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Other Assistance

The following organisations offer a range of services beyond the scope of the ABF. We welcome any suggestions that may augment this list. Feel free to contact us: info@actorsbenevolentfund.org.au

Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA)

The largest and most established union and industry advocate for Australia's creative professionals.
Phone: 9333 0999
Website: www.meaa.org

Centrelink

Delivering a range of payments and services for people at times of major change.
Phone: 13 27 17
Website: www.centrelink.gov.au

Legal Aid NSW 

Helping people with legal problems providing free face-to-face advice.
Phone: 1300 888 529
Website: www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au

Entertainment Assist

For mental health in the Australian entertainment industry to be actively and openly addressed.
P. 03 9247 4838
www.entertainmentassist.org.au

Mission Australia 

"Getting People Back on Their Feet"
www.missionaustralia.com.au
Phone: 02 9219 2000 

Residential & Respite Care

Charles Chambers Court
11 Hunt Street, Surry Hills. 2010

Beyondblue 

www.beyondblue.org.au
Ph: 1300 224 636

Mind Health Connect 

Is the easy way to find mental health and well-being information, support and services from Australia’s leading health providers.
Website: www.mindhealthconnect.org.au

To find healthcare provider in your area visit:

To find a psychologist in your area, visit:

Mental Health Plans & Medicare

Medicare rebates are available for up to ten individual and ten group allied mental health services per calendar year to patients with an assessed mental disorder who are referred by:

  • A GP managing the patient under a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan; or
  • Under a referred psychiatrist assessment and management plan; or
  • A psychiatrist or paediatrician.

For more information, please refer to the Department of Health web site www.health.gov.au

Cancer Council Australia

The Cancer Council can help some people affected by cancer and their families with the cost of some emergency and living expenses.

Dental Assistance 

Oral Health - NSW Health - NSW Government
Provides free dental services to eligible members of the public. 

Requirements for adults and children to qualify for treatment are listed on the web site.

HEALTH INSITE

 www.healthdirect.gov.au

Is a single entry point to quality information from leading health information providers, including peak health organisations, government agencies and educational and research institutions, as well as providing access to services, and an increasing number of online specific programs and tools on a 24 hour basis

My Doctor

http://www.mydr.com.au/

Covers medical conditions, gives information on nutrition and exercise, and has a large library of online health tools and calculators to help you manage your health. myDr also allows you to search for healthcare professionals and patient support groups in your area.

Counselling Online

www.counsellingonline.org.au - Provides phone and online counselling

Healthshare Connect

https://www.healthshare.com.au - Provides 24/7 online chat with a qualified Australian therapist. Anytime, anywhere. The first week is free.

The Toolbox by ReachOut.com 

www.reachout.com - A collection of health and wellbeing apps endorsed by health professionals and reviewed by young people.

Child Care Support

Providing support for families, carers and children with a range of services from workshops, counselling and child support advice.
www.mychild.gov.au/families-carers/support

St Vincent de Paul Society

Assisting people experiencing poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse mental health issues and a number of other social issues.
www.vinnies.org.au

Salvation Army

Providing an extensive range of social and humanitarian services for people in crisis or in need of help or shelter.
www.salvos.org.au
Ph: 13 SALVOS (13 72 58)

Lifeline

A national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
www.lifeline.org.au
Ph: 13 11 14

Alcoholics Anonymous

www.aa.org.au

Narcotics Anonymous

http://na.org.au/
Ph: 1300 652 820

Suicide Call Back Service

Free telephone counselling
1300 659 467

MensLine Australia

Counselling for men of all ages.
1300 78 99 78

State-based Mental Health Crisis Numbers (24/7):

  • ACT – 1800 629 354 FREE – Mental Health Triage Service
  • NSW – 1800 011 511 FREE – Mental Health Line
  • NT – 08 8999 4988 – Top End Mental Health Service