Support Services

Counselling services

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please visit your nearest hospital or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

  • Youth Focus youth counselling – 6266 4333
  • Centrecare counselling for adolescent and parents service – 9451 1100
  • Communicare building a balance counselling for young people and their families – 9251 5777
  • Mercycare family and wellbeing support service provides counselling and case management support to children and young people and their families – 1800 800 046

Alcohol and other drugs

Youth accommodation

If you are seeking immediate assistance with accommodation, please contact Crisis Care on 9223 1111.

Emergency relief

  • Emergency relief providers are available in the Town that can provide meals and food vouchers, pay urgent bills and support community members to manage their finances or maintain their tenancy. A list of local services is available here.
  • Passages Youth Engagement Hub offers a drop-in service for young people aged 12-25 years to access food, showers, clothing, computers, and other basic needs, in a safe, supported space staffed by trained youth workers. Passages can also assist with referrals to other specialised agencies – 9228 1478

Employment and training

Legal support