More resources and support services
There are many resources and support services available to you during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Listed below are links to mental health support, domestic violence services, online support and mutual aid groups, telephone services and financial and legal services.
Wellbeing and mental health
- BeyondBlue has information to help with mental health issues in relation to COVID-19
- Black Dog Institute has a large suite of resources including webinars and mindfulness resources
- Australian Psychology Society has resources and tips for coping with COVID-19 [PDF]
- World Health Organisation's coping with stress during the COVID-19 outbreak [PDF]
- Ten Percent Happier
Online support and mutual aid groups
- Smart Recovery online meetings
- Narcotics Anonymous (NA) online meetings
- Alcohol Anonymous (AA) online meetings
- Turning Point Counselling Online
- Stimulant Check app
Telephone services and support
- ADF's DrugInfo 1300 85 85 84
- Alcohol & Drug Information Service (ADIS) 1800 250 015
- Family Drug Support 1300 368 186
- Stimulant Treatment Line 02 9361 8088 (Syd) 1800 101 188 (NSW)
- Opioid Treatment Line 1800 642 428
- Lifeline 13 11 14
- Mental Health Access Line 1800 011 511
- QLife 1800 184 527
- Kids Helpline 1800 551 800.
Practical information and resources from NUAA for people using drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers harm reduction and cannabis use, injecting use, and Opioid Treatment Programs.
Domestic and family violence information, support and services
- NSW Domestic Violence Line provides a statewide telephone crisis counselling and referral service for women and persons who identify as female 24/7 on 1800 65 64 63 (hearing impaired and interpreters are available on 133 677).
- 1800 Respect is the National Sexual Assault Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service. It is a confidential 24/7 online and telephone counselling, information and referral service.
- Mens Referral Service is a men’s family violence telephone counselling, information and referral service for men who are using DFV. They also provide support and referrals for other workers and services, and women and men needing information on behalf of a male partner, friend or family.
- No to Violence has useful tips on adapting to online support where DFV may be an issue, with specific tips on responding to men who perpetrate violence.
Support with legal or financial challenges
Links compiled via Network of Alcohol and Other Drugs Agencies NSW.