Resources and Supports for Families Experiencing Hardship
The following places are able to offer support for families impacted by the COVID-19 measures currently being put into place. The following list of services and links is not exhaustive, but may be useful for you to start finding support at this time.
Free financial counselling is available through Better Place Australia - 1800 639 523. They have an office in Frankston.
There is also financial support through the following government site: https://moneysmart.gov.au/
The National Debt Helpline: https://ndh.org.au/
Frankston Community Support 9783 7284 - they are able to provide you with vouchers and also have links to other supports on their website. https://frankston.net/
Talk with a Centrelink Social Worker to explain your situation and they will be able to guide you as to what additional supports and loans etc.. that may be available to you.
Mums Supporting Families in Need are a locally based charity who can assist families in need.
There is housing support in Frankston through:
Address: 37 Ross Smith Ave E, Frankston VIC 3199
Phone: (03) 9784 5000
Without a doubt, many of us are experiencing additional mental stress from the current situation. Lifeline has an excellent outline of some simple strategies to put into place for you and your family during this time.
The following numbers are useful for if you need to talk to someone regarding your mental health.
- Lifelineon 13 11 14
- beyondblueon 1300 224 636
- MensLine Australiaon 1300 789 978
- Suicide Call Back Serviceon 1300 659 467
- Kids Helplineon 1800 551 800
- Headspaceon 1800 650 890
- QLifeon 1800 184 527
Medicare has now approved telehealth consultations for psychology sessions should you need to seek a Mental Health Care Plan for more intensive support from a professional.