WHEN WE BUILD CONNECTIONS, BURNIE WORKS.
Burnie’s Social Recovery is a process of sharing experiences of our community’s resilience during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Burnie was flung into uncertainty when it was nationally recognised as a hotspot in early 2020 with an outbreak at the NW Regional Hospital. It was quickly cleared up but not without causing understandable stress and uncertainty for many locals, the pandemic still impacting our way of living well into 2021.
Throughout the coming months we will be highlighting the positive stories and strategies our families and friends have demonstrated, sharing ideas about how we can cope in times of challenge, now and always. There is also a desire to support people experiencing mental health issues for the first time, to de-stigmatise asking for help and clarifying what our local resources are – Where to go? When to seek support? How to be there for others? We will be building our community’s capacity to be mental health responders. We will also find ways to connect in small community settings and share some of the wonderful resources on our doorstep.
Workers will have the opportunity to Recharge with free lunch once a month in the CBD and families can enjoy some free events in our natural spaces in the suburbs. Keep in touch with our events and programs on social media.
Do you know about the Burnie HUB, 10 Wilson Street Burnie, Open 9 – 5pm on week days? There are trained volunteers there to help you find the right health and wellbeing services suitable for your needs in our local area. They can point you towards local counselling, aged care, suicide prevention, alcohol and drug support, disability, family services, child and youth, housing, LGQBTI, Aboriginal services.
Here is an overview of the counselling services in Burnie (for more targeted support about what’s best for you contact the HUB):
- Mental Health Helpline 1800 332 388
- Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
- Parentline 1300 808 175
- Lifeline 13 11 14
- Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
- Emergency Relief- Salvation Army – 6430 4100; 103 Wilson St
- Homeless/ At Risk- Housing Connect 1800 800 588 (24hr)
- Youth Emergency Accomodation – YFCC 6431 9230; 41 Saundridge St Cooee
- Family Violence- Police 131 444
- Family Violence- Safe choices- Catholic Care 1800 819 447 (Mon- Fri 9-5)
- Family Law Counselling- Catholic Care 1800 819 447 (Mon- Fri 9-5)
- Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence 1800 RESPECT (1800 435 732)
- Child/ Youth Mental Health Counselling- Anglicare 6431 9939; 6 Strahan St
- 0-17 Child Youth Family Counselling- Catholic Care 6431 8555; 108 Mount St
- Mental Health Peer Support- SANE Help Centre 1800 187 263 (Mon- Fri 10-10)
- Alcohol & Drugs- Anglicare 6430 3333; 6 Strahan St
- Youth (13-24) YFCC 6431 9552; 2 Spring St
- ICE advice 1800 423 238
- Aboriginal Health Service 1800 132 260; 53 Alexander St
- Bereavement Counselling & Support- SIDS 1800625 675
- Companionship & Support – Red Cross 6431 1848; Alexander St
- Financial Counselling – Anglicare 1800 007 007; 6 Strahan St
- Gamblers Helpline 1300 660 068
- Veterans & Families – Open Arms 1800 011 046
- Victims of Crime firstname.lastname@example.org 1300 300 238
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