Links & Resources

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Links and resources for getting through the coronavirus pandemic

Domestic and family violence support

Mental Health Support

Links and Resources to get through Coronoavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus – What is it?

Official Australian Government Website on the Coronavirus

Official Australian Government Website on the Coronavirus – Family Friendly Advice

Dep’t of Health and Human Service – Coronavirus

Dep’t Health Australian Government – Home Isolation Guidence

Mental Health during the pandemic

Beyond Blue:  Looking after your Mental Health during the Coronavirus

Lifeline:  Mental Health and Coronavirus

Redundancy and Centrelink

Fair Work Ombudsman

Services Australia – Australian Government

ABC News Article on obtaining the Coronavirus Suppliment

The Treasury – Australian Government:  Support Payments / Accessing Superannuation, etc

Choice – Coronavirus Support Payments

Mortgage Payments on Hold – How to

ABC News: Mortgage Payments on Hold and how to work with each bank

Mozo Article:  Mortgage Payments on Hold and how to work with each bank

Talking to Children about Coronavirus

TGC – Tips on Talking to Children about the Coronavirus

Unicef Australia

TGC – How to Lead Your Family in Isolation

Kids Health – USA

Domestic and Family Violence

If you’re experiencing any form of family violence or abuse, please know that you are not alone. What is happening to you is not right, it is not deserved. You do not have to live with it. There are many sources of support that are readily available where you will be cared for, respected and listened to and believed.

Other resources:

Victorian Centre Against Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1800 806 292 www.casa.org.au

National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line: 1800 737 732 www.1800respect.org.au   

Child Protection Crisis Line: 13 12 78 www.dhhs.vic.gov.au  

ChildFirst – an easily accessible, community-based point of entry for children, young people and families needing support www.dhhs.vic.gov.au

Mens Line Australia: 1300 78 99 78 www.mensline.org.au  

Lifeline: 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au

Domestic Violence support and information: www.dvrcv.org.au and www.1800respect.org.au

Christian resources – Family & Domestic Violence www.jerichoroad.org.au

Mental Health

Mental health and well-being is another part of life living in a fallen world. It shouldn’t be reduced to a purely spiritual issue, nor should it be treated as a purely medical issue in isolation from spiritual wellbeing. Rather, caring for our mental health usually involves a multi-pronged approach including medical, psychological and spiritual/pastoral support. If you are experiencing mental health concerns, you should contact your GP, but also seek support and spiritual care from one of our pastors, a Christian counsellor, or Christian friend.

Pastoral support from Valley Presbyterian

  • Lifeline:                                                     13 11 14
  • Kids Help Line:                                      1800 551 800
  • Suicide Call Back Service:               1300 659 467
  • Beyond Blue:                                          1300 224 636
  • Headspace:                                              1800 650 890
  • MensLine Australia:                              1300 789 978