Wheatbelt Mental Health Services

Wheatbelt Mental Health Service provides free, confidential, quality, community mental health care to people of all ages in the Coastal and Wheatbelt communities. The Wheatbelt Mental Health Service is a team of mental health professionals including a consultant psychiatrist, clinical psychologists, social workers, child and adolescent professionals and community mental health nurses.
Locally based, multi-disciplinary teams are located in Northam, Gingin, Merredin and Narrogin. Regular visits are made to outlying areas within the region to meet community needs. Outreach is supported by telephone consultation and videoconferencing. Clinical liaison is provided to hospitals within the region. Clinical programs include:
  • Aboriginal Mental Health Program (all ages)
  • Adult Mental Health Program (18-65 years)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program (0-18 years)
  • Seniors Mental Health Program (65+ years)
  • Youth Mental Health Program (15-24 years)
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State and National Older Adult's Support Services Services

Legal Aid WA – Senior Rights and Advocacy Service

The Senior Rights and Advocacy Service is a specialist legal advice and assistance service, as a division of Legal Aid WA.
Services offered include: 
• Legal advice and assistance in areas such as elder abuse, planning for the future, guardianship and administration, and issues involving grandchildren 
• representation in certain guardianship and administration matter with State Administrative Tribunal 
• Mediation and dispute resolution
• information and community legal education 
• Referrals to community and government agencies
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Advocare

 Advocare’s purpose is to support and protect the rights of older people in Western Australia.All of their services are free, confidential. They can assist you by providing:
  • Advocacy and support – walking alongside you every step of the way
  • Information – providing free information about your rights and access to aged care services
  • Education – raising awareness and understanding of the rights of older community members, the assistance and support available, and how to access aged care services
  • The WA Elder Abuse Helpline – if you are at risk of, or experiencing elder abuse, contact our free and confidential helpline on 1300 724 679.
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Elder Abuse Helpline

Elder Abuse Helpline advocates on behalf of older people who are experiencing abuse. They provide information, organises access to suitable resources and support services and works with their clients to resolve their situation.

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My Aged Care

My Aged Care is a Government service and acts as the starting point to access Government-funded aged care services. The phoneline and website can help older Australians, their families and carers gain the help and support they need.
Services offered include:
• Information an available aged care services 
• Eligibility assessments 
• Referrals 
• information on costs of care
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Council On The Ageing (COTA)

Working towards an equitable, just and inclusive society where older people can flourish. COTA offer resources for various aspects of life for older adults, including elder abuse. 
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Over the past two years DVassist has been offering a telephone and webchat counselling service as part of a pilot project funded by the Commonwealth Government.

The project is now complete and consequently our counselling services are no longer operating as of Friday 21 October 2022.

For 24-hour confidential information, counselling and support for family and domestic violence please call
1800 Respect on 1800 737 732.

For crisis support, including referrals to women’s refuges, please call Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline on
1800 007 339.

If you are in immediate danger
please call 000.

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