VAFA Community Services Directory
The Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) is pleased to present its Community Services Directory.
The VAFA is committed to assisting its clubs in providing the appropriate resources to players, umpires, administrators and volunteers who are encountering times of personal hardship.
As a result, the Community Services Directory has been developed to provide a resource hub for people seeking help for a wide-range of health and social wellbeing issues.
You know that feeling you get after you bet more than you’d planned to, even if that feeling only lasts a few minutes. That feeling has a name. It’s called Bet Regret. Maybe you’ve spent more than you’d planned. Or maybe you’re betting more, or for longer. If you’ve felt anxious, guilty, or just uncomfortable after betting, listen to it. Bet Regret. Don’t let it lead to something bigger.
Bet Regret Website | 1800 858 858
GAMBLING’S NOT A GAME
KidBet is about raising community awareness of how gambling and sports betting advertising can affect young people. This website is full of information and resources to help you understand the risks and explore ways to tackle the topic with the young people in your life.
Learn more about anxiety, depression and suicide prevention, or talk through your concerns with our Support Service. Our trained mental health professionals will listen, provide information and advice, and point you in the right direction so you can seek further support.
Men’s Line Australia is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with professional counsellors providing confidential and anonymous information and support for all relationship issues. Call us on 1300 78 99 78 or register for online counselling.
OnTrack is a website offering online psychology services including; free online treatment programs, information and facts about mental and physical health, information and advice on where to get help, access to quizzes with immediate feedback.
If your drinking is harming yourself or others, it may be time to contact one of the many services that can help. You could speak to your GP, local health service or call a helpline. There are trained telephone counsellors available in every Australian state and territory.
FAMILY DRUG HELP
Family Drug Help (FDH) provides a specialist service to support family members and friends who are concerned about a loved one’s alcohol and other drug use. Family Drug Help aims to strengthen clients’ physical and mental health and their ability to cope with a very difficult situation.
A valuable source with numerous contacts including helplines, websites and locations of service providers.
There’s a difference between good stress and bad stress. Good stress can help you get through tough situations because you’re alert and ready to face the thing you’re anxious about. Bad stress is when you feel uptight and nervous all the bloody time. Stress relief is about finding ways to manage your anxiety. There’s plenty of info on it here – plus what could be going on if it’s something more serious.
mindhealthconnect is the easy way to find mental health and wellbeing information, support and services from Australia’s leading health providers, together in one place. Supported by the Australian Government, mindhealthconnect helps you to find information you can trust. Start now with the Guided search or Mental Health A-Z.
Homelessness Australia (HA) is the national peak body for homelessness in Australia. We provide systemic advocacy for the homelessness sector.
If you are experiencing homelessness or need help please CLICK HERE.
Red Cross believes that everyone deserves a home that is safe, secure and affordable. In an average year, Red Cross helps 2180 people to find housing, supports 1360 people at risk of becoming homeless, and provides 43,400 meals to people experiencing hardship.
Youth Central is the Victorian Government’s youth website, overflowing with great information and articles.Everything from how to find a job, study options, moving out of home, getting your drivers license, travel trips, even managing your money.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCE CENTRE AUSTRALIA
We provide training, publications, research and other resources to those experiencing (or who have experienced) family violence, and practitioners and service organisations who work with family violence survivors.
Our family violence service provides a range of support services to women and their children who have experienced family violence. We assist women and their children to remain safely within their community wherever possible and maintain a life free of violence, while also addressing their emotional and practical needs and issues arising from the violence.
People may experience significant loss or financial difficulties due to the damage or loss of property caused by an emergency such as fire or flood. In such financial crises, people who have experienced significant loss will need to consider a broad range of financial issues in the days and weeks that follow.
ASIC MONEY SMART
Financial counselling is a free service offered by community organisations, community legal centres and some government agencies. Financial counsellors can help you solve your money problems.
MEN’S SHED ASSOCIATION
Spanner in the Works’ is a Men’s Health initiative by the Australian Men’s Shed Association provides some key health messages to men in a form that is understandable and achievable.
Although men are getting much better at accessing health services today there is still a generation that thinks that to be male, you wait until an arm or a leg drops off before you go and get medical care. So this year don’t wait – make a DATE with your GP for a General Health Check.
RELATIONSHIPS AUSTRALIA VICTORIA
Relationships Australia Victoria is a valued provider of specialist family and relationship services. We know that healthy, safe, respectful relationships are crucial for health, happiness and wellbeing.
We provide high quality, confidential counselling to help with a wide range of issues such as relationship difficulties, stress, depression and anxiety, parenting, separation, grief and loss, and life changes.
We also offer family dispute resolution (mediation), services for those affected by family violence and mental health difficulties, relationship skills courses and professional training.
Services are provided from 12 centres in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, and through a distance telephone counselling service.