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headspace Esperance

headspace Esperance is linked to headspace Kalgoorlie which is a service tailored for the local community.

If you ever feel that you:

  • are feeling down or stressed or worried
  • can’t deal with school, bullying or struggling with friendships
  • want to talk about contraception, sexual health, sexuality, identity or relationships, drinking or drug use

headspace Esperance is a safe place where you can come to have a yarn about any of these issues. They provide early intervention services to young people aged 12 to 25.

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Lingalonga Child Care Centre

Lingalonga Child Care Centre is a child care centre that caters for children 0-5 years old.

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Pink Lake Tourist Park

The Pink Lake Tourist Park offers a variety of cabins, bedroom villas and apartments, as well as, spacious powered and unpowered sites for caravanners and campers.

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Esperance Central Accommodation

Affordable, clean and comfortable accommodation for short and long stays, Esperance Central Accommodation is a family run business located in the heart of Esperance, offering you the freedom of self service with assistance only a phone call away.

Amenities include:

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking at your front door
  • All linen supplied
  • Access to laundry facilities
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Great Southern DFES Office – Esperance

DFES works in collaboration with Western Australian communities and other government agencies to help prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from diverse hazards including fires, cyclones and floods, to name a few.

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Escare – Esperance Financial Counselling Service

Esperance Financial Counselling Service primarily targets families on low incomes, facing financial difficulties. This is a free holistic service assisting people to gain financial knowledge and control of their lives.

The service has run workshops such as ‘Money Matters’, a financial management workshop, including topics such as, understanding paperwork, goal setting, credit, debts and budgets.

Financial Counselling can help you to:

  • Learn different ways to spend and save money
  • Prepare personal and family budgets
  • Talk to creditors
  • Negotiate payments/loans
  • Reduce financial stress
  • Choose options to reduce debts
  • Make appropriate referrals
  • Bankruptcy options
  • Provide financial education
  • Ensure you are receiving eligable rebates and subsidies
  • Applications for No Interest Loan Scheme(NILS)
  • Applications Step Up Loans
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Esperance Crisis Accommodation Service – Lachies House

Lachies House offers crisis and short term accommodation to single men & women and couples with/without children and families experiencing homelessness and other crisis.

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Esperance Crisis Accommodation Service – Mara House

The ECAS Women’s Safe House offers support to women and children (male under 17 years of age) escaping Family and Domestic Violence and experiencing homelessness through Domestic Violence.

At the refuge staff will assist you with information to help you decide about housing, legal and income issues. You will be supplied with bedding and food, clothing and toiletries if needed.

Support, referrals, advocacy and information to those using the service.

They can refer you to other services like a counsellor to discuss your feelings and choices at this time.

 

Safe at Home Service:

For some families, staying in their home and having the violent person leave is the best option.

Staff can provide support for women staying at their homes.

The staff can help you assess your risk and support you with safety plans and increased practical safety measures.

The staff will provide regular outreach assistance and support while you rebuild a safe life for yourself and your children.

 

Each woman has a key worker who can help with the following:

  • Safety planning
  • Building self-confidence and independence
  • Advice on housing rights and responsibilities
  • Legal Support
  • Accompanying to court
  • Refer you to Financial Counselor, who can help with budgeting, paying bills and debts
  • Resettlement skills, such as shopping and cooking
  • Referrals to other relevant agencies
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Genpar Medical Services

Services offered incude:

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Antenatal Care including delivery
  • Minor procedures
  • Indigenous Health
  • Mental Health
  • Nurse Services
  • Wound Management
  • Medical Assessment
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Recherche Medical Centre

Services include:

  • Acute Medical Care
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Telehealth (video consultations with Perth based specialists)
  • Preventative Health checks
  • Antenatal Care including delivery
  • Minor surgery such as skin excisions, ingrown toenail removal, vasectomy, dilation and curretage.
  • Flu vaccine clinics
  • Women’s Health including Cervical Screen Testing (CST).
  • Contraception
  • Skin Checks
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Banksia Medical Centre

GP Services Include:

  • Pathology/Blood Collection
  • Men’s and Women’s Health Checks
  • Minor Surgical Procedures
  • Skin cancer/mole checks
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Various Health Assessments
  • Wound Care & Removal of Sutures
  • Injections & Vaccinations
  • Bee Venom Desensitisation
  • Antenatal Care
  • Casts on and off
  • Joint Injections
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Esperance Family Practice

Esperance Family Practice services include:

  • Acute medical appointments
  • Chronic Disease management – including Diabetes, Cardiac, Respiratory, Pain, Arthritis and many other diseases
  • Mental Health Assessments and management
  • Shared Antenatal care – we have a midwife as part of our Practice Team
  • Skin Checks and dermatology
  • Minor Surgery
  • Drug and Alcohol Management
  • Child Health
  • Women’s Health
  • Men’s Health
  • Palliative Care
  • Nursing Home/Hostel Care
  • Telehealth and E-Health
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Esperance Community Health Centre

Free services available include:

  • Child health nurses
  • Child health clinic
  • Community nurses
  • Dietitan
  • Parenting groups
  • Womens health clinic: Advice, education and support in women’s health issues
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Moss & Co

Moss & Co has a specialist accreditation by the Law Society of Western Australia in the area of family law.

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Centrecare – Family Relationship Counselling

This service is designed to provide education, support and counselling for individuals, couples and families to assist them in forming and maintaining healthy relationships. Counselling is available for both adults and children, either individually or as a family.

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Centrecare – Rural and Regional Family Support Service (RRFSS)

This program is designed to provide outreach services in remote locations by way of individual, couple and family counselling in addition to crisis support and community development.

The aim of this program is to increase access and provide timely support through a range of integrated services to at-risk families, promoting a safe environment for children and overall family functioning.

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Esperance Care Services – Boys to Men

The ‘Boys to Men’ training can be presented to a large group in a 90-minute workshop called “Who’s the Man”, where participants are presented with a real insight into some of the issues facing boys/men in Australia today. The “Boys to Men” training program is a small group workshop delivered over 6 sessions. By working through discussion topics and activities that centre around the themes of “CHOICE,” “RESPECT,” and “MATESHIP,” participants are actively involved in coming up with realistic strategies they can take away and use in their lives.

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Precept Financial Service

Precept Financial Services are financial advisors providing advice in:

  • Superannuation,
  • Investments,
  • Personal life insurance
  • Income protection

They can help you:

  • Identify goals
  • Consider opportunities and risks
  • Bridge the gap
  • Bring plans to life
  • Staying on track
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Goldfields Community Legal Centre Inc.

Goldfields Legal Centre Inc is a not for profit organization that is providing advice, casework, and information to low-income earners and other disadvantaged members of the community. The Goldfields Legal Centre Inc provides services in family law, including:

  • Divorce/ Separation
  • Property Settlement,
  • Children’s issues
  • Violence restraining orders

Goldfields Legal Centre Inc outreaches to Esperance.

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ARC Accounting and Financial Solutions

ARC Accounting and Financial Solutions are financial advisers, services include:

  • Deposit and Payment Products – basic and non-basic deposit products
  • Government debentures, stocks or bonds
  • Life Products – including Investment and Life Risk Insurance Products
  • Managed Investment Schemes including Investor Directed Portfolio Services
  • Retirement Savings Accounts
  • Margin Lending
  • Securities
  • Superannuation, including Self-Managed Super Funds
  • Tax (Financial) Advice
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State and National Services

Mensline

MensLine Australia is the national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns. The service is available from anywhere in Australia and is staffed by professional counsellors, experienced in men’s issues. Mensline telephone support, online chat counselling

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1800RESPECT

1800RESPECT is a national sexual assault and domestic violence counselling service.

1800RESPECT provide support and counselling for:

  • People experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence
  • Their friends and family
  • Workers and professionals supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence.

They can be contacted by phone or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Suicide Call Back

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide. Suicide Call Back Service services include telephone chat services, online chat and video chat.

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Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue provides mental health information and support for all Australiana. Beyond Blue services includes:

  • Telephone support
  • Online chat
  • Email support
  • Online forums
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Lifeline

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. They offer telephone, online chat and text support services. Telephone service are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Rurallink

Rurallink gives easy telephone access to experienced community mental health staff, with a focus on supporting people with mental health issues.

It is a confidential service that meets the needs of the community and delivering continuous care and support where needed. The service provides a single point of contact providing information, advice, assessment, and where required, referrals to other mental health services.

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Meth Helpline

The Meth Helpline is a confidential, non-judgemental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone seeking help for their own or another person’s meth use.

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eheadspace

eheadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 – 25 and their families and friends. If you’re based in Australia and going through a tough time, eheadspace can help.

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Alcohol and Drug Support Line

Confidential, non-judgemental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone seeking help for their own or another person’s alcohol or drug use.

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Pets in Crisis

The Pets in Crisis program offers a temporary home for pets from households experiencing family and domestic violence while their owner seeks refuge or temporary accommodation of their own.

This helps to alleviate some of the logistical stress of removing themselves and their loved ones from a dangerous home environment.

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Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline

The Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides counselling for men who are concerned about becoming violent or abusive. The service can provide:

  • telephone counselling
  • information and referral to ongoing face to face services if required

Information and support is also available for men who have experienced family and domestic violence

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Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline

The Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence. This includes:

  • Phone counselling
  • Information and advice
  • Referral to local advocacy, support services, and safe accommodation if required
  • Support in escaping situations of family and domestic violence
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Crisis Care Helpline

Crisis Care is a telephone information and counselling service for people in crisis needing urgent help. Call the Crisis Care Helpline when:

  • You need someone to help sort out a serious problem.
  • You are concerned about the wellbeing of a child.
  • You are escaping domestic violence and need help.
  • You are homeless.
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Entry Point Perth

Entrypoint Perth is a free assessment and referral service assisting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Western Australia to access accommodation and support options. For individuals and families based in regional Western Australia, they can:

  • provide information on accommodation and support options to assist people to seek their own accommodation
  • assess individual circumstances of people and families experiencing domestic violence and, if eligible, provide formal referrals to crisis accommodation and support options
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The Job Shop

The Job Shop is a regional recruitment agency offering a range of employment options for temporary workers and Australian residents.

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Australian Government – Services Australia

Support through payments and services while you are looking for work or doing approved studies to help you find and keep a job.

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Communicare Breathing Space Program

Communicare Breathing Space offers a behaviour change program to men who have been abusive in their intimate partner and family relationships. Their therapeutic community provides men with up to six months of accommodation while they undertake an intensive therapeutic program including educational group work, individual counselling and case management. Group work includes:

  • Men Relating Safely (men’s behaviour change programs)
  • Understanding Anger, Aggression and Emotions
  • Dadworx (Parenting/Fathering)
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) support

The program supports men to make changes in a secure and supported therapeutic setting.

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Samaritans

The Samaritans is a Western Australian based not for profit organisation providing telephone counselling for all sorts of worries including:

  • Relationship or family problems
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Financial worries or job-related anxiety
  • School, college or study-related stress
  • Illness – your own or someone you care for
  • Addiction or substance abuse
  • Thoughts of suicide.
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Kidshelpline

Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.

Kids Helpline counsellors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to talk to you. No problem is too big or too small to call Kids Helpline about.

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Gambling Help Online

Gambling Help is support for anyone affected by gambling. Services include:

  • Free 24/7 chat and email counselling and support services
  • Professional counsellors with expertise in problem gambling and online services
  • A stepping stone for further help-seeking, including telephone and face-to-face gambling services
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Qlife

QLife provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

QLife services are free and include both telephone and webchat support, delivered by trained LGBTI community members across the country. Services are for LGBTI individuals, their friends and families, and health professionals in Australia.

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Blue Knot Foundation

Blue Knot Helpline is a specialist service which support adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse, parents, partners, family and friends as well as the professionals who work with them.

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Aborginal Family Law Service

Legal help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced domestic and family violence. They not only offer free legal services, but community education and early intervention and prevention programs as well.

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Legal Aid WA

Legal Aid WA offers free or low-cost legal services to the community. Legal Aid WA services include infoline and infochat.

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Women’s Legal Service WA

The Women’s Legal Service WA is a free community legal centre providing legal advice, support and advocacy to WA women experiencing disadvantage. They can assist women with:

  • Family law (parenting related matters, divorce and some property settlement matters through their Legal Clinic)
  • Family violence (identifying and responding to family violence and restraining order matters)
  • Protection and care (matters involving the Department of Communities Child Protection and Family Support Division)
  • Criminal injuries compensation (where it relates to family violence, assault or sexual assault).
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Services Australia – Crisis Payment

To get this you must:

  • be eligible for an income support payment from us
  • be in severe financial hardship
  • have an extreme life change. You can get it if you:
  • are experiencing family and domestic violence
  • get out after 14 days from prison or psychiatric confinement as a result of an offence
  • are a Humanitarian Entrant into Australia for the first time
  • go through a natural disaster not covered by the Disaster Recovery Payment
  • are in Australia when the event occurred, and when you submit your claim
  • are eligible for an income support payment.
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Services Australia – Farm Household Allowance

A payment for farming families in financial hardship.

To get this you must:

  • be a farmer or partner of a farmer, who spends a major part of your time and capital, working on the farm
  • meet the income and assets test limits
  • meet mutual obligation requirements. To get Farm Household Allowance (FHA) you must meet all the following:
  • be a farmer or partner of a farmer
  • be 16 years or older
  • contribute labour and capital to an Australian farm, or are the partner of a farmer who does
  • have income and assets below certain amounts
  • have had less than 4 years of FHA in the specific 10-year period.
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National Debt Hotline

National Debt Helpline is a not-for-profit service that helps people tackle their debt problems. Their financial counsellors offer a free, independent and confidential service.

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Your Toolkit

Your Toolkit is a free comprehensive online financial toolkit that is designed to help women facing domestic and family violence and financial abuse on their journey to more independent, confident and safe lives. Their website includes information on:

  • Centrelink and myGov account and support payments
  • Tools for managing your own finances (including budgeting and saving)
  • Financial assistance for living costs
  • Understanding financial areas such tax, superannuation, credit and insurance
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MoneySmart

ASIC’s MoneySmart website is for all Australians – young or old, rich or poor, investing or paying off debt.

They offer free, independent guidance. They have smart tips on dealing with the ups and downs of life:

  • losing your job
  • having a baby
  • divorce or separation
  • buying a home
  • losing your partner
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