Friday, 15th July, 2021
To Everyone in our Community
We want to acknowledge the tough times we are all going through during this Covid-19 pandemic and the current lockdown restrictions and our mental health can easily be impacted during these unfolding events.
As you may know Big Yellow Umbrella is supporting the Community through our hamper program as well as additional services if need be.
It is really important as individuals to be cautious about our own mental health and to not feel ashamed to reach out if things are getting too much.
We have included below multiple services that can be accessed every day of the year as additional support:
Domestic Violence Line
Free call the NSW Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63. Available 24/7.
Aims to increase awareness of depression and anxiety and reduce stigma. Call 1300 22 4636, 24 hours / 7 days a week.
Supports anyone who's feeling lonely, needs to reconnect or just wants a chat. You can call them 7 days a week on 1800 424 287, or chat online with one of their trained volunteers. All conversations with FriendLine are anonymous.
Is Australia’s only free 24/7 confidential and private counseling service specifically for children and young people aged 5 to 25. Call 1800 55 1800.
Provides 24-hour crisis counselling, support groups and suicide prevention services. Call 13 11 14.
Is a professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men. Call 1300 78 99 78, 24 hours / 7 days a week.
Is a free telephone and online service for people with stress, worry, anxiety, low mood or depression. It provides online assessment and treatment for anxiety and depression. MindSpot is not an emergency or instant response service. Call 1800 61 44 34 AEST, 8am-8pm (Mon-Fri), 8am-6pm (Sat).
Provides nationwide telephone and web-based services to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people of all ages. Call 1800 184 527, 3pm-12am (midnight) AEST / 7 days a week.
(Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia) provides a national telephone information, counselling and referral service staffed by trained volunteers, professional counsellors and supervising staff. Many helpline counsellors have had their own experience of perinatal depression or anxiety. Call 1300 726 306, 9am-7:30pm AEST (Mon-Fri).
Provides support, training and education enabling those with a mental illness to lead a better life. Call 1800 18 7263, 10am-10pm AEST (Mon-Fri).
Suicide Call Back Service
Provides 24/7 support if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal. Call 1300 659 467.
Open Arms — Veterans and Families Counselling
Provides 24/7 free and confidential, nationwide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and anger. Call 1800 011 046.
Please look after yourself and never hesitate to reach out by contacting me at email@example.com or on 0475 582 995.
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You can assist this project by donating the following dry goods items which can be made to the Big Yellow Umbrella office Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm: