Ruah Community Services

The Ruah Community Services team in Geraldton offers personalised support and respite accommodation for people in the area who are diagnosed and living with severe and persistent mental illness.

The service operates a four-bed respite care facility and is open to people aged 18-65. Clients must be case managed by their General Practitioner, the Midwest Mental Health Service or a psychiatrist.

Allied Health Geraldton

Allied Health services are provided throughout the Geraldton, Midwest, Murchison and Gascoyne Districts with a focus on prevention and early intervention, working on keeping people well, improving the health of the community and helping individuals who need treatment and care.

The Midwest Allied Health team consists of:

  • Dietitians
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech pathologists
  • Social workers
  • Podiatrists
  • Audiology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Allied health assistants

What services do they provide?

  • Education and practical information for individuals, families, other agencies and community groups (on topics such as diabetes, exercise, nutrition and children’s development.
  • Child development services – Team-based assessments and therapy services for children with developmental delay and/or disorders.
  • Therapy and clinical services for hospital inpatients and outpatients in the hospitals in the Midwest, Murchison and Gascoyne, as well as for community individuals and groups.

Centacare Gerladton- Counselling Services

Centacare’s counsellors see individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families. They offer one-to-one counselling and group workshops and we help you choose the support that benefits you most.

They offer help with a wide range of stressful difficulties, including:

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Addictive Behaviours
  • Family Separation Stress
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Couple Relationships
  • Preparing for Marriage
  • Parenting Issues
  • FIFO Issues
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Carers Issues
  • Work-related Stress
  • Grief and Loss
  • Weight Issues
  • Eating Disorders

Desert Blue Connect – Children’s Counselling Services

The free Children’s Counselling Service at Desert Blue Connect supports both the parents/caregivers and children. They provide consultation and counselling for parents who are concerned about their children. This may be parents who know or suspect that their children have experienced child sexual assault, or those who want to support their children who have been exposed to or experienced family violence. A Child Counsellor will support you with tools and advice for better dealing with daily life challenges.

Desert Blue Connect – Women’s Medical Service

Well Women’s Clinic:

Desert Blue Connect, Women’s Health Program’s Outreach Well Women’s Clinic provides cervical screening testing, breast health and advice, STI testing and continence related education and advice.

General Nurse Consults:

This service is available on Tuesday and Thursday and includes pregnancy tests, sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests, breast health, continence information, relationship/sexual health, menopause advice, and mental health support (including perinatal) services and referral.

 

Salvation Army Geraldton – Home League

Come and enjoy friendship and laughter with other women. Make new friends and be encouraged by the support of others.

APM Geraldton

Services include jobactive and Disability Employment Services support programs which vary depending on your circumstances. Both programs include help with:

  • Building your job searching skills
  • Creating a strong, attractive resume
  • Preparing you for job interviews
  • Speaking confidently with potential employers

Communicare Geraldton – ParentsNext

ParentsNext is a pre-employment program aimed at parents with young children. The program works with parents in assisting them to identify and reach their education and employment goals.

Support through ParentsNext might include:

  • Help with finding a course or work experience
  • Putting you in touch with other parents
  • Help with arranging financial support for childcare and study, and if available, access to wage subsidies
  • Help with skills such as writing a resume and job interview practice
  • Connecting you with local services including for domestic and family violence, counselling and emotional support.

City Health Geraldton

City Health Geraldton specialise in Family Medicine, Men’s & Women’s Health, Children’s Health, Nurse Services, Skin Cancer & Minor Surgery work.

PCYC – Geraldton

Geraldton PCYC exists so that disadvantaged children and young people at risk in the Geraldton area have a safe place to go – somewhere they can feel at home, make friends and do things that young people should do.

Geraldton PCYC provides a range of safe, inclusive and affordable recreational activities and youth engagement programs for all members of the community. Geraldton PCYC works in close partnership with government and non-government agencies to improve conditions for young people within the community.

These include the WA Police Force, local schools and community service groups within the Midwest Region.

Community Health Centre Geraldton

Community Health services promote healthy outcomes for infants, young children and their families through a comprehensive approach in collaboration with parents/carers. Community Health nurses complete health checks and assessments of children’s physical, developmental, social and emotional needs and enable access to timely and appropriate interventions and supports.

Groups at risk of poorer health outcomes are of particular focus. Universal services include developmental assessments from birth to school entry at the key ages of 0-14 days, 8 weeks, 4 months, 12 months, 2 years and starting school. Included in the schedule is:

  • Physical and developmental assessments which review child health, development and behaviour
  • Psychosocial assessments including community and family networks and supports
  • Information regarding parenting and development of parenting groups
  • Maternal health and wellbeing including assessment for post-natal depression
  • Child safety including safe sleeping
  • Immunisation
  • Breastfeeding and nutrition

Geraldton Health Campus

The Geraldton Health Campus is the regional health campus for the Midwest region and includes the Geraldton Hospital. Services provided at the Geraldton Health Campus include:

  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital services
  • 24 hour Emergency Department (supported by Emergency Telehealth Services)
  • Maternity and newborn services
  • Surgical services
  • Renal
  • Medical specialist services
  • Medical imaging
  • High dependency/intensive care
  • Paediatrics
  • Palliative care services
  • Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS)
  • Telehealth
  • Comprehensive cancer care
  • Midwest Cancer Centre
  • Visiting oncologists
  • Regional Cancer Care Coordinator
  • McGrath Breast Care nurses
  • Protea Lodge
  • Community health
  • Allied health
  • Public health
  • Aged and community care
  • Mental health
  • Community alcohol and drug services
  • Visiting specialist services

Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service

A community controlled Aboriginal organisation, offering an affordable and culturally appropriate health services to the Mid West and Murchison communities.

Through resident and mobile services, they work collaboratively with service providers to offer a range of comprehensive primary health care programs. GRAMS believes in promoting healthy lifestyles, social and emotional well-being and early interventions. They provide services such as:

  • Antenatal & Postnatal
  • Diabetic Clinic
  • Child Health & Immunisations
  • Hearing & Eye Health
  • Dental Health Services
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sexual Health
  • Drug and Alcohol
  • Respiratory Clinic
  • Wellbeing Clinic
  • Psychologist
  • Pre-Consult & Treatment
  • General Consulting & Follow-ups

Geraldton Greenough Financial Services

Provide a full range of financial planning, taxation and legal services. These include investments, risk insurance, superannuation and self-managed superannuation, estate planning, retirement and aged care planning, business advice and inter-generational financial planning.

Avivo Geraldton

Avivo support people who are experiencing mental ill-health with their recovery.

Financial Solutions Geraldton

Financial Solutions Geraldton advisers experience in the following:

  • Advice on Ownership Structures
  • Retirement Planning
  • Personal and Business Risk Insurance
  • Superannuation
  • Responsible Asset Class Investing
  • Redundancy
  • Centrelink and Social Security Benefits
  • Estate Planning

Helping Minds Geraldton

HelpingMinds provides a variety of mental health carer support services, including:

  • Services for adults and families
  • Services for young people
  • Services for schools and the community
  • NDIS services

360 Health Centre Geraldton

All services are delivered in a comfortable, friendly environment and include:

  • MindCare
  • Care management
  • NDIS support coordination
  • NDIS transition support
  • NDIS therapy services
  • PORTS (Virtual therapy)
  • Suicide prevention

The Menshed Geraldton Inc.

The Menshed Geraldton Inc. is a place for community, health and the wellbeing of men.

Youth Focus Geraldton (headspace)

Youth Focus provides a friendly, confidential and professional service for young people who are in need of counselling and support. Our Counsellors are trained professionals who work with young people specifically around issues associated with suicide, depression and self-harm. Youth counselling appointments are free of charge.

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

1800RESPECT

1800RESPECT is a national sexual assualt 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

The Job Shop

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Legal Aid WA

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

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).

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.

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.

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.

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

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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