There are many places that can assist in the everyday living experiences where we may be facing issues or a tough day. Explore this page to find services available.
ASIC Money Smart – Arabic- Household Budgets
Household Budgets – Arabic
ASIC Money Smart – Arabic- Paying Bills
Paying Bills – Arabic
Aboriginal Family Support Services (AFSS) – Circle of Security Parenting
This resource provides information about the Circle of Security program run by the Aboriginal Family Support Services (AFSS). It focuses on attachment, which is what makes a child feel safe, secure and protected.
Aboriginal Family Support Services (AFSS) – Healthy Homes and Resilient Families
This resource provides information about a program run by the Aboriginal Family Support Services (AFSS) which aims to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families practical ways to manage money and to provide suggestions on how to make healthy food choices.
Australian Guide to Healthy Eating
Use this resource as a guide for healthy eating.
Employment – Quick Links
This resource will provide quick links to some useful employment information and services.
Energy Made Easy
An easy to read guide that assists in helping you to understand, control and compare your energy services.
Oral Health Information – How to Brush Your Teeth
This easy to read card will help you understand how to brush your teeth, step-by-step (A5 size). Provided by SA Dental, Department of Health, Government of South Australia.
Oral Health Information – Medications and your oral health
Sometimes medications may cause you to have a dry mouth which increases your risk of tooth decay, oral infections and gum disease. This information will help you manage your oral health and medications. Provided by SA Dental Service, Department of Health, Government of South Australia.
Oral Health Information – Quick Tips
Quick oral health care tips to maintain and improve your oral health.
Oral Health Information – SA Dental Service Clinic List
Need help with managing your Oral Health? To be eligible to attend a Community Dental Clinic, adults (or their adult dependents) need a current Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card. Clients are usually required to pay a contribution to the cost of their care. Staff will discuss fees before starting treatment. At the School Dental Service, dental care is FREE for all babies, children not yet at school and most children to age 17.
Oral Health Information – Your Oral Health
This information will help you understand that a healthy mouth is important to your general health and wellbeing (A4 size). Provided by SA Dental Service, SA Health, Government of South Australia.
- Oral-Health-Information—Your-Oral-Health.pdf [4.10kb]
Oral Health Information – Your Oral Health
Your oral health is important, this poster will help with ideas and tips, for managing your oral health, in a step-by-step approach (A4 Poster). Provided by SA Dental Service, SA Health, Government of South Australia.
Utilities Literacy Program
The Utilities Literacy Program supports people to reduce financial hardship associated with electricity, gas and water utilities. This program delivers information for those that support the community and those who are part of our communities.
- ABSTUDY – ABSTUDY helps cover costs for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples who are studying or doing an Australian Apprenticeship
- AMES Australia – AMES Australia is a specialised employment service can help you find the right job. AMES work with the Department of Employment through the jobactive initiative. This means eligible migrants and refugees can receive services for free.
- APS jobs – The APS has a wide range of employment opportunities from entry level positions as well as management, technical and administrative roles. The APS offers full time, part time and temporary or non-ongoing roles across a wide range of locations.
- ARA Jobs – ARA Jobs provides services under the Federal Government’s jobactive initiative. They offer specialist employment and training services to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) people and are dedicated to assisting clients into employment, especially those who are highly disadvantaged and/or long-term unemployed. They are the only specialist CALD employment service provider in South Australia.
- ASIC Indigenous Outreach Program – This program provides information to Indigenous consumers, business and organisations. Call the Indigenous Outreach Program helpline on 1300 365 957 or visit the website to find out more.
- ASIC Money Smart – This website will help you control and manage your money.
- ASIC Money Smart – Arabic – This page contains Arabic translations of MoneySmart content. To view the publications below in English, go to publications. To access the audio and photo stories in English, go to the Money management kit for community settlement workers.
- ASIC Money Smart – Indigenous – This link provides information written for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about budget matters, mobile phones, getting help with money matters, Outreach programs and financial support.
- ASIC Money Smart – Sudanese Arabic – This page contains Sudanese translations of MoneySmart content. To view the publications below in English, go to publications. To access the audio and photo stories in English, go to the Money management kit for community settlement workers.
- ASIC Money Smart – Budget in other languages
- Ability options – Ability Options provide a wide range of services to people living and working in New South Wales. These services focus on independence, empowerment, meaningful lifestyles and valued roles within the community. They advocate for all people to be included as valued and respected citizens who have unique skills, gifts and personal strengths to contribute to their community.
- Aboriginal Family Support Services (AFSS) – Community Safety and Wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of South Australia.
- Aboriginal Program Assistance Scheme (APAS) – Use this resource to find education programs / resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and parents in South Australia.
- Aboriginal Transitional Housing and Support Service (ATHOS) Adelaide – ATHOS provides emergency, short and long-term accommodation and support. Transitional accommodation in a 24hr staffed facility. Long Term accommodation in 4 houses in northern suburbs. Support for safe ‘return to country’. Case management and support.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander – Parents, Carers and Families – Family and Community Services, NSW Government website. This provides downloadable resources for Aboriginal Parents, Carers and Families. ‘Raising them Strong’ Booklets and Cards and other resources are available and specific information regarding NSW Indigenous Communities.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Drug and Alcohol Services – The Aboriginal Connection Program is a dedicated alcohol and other drug treatment service for Aboriginal people within the inner city and metropolitan areas of Adelaide. The program provides services to clients that frequent New Roads Centre (formally known as Byron Place Community Centre) and Hutt Street Centre which are agencies that provide services to vulnerable people and people who are homeless or at risk.
- Adelaide Car Pool – Rideshare/car pool in Adelaide
- Adelaide Hills Council
- Adelaide Metro – The Adelaide metro site, which is free, can help you to find the best route to get to your destination and you can also check for Real Time arrivals to see when your bus/train is on the way
- Adult Community Education (ACE) – Adult Community Education (ACE) providers in your area can help you improve your reading, writing and number skills. Many ACE providers also offer programs to help you get a computer and other workplace skills. They can also help you in getting office skills like tables, charts, graphs, word processing and desktop publishing software, the internet. You’ll learn with other adults in small groups, or even get one on one coaching. ACE programs are usually free or low cost.
- Adzuna – A national job search engine.
- Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) – ADIS is a confidential telephone counselling, information and referral service for the general public, concerned family and friends, students and health professionals. ADIS is staffed by trained professionals with experience in the alcohol and another drug field. ADIS also provides information about how to access other services including information about available prescribers and pharmacies.
- Anglicare Homelessness and Tenancy Support – Anglicare provides homelessness, long-term accommodation for people on low incomes and tenancy support services.
- Anxietyonline – An internet-based treatment clinic for people with anxiety problems.
- Aspitech – Offers cheap, refurbished computers
- Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme – Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme helps parents or carers of school age children who cannot go to a state school because of geographical isolation, disability or special health needs
- Australian Apprenticeships – A service available to school-leavers and people re-entering the workforce or wishing to change careers. Australian Apprenticeships offer opportunities for you to train, study and earn an income at a variety of qualification levels in most occupations as well as in traditional trades. When you finish your Australian Apprenticeship, you will have a nationally recognised qualification that can take you anywhere in Australia and one that is held in high regard in many overseas countries as well.
- Australian Breastfeeding Foundation – As Australia’s leading authority on breastfeeding, the Australian Breastfeeding Foundation support, educate and advocate for a breastfeeding inclusive society.
- Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network – A community-based organisation linking people interested in city farming, community gardening and community food systems around Australia.
- Australian Computer Society (ACS) – A PC Recycling Scheme – provides low-cost recycled computers to individuals on a low income, charitable or not for profit organisations
- Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators Incorporated
- Australian Job Search – A jobsearch engine.
- Australian Psychological Society (APS) – Psychologists are experts in human behaviour. They study the way that people think, feel, learn and behave and use this expertise to develop evidence-based strategies and interventions to help people overcome challenges and lead happier, healthier and more productive lives. Find more information by visiting this page about Psychology Health Topics.
- Australian Psychological Society (APS) – Find a Psychologist – Find a Psychologist through the APS.
- Australian Workplace Culture Forum – Videos for CALD Jobseekers – Videos that can provide Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Job Seekers with some helpful information and tips on how to be more successful in finding employment.
- Austudy – Austudy is for full-time students and Australian Apprentices aged 25 or older.
- Back to Basics Cooking Club & Healthy Lifestyle Program – Back to Basics Cooking Club and Healthy Lifestyle Program is an evidence-based, family focused, healthy lifestyle program with an after-school cooking club for children.
- Better Access Initiative – The Better Access initiative provides better access to mental health practitioners through Medicare.
- Better Health Channel – The Better Health Channel provides health and medical information to improve the health and wellbeing of people and the communities they live in.
- Beyond Blue – beyondblue creates mentally healthy environments and supports people across Australia – whatever their age and wherever they live.
- Blackdoginstitute – The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit organisation and world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.
- Bowden Brompton Community Centre
- Building Family Opportunities (BFO) – Building Family Opportunities (BFO) provides practical and professional services that help jobless families with their educational, training and employment needs.
- Car Pool One – Rideshare/car pool in Australia
- Career One – Jobsearch engine.
- Carers SA – Carers provide care and ongoing support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail aged. We consult with carers and work closely with government and other support organisations to improve the lives of caring families throughout South Australia.
- Carers Gateway – Carer Gateway is a national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers. The interactive service finder helps carers connect to local support services.
- Catch a Lift – Rideshare/car pool in Australia
- Centacare Limestone Coast Domestic Violence Service – Women and children who experience domestic violence in the Limestone Coast region.
- Centre Pay – A free and voluntary service to pay bills and expenses as regular deductions from your Centrelink payments.
- Centre for Clinical Interventions – Resources – If you suffer from a condition that is affecting your mental health and are looking for specific information about different types of problems then the information packages (InforPax) from CCI may be relevant to you. The InfoPax consist of a number of modules that you can complete online, or you can save the modules to your computer and work through them onscreen in your own time. Alternatively, you can print out the modules and work through them by hand.
- City of Charles Sturt
- City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters
- City of Onkaparinga
- City of Playford
- City of Playford Community Food Co-Op – At the Playford Food Co–ops our aim is to provide low-cost nutritional food products and grocery items at reasonable prices. We provide cost effective, nutritious food and meal choices, meal preparation and shopping advice and tasting sessions.
- City of Port Adelaide Enfield
- City of Tea Tree Gully
- Community Centres SA – To build the strength, capacity and influence of the community and neighbourhood centres sector through advocacy, workforce and organisational development.
- Community Foodies Co-Op – SA Community Foodies is a South Australian nutrition program that aims to build the capacity of individuals and communities to make healthier food choices by training and supporting volunteer community members (‘Foodies’) to act as agents for change.
- Community Foodies Cookbook – Recipes from Community Foodies SA.
- Community Gardens – There are over 50 community gardens in South Australia. This website will help you find a garden that you may become involved with.
- Consumer and Business Services Residential Tenancies – Consumer and Business Services provide support and information about your rights as a tenant of a rental property, room sharing or boarding house. This includes information on residential tenancies, rooming house tenancies and domestic violence protections for renters.
- Consumer and Business Services Rooming House Tenancies – Consumer and Business Services provide support and information about your rights as a tenant of a rental property, room sharing or boarding house. This includes information on residential tenancies, rooming house tenancies and domestic violence protections for renters.
- Coseats – Rideshare/car pool in Australia
- Department of Education and Training Website – Overseas Skills Assessment – The Department of Education and Training website can provide information about getting overseas skills/qualifications assessed.
- Department of Employment Relocation Assistance – The Department of Employment website can provide information regarding eligibility to receive payment for relocating for a job.
- Department of Human Services Income Support – The Department of Human Services offers income support if you are looking for work, completing approved studies or have a disability and are looking for work.
- Department of Immigration and Border Protection – This website provides information for individuals and travellers visiting Australia including: visiting Australia, entering or leaving Australia, life in Australia, visa support, importing or buying from overseas, studying in Australia, working in Australia, bringing your family or partners, refugee and humanitarian, Australian Citizenship and more.
- Department of Social Services – Settlement and Multicultural – The Department of Social Services works to improve the lifetime wellbeing of migrants and refugees settling in Australia by responding to their specific needs, encouraging their independence and participation in the Australian community. They support a productive, harmonious and diverse society for all Australians.
- Diamond House – Clubhouse – Diamond House is a community mental health programme that supports individuals who have the lived experience of mental illness. Through participation in Diamond House, people are given opportunities to explore friendships, rebuild links with family, participate in Work-Ordered Day, educational activities and employment options.
- Dietitians Association of Australia – The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) is the peak body of dietetic and nutrition professionals, providing strategic leadership in food and nutrition through empowerment, advocacy, education, accreditation and communication.
- Disability Support Pension – Provides financial support if you have a physical, intellectual, or psychiatric condition that stops you from working, or if you are permanently blind.
- Disability and Public Transport SA – The Government of South Australia has made provisions for individuals with a disability to utilise transport services.
- Domestic Violence and Aboriginal Family Violence gateway service – A range of support services are available including assistance with housing, legal and income support issues. Multilingual, multicultural workers provide culturally responsive services for Aboriginal women and women from non-English speaking backgrounds. Services also include emergency and short term supported accommodation and domestic violence counselling.
- Don’t Overlook Mature Expertise -DOME – Don’t Overlook Mature Expertise -DOME is a community based not for profit Employment and Training organisation offering services to mature age unemployed and disadvantaged people in South Australia .
- Drug Arm – Drug ARM Australasia is a not-for-profit organisation committed to reducing harms associated with alcohol and other drug use. Drug ARM Australasia provides a vital outreach of care and compassion through programs and services that assist individuals, families and communities throughout New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.
- Eastern Adelaide Generic Homelessness Service – For adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Eastern Adelaide region.
- Eat for Health – Australian Government advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing.
- Education Entry Payment – The Education Entry Payment is available to people receiving some income support payments, to help with the cost of the study.
- Eligibility for subsidised funding – Women’s Education Course – TAFE SA – Information regarding the eligibility for subsidised funding for Women’s Education Course through TAFE SA
- Emergency Relief and Referral Services – The Open Door – Emergency Relief and Referral Services – The Open Door provides emergency relief and a safe place for anyone requiring help. No appointment is necessary and opening hours are weekdays (excluding public holidays) 9am – 4pm.
- Employment Access (EA) (UCWPA) – Employment Access (EA) supports jobseekers with a disability, particularly mental health related disabilities, to find and maintain employment. They operate from two main centres and outreach sites across Northern and Western Employment Service Areas. Jobseekers work closely with an Employment and Training Officer to become job ready, assisting with resume preparation, training and interview skills, finding jobs and maintaining employment.
- Employment Plus – Employment Plus is a website developed by the Salvation Army that assists in deciding what needs to be done, and how to do it, once you’ve found the job you want. It has tips and advice on job applications, including how to write cover letters and put together a resume.
- Employment Related Accommodation (ERA) program – UCWPA – The Employment Related Accommodation program (ERA) program makes affordable accommodation available to remote residents who wish to relocate from their community to take up opportunities for employment, training or education. The program is funded by the Commonwealth Government through the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing, is administered by Housing SA, and properties are managed by third party housing managers.
- Energy Saving – Energy Rebates – Access to programs offering rebates on your energy.
- Energy Smart – Energy Saving Tips & Managing Your Energy Bill – This resource provides information on how to manage your energy bill and some energy saving tips.
- Entree – South Australian recruitment firm.
- Fair Work Ombudsman – The Fair Work Ombudsman can help you understand their rights and responsibilities under Australian workplace laws. They also work with you to resolve workplace issues which may arise. Their services are free to all workers and employers in Australia.
- Family Mediation and Relationships – Relationships Australia provides relationship support services to enhance human and family relationships. These services are offered in many locations across Australia.
- Family by Family – In-home coaching for families.
- Financial Support – Anglicare – Demystifying money, supporting people to receive their proper entitlements to and encouraging individuals and families to take control of their finances and, in doing so, take control of their future.
- Flexible Learning Options (FLO) – FLO is a student enrolment strategy aimed to assist school and the wider community in supporting successful engagement and retention of young people in secondary school to the age of 20 identified at risk of disengaging from a mainstream school based learning program.
- Foodbank SA – Foodbank’s vision is to achieve a South Australia without hunger by collecting surplus, salvaged and donated food and grocery products from food producers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers and distributing it to charities and community groups to distribute to people in need.
- Foodwatch – Foodwatch provides lots of useful food facts and handy tips and recipes with the aim being to provide you with no-nonsense nutrition information that’s easy to read and easy to put into practice.
- Forward IT – This website helps people new to the internet learn about topics including web searching, email, YouTube, and Skype. The website is designed for you to work on your own, or sit with someone who can guide you through the step-by-step lessons.
- Fresh for Kids – A site that provides a fun and educational resources about healthy eating for children, their parents and teachers.
- GROW – Grow is a caring and supportive, community-based organisation that has developed a unique program for improving and maintaining mental wellbeing. In a safe and confidential environment, members come together on a weekly basis to participate in an organised program. The meetings last approximately two hours and are followed by refreshments.
- Gambling Help Online – This service complements and increases the range of services available in responding to problem gambling issues. It provides Australians with a new opportunity to access counselling and information services when they are unable or reluctant to access face-to-face services provided in each jurisdiction.
- Generation One VTEC – Generation One VTEC: Vocational, Training & Employment Centres (VTECs) connect Indigenous job seekers with guaranteed jobs and bring together the support services necessary to prepare job seekers for long-term employment. VTECs are open to Indigenous job seekers and school leavers and prioritise highly disadvantaged Indigenous job seekers.
- Get Healthy – A free information and personal health coaching service.
- Go for 2 and 5 – Tips and information to ensure that you receive your 2 fruit and 5 veggie servings every day.
- Grains and Legumes Nutrition Council (GLNC) – As the independent authority on the nutrition and health benefits of grains and legumes, GLNC provides a platform for organisations from across the grains and legumes value chain that have a pre-competitive interest in promoting the health and nutrition benefits of grains, grain-based foods and legumes
- Green PC – Refurbishes and recycles computers and equipment for use by individuals on a low income and community organisations
- Grief and Loss Resources and Tools – Grief.com provides a range of resources and tools to help guide you through situations you may be facing
- Hays – A national recruitment agency.
- Headspace – headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25-year-olds.The service is designed to make it easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.
- Health Heroes – Health Heroes is a website that showcases employment opportunities and information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the health sector.
- Healthy Food Guide Recipes – Discover healthy recipes and articles and gain some expert advice.
- Help to Quit Smoking – This website provides information and resources to help you to quit smoking.
- Helping Young People Achieve (HYPA) – Helping Young People Achieve (HYPA) assists young people to develop the needed skills to enter the workforce . They can also help you to get work experience placements. Some of their services will give you in-house training course and then participate in a practical experience aligned with real businesses.
- Hoarding and Squalor SA – A South Australian Service and Support Guide assists the general public and service professionals to navigate their way through local services and provides guidance and strategies to use when dealing with instances of hoarding and/or squalor.
- HomePlace – HomePlace is an organisation that seeks to establish, manage and maintain a range of accommodation support services for adults living with intellectual and cognitive disabilities and support the rights of people with an intellectual or cognitive disability to have a quality of life that is comparable to those living without a disability.
- Homelessness service provider directory – This SA Government website provides a link to organisations that offer a range of community support and information services in addition to specific homelessness programs. The website is organised into categories such as families, adults, young people, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Hudson – A national recruitment agency.
- ITShare SA Inc. – Provides low-cost computer systems to low-income groups, individuals and communities
- Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS) – The Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS) is an Australian Government initiative that improves the professional employment prospects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It links Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary students with employers in a cadetship arrangement involving full-time study and negotiated work placements.
- Indigenous Careers – Indigenous careers brings together useful tips about Australian Government jobs opportunities, applications, interviews and career profiles for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
- Indigenous Careers & Employment – An Indigenous owned and operated careers site, connecting Indigenous candidates and people with Indigenous expertise and potential employers.
- Indigenous Jobs Australia – A national employment website dedicated to connecting Indigenous Australian job seekers with employers that are searching for Indigenous employees.
- Indigenous Literacy Foundation
- Indigenous Youth Mobility Programme (IYMP) – The Indigenous Youth Mobility Programme (IYMP) provides opportunities for young Indigenous people from remote Australia to move to a major centre to participate in pre-vocational training, Australian Apprenticeships, Certificate Courses and university courses, such as those leading to nursing, teaching, accounting and business management qualifications.
- Interskills Training – An accredited provider of disability employment services, recruitment, workplace rehabilitation and training services and programs.
- JobAccess – JobAccess is the national hub for workplace and employment information for people with disability, employers and service providers. JobAccess provides free, confidential and accessible information and advice through a comprehensive, easy-to-use website and a telephone information service that provides information and advice on disability employment related matters. It offers help and workplace solutions for people with disability and employers.
- Job Prospects – Job Prospects is committed to working with you to build your skills and develop a plan that achieves your future aspirations by providing a friendly, professional and personal support service individually tailored to your employment needs and goals. Job Prospects also provide you access to a wide range of job vacancies through extensive employer and industry networks.
- Junk insurance – If you have purchased a second-hand car or taking out a credit card or loan, you may have paid for insurance or a warranty that may not be helpful to you. Find out more from the Consumer Action Law Centre.
- Kangaroo Island Children’s Services – Kangaroo Island Children’s Services Inc is a community based integrated service, managed by a Governing Council of parents providing quality accredited care and pre-school education.
- Karpandi Women’s Program – This program supports Aboriginal women elders in meeting the needs of independent living at home. Services include information, counselling, advocacy, group activities and excursions, support in day to day tasks such as shopping and banking, transport to appointments and meals
- Kitchen Gardens SA – The Kitchen Garden Initiative is a strategic priority for the Botanic Gardens of South Australia. The program promotes the development of kitchen gardens in homes, schools and communities in Adelaide.
- Legal Services Commission of South Australia – Law For You. A short guide to migrants living in South Australia
- Legal Services Commission of South Australia – Publications to help with legal and other matters.
- Libraries of SA – This resource provides access to the South Australian Public Library Network. South Australia’s 140 public libraries work collaboratively to provide a service to all South Australians. The network operates within a Memorandum of Agreement between state and local government. This agreement provides the framework within which both parties contribute to ensuring that all South Australians have access to modern, free public library services.
- Life Without Barriers – Life Without Barriers provides care and support services across Australia in urban, rural and remote locations. Services include family support and out-of-home care, disability services, home and community care for older Australians, support to refugees and asylum seekers. We also work in the areas of mental health, homelessness and youth justice and we have a strong commitment to Reconciliation and delivering culturally sensitive programs.
- LifeLine – Crisis support and suicide prevention.
- Literacy and Clinical services – Assistive technology links to assist with literacy.
- Low Income Loans – Learn about the different low-income loan options and benefits available to borrowers who are finding it hard to qualify for a loan due to income thresholds.
- MIGAS Apprenticeships and Training – MIGAS Apprenticeships and Training is a not-for-profit entity specialising in finding jobs for and providing apprenticeship and training in the electrical, HVAC, engineering, mining and manufacturing sectors
- Make a Will, Red Cross – Red Cross Wills Days make it easy for you to make or update a simple Will from just $75. You can book an appointment by filling out the contact form on the website or by calling 1800 811 700.
- MatchWorks – MatchWorks delivers jobactive Employment Services and Disability Employment Services contracts on behalf of the Federal Government Department of Employment and Department of Social Services. MatchWorks has Work for the Dole Coordinators in Victoria and provides WorkcoverSA and Job Placement services in South Australia.
- Mens Shed SA – The South Australian Men’s Shed Association (SAMSA) was established in 2012 as the peak body representing men’s sheds – in all their various incarnations – in SA. SAMSA is affiliated with the Australian Men’s Sheds Association, which is the national organisation representing the interests of Men’s Sheds around Australia.
- Mental Health Australia – Mental Health Australia is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector and committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians
- Mental Health First Aid – A national not-for-profit organisation focused on mental health training and research.
- Mental Health Triage Service – The SA Health Mental Health Triage Service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This Service is the main point of access to mental health services, can provide advice and information on mental health emergency or crisis situation, and is staffed by mental health clinicians. If you feel that you may be in need of mental health support and have never accessed a mental health service before, please contact your GP or phone our mental health triage services on 13 14 65.
- Migrant Resource Centre – The Australian Migrant Resource Centre (AMRC) is an independent, non-government, leading settlement agency servicing all of South Australia. The AMRC’s purpose is to support the effective settlement and participation of people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, particularly those who are new arrivals to South Australia. Using a community development approach, the AMRC supports new arrivals to contribute effectively to South Australia’s society, culture, economy and environment.
- Mind Health Connect – The mind health connect website aggregates mental health resources and content from the leading health-focused organisations in Australia. You can access a range of mental health resources including online programs, fact sheets, audio and video, and online communities.
- Mind Tools – Essential tools and resources for well-being.
- MindShare – On mindshare, you will find artwork, short stories, poetry, photography, original music recordings, mini-documentaries, digital stories and blogs submitted by people with lived experience of a mental health problem or illness, as well as their carers, sector workers and friends. You will also find information from the sector both political and current, information on services and how to gain access to assistance for those in need.
- Ministry Of Food Australia ‘pop up’ offer classes – The City of Onkaparinga provides courses that teach participants basic cooking skills and good nutrition through practical hands-on cooking classes.
- Multicultural Financial Support – Information about the services available to migrants to help meet their needs.
- National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters – Our mission, as outlined in the NAATI Constitution, is to set and maintain high national standards in translating and interpreting to enable the existence of a pool of accredited translators and interpreters responsive to the changing needs and demography of the Australian community.
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – The priority of the NDIS is to ensure people with disability continue to get the support they need. The changes that are required to existing disability support systems are significant. Arrangements are being made to ensure the scheme can be introduced gradually, ensuring a smooth transition for people with disability and support providers. Use this link to find out more about NDIS in SA and other states.
- National Health Services Directory – The National Health Services Directory is a joint initiative of all Australian governments, delivered by Healthdirect Australia, to enable health professionals and consumers access reliable and consistent information about health services.
- National Seniors Australia – National Seniors Australia can assist in ensuring that mature aged workers have the skills needed to be successful in the workforce
- National Translation Service – Help for non-English speakers, support for interpreters and translating and interpreting services.
- Neami National – Neami National is a community mental health service supporting people living with mental illness to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals.
- NewAccess – Coaching Program – NewAccess is a beyondblue program that provides free and confidential support to help you tackle day-to-day pressures. A NewAccess coach, specially trained and experienced, will support you in setting practical goals that will get you back on track
- NewStart Allowance – NewStart provides financial assistance if you are searching for employment. It supports you while you participate in activities that may increase your chances of finding a job, such as studying or training. The amount of Newstart Allowance you are paid depends on your situation.
- Nunkuwarrin Yunti – Nunkuwarrin Yunti offers free and confidential counselling as well as psychological services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, adolescents, adults and families
- Nutrition Australia – Nutrition Australia is an independent, member organisation that aims to promote the health and wellbeing of all Australians.
- One Shift – A jobsearch engine.
- Parenting SA – Parenting SA promotes the value of parents and the important role of parenting. It provides access to a range of resources and information services.
- Parenting payment – Department of Human Services payment that provides income support to parents or guardians to help with the cost of raising children.
- Parents Helpline – The Parent Helpline is a telephone information service for parents in South Australia – 1300 364 100 .The Parent Helpline provides telephone information and support at any time 7 days a week. The helpline can assist with queries relating to child health, behaviour, nutrition and information for parents and about parenting.
- Partners In Recovery – The Partners in Recovery program works with the community, primary health care providers and partner organisations to provide high quality, person-centred, equitable and accessible healthcare and support to the local community.
- Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS) – The Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS) is a subsidy program that all Australian states and territories operate. These schemes provide a subsidy to assist with travel, escort and accommodation expenses incurred when rural and remote Australians travel over 100 kilometres to access specialised health care not available within a specified distance from their place of residence.
- Pensioner Concession card – Cardholders can access Australian Government health concessions and get help with the cost of living by reducing the cost of certain goods and services.
- Pensioner Education Supplement – The Pensioner Education Supplement helps with the ongoing costs of full time or part time study in a secondary or tertiary course.
- Person Centred Planning – Always remember you need to have a good relationship with your client first and a good grasp of the program you are recommending. You can’t be mucking around working out how to use it, or they’ll look at you as though you are unprofessional. Never forget one size does not fit all – not everyone is interested in technology. Always, go through the program with them and demonstrate how it works. Some clients will dislike one app while others will love it.
- Personal Helpers and Mentors Service (PHaMS) – PHaMs provides increased opportunities for recovery for people aged 16 years and over whose lives are severely affected by mental illness, by helping them to overcome social isolation and increase their connections to the community. People are supported through a recovery focused and strengths based approach that recognise recovery as a personal journey driven by the participant.
- Personnel Employment – Personnel Employment is an Adelaide based, specialist employment agency assisting people with a Developmental Disability to find and maintain employment in the mainstream workforce.Personnel employment is a Disability Employment Service (DES) providers and supports over 500 clients and works with some of the State’s leading employers.
- Positive Life SA – Positive Life SA is committed to meaningful, relevant and strategic engagement with people living with HIV and will engage with ‘communities of interest’ to build capacity, promote information exchange, increase our organisational expertise, and value-add to members of those communities of interest.
- Psychology SA and CEDAS – Psychology SA is a psychology practice based in Bowden (adjacent to North Adelaide) which provides psychological assessment for children along with treatment and support for children and adults. Psychology SA is committed to using the latest assessment tools and providing evidence-based therapeutic approaches to help people achieve positive change, reduce emotional distress and lead rich and fulfilling lives.
- Public transport concessions – South Australians on low or fixed incomes and Seniors Card holders may be eligible to receive a concession on public transport fares.
- R U OK? – R U OK? is a not-for-profit organisation whose vision is the world where we’re all connected and are protected from suicide.
- ReachOut.com – Going through a tough time, help is here when you need it.
- Reading and Writing Hotline – The reading and writing hotline is a key starting point to find out what literacy courses might be available near you. When you ring the Hotline a consultant will talk to you about your reading, writing, spelling or maths needs and give you details of the adult literacy and numeracy classes available in your local area. If there are no suitable classes available locally the Hotline consultant will give you details of how you can get support by distance delivery
- Relationships Austalia – Conflict is a normal and unavoidable occurrence in a workplace. For some suggestions on how to handle this, visit the Relationships Australia website
- Relocation Scholarship – Relocation Scholarship is a payment, by the Department of Human Services, made once a year if you are in higher education and moving to or from a regional area to study
- Renewal SA – Renewal SA runs training and employment programs with the project and other partners so that communities and individuals benefit from our urban renewal activities.
- SA Community Adult Language, Literacy & Numeracy Programs in the City of Onkaparinga
- SA Government Literacy and Numeracy – Find government information about literacy and numeracy programmes and activities.
- SA Health – Clinic 275 – Free and confidential sexual health testing.
- SA Health Sexual Health Services
- SA Health – Mental Health – For information about mental health and mental illness
- SA Housing Services Provider – Tenancy Module Service Links. SA Government website that provides community support, information and services including specific homelessness service for families, adults, young people, domestic violence or family violence and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people. SA Housing Finder
- SA Libraries – Most libraries offer computer and internet classes including basic and intermediate levels.These classes can include such topics as basic internet searching, wireless internet access, or learning to use software such as email, word processing and spreadsheeting.
- SANE Australia – SANE Australia is a national charity helping all Australians affected by mental illness and help people improve their lives and reduce the risk of suicide.
- SHine SA – A not-for-profit provider of primary care services and education for sexual and relationship wellbeing.
- SafeWork SA – As South Australia’s work health and safety agency, SafeWork SA regulates, promotes and encourages safe, fair, productive working lives
- Salvation Army Assistance – The Salvation Army can offer a range of support services such as homeless and accommodation, alcohol and drug services, financial counselling, employment, youth issues, problem gambling. Access their website to find out more.
- Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) – The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) are a national non-government peak body in Australia representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.
- Seek – A jobsearch engine.
- Seniors Information Services Inc – Seniors Information Service (SIS) is a charitable and inclusive organisation providing information, support, programs and advice to South Australians on the ageing and disability journey.
- Skills You Need – The Skills You Need website is able to provide effective communication tips
- Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) – Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) is a program run by the government to help develop speaking, reading, writing or basic maths skills to improve the chances of getting and keeping a job.
- South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal – South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal helps people to resolve issues within specific areas of law, either through agreement at a conference, conciliation or mediation or through a decision tribunal at a hearing. SACAT reviews government decisions, housing disputes and guardianship decisions.
- South Australian Council for Adult Literacy – The South Australian Council for Adult Literacy Inc (SACAL) is a voluntary, non-profit organisation that assists in the development and promotion of language, literacy and numeracy practices, services and resources.
- South Australian Government Forms and fact sheets for private rental tenancies – Other Languages – South Australian Government Forms and fact sheets for private rental tenancies in languages other than English, provides forms and fact sheets for private rental tenancies in languages other than English (including, Arabic, Chinese, Dinka, Farsi, Hindi, Khmer, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Vietnamese)
- South Australian Police – Party Safe – Party Safe can assist you to make your party a safe and enjoyable event for your friends and family.
- Speech Recognition Software – Find out how speech recognition software can assist in producing electronic documents.
- Step UP Loan – Step UP is a low-interest loan for people on low incomes who have difficulty accessing credit from a bank.
- Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Foundation – To provide the inspiration, information, professional learning and support for educational institutions to deliver pleasurable food education, in conjunction with educators, partners and the wider community.
- Struggling to pay your energy bill? – Energy Made Easy – If you are struggling to pay your energy bill, help is available. Getting help early can help you avoid extra fees or disconnection. You may be able to get an extension, a payment plan, information about concessions and even energy saving ideas. Find out more from Energy Made Easy.
- Student Start-up Loan – A voluntary loan for eligible higher education students receiving Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY Living Allowance.
- Sureway – Sureway Employment and Training is a leading employment services provider and training organisation that works in partnership with employers, industry, Government and community organisations to assist job seekers and meet the needs of industry. Sureway specialise in meeting the needs of job seekers by developing their skills, providing personal support and moving them into sustainable employment.
- Survivors of Torture and Trauma Assistance and Rehabilitation Service (STTARS) – STTARS is a non-government, not for profit organisation with no political or religious affiliations. STTARS assists people from a refugee and migrant background who have experienced torture or been traumatised as a result of persecution, violence, war or unlawful imprisonment prior to arrival in Australia.
- Tenants Information and Advisory Service – Tenants Information and Advisory Service is a free and independent information, advice and advocacy to help people on low incomes to sustain their tenancies in private rental, community housing or public housing.
- The Smith Family – The Smith Family is a children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.
- Tough Love South Australia – A self-help program for parents, kids and communities struggling with unacceptable adolescent behaviour.
- Training 2 Employment – Training 2 Employment (T2E) places Indigenous people in real jobs. T2E delivers enterprise- based training in tourism and agriculture with a guaranteed job opportunity for all graduates. It has a national scope including operating in rural and remote regions. People are paid a proper wage while they undertake accredited training.
- Training 2 Employment (T2E) Video – A video created by Training 2 Employment (T2E) to showcase the services that they can provide for Indigenous jobseekers.
- Transition to Work Program – An Australian Government, Department of Employment service to support young people aged 15-21 on their journey to employment. The service will provide intensive, pre-employment support to improve the work-readiness of young people and help them to work (including apprenticeships and traineeships) or education.
- UnitingCare Wesley Bowden – Community Foodies – SA Community Foodies is a South Australian Nutrition program that aims to build the capacity of individuals and communities to make healthier food choices by training and supporting volunteer community members (“Foodies”) to act as agents for change.
- UnitingCare Wesley Bowden – Financial Counselling – UCWB Financial Counsellors provide information, support and advocacy to people in financial difficulty. We provide a free, non-judgemental and confidential service.
- UnitingCare Wesley Bowden- Inner Southern Homeless Service – The Inner Southern Homelessness Service is a regional homelessness gateway and service hub, which facilitates a combination of on-site, community-based outreach and in-home support. They assist people who may be: homeless, at risk of losing their tenancy, residing in a boarding house, or on a wait list for accommodation. Primarily operating across the City of Marion, the City of Holdfast Bay and the City of Mitchum, they are not restricted to providing services to clients residing in these council areas. Th
- UnitingCare Wesley Bowden- Young Carers Program – The Young Carer Program supports Young Carers, who live in the North and West metropolitan areas of Adelaide, to manage the pressures and responsibilities of their caring role. To be eligible you must be up to the age of 25 years (currently studying) and provides care to someone who has an illness, disability or mental health issue and lives in the West Torrens, Charles Sturt, Port Adelaide Enfield, Salisbury, Playford or Tea Tree Gully council areas.
- UnitingCommunities Counselling – Providing counselling services for domestic and family violence, suicide bereavement, family and relationship, financial, disability, sexual abuse or sexual assault counselling, support for people with mental health concerns, support for carers of people with mental health concerns.
- University of SA Community Clinics – UniSA operates a number of clinics that are open to the general public, providing professional and cost-effective services (in some cases free) in the areas of health, law and psychology.
- Victims Support Service – Provides free and confidential help to adult victims of crime, witnesses, their family, and friends across South Australia.
- WEA Adult Learning – The WEA provides learning opportunities for anyone aged 15 years or older (in most courses – there are some age restrictions on individual courses). There are generally no pre-requisites for courses and no assessment or exams
- Wear for Success – Wear for Success provides professional clothing and work skills training to provide people with the best possible chance of achieving their dreams.
- Welfare Rights – If you are unhappy about a decision made regarding your employment, Welfare Rights may be able to help you.
- Western Futures – Western Futures is a Skills for Jobs provider who engages South Australians who are disconnected from learning, training and work, in tailored workforce participation projects that respond innovatively to local skill and workforce needs.
- What’s on in Adelaide – A website dedicated to sharing all the great events and places to see in Adelaide.
- Women’s Education Course – TAFE SA – The TAFE Women’s Education Course delivers numerous Certificates in Women’s Education and aims to increase women’s knowledge of the workforce and opportunities available, develop relevant skills and confidence to enable them to take up those opportunities, develop skills in effective communication and employability, and provide a pathway to further education and training.
- Women’s One to One Learning (WOOL) – NEAMI – Women’s One to One Learning (WOOL) program engages volunteer mentors trained in adult learning principles to coach clients in the pursuit of their personal learning goals, which in turn will enhance and improve levels of literacy and numeracy leading to more engagement with community and better quality of life.
- Work Ready Website – Skills needed in South Australia – The Government of South Australia has outlined some sectors as experiencing stronger jobs growth than others. the Work Ready Website provides information on the types of skills needed in South Australia
- WorkReady – Skills and Employment – This website provides information about the training system and the government subsidised training available from institutions such as TAFE, universities, and apprenticeships in South Australia.
- Workskil Australia – Workskil Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation, supporting Australians to achieve sustained economic and social self-reliance. They provide a range of employment, work experience, disability, youth, Indigenous and health services.
- Workskills – Tips for Working Parents – A great handout from Workskills offering tips for working parents such as organisational skills to employ to balance work / home life
- YMCA of South Australia’s recreation database Info-Link – This database contains a huge range of recreational and social opportunities to explore and choose from, including sports, arts, games and personal development activities. We hope this information will inspire people of all backgrounds and abilities to get involved in their community by participating in recreational activities.
- Yarredi Services Inc. – Aboriginal women and their children who are escaping or at risk from domestic violence.
- Yarrow Place Services – Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service is an inclusive service for anyone who has been sexually assaulted. If they are unable to provide you with services, they can talk with you about referral options.
- Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre – This includes a number of resources such as Mood Assessment, Program, MoodGym, Moodkit, iCope, Smiling Mind, Talking Anxiety, Body Beautiful, DeepSleep, SuperBetter, Live Happy, Pillboxie, iCounsellor.
- Youth Accommodation Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Specific Services (YAATSISS) – The aim of the YAATSISS program is to assist and support Aboriginal youth, based on the intake criteria of homelessness and youth in crisis and/or at risk of homelessness. It offers a short-term accommodation service from two locations in metropolitan Adelaide – Olga Fudge Lodge for females and Narungga House for males.
- Youth Adult Health – The Youth Health Service is a free, confidential health service for young people aged between 12 and 25. Providing services such as drop-in medical and nursing clinics, a specific Health Check if you are living in care, are under the Guardianship of the Minister or Aboriginal, counselling, support and help to get the services you need and group activities and peer support.
- Youth Allowance – Youth Allowance provides financial help for young people who are studying full-time, undertaking a full-time Australian apprenticeship, training, looking for work or temporarily incapacitated for work or study.
- Youth Central – Youth Central is a Victorian website has videos, sample resumes and cover sheets that you can download.
- Youth Services – Playford Community – This resource provides a list of organisations located within the Playford or surrounding area that provide services to or programs for young people aged 12 – 25.
- Yunggorendi Student Engagement – Flinders University – Yunggorendi Student Engagement staff can provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with information and assistance regarding access to financial support to study at Flinders University.