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24-hour Crisis Services  
Emergency - Police, Ambulance, Fire Brigade 000
From a Mobile 112
Lifeline 13 11 14
Kids Helpline (5-12 years) 1800 551 800
Health Direct Australia 1800 022 222
Mens Line Australia 1300 789 978
Rape Crisis Centre 1800 424 017
NSW Domestic Violence Line 1800 656 463
Poisons Information Centre 13 11 26
Telephone Interpreter Services (TIS) 13 14 50
National Relay Services 1300 555 727
Beyond blue 1300 224 636

Counselling and Support Services  
Suicide Call Back Services 1300 659 467
Parent Line NSW and Early Childhood Intervention Line 1300 130 052
Family Relationship Advice Line 1800 050 321
Relationships Australia 1300 364 277
Dads in Distress 1300 853 437
Grief Line 1300 845 745
Compassionate Friends 1800 671 621
Mental Health Information Services 1300 794 991
ARAFMI: Association of Relatives and Friends of People with Mental Illness 1800 655 198
Gay and Lesbian Counselling Services of NSW 1800 184 527
Carers NSW 1800 242 636
Veterans and Veterans' Family Counselling Services 1800 011 046

Hospitals  
South East Regional Hospital 6491 9999
Pambula District Hospital 6495 8200

Police Stations  
Bega 6492 9999
Merimbula 6495 1366
Eden 6496 1444

NSW Community Health  
Bega Community Health 6491 980
Pambula Community Health 6495 8350
Eden Community Health 6496 1436
Bega Valley Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Services 6491 9300
Bega Valley Mental Health Hotline 1800 809 423
Bega Valley Drug and Alcohol Hotline 1800 809 423

Local Community Services Organisations  
Centrelink Family Assistance Office 13 61 50
Department of Housing - Bega 6492 7900
Katungul Aboriginal Medical Services 6492 0532
Sexual Assault Services 6492 4416
Grand Pacific Health 1300 200 414
SEWACS 6492 2088
Mission Australia Homeless Support Services 4824 4000
Wandarma Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Services 6492 0011
Anglicare Bega Office 6492 0056
Carers ACT 1800 052 222
Staying Home Leaving Violence 6492 6239

Important NSW numbers for help  
NSW Domestic Violence (DV) Line 24/7 1800 656 463
Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services 1800DVCAS or 1800 938 227
Aboriginal Domestic Family Violence (DFV) Hotline 24/7 1800 019 123
NSW Rape Crisis 1800 424 017
TIS - need anerpreter? 131 450

Important national numbers for help  
Emerency 24/7 000
1800 RESPECT 24/7 1800 737 732
Kids HelpLine 24/7 1800 551 800
Sexual Assault Counselling Ausralia 1800 211 028
Men's Line 1300 789 978
Men's Referral Service 24/7 1300 766 491
TIS - need an interpreter? 131 450

Importan online help for your safety  
1800RESPECT chat online 24/7 www.1800respect.org.au
Kids Help Line webchat counselling 24/7 kidshelpline.com.au
MensLine online counselling mensline.org.au
Men's Referral Service live chat ntv.org.au

Websites

  • Beyond Blue: www.beyondblue.org.au
    beyond blue is working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.
     
  • Black Dog Institute: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au
    The Black Dog Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.
     
  • Sane Australia: www.sane.org
    Helping all Australians affected by mental illness lead a better life
     
  • Australian Drug Foundation: www.adf.org.au
    Healthy People, Strong Communities.
     
  • Living is for everyone: www.livingisforeveryone.com.au
    Living Is For Everyone (LIFE) is a world-class suicide and self-harm prevention resource.
     
  • Carers NSW: www.carersnsw.asn.au
     
  • ReachOut Australia: www.reachout.com.au
    The help you need, where and when you need it.
     
  • Kids Helpline: www.kidshelp.com.au
    We care and we listen, any time and for any reason.
     
  • Headspace: www.eheadspace.org.au
    headspace online and telephone service supports young people and their families going through a tough time.

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