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Alcoholics Anonymous Northam

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership.

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Avon & Central Wheatbelt Primary Health Service

Services provided include:

  • Aboriginal health services
  • Allied health services including:
    dietetics
    occupational therapy
    physiotherapy
    podiatry
    social Work
    speech pathology
  • Child development services
  • Child health clinics and services
  • Community midwife services
  • Health promotion services
  • School health services
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Share and Care Community Services – Cuppa Club

The club is designed to provide socialisation opportunities in the community. Various activities are undertaken, from casual cuppa’s to outings, guest speakers and music appreciation, anything to reduce isolation and enjoy life.

This service covers the Shire of Northam.

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Share and Care Community Services – Family and Domestic Violence Child Support

A trained child support worker is on site and will relieve the parent of care if she needs to attend appointments.

The support may include outings with the parents’ permission, liaison with schools for enrolments, play therapy, referrals for mother and or child to a host of other agencies that may assist with the variety of needs the consumer presents with.

These services cover the Wheatbelt and Upper Great Southern, and based in Northam and Narrogin.

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Share and Care Community Services – Mental Health Support Service

Provides non-clinical support to people with severe and/or persistent psychiatric illness to develop/maintain living & social skills.

This service also encourages the consumer to participate in community life and activities & decrease the burden of care for the Carers. Consumers must provide a referral from the Wheatbelt Mental Health Team, GP, Psychiatrist or Psychologist.

This service covers the Wheatbelt.

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Share and Care Community Services – Family & Domestic Violence Co-ordinated Response Service

This team will participate in a joint assessment of Family and Domestic Violence Incident Reports with Police and Department of Communities (Child Protection Services), to achieve victim safety and perpetrator accountability.

  • Participate in the assessment Using the Common Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework.
  • Participate in triage of responses with Department for Child Protection & Police
  • Participate in a multi-agency response for high risk cases.
  • Referrals to appropriate services i.e. Safe at Home

This service covers the Wheatbelt.

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Share and Care Community Services – Emergency Accommodation Program

This program assists persons who are at risk of becoming homeless or who are homeless and offers:

  • Short term crisis, hostel/hotel/motel accommodation for the homeless.
  • Information and referral to other services to assist in meeting the ongoing needs of homeless persons.
  • Assistance with part payments of bonds and/or ingoing costs

This service covers the Wheatbelt.

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Parkerville Services – Child Sexual Abuse Therapeutic

This is a Child Sexual Abuse Therapeutic Service, providing specialised services to families who have been affected by child sexual abuse. The service is available to:

  • Children, young people and adults who have experienced child sexual abuse
  • Children, young people and adults who have been affected by child sexual abuse
  • Children and young people who are at risk of, or who have engaged in inappropriate sexualised behaviour

Comprehensive assessments are provided for each client to enable the development of an individualised treatment plan. Interventions are targeted at:

  • Reducing trauma symptoms
  • Improving self esteem and resilience
  • Promoting healthy relationships and appropriate sexual behaviours
  • Supporting parents and carers to better protect and support children and young people
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Northam Family Practice

Northam Family Practice provides services such as:

  • Immunisations
  • Health assessments Skin cancer checks
  • Skin cancer Procedures
  • Chronic disease management Care plans
  • Women’s health
  • On-site pathology
  • Contraception & family planning
  • Allied health services
  • Merina & Implant insertion / removal
  • Sexual health checks
  • Antenatal & post-natal care
  • Men’s health
  • Home & aged care visits
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Share and Care Community Services – Men’s Social Support Group

This is an innovative Home And Community Care (HACC) funded program providing services solely to men who fit the HACC criteria and who are socially isolated through circumstances, financial, geographical or disability. The program is accessed by veterans, CACP men, and HACC clients and the program content is decided by the clients. This consists of trips to museums, local race days, Melbourne Cup event, agriculture events, stock sales, machinery shows, local RSL for lunch or a beer, individual support for medical appointments, and other community and in home based activities.

The service is flexible to suit individual needs and Care/Service Plans reflect this by the type of service and time of provision.

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The Regional Men’s Health Initiative

The Regional Men’s Health Initiative’s primary role is to deliver community education and awareness programs on men’s holistic wellbeing and health.

The Warrior Education Sessions focus on physical, mental and social/spiritual wellbeing.

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Northam Men’s Shed

The Men’s Shed is a place where men can get together, join in activities and talk about what’s on their mind. It is a fully equipped workshop where skilled and unskilled men can share time with each other, swap yarns and work together on community projects. Men’s Sheds is a charitable not-for-profit association.

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Avon Community Services – Youth Services

ACS deliver 2 programs throughout the Wheatbelt that are aimed at young people who are At Risk. The programs focus on the education of young people about the Effects of Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco, Social & Emotional Well-being, Sexual Education & Connection to Country & Community. ACS also offer a mentoring service for young people,delivered in a Case Management Model that offers low level support for young people needing some guidance.

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PCYC – Northam

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

Northam PCYC is an integral part of the local community delivering programs and activities not available anywhere else in the region. The Centre works closely with schools, community groups, the WA Police and other agencies to provide a variety of activities each week to cater for young peoples needs.

Northam PCYC caters to young people within the community by providing structured social and sporting activities in a safe and controlled environment and relies on community support and a loyal base of volunteers for the successful running of its activities.

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Country Financial Direction

Country Financial Directions provides financial services such as:

  • Superannuation
  • Self Managed Super Funds
  • Retirement Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Investments
  • Creating Wealth
  • Personal Insurance
  • Debt Management Analysis
  • Cash-flow Analysis
  • Retirement Income Analysis
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Wheatbelt Community Legal Centre

Wheatbelt Community Legal Centre can assist you in providing advice, information and assistance in:

  • gaining a better understanding of the legal process involved in divorce and separation;
  • making arrangements for children following a separation ;
  • receiving advice about finances after a separation;
  • speaking to someone regarding mediation or family dispute resolution;
  • options you may have to resolve your matter without going to court. The Centre can provide you with advice and assistance regarding;
  • the process of a FVRO application;
  • how to make an initial application and affidavit and assess the likelihood of being granted an FVRO
  • options to settle the matter through negotiations with the respondent (person bound) such as Conduct Agreement Orders
  • how to maintain you and your children’s safety from family and domestic violence;
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Aborginal Legal Service of WA Northam

ALSWA is currently the largest community based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal organization in Australia. It provides legal aid services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout Western Australia in accordance with grant conditions imposed by the Commonwealth Department of the Attorney General. Services include:

Criminal Law: ALSWA criminal law staff make sure the criminal courts know about cultural matters that apply, such as communication styles and tribal punishment.

Family Law: ALSWA family law staff make sure courts that deal with family law and protection issues know about cultural matters that apply, such as communication styles, how children are raised, and the importance of children and family in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

Civil Law and Human Rights: ALSWA provides legal advice in a wide range of civil law and human rights matters, including discrimination, compensation for injury, police complaints and wills. ALSWA also assists with enquires about the Stolen Generation and Stolen Wages.

Community Education: ALSWA’s Law and Advocacy Unit is funded to advise Government and mainstream organisations about law and justice issues that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Western Australia.

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Northam Family Lawyers

Northam Family Lawyers are a private law firms who’s practice areas include:

  • Property settlements
  • Parenting orders
  • Family dispute resolution
  • Child protection
  • De facto divorce
  • Separation child and/or spousal maintenance
  • Family and domestic violence
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Mortlock Ryan & Co

Mortlock Ryan & Co are a private law firms who’s services include:

  • Criminal
  • Appeals
  • Misconduct and Violence Restraining Orders
  • Administrative Reviews and Appeals
  • Family Dispute Resolution (Mediation)
  • Family Law Criminal Offenses
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Firearms Offenses
  • Bail Applications
  • Extradition Arrest Warrants
  • Misconduct and Violence Restraining Orders
  • Wills and Probate matters
  • Family Dispute Resolution (Mediation)
  • Family Law
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Northam Health Service

Services provided by Northam Health Service include:

  • 24/7 Emergency Department
  • Acute medical services
  • Surgical services
  • Sub-acute services – inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation
  • Cancer care
  • Palliative care
  • Outpatients & post-acute services, including wound management, chemotherapy and renal dialysis
  • Medical imaging including x-ray, ultrasound, CT and OPG
  • Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) regional service
  • Pathology services, provided by PathWest
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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 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.

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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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