For Community Members

Help lines and websites

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Services Response Directory

Use this document to help you find out how Central Coast services are
operating

Ask Izzy

Find the help you need, now and nearby. Over 400,000 listed

Translating and Interpreting Service

131 450 Free interpreting service

Bungree Aboriginal Association

Service NSW

Food & Hardship Relief

Central Coast Council

A resource from Central Coast Council outlining Central Coast based services who provide emergency food relief and can assist with financial hardship.

Mental Health Services

Beyond Blue

1300 224 636

Provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Butterfly Foundation Helpline

1800 33 4673

A free confidential counselling and referral service for people with eating disorders and body image related issues. Available 8am-midnight 7 days a week. AEST

Friendline

1800 424 287

FriendLine is for anyone who needs to reconnect or just wants a chat. Available 7 days a week via phone or online chat. This is not a crisis service

Headspace

Australia-wide online, phone and in-person support and counselling to young people, their families and friends

Kids Helpline

1800 551 800

Free 24/7, confidential and private counselling service specifically for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years

Lifeline

13 11 14

Provides a free, 24-hour telephone crisis support service

Mens Line

1300 789 978

A free telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men anywhere, anytime

Mental Health Hotline

1800 011 511

Free 24/7 phone support. Provides professional help and advice plus referrals to local mental health services

Mindspot

1800 61 44 34

A free digital mental health clinic for all Australians. This is not an emergency or instant response service

Reachout.com

An online mental health service for young people and their parents in Australia

Suicide callback service

1300 659 467 For anyone thinking about suicide. 24/7 support

Domestic Violence

1800RESPECT

1800 737 732

Confidential information, counselling and support service

Domestic Violence Line

1800 656 463

The NSW Domestic Violence Line provides counselling and referrals to women experiencing domestic and family violence.

Men's Referral Service

1800 766 491

This service from No to Violence offers assistance, information and counselling to help men who use family violence.

Housing

Link2Home

1800 152 152

Link2home is the statewide homelessness information and referral telephone service. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year

Link2Home Veterans and Ex-Service

1800 326 989

Link2home is the statewide homelessness information and referral telephone service. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year

Compass Housing

Pacific Link Community Housing

Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) Housing

LGBTIAQ+

ACON

Health support for LGBTI people and people with HIV

Black Rainbow

Indigenous suicide prevention and mental health support source for LGBTQ+ people

Minus 18

LGBTIQ youth guidance and resources

Pflag Australia

Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

QLIFE

1800 184 527

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.

The Gender Centre

Information and support for trans and gender-diverse people in NSW

Transhub

ACON’s digital information and resource platform for all trans and gender diverse (TGD) people in NSW, our loved ones, allies and health providers

Twenty10

NSW based specialised services for LGBTIQA+ young people aged 12-25. Includes housing, mental health, counselling and social support
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