Services available to help those facing a crisis

HERE TO SUPPORT: Organisations across the district offer a range of services for those experiencing a crisis, including counselling, mediation, disability services, case management and support.
HERE TO SUPPORT: Organisations across the district offer a range of services for those experiencing a crisis, including counselling, mediation, disability services, case management and support.

FEW people sail through life without encountering choppy waters.

But help is at hand for those experiencing trauma.

Calm Consultants Psychological Specialists is run by psychologists Amanda Jefferys and Nell Gaff.

Both locals to the region, they lead a highly trained and accredited team of professionals with a diverse range of skills, experience and expertise. Calm Consultants is the largest team of psychologists servicing the North West.

“Calm Consultants operates under a simple philosophy; to provide the best psychological support to those living in our rural community,” Dr Jefferys said.

“We provide psychological services which serve to enhance life, personal health and wellbeing.

“We offer individualised and tailored interventions to meet your personal, professional and workplace needs and goals.”

For more information, phone 6766 5086.

If you, or someone you know, are unexpectedly unable to continue caring for a loved one then McLean Care’s Emergency Respite is here to help.

McLean Care provides a broad range of settings including in home care, as well as some temporary residential care options.

The organisation lets clients choose how often they need to access services, from just a few hours a day through to a few weeks of care.

Respite care options let clients pick only the services that are needed and allow them to save money when they need it most. Choose from home-health care services such as shopping, meal preparation and medication assistance, as well as social or recreational activities.

For more information, phone 1300 791 660.

An individual’s wellbeing is the key concern for staff and volunteers at Centacare NENW.

“We help individuals be the best they can be,” chief executive Fergus Fitzsimons said. “Our services are aimed at an individual’s wellbeing, supporting families – parents, care givers, and children – to build resilience and live happy lives.”

Centacare NENW provides support for individuals, families, and the community, particularly in remote and rural regions.

“With a workforce of more than 150, including our invaluable volunteers, we provide help and create hope for thousands of people each year across the New England North West,” Mr Fitzsimons said.

The organisation offers counselling, mediation, disability services, case management and support, and many of their programs are funded by the state and federal governments.

“Centacare New England North West is ready to listen and support you when life gets tough,” Mr Fitzsimons said. For more information, phone 1800 372 826.