If you’re in need of extra resources here’s a list of organisations that can help you access the right support and services.
For helpful information, tools and support services
Good Shepherd Microfinance offers affordable financial programs to people who are financially excluded.
Wesley LifeForce service finder provides a tool for suicide prevention services and crisis support to people most at risk. Connect to a range of local services in your area.
National Debt Helpline provides free financial counselling that helps people in Australia tackle their debt problems.
Phone: 1800 007 007 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 4:30 pm)
For community support and counselling services
1800 RESPECT is a free and confidential service for family and domestic violence support.
Phone: 1800 737 732 (available 24/7)
Beyond Blue is where you can get information and support for depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
Phone: 1300 224 636 for immediate support (available 24/7)
Lifeline is a free and confidential 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Phone: 13 11 14 (available 24/7)
For government support services
Translating and Interpreting Services (TIS National) is a 24/7 interpreting service for people who do not speak English and for agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their non-English speaking clients.
Call 131 450
The National Relay Service (NRS) is an Australia-wide telephone access service available to customers who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impediment.
Voice: 1300 555 727
TTY: 133 677
SMS: 0432 677 767
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Essentials by AAI
If you are unable to afford mainstream insurance cover, there may be a solution for your needs. Please visit Essentials by AAI. Essentials by AAI provides low cost cover for those on low incomes in partnership with Good Shepherd.
Insurance is provided for cars and/or contents insurance only, is limited to low sums insured, and is subject to eligibility criteria.
Insurance issued by AAI Limited ABN 48 005 297 807. Read the Product Disclosure Statement before making a decision about this insurance. Click here for a copy. This advice has been prepared without taking into account your particular objectives, financial situations or needs, so you should consider whether it is appropriate for you before acting on it.