Resources: Aboriginal

The following organisations offer specific support for Aboriginal people needing care or their families and carers. Contact these organisations for information, support and assistance.

Aboriginal Carer Kit

1800 242 636

Aboriginal Carers Support Guide

1300 797 606

Aboriginal Medical Service (all locations)
02 9319 5823

Carer Line

1800 242 636 (Mon to Fri 9am-5pm)

Drugs and Alcohol

Family Drug Support Line

1300 368 186 (24 hours)

Koori DrugInfo Clearinghouse

1300 858 584

Financial assistance

Centrelink

13 27 17

Financial Counsellors Association of NSW

Free service to assist with financial problems.
1300 914 408

NILS

No Interest loan scheme for low income earners in Australia.

Working Carers Gateway

Website dedicated to help people who are juggling working and caring roles.

Health information

Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet

A 'one-stop info-shop' for people working, studying or interested in addressing issues that influence the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations

02 6248 0644

Mental illness

Australian Indigenous Mental Health

A site to support the work of health professionals in improving knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait mental health issues and to achieve better outcomes.

Beyondblue Infoline

Anxiety and depression
1300 224 636

Family and Carer Mental Health Program

1800 242 636

Grief, loss, depression, emotional wellbeing toolkits

Lifeline 13 11 14

Suicide prevention toolkit

Lifeline 13 11 14

Respite

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre

1800 059 059

Future Planning

Family and Community Service: Aging, Disability and Home Care. Taking Care of Business.

Planning ahead in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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