Support groups and organisations: Accident

If you are seeking support relating to grief e.g. support organisations and resources such as books, please use the Finding Support page or use links which are presented at the bottom of each topic page.


BeyondBlue
CAMHS – Flinders Medical Centre, Division of Mental Health
Centacare
Compassionate Friends (SA)
Kangaroo Island Health Service
LIFELINE
National Twin Loss Support
Northern Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service – CAMHS – Country Regional Team
Road Trauma Support of South Australia (RTST)
Star Bear Program Anglicare Inc
Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Support (SA) Inc
Victim Support Service

BeyondBlue

  • Beyondblue is primarily a national telephone and internet information service and can also refer people to accurate, up to date, easy to read information on depression, anxiety and related disorders.
  • All calls and chats are one-on-one with a trained mental health professional, and completely confidential.
  • Beyondblue is not a health service, drop-in, or a crisis service: the postal address is for administration needs.

Services:

  • 24 hour support service: 1300 4222 4636
  • Webchat: 4pm to 10pm 7 days a week 
 


Website: http://www.beyondblue.org.au/general/search-results?
 
Help line:  1300 22 4636

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CAMHS – Flinders Medical Centre, Division of Mental Health

CAMHS provides a free and confidential counselling service for children up to 18 years of age and their families. Services are provided by child, adolescent and family specialists including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, who are experienced in helping children with emotional, psychiatric, behavioural or social difficulties.
We offer a range of services depending on your needs. Services include personalised individual or family counselling appointments, groups for children or information workshops for parents/care-givers.

Services provided:

  • Personalised individual or family counselling appointments, groups for children
  • Information workshops for parents/caregivers
  • Literature on Grief e.g. brochures

 

Address: Unit 3 209 Main South Road Morphett vale 

78-80 Dale St PORT ADELAIDE SA 5105

Suite 5, Ground Floor, Elizabeth House Elizabeth City Centre, Oxenham Drive ELIZABETH SA 5112

5 Darley Rd, PARADISE SA 5075

10 milham street oaklands park

Phone: Morphett Vale: 08 8326 1234
Port Adelaide: 08 8341 1222
Elizabeth: 08 8252 0133
Paradise: 08 8207 8999
Oaklands Park: 08 7425 8600

Fax: Morphett Vale: 08 8326 3340
Port Adelaide: 08 83412495
Elizabeth: 08 82870308
Paradise: 08 83652221
Oaklands Park: 08 7425 8275

Website: Port Adelaide: www.sahealth.sa.gov.au
Elizabeth: www.wch.sa.gov.au
Paradise: www.wch.sa.gov.au
Morphett ValeL: www.wch.sa.gov.au

Email: Morphett Vale: FMCOnkaparingaCAMHS@health.sa.gov.au
Port Adelaide: camhswestern@health.sa.gov.au
Elizabeth: northern@wch-camhs.sa.gov.au
Paradise: eastern@wch-camhs.sa.gov.au

Hours of Operation: 9.00am-5.00pm however appointment times for counselling can be negotiated
Costs: Nil

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Centacare

Centacare offers a confidential, professional counselling service for those confronted by loss and grief and work to provide a sympathetic and practical support as people journey through the grieving process.

Services provided:

  • Individual counselling
  • Group councelling 
  • Mediation
  • Family counceling 
  • Parenting counceling 

Address: 45 Wakefield St ADELAIDE SA 5000
Phone: 08 8210 8200
Fax: 08 8232 8920
Website:www.centacare.org.au
Email: equiries@Centacare.org.au 
Hours of Operation: Mon, Tues and Fri: 9.00am-5.00pm; Wed and Thurs 9.00am-9.00pm
Costs: Individual counselling on a sliding scale according to income. Service is free to eligible clients.

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Compassionate Friends (SA)

Compassionate Friends (SA) is part of a world wide support organisation for bereaved parents. This is regardless of the age of the child at death or the manner of death. Services provided include monthly support groups in 3 metropolitan locations, telephone support to members, a bi-monthly newsletter, a range of brochures and a resource library. A CandleLight service is held in December each year. Some support is also provided to siblings and grandparents.

Services provided:

  • Support group meetings
  • Literature on grief eg. brochures
  • Library facilities for loss & grief
  • Pamphlets
  • Newsletters – quarterly - first newsletter for newly joining family is free, thereafter by subscription

Address: PO Box 26 Kent Town SA 5071
Phone: 0456 820 133
Email tcfsainc@outlook.com
Hours of Operation: Monthly support group meetings are held at the Community rooms St Matthews Church, 146 Kensington Rd, Marryatville, South Australia
Costs: There is an annual membership of $30 (due in June and may increase annually in June) which covers cost of the newsletters, annual events such as Balloon Release, CandleLight

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Kangaroo Island Health Service

Kangaroo Island Health Service, has a Social Worker and Community Health Nurse. They can provide grief and loss counselling and act as a referral based service.

Services provided:

  • Individual counselling
  • Telephone counselling
  • Literature on grief eg. brochures

Address: Cook Community Centre, Esplanade, KINGSCOTE SA 5223
Phone: 08 8553 4231
Fax: 08 8553 4227
Website: www.health.sa.gov.au
Email:
Hours of Operation: 8.30am- 4.30pm
Costs: nil

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LIFELINE

LIFELINE provides a 24hr telephone counselling service that is compassionate, non-judgmental, confidential and supportive of people from all walks of life, in need or in crisis.
Counsellors are trained to help with crises in areas such as isolation, relationship difficulties, domestic violence, suicide, youth issues, loss and grief, mental health, child abuse, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, gambling etc.

LIFELINE has been helping South Australians of all ages, religions and social groups since 1963. In that time, our counsellors have dealt with just about every human problem.

Services provided:

  • Telephone counselling 24 hours 131114
  • Grief education classes as part of training of telephone counsellors
  • Referral service to other agencies and support groups
  • One-on-one crisis support chat 8pm-4am 7days: 13 11 14 

Address: 10 Pitt Street, ADELAIDE SA 5000

Mailing Address: GPO Box 2534 ADELAIDE SA 5000
Phone: 08 8202 5820
Fax: 08 8202 5822
Email: lifelineadmin@unitingcommunities.org
Website: http://www.lifeline.org.au/Get-Help/
Hours of Operation: Admin 9am-5pm
Costs: Nil (only cost is for in house training of telephone counsellors)

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National Twin Loss Support

Providing Twin Loss information to families, and health care professionals, right around the world. The organisation aims to improve the level of awareness and care of these families and is proud to be working in conjunction with other bereavement care organisations.

Services provided:

  • We specialise in providing multiple birth loss information to health care professionals, twin and higher order multiple birth loss families, as well as other bereavement care organisations. 
  • Free brochures and newsletters are available through our website and Facebook page. Books are for sale through outlets as listed on our website.

Address: 5 Earl Avenue, Salisbury East  SA  5109 [home office – by appointment only]
Mailing Address: PO Box 3157, Salisbury East  SA  5109
Contact phone: 0419 039 194 (after 5pm CST if possible)
Website: www.nationaltwinloss.org.au
Email: enquiries@nationaltwinloss.org.au
Hours of operation: as required
Costs: All information is provided free of charge. Books are sold to assist in raising funds for the NTLS organisation – 100% sales/royalties go to NTLS. Listed as a tax deductible gift recipient with the Australian Taxation Office.

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Northern Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service – CAMHS – Country Regional Team

CAMHS provides a free and confidential counselling service for children up to 18 years of age and their families. Services are provided by child and family specialists including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists who are experienced in helping children with emotional, psychiatric, behavioural or social difficulties.

Services:

  • Family and individual counseling
  • Group programs for children
  • Group programs for parents
  • Information workshops for parents and carers 
  • Toll free: 1800 819 089

Address: Port Augusta Service: Port Augusta Community Health Service, 36 Flinders Terrace Pt Augusta SA 5700 

Port Pirie Service: GP plus clinic, 50 Gertrude st Port Pirie SA 5540 

Port Lincoln Service: Port Lincoln Community Health Service, Ground Floor Port Lincoln Hospital, Oxford Terrece West Wing, SA 5606

Whyalla Service: Whyalla Community Health Service, 171 Nicholson Ave Whyalla SA 5600

Client Freecall Phone: 1800 819 089
Agency Phone: 08 8632 5304
Fax:Port Pirie: 08 8633 2489
Email:  augusta@wch-camhs.sa.gov.au
pirie@wch-camhs.sa.gov.au
lincoln@wch-camhs.sa.gov.au
 
whyalla@wch-camhs.sa.gov.au
Websitehttp://www.wch.sa.gov.au/camhscountry
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. 
Costs: nil

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Road Trauma Support of South Australia (RTST)

Road Trauma Support of South Australia (RTST) recognizes that people affected by vehicle collisions frequently experience emotional and psychological trauma, which may be relieved by sharing, support, information giving and counselling.

Services provided:  

RTST offers individuals affected by vehicle trauma referral to a qualified psychologist for free private counselling.

RTST also conducts monthly adult support group meetings at which a health professional is present.  The meetings are held in a confidential, informal and nonjudgmental setting.

Support group meetings are held on the first Monday of every month (excluding January) commencing at 7pm at 86 George Street, Thebarton.

Address: 86 George Street Thebarton, SA 5031
Phone: 1800 069 528 or 0400 705 066
Fax: Nil
Website: www.roadtraumasupportsa.com.au
Email: info@roadtraumasupportsa.com.au
Hours Of Opperation: Phone is monitored between 9am and 5pm Monday - Friday
Costs: free 

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Star Bear Program Anglicare Inc

The Star Bear program is a partnership between Anglicare Loss and Grief Centre.

Star Bear is a grief support program for children aged 5-12. For teenagers up to 17 there is the Star Bound program for  teenagers who are grieving the death of a parent, sibling or significant person.

Children attend a weekend camp conducted by trained mentors/leaders. The programe aims to increase children’s understanding of death and the grieving process, as well as providing them with the opportunity to share their experiences with other children. both camps aee run by proffesionals and volunteairs in the area. 

Please contact Star Bear with any questions/enrolment form.

Services provided:

  • Individual child or family counselling, Anglicare Loss and Grief Centre
  • Information services about grief for children and adults can be provided for schools or the wider community
  • Follow up support for bereavement 
  • weekly camps for Starbear children bewteen 5-12 and Starbound for teenagers up to 17

Phone: (08) 8409 3608
Website: www.anglicaresa.com.au/support-disability/loss-grief/loss-grief-camps

 


Email:starbear@anglicaresa.com.au
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Costs:  Nil (for camps)

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Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Support (SA) Inc

Sands South Australia offers support to all bereaved parents and relatives who have suffered the death of a baby anytime from conception through to 28 days after birth - this includes, miscarriage, newborn death, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy and genetic/medically advised termination.

Sands South Australia is a state-wide, self help voluntary organisation run by and for bereaved parents. We receive no government funding and rely heavily on fund-raising efforts and donations. Sands also exist in other States. There is a National Sands body (Sands Australia) to which States belong.

Sands South Australia is a self-help group consisting solely of bereaved parents.

Sands South Australia bring bereaved parents together in a number of ways, through a Newsletter, Support meetings, and over the telephone. Parents who are 'down the track' in their grief, and who have done some training, support those who are just starting to grieve.

Sands South Australia aims to assist parents in their grief and to help them understand the emotions that they are experiencing are normal.

Phone:  0417 681 642
Website: www.sandssa.org.au
Email:  admin.sa@sands.org.au
Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

(including Christmas Day) by dialling 1300 072 637

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Victim Support Service

The Victim Support Service Inc. (VSS) of S.A. is a community based, not-for-profit organisation in South Australia, which provides a comprehensive range of services for people who have suffered as a result of a criminal offence. This includes the crime victimes, their families and friends and the wider community.

Services provided:

  • Professional counselling, advocacy & support
  • Information about victims rights and criminal injuries compensation claims
  • Specific information sessions
  • Court companion service
  • Resource centre/library
  • Regional services – Pt Pirie, Pt Augusta, Riverland, Mt Gambier, Pt Lincoln, Whyalla and Murrylands

Address:  11 Halifax St Adelaide 5000
Mailing Address: PO Box 6610 Halifax street Adelaide 5000
Phone: (08) 8231 5626
Country Free Toll: 1800 182 368
Fax: (08) 8231 5458
Website: www.victimsa.org
Email: info@victimsa.org
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
Costs: None

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