SCLS Social Work Tip Cards

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support

 General Supports

  • Refocus – Child and family support. (Parenting, attachment, budgeting, men’s business, healing and self-empowerment and in home support programs Ph: (07) 5442 3992

  • Five Bridges – Yarning groups, community justice, domestic violence support, alcohol and drug use Ph: (07) 5376 5149/ 0459 956 364

  • 13YARN- 24/7 national crisis line support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people  Ph: 139276

 Legal Representation

  • ATSILS (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service) – Legal welfare and representation Ph: (07) 5452 7633

 Housing

  • Kabi Kabi Aboriginal Corporation – Social and affordable homes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Ph: 0421 869 116

 Health Services

  • North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can apply for NCACCH Health Access cards to access registered services at no cost. Contact referrer from list for access: https://ncacch.org.au/wp

  • Health Advice – 24/7 health advice, you may ask to speak to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander registered nurse Ph: 13 43 25 84

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Websites

 Refocus: https://refocus.org.au/

 Five Bridges: https://www.fivebridges.com.au/

MobStrong Debt Help: 1800 808 488    
https://financialrights.org.au/mob-strong-debt-help/

Indigenous Workstars: 

https://www.workstars.com.au/

Murris on the Move: 

https://www.motm.org.au/

Gunya Wellness: 

https://refocus.org.au/gunyah-of-wellness/

IUIH: https://www.iuih.org.au/

Link Up: https://www.link-upqld.org.au/

QIFVLS: https://qifvls.com.au/

 ATSILS: https://www.atsils.org.au/

 Kabi Kabi Aboriginal Corporation:   https://kabikabi.org.au/

 North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for   Community Health:   https://ncacch.org.au/our-services/allied-   health/

Domestic and Family Violence Support 

Call 000 if there is imminent threat

Domestic and Family Violence Warning Signs

  • Expressing feelings of being unsafe

  • Emotionally drained

  • Addiction problems

  • Highly Anxious/fearful

  • Reserved and Distanced

  • Low self-esteem

  • Physical injuries

  • Isolated

Homelessness Support 

General Support:

  • QSTARS advice and referrals Ph: 1300 744 263

  • Homeless Hotline Ph: 1800 474 753. Accommodation, meals, showers.

Mental Health Support:

  • Homeless Mental Health Outreach Team (HHOT) Ph: 53194800

  • 24 hour phone support – Lifeline Ph: 13 11 14

Housing Assistance:

  • Department of Housing Ph: (07) 5432 0700

  • Coast2Bay Housing Group Ph: 54512900

  • Kyabra Ph: 54413837 Email: intakenambour@kyabra.org

  • Anglicare Queensland Ph: 1300 769 814

Homeless help online:

Homelessness Warning Signs

  • Expressing feelings of being unsafe

  • Struggling to maintain hygiene

  • Stress induced behaviours

  • Defensive when asked for address

  • Disorganisation

  • Health Problems

Mental Health Support 

Call 000 if there is imminent threat

Phone Support:

  • 24 hour phone support – Lifeline Ph: 13 11 14

  • Open Minds Ph: 1300 673 664

  • SANE Australia support and information        Ph: 1800 18 7263

  • Blue Knot: Adult survivors of childhood assault Ph: 1300 657 380

Online Support:

Mental Health Warning Signs

  • Constant fatigue/low energy

  • Lack of emotion

  • Physical Pain

  • Poor sleeping and eating habits

  • Extreme mood changes

  • Decline in personal care

  • Avoidance

  • Isolation

 

Suicide Risk Support 

Call 000 if there is imminent threat

Phone Support

  • 24 hour phone support – Lifeline                           Ph: 13 11 14

  • Online counselling – Suicide Call Back service.     Ph: 1300 659 467

  • 24/7 chat, call, or email – Beyond Blue                 Ph: 1300 22 4636

  • A General Practitioner will work through a mental health plan and can refer to therapists with Medicare rebates or bulk billing. 

Online support:

Suicide Risk Warning Signs

  • Talking about death/wanting to die

  • Feeling worthless or alone

  • Identifying as a burden on others

  • Feelings of hopelessness

  • Inability to imagine future

  • Bequeathing items

  • Substance abuse

  • Insomnia

  • Constant distraction

  • Social withdrawal

Young People and Children Support

  • Kids Helpline Ph: 1800 55 1800

  • Child and Youth Mental Health Service           Ph: (07) 5202 9500

  • Act for Kids – therapy and support for children at risk of harm. Ph: (07) 3850 3200 

  • IFYS – accommodation, counseling, youth support services Ph: (07) 5438 3000 

  • SunnyKids – emergency accommodation, domestic violence and referral counselling.    Ph: (07) 5479 0394

  • YouTurn – child safety, accommodation, at risk of homelessness support Ph: (07) 5442 4277

  • Reachout Australia – Resources based on youths support with an anonymous space to talk. https://au.reachout.com/contact-us

Young People and Children Online Support

Reachout Australia: https://au.reachout.com/

Act for Kids: https://www.actforkids.com.au/

IFYS: https://www.ifys.com.au/

SunnyKids: https://www.sunnykids.org.au/

YouTurn: https://youturn.org.au/