Christmas should be a happy and joyous time, but for many it can be financially challenging and often isolating. The holiday period can become expensive and with all of the extra costs building up, and buying food for your family or paying your rent can start to feel overwhelming.
You don’t have to go it alone. Here are some places to go for assistance this Christmas.
Do you need urgent help? Phone 000.
Every year the Salvo’s assist individuals and families across Australia by providing grocery hampers and gifts for those in our communities who simply need a helping hand during Christmas. The Salvation Army can also assist those needing domestic or family violence support, or those experiencing homelessness.
To access these services, contact your local Salvation Army branch. Phone Salvos on 1300 341 288 or click here to view all of the Salvo’s locations.
Trained Telephone Crisis Supporters are available to speak to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are feeling lonely or isolated, are feeling suicidal, are experiencing other personal or mental health problems, or simply need someone to talk to about how you are feeling, call Lifeline today.
Phone Lifeline on 131 114.
|Do you need support or advice for mental health or feelings of suicide?|
|Beyond Blue||1300 22 4636 or chat online|
|NSW Mental Health Line||1800 011 511|
|SA Mental Health Triage Service||13 14 65|
|Are you experiencing domestic or family violence?|
|Domestic Violence Hotline||1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)|
|Kids Helpline||1800 551 800|
|Are you homeless or at risk of becoming homeless?|
|ACT – OneLink||1800 176 468 (free call)|
|NSW – Link2home||1800 152 152 (free call)|
|NT – ShelterMe||www.shelterme.org.au|
|QLD – Homeless Hotline||1800 474 753 (free call)|
|SA – Homelessness Gateway||1800 003 308 (free call)|
|TAS – Housing Connect||1800 800 588 (free call)|
|VIC – Crisis Accommodation Service||1800 825 955 (free call)|
|WA – Crisis Care||1800 199 008 (free call)|
Sureway offices will be closed from 12.30pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019, re-opening at 9.00am on Thursday 2 January 2020. For assistance during this time, please use the services listed above.