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Support resources

There are a variety of support resources available to people who are looking for help with their mental health. 
The following support resources might be useful for you, or your loved one, when experiencing mental health issues.

 

NDIS

NDIS stands for the National Disability Insurance Agency.
It is the national scheme for people with disability, providing funding directly to individuals.
The NDIS can provide information and connections to local services to anyone who has a disability. Service connections include:

  • Doctors
  • Sporting clubs
  • Support groups
  • Libraries 
  • Schools 

The NDIS can also provide information about the support that is available from each state and territory government.

Find more information here

NDIS

Medicare

Medicare

Medicare gives all Australians, and some people from overseas, a wide range of health and hospital services at no (or low) cost. 
Medicare cards are issued to people enrolled in Medicare. You can find registration information at the front of the Medicare enrolment form at the Department of Human Services. 
You can find out how to register for Medicare, or check your enrolment here.

You can use your Medicare card when:

  • Making a Medicare claim for a paid or unpaid doctor's account
  • Visiting a doctor 
  • Receiving treatment as a public patient in a public hospital
  • Filling a Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription at a pharmacy

Find more information here. 

Housing

NSW Communities and Justice can help you to:

  • Find or keep your housing
  • Apply for private rental assistance or social housing
  • Understand your rights and responsibilities as a tenant 
  • Request help with a property 
  • Find out more about management transfers

Find more information here. 

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Centrelink

Centrelink provides social security payments and services to Australians such as disability support, rent assistance and carer payments.
Find more information here.

Jobseeker

JobSeeker is financial help for people between the ages of 22 and being eligible to receive the Age Pension, who are looking for work. 

Find more information here. 

 

Multicultural services

Multicultural NSW provides high-quality, professional, and efficient interpreting and translation services. 

Their fully accredited interpreters speak more than 100 languages and our translation services are available across more than 100 Service NSW centres in NSW.

Find more information here.

Multicultural services