Counselling services

Financial counselling

Primary producer and small business financial counselling 

The Rural Financial Counselling Services SA aims to provide a free, confidential information and financial counselling service to all South Australians in rural areas.

Your local rural counsellor can:

  • assess your current financial position
  • provide assistance with cash flow budgeting and financial planning
  • negotiate with and mediate between banks and financial institutions
  • provide information on and refer to Centrelink and other professional counselling services
  • assist with decision making, including farm succession planning
  • provide information on government assistance schemes and help with applications.

Visit Rural Financial Counselling Services SA for more information or contact the service on 1800 836 211.

General financial counselling support

Uniting Care Wesley provides general financial counselling support. Contact them on 8202 5180 for assistance.

Personal and mental health counselling

Options of where to go for help

Emergency mental health - 131 465
(Personal, family and support line, 24 hours, 7 days a week)
Advice and information about coping with distress and hardship.

beyondblue - 1300 22 4636 or their website
Information about depression and anxiety, available treatments and where to get help.

Lifeline - 131 114
They're never too far away. For anyone, anywhere, anytime - just pick up the phone.

Relationships Australia - 1300 864 277
Relationship support advice and services for individuals, families and communities.

Kids Helpline - 1800 551 800
Telephone and online counselling for children and young people.

Your family doctor
In addition, your family doctor or general practitioner can assist with the ongoing concerns of you and your family.