Support groups and organisations: HIV/AIDS

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.


Anglicare (SA) Loss and Grief Centre
BeyondBlue
Kangaroo Island Health Service
LIFELINE
O'Brien Street General Practice
Positive Life SA

Anglicare (SA) Loss and Grief Centre

Anglicare SA, Loss and Grief Centre was established in partnership with the School of Social Work, Flinders University.

The Centre offers individual and family counselling.

All staff have relevant and recognised professional qualifications.

Anglicare SA works for people from all backgrounds to make a positive difference. All staff work with respect for clients’ rights to self determination and their own belief system.

Services provided:

  • Individual counselling
  • Family counselling

Address: 159 Port Road, Hindmarsh SA 5007
Phone: 08 8131 3400
Fax: 08 8131 3477
Website: www.anglicaresa.com.au
Email: lossandgrief@anglicaresa.com.au
Hours of Operation: Enquiries about hours, fees and services are welcome Tuesday to Friday 9am – 5pm on 08 8131 3400
Costs: $30.00 for loss and grief counselling 

 

Return to top

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

Return to top

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

Return to top

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)

Return to top

O'Brien Street General Practice

O'Brien Street General Practice is a general practice with expertise in HIV and in gay and lesbian health. There is also psychologists and psychiatrists available for counseling. 

Services provided:

  • Counseling and mental health 
  • Sexual health 
  • HIV testing, counseling and management 
  • Hepatitist B and C management 
  • Immunisations/travel advice
  • Skin checks 
  • Palliative care 

Address:  17 O’Brien St, ADELAIDE SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8231 4026
Fax:  (08) 8231 1211
Website: http://www.obrienstreetpractice.com.au/
Email: mark.roberts@health.sa.gov.au
Hours of Operation: By appointment only
Costs: Bulk-billing available for consession cardholders, pensioners and children under tha age of 16.

Return to top

Positive Life SA

A Positive Life SA Inc provides this social drop in and health centre for people living with HIV. Support and complementary therapies available, including Friday lunches, treatment information, a volunteer program, support groups, positive speakers bureau, forums and newsletters.

Services provided:

  • Drop in centre
  • Support survices for people with HIV

Address: 16 Malwa St. GLANDORE S.A. 5037
Phone: (08) 8293 3700
Fax: (08) 8293 3900
Website:  http://www.hivsa.org.au
Email: reception@hivsa.org.au
Hours of Operation: Tiesday-Friday9am – 5pm

Return to top