Health and wellbeing

In difficult times such as these, peoples’ personal health and wellbeing can also be impacted.

Help and support can come from a range of sources such as friends, neighbours, service clubs and volunteers as well as the more formal agencies, authorities and services.

Below is a range of services available to support the wellbeing of SA’s primary producers and their families delivered through the SA Government, Commonwealth Government, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Alcohol and Drug Information Services

P: 1300 131 340

Beyond Blue

P: 1300 22 4636
W: beyondblue.org.au
Advice and support for people with anxiety and depression.

Integrated Mental Health Team

P: 08 8721 1507
W: countryhealthsa.sa.gov.au
Services for people with mental illness in the South East and Tatiara.

Farmer Assistance Hotline (Farm Household Allowance)

P: 13 23 16
W: humanservices.gov.au (Farm household allowance)
Help for farmers and their families experiencing financial hardship

Kids Helpline

P: 1800 551 800 (24-hour service)
W: kidshelpline.com.au
Anonymous and confidential telephone counselling for people aged 5 to 18 years.

Lifeline

P: 13 11 14 (24-hour service)
W: lifeline.org.au
A: 3 Gray St Mount Gambier 5290
A: 8-10 Ormerod St Naracoorte

Lifeline Toolkit for getting through the drought (PDF 5.0 MB)

Mentally Fit Eyre Peninsula

Contact: mentallyfitep@gmail.com
Mentally Fit EP is a project – run through West Coast Youth and Community Support to promote the message of mental wellness and promote service availability and promotion in conjunction with innovative social media and IT accessibility for people across Eyre Peninsula.

Mensline

P: 1300 78 99 78 (24-hour service)
W: mensline.org.au

Mind Australia Drought Assistance & Mental Health

P: 1300 286 463
W: mindaustralia.org.au
Mind Australia offers a range of community services in South Australia

Parent Help Line

P: 1300 364 100 (freecall)
Information and support on health, behaviour, development and parenting for parents and carers of 0–12 year olds.

R U Okay

W: ruokay.org.au
Good list of resources on ways to check in on friends and family and where to find support, Staying connected and having meaningful conversations is something we can all do. You don't need to be an expert - just a good friend and a great listener. So, if you notice someone who might be struggling - start a conversation.

Rural and Remote Mental Health Services

P: 13 14 65 (24-hour service)
Services for adults and older people with mental illness. All services are free.

South Australian Parent Helpline

P: 1300 364 100 (freecall)
The South Australian Parent Helpline is a telephone information service for parents in South Australia.

Page Last Reviewed: 23 Aug 2018
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