MOSH is about creating opportunities for people to reach out for support in times of crisis, if they feel they are at risk of harming themselves or others, and for those who are bereaved through suicide.
MOSH is about helping to create a sense of purpose for people, somewhere they can come to engage in activities that will link them to others in a similar situation rather than going through the traditional mental health system.
No appointment necessary, just drop in or give contact them via phone.
An unplanned event such as a heart attack, a stroke, a cancer can cause both financial and emotional stress. For a person dependent on a Government pension such as a disability or aged pension life can become even more difficult. If there is minimal family support the additional costs needed to help getting better can be beyond reach.
The Louisa DaCosta Trust provides financial assistance for both unplanned illnesses and also for life long illnesses where Government support is not available. If you, any family member or a friend is in financial need following a hospital admission and you think a request to Louisa DaCosta Trust can help please contact a health professional in the public hospital setting.
The Trustees are the sole determinators of the financial assistance that is available from Louisa DaCosta Trust. The Trust will consider requests for financial assistance from a SA Public Hospital patients requiring practical assistance to help their recovery and uses the skills and experience of health professionals to determine suitability of support.
MensLine Australia is the national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns. Professional counsellors are experts in men's health, anger management, family violence, substance abuse, healthy relationships and integrated wellbeing.
This is a free service available to all male members of the public and can be accessed 24/7 from anywhere in Australia.
MensLine can be contacted on 1300 78 99 78 or using their online chat service.
Kids Helpline offer free telephone counselling support 24/7 to children and young people aged 5 - 25 years of age. Webchat and email counselling available, please check website for further details.
The Kids Helpline website provides a wealth of information for kids 5-12, teens 13-17 and young people 18-25.
For more information call 1800 55 1800 or visit the website link provided.
The Suicide Call Back Service provide free professional counselling 24/7, Australia wide via telephone, web chat, video and online counselling for people affected by suicide.
To access the Suicide Call Back Service online counselling, you will need to be:
- Considering suicide or self-harm, bereaved by suicide, or concerned about someone who may be at risk
- For online chat you must be 15 years or over
- For video chat you must be 18 years or over
The Suicide Call Back Service online counselling is not a crisis service. If you need to contact someone urgently, please call 1300 659 467 or life life threatening please call 000.
SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) Recovery is a free group program assisting any problematic behaviours, including addiction to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, food, shopping, Internet and others.
Guided by trained peers and professionals, participants come to help themselves and help each other using a variety of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and motivational tools and techniques.
Throughout South Australia there are a range of "open" and "closed" meetings available. For more information call 1300 131 340 or visit the find a meeting link provided.
The Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) is an Australian Government Scheme that provides a payment to eligible people to assist with the costs of their continence products.
If you have permanent and severe incontinence and you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident 5 years of age or older you may be eligible for CAPS. The application form can be downloaded by following the link provided.
For more information, referral services, and advice about continence products from a professional continence nurse contact the National Continence Helpline 1800 330 066.
Private Health Insurance is a decision made according to cost or what we can afford and what is best for you and your family’s health. It is a substantial chunk of a family budget and nobody wants to make a choice that could cost them too much or not provide the right cover they will use. Unfortunately health cover usually increases significantly each year. Cost of living pressures mean many more people are considering if they can afford to pay premiums or whether they need to utilise the public system.
How do we make the right choice in signing up for a health fund or not? CHOISE has released a simple guide to help. CHOICE is a consumer advocate that provides Australians with information and advice, free from commercial bias. This survey asks a few simple questions and gives you an answer based on strictly financial outcomes concerning the surcharge the Government imposes. There are assumed variables and carefully worded disclaimers and it should not be taken as a complete and absolute guide but it offers some good tipsas well. Whilst many would welcome a definitive yes or no, it really depends on preference as it does not consider that many people want some control of what, when and who they can use for treatment, particularly for elective surgery.
CHOICE is the consumer advocate that provides Australians with information and advice, free from commercial bias.
FDS is a caring, non-religious and non judgemental organisation. Primarily made up of volunteers who have experienced first hand the trauma and chaos of having family members with drug dependency.
The service provides a helpline, information, online support and support meetings. Support meetings are scheduled around South Australia in the Barossa Valley, Berri, Brompton, Elizabeth, Hallett Cove, Leabrook, Murray Bridge, Port Adelaide and Port Augusta.
If you require any further information please contact the support helpline 24/7 or the website link provided.