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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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- 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 – 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.
- 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 Hills Council
- 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 other drug field. ADIS also provides information about how to access other services including information about available prescribers and pharmacies.
- Anxietyonline – An internet-based treatment clinic for people with anxiety problems.
- 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 big 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.
- Beyond Blue – beyond blue 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 bigger in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.
- 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.
- Centacare Limestone Coast Domestic Violence Service – Women and children who experience domestic violence in the Limestone Coast region.
- 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 Gardens – There are over 50 community gardens in South Australia. This website will help you find a garden that you may become involved with.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Help to Quit Smoking – This website provides information and resources to help you to quit smoking.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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, biging 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 biging 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.
- 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 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 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 beyond blue 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 big rich and fulfilling lives.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 live 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
- 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 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.