Tasmania Support Services

Tasmania Support Services

  • Financial Support

    https://www.anglicare-tas.org.au/service-category/support-life-challenges

    Anglicare Financial Counselling

    Anglicare counsellors can provide information about:

    • your options to deal with debt
    • negotiating with creditors
    • your rights and responsibilities as a consumer
    • accessing your superannuation
    • bankruptcy and its alternatives
    • referral to legal services if needed
    • money management and budgeting

    Free support: Financial helpline - 1800 007 007

  • Mental Health Support

    Adult Support

    https://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/mentalhealth/mhs_tas/gvt_mhs/adult_community_mental_health_services

    Services we provide

    Our Community teams provide a range of services which include:

    • Assessment of mental health problems
    • Crisis assessment and response
    • Case management, information, support and counselling for individuals and families
    • Prescription of medication, monitoring its effectiveness and advice on side effects
    • Liaison with, or referral to, other professionals and mental health support agencies
    • Specialist assessment and psychotherapy
    • Community education and health promotion
    • Psychosocial rehabilitation and intensive support
    • Group treatment programs
    • Outreach services to rural areas
    • Home visits as appropriate/required
    • Clinical support services to individuals in supported accommodation and individuals who are supported by packages of care

    Free call 1800 332 388

     

    Youth/Adolescent Support

     

    https://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/mentalhealth/mhs_tas/gvt_mhs/child_and_adolescent_mental_health_services

     

    We offer assessment, education and treatment services for a range of mental difficulties such as:

    • anxiety disorders
    • attachment disorders
    • autism spectrum disorders - specifically assist with assessment and/or mental health related symptoms
    • eating disorders
    • major depression and mood disorders
    • mental health concerns in pregnancy and following birth
    • psychosis
    • severe emotional trauma and adjustment problems
    • suicide risk and self-harm.

    Free call: 1800 332 388

     

  • Gambling

    https://www.gamblinghelponline.org.au/services-in-your-state/tasmania

    • Professional, confidential counselling for people who have a gambling issue
    • Counselling including facilitated support groups for people with a gambling issue and their family and friends
    • Financial counselling to help people with gambling-related money problems
    • Delivery of the Tasmanian Gambling Exclusion Scheme including self-exclusions and venue bans.

    Free 24 hour helpline: 1800 858 858

  • Hearing Impairment/Vision Impairment

    Hearing impairment: 

    http://tasdeaf.org.au/services/deaf-hard-of-hearing-support

    Provide information about hearing loss to deaf and hard of hearing people and the general community- assist individuals and families to access government and community services

    Call: 6228 1955 or 0438 008 739

    Vision Impairment

    https://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/service_information/services_files/royal_guide_dogs_for_the_blind_association_of_tasmania

    • Occupational Therapy
    • Orientation & Mobility
    • Counselling service
    • Specialised aids and equipment
    • Library service (Talking books)
    • Audio and braille production
    • Community Training & Education
    • Specialised assessments
    • Children and Youth Therapy services
    • Individualised plans- Person Centred
    • Referrals
    • Community linking
    • Guide Dog

    Freecall: 1800 484 333

  • Reading and Writing Support

    https://www.libraries.tas.gov.au/literacy/Pages/about-literacy.aspx

    • Literacy support tutors over the phone, who provide free help with reading, writing, oral communication, learning and numeracy
    • Free online resources to assist with issues to do with literacy

    A variety of contact numbers on the website depending on location (https://www.libraries.tas.gov.au/get-help/Pages/literacy.aspx)

  • Relationship Issues

    http://www.tas.relationships.org.au/

    • Counselling
    • Children’s Contact Service
    • Parenting Orders Program
    • Family and Relationship Education
    • Aboriginal Counselling and Community Support
    • Men Engaging New Strategies (MENS) Program
    • Reconnect - support for youth
    • Rural Support
    • Gamblers Help
    • Dispute Resolution and Mediation
    • Family Law Pathways Network
    • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse services
    • Employee Assistance and Professional Development
    • Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative
    • Past Adoption Support Service
    • Young Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Service (yadas)
    • Find and Connect Support Services
    • Family Relationship Centres
    • Royal Commission Support Service
    • Partners In Recovery
    • Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Community Network
    • Elder Relationships Services

    Most services are free, however fees may apply to the highlighted services.

    Free call:  1300 364 277, offices located in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport

  • Homelessness

    https://www.catholiccaretas.org.au/homeless-support-1/

    HOUSING CONNECT CAN HELP YOU:

    • Applying for social housing
    • Support and advice with your private rental including bond and rent arrears
    • Finding a bed for the night
    • Support and advice on how to stay in your home
    • Seeking assistance following family violence
    • Information and advice on your housing options

    Free call: 1800 800 588 (24 hour)

  • Transport

    https://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/service_information/hacc/community_transport_services

    CTST (Community Transport Services Tasmania Inc.) provides transport assistance to the aged, disabled and disadvantaged members of the Tasmanian community.  Transport is provided for both social and non-emergency medical needs.

    Call a number based on location (in site above).