Community support

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These difficult times may affect your mental wellbeing, particularly when you need to be social distancing. If you need support or someone to talk to, below is a list of useful resources.

Mental Health Line

The Resilience Centre podcasts

Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury

Mental Health Online

Kids Helpline

Beyond Blue

RU OK? webinars 

R U OK? - A police officer's journey with PTSD and depression

Simon Gillard discussed his mental health journey for R U OK? Day on 10 September.

RU OK? seniors

Webinar for seniors and people caring for seniors to talk about the signs and symptoms of mental health and/or when seniors may not be coping as well as they usually do.

Wednesday 16 September.

Are your teens ok?

Council is running a webinar for parents of teenagers to help them to check in with their teenagers to see if they are ok.

Wednesday 7 October, Via Zoom, 6:30pm to 8pm


Vulnerable and elderly residents

Council is working with several local community organisations to help elderly residents with shopping and meal deliveries, pharmacy and glasses prescriptions and emergency food packages. 

In the past two weeks, we have received lots of volunteer enquiries, and we would like to thank the community for your positive response. As the need for volunteers is high but uneven among organisations, please register your interest here or email and we will forward your details to the organisations most in need at that time. We encourage younger volunteers to contribute so that we can protect the health of our older volunteers.

Other ways to help your elderly neighbours include:

  • Take out the bins.
  • Bring in the mail.
  • Water plants.
  • Mow the lawn.
  • Shop for them and drop it off safely”.

Find legal answers - getting help

As we continue to navigate unknown territory, legal help may be needed for problems associated with employment, money, renting or other issues arising from COVID-19.

Click here for information that may answer your legal questions or concerns.