A list of the services available in your region.
Connect is an early intervention model for suicide prevention which aims to connect the community and improve social and emotional wellbeing. It aims to build a safety net for community members experiencing difficulties and/or crisis.
People can access Lifeline Counsellors without the need for a referral, without a mental health diagnosis and without needing to meet specific criteria.
A clear “place to go for help” when crisis looms and things get to be too much.
Access to a volunteer-based community centre for easy, approachable, non-clinical face-to-face counselling with a trained professional.
A deeply well-informed data base of local services with strong pathways and relationships to tailor specific needs to the right supports.
Assistance with everyday tasks such as making phone calls to agencies, completing forms and accessing the internet
Quality training in accidental counsellor and gatekeeper skills – building community resilience and suicide prevention capacity
A space which fosters a positive and supportive environment, promoting social inclusion and community participation.
Welcoming, trained volunteers who connect and support socially isolated members of their community.
Connect Centres are located at:
Lifeline BHC2C Counsellors can support you to improve your mental health and wellbeing and work with you to overcome emotional, social or behavioural difficulties. Clients have access to continued support through an assigned counsellor to help provide continuity in care. You do not require a referral to initiate contact with our counselling service. This means you can access professional counselling when you are ready and from a place that suits you.
To arrange a free counselling appointment with one of our trained and caring counsellors please call.
Text 0477 13 11 14 24/7
Face to face
Financial counsellors have specific knowledge about credit, bankruptcy and debt collection laws, concession frameworks and industry hardship practices. They are also trained in negotiation and counselling and offer emotional support and a listening ear when people really need it.
The service offers information, advice and advocacy to people in financial difficulty. We offer a non-judgmental, free, independent and confidential service to the Broken Hill community.
What do financial counsellors do?
Understand which debts are priorities
Develop budgets and money plans
Understand the pros and cons of different options to manage financial issues
Access grants or concessions
Negotiate with creditors
Access dispute resolution services
Understand your rights and access legal help.
We've Got Your Back
We’ve Got Your Back is a face-to-face, peer mental health and wellbeing support program in Far West NSW & North-East SA.
Lifeline Broken Hill Country to Coast and The Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section partnered to pilot this campaign in Far West New South Wales in 2019. With carefully selected and trained locals as the Champions of We’ve Got Your Back, this effective partnership continues. We’ve Got Your back is funded by The NSW Ministry of Health.
We’ve Got Your Back introduces trained Champions to provide face-to-face support for rural people from the land, engaging in genuine conversations and listening with intent, providing advocacy on the needs of those impacted by drought, linking people to appropriate services, and going places that other services don’t.
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For an appointment in Broken Hill, Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo and surrounding towns please call us on 1300 798 258