ Harvest http://www.ozharvest.org/what-we-do/nest-nutrition-education/
The NEST program teaches people in need across Australia the skills and knowledge to nurture themselves through guidance around healthier eating choices and food preparation behaviours. The programs are tailored to meet the needs of the agency to incorporate training for both those who access their services but also for staff and volunteers within those organisations.
Physical Health


Walking groups http://walkers.meetup.com/cities/au/sydney/