Wellbeing

Wellbeing

We can provide assistance on a case-by-case bases to those in need.

Funeral Services

The loss of one of our Defence Family members affects us all.  We consider it to be our obligation to ensure that no digger is laid to rest alone and that their sacrifices are remembered and recognised appropriately.

We have RSL Representatives that will attend the funeral services of our fallen comrades.  Our Poppy funeral service ensures those who have served are remembered with the Ode and the Last Post as special recognition of their services.

Home & Hospital Visits

Our volunteers will come to you – where and when you need it the most.  We will come to your home or hospital bed and can help in the following ways:

  • Providing mateship
  • Assist with simple jobs around the house
  • Help with transitioning from hospital back to home
  • Providing transport to shops or appointments

Mateship & Comradery

The Sub Branch brings people together who understand and have been through the same/similar experiences as you.  They know the meaning of mateship and comradery in a way that most civilians don’t.  Our members are there for one another and are more than happy to lend a helping hand or listening ear.  The Sub Branch runs a number or activities throughout the year which will give you the opportunity to connect with likeminded people.  Alternatively, the door is always open, and you are welcome to drop by for a coffee and chat.

 

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES

EMERGENCY FOOD

PHONE: 4046 8077

Anglicare can provide immediate practical assistance and longer-term solutions to help you build a more hopeful future.

 

PHONE: 13 72 58

The Salvation Army provides all social services without discrimination. They can help you find a place to sleep, eat, and shower, and provide you with ways to access any support services you need.

PHONE: 4030 8600

The Community Pantry provides basic food and toiletries for those in need – at minimal cost. Purchases are capped at $10 and can be made every fortnight. Open Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. 86 Anderson Street, Manunda.

PHONE: 1800 846 643

St Vincent de Paul has an extensive range of support services including food, clothing, furniture, accommodation and finance support.

PHONE: 1800 011 046

Open Arms is a free and confidential counselling and psychology service for veterans and their families. They are open 24/7 if you need someone to talk to. 

 

PHONE: 131 114

Lifeline provides Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. 

PHONE: 1300 224 636

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and where they live. All calls and chats are one-on-one with a trained mental health professional, and completely confidential.

PHONE: 1300 789 978

MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns. If you are having relationship or family problems you can call on chat online at MensLine.

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