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Bloodwood Tree – Yandeyarra Centrelink Services

Bloodwood Tree has trained and employed local community residents to deliver the service at Yandeyarra.

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Bloodwood Tree – Emergency Relief

If you are experiencing financial hardship, you may be eligible to apply for Emergency Relief in the form of Coles (food-only) gift cards.

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Youth Involvement Council – Mungka Maya

Mungka Maya is YICs specialty space currently offering a range of programs and workshops throughout the year such as Mindfulness & Meditation, Rock & Water and Chill Skills to all youth aged from 5 – 17 years.

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Mackillop Family Services – Indigenous Healing Service

The Indigenous Healing Service supports children and young people impacted by child sexual abuse and/or family and domestic violence. It is available to families living in South Hedland and Port Hedland, Western Australia.

The healing service supports:

  • children, young people, adults and families who have experienced and/or been impacted by child sexual abuse and family domestic violence
  • children and young people who are responsible for or who are at risk of sexually abusing other children and or being violent towards others.

By using a combination of traditional and contemporary healing approaches the service encompasses physical, social, emotional, cultural and spiritual wellbeing. Through workshops, information sessions and publications, they aim to:

  • lessen the harm of child abuse and help make children strong
  • support adults in understanding it is their responsibility to ensure their children and family are safe
  • develop safety plans with family and significant others to keep children and young people safe.
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Hedland Well Women’s Centre – Women’s Health Clinic

The Hedland Well Women’s Centre Women’s Health Clinic facility is a free service provided by the Centre’s women’s health nurse and offers 30 minutes:

  • Cervical Screening
  • STI Testing
  • Pregnancy Testing and unplanned pregnancy support and advice
  • Teaching Breast Awareness
  • General Health Questions, Discussions and Referrals
  • Contraception Advice
  • Health Screening
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Baby Measurements
  • Work Shops including sexual health education for teens
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Port Hedland Family Practice

The Port Hedland Family Practice services include: Health assessments, care plans, pre-employment medicals, pap smears, women’s health, men’s health, minor surgery, ECG, spirometry testing, chronic disease management, skin cancer checks, pathology, podiatrist and psychologist.

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Port Hedland Medical Centre

Port Hedland Medical Centre services include: Women’s Health, Family Health, Chronic Disease Management, Preventative Health Checks, Immunisations.

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Sonic Health Plus Port Hedland

Provides a range of general practitioner services in Port Hedland Specialising in diabetes diagnoses and management, immunisations, injury management, women’s health, men’s health, and skin checks; services extend to a psychologist appointments available (by referral).

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Hedland Men’s Shed

The Hedland Men’s Shed’s aims to advance the health and well-being of men from the community and to encourage social inclusion. The HMS will be a safe, engaging and supportive environment where men are able to build projects, mateship and resilience.

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South Hedland Pilabara Community Legal Service – Financial Counselling

The Financial Counselling service is offered to both high and low income earners. It services to the people of the Pilbara from all four of our offices in Karratha, Roebourne, Hedland and Newman.

It is non-judgmental, confidential and free. Information, support and advocacy is provided to assist clients to address identified financial problems and manage financial situations more effectively.

PLCS Financial Counsellor’s assist with:

  • Helping to manage debts (rent, water, power, car loans etc.)
  • Mortgage Issues and negotiation due to financial hardship
  • Disputes with Creditors
  • Budget plans to assist with managing money more effectively
  • Information on consumer rights and obligations
  • Information on bankruptcy
  •  Accessing superannuation for hardship relief
  • Government agency assistance (Centrelink, Housing Authority etc.)
  • Information on concession and rebate entitlements
  • Referrals to government or non-government services
  • Mortgage Issues and negotiation due to financial hardship
  • Disputes with Creditors
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Armada Accountants and Advisors

Armada Accountants and Advisors is a private financial firm in Port Hedland providing services in Our range of professional services includes:

  • Tax & Accounting for Individuals
  • Tax & Accounting for Business
  • Business Consultancy
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial Planning
  • Auditing
  • Lending
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Aboriginal Family Law Services

The Aboriginal Family Law Service provides free legal and community education services for all Aboriginal people, including children, who have experienced family and domestic violence or sexual assault, including men, women and children. They provide culturally secure services are delivered from six regional locations – Broome, Carnarvon, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Kununurra and Port Hedland. They advocate on law and policy reforms that support the wellbeing of Aboriginal victim survivors and help to prevent family violence and make our communities safer.

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Aboriginal Legal Service of WA South Hedland

Provides legal aid services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout Western Australia ALSWA provides legal advice during weekday office hours for Family Law issues about children. Lawyers also represent parents in protection proceedings in the Children’s Courts throughout WA and at times, in the Family Court of WA about parenting issues.

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.

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South Hedland Pilbara Community Legal – Keeping Women Safe Program

Keeping women safe program (KWS) is an early intervention and prevention strategy aimed to help women and their children from becoming homeless and improve safety following family and domestic violence (FDV). The program helps women to stay in their home or a home of their choosing, when it is safe an appropriate to do so.

KWS assesses the safety and support needs of women and children through risk assessments, safety planning, home security audits and upgrades, and case management. In accordance with the multi-agency FDV approach, the PCLS Domestic Violence and KWS service work closely with the WA Police and Department of Child Protection and Family Support to reduce or manage the risk posed by the perpetrator and ensure women receive a coordinated response.

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South Hedland Pilbara Community Legal Service

Provides free legal and non-legal services specialising in family law, providing advice on a range of areas of law, including but not limited to:

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Parenting Matters
  • Property Matters
  • Care and Protection
  • Recovery and Location Orders
  • Family Violence Restraining Orders
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Stellan Family Law

Stellan Family Law is a private law firm. While the main areas of law for the practice are Family, Intervention/Restraining Orders, Wills and Estates, and Crime, Stellan Family Law has strong partnerships with lawyers in other areas and we are happy to discuss your particular matter.

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Wirraka Maya Health Service Aboriginal Corporation

An Aboriginal health care service designed to ensure their client’s journey through the health system meets their medical, health, social and cultural needs. Includes medical services for Aboriginal people and a wellbeing centre. WMHSAC is a bulk-billing service. Services include:

  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Immunisations
  • Child Health Checks
  • GP Consultations
  • Chronic Disease Program
  • Adult health checks
  • Adult immunisations
  • Cycle of care plans
  • Chronic disease education
  • Pharmacy
  • Sexual Health Screening and Treatment
  • Dietitian
  • Dentist – (for WMHSAC patients that satisfy the Centrelink Health Care Card eligibility criteria)
  • Podiatrist (Foot care) (By appointment only)
  • Paediatrician
  • Optometrist (Eye clinic) (By appointment only)
  • Patient Assisted Travel Scheme
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DFP Recruitment

DFP are specialists in the recruitment of contact centre, administrative, commercial support, customer service, sales, marketing, retail, health, finance and accounting, industrial and resources professionals. DFP offers career support resources for guidance on resume writing, preparing for interviews as well as advice on making the most of your assignments should you wish to pursue temporary employment.

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Mission Australia – Emergency Relief

Mission Australia Emergency Relief assists risk clients requiring access to emergency relief funding. As well as financial and material support, they also link people with services in the community to help them address the challenges that are affecting their financial wellbeing.

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Bloodwood Tree – Breakfast Program

The Breakfast Program provides facilities such as a hot shower, clean clothes and a nutritious meal. Monday and Friday there are access to Bloodwood Tree counsellors.

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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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