Other Assistance

The following organisations offer a range of services beyond the scope of the PSFSA. We welcome any suggestions that may augment this list. Feel free to contact us:

MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT & ARTS ALLIANCE (MEAA)

Web: meaa.org
Phone: 9333 0999

The largest and most established union and industry advocate for Australia’s creative professionals.

CENTRELINK

Web: centrelink.gov.au
Phone: 13 27 17

Delivering a range of payments and services for people at times of major change.

ENTERTAINMENT ASSIST

Web: entertainmentassist.org.au
Phone: 03 9247 4838

For mental health in the Australian entertainment industry to be actively and openly addressed.

SUPPORT ACT

Web: supportact.org.au
Phone: 1800 959 500

Providing financial support for musicians, and a 24hr wellness helpline for all members of the entertainment industry

EQUITY WELLNESS DATABASE

Web: MEAA The Equity Health Database

A database of GPs, psychologists, and other mental health professionals for performers and crew.

MISSION AUSTRALIA

Web: missionaustralia.com.au
Phone: 02 9219 2000

“Getting People Back on Their Feet”

BEYONDBLUE

Web: beyondblue.org.au
Phone: 1300 224 636

All calls and chats are one-on-one with a trained mental health professional, and completely confidential.

ZEBRA COLLECTIVE

Web: zebracollective.com

The Zebra Collective is a space for creative people and the people who work with them and who love them (and occasionally hate them).

MIND HEALTH CONNECT

Web: mindhealthconnect.org.au

Is the easy way to find mental health and well-being information, support and services from Australia’s leading health providers.

CANCER COUNCIL AUSTRALIA

Web: cancer.org.au

The Cancer Council can help some people affected by cancer and their families with the cost of some emergency and living expenses.

HEALTH INSIGHT

Web: healthdirect.gov.au

Is a single entry point to quality information from leading health information providers, including peak health organisations, government agencies and educational and research institutions, as well as providing access to services, and an increasing number of online specific programs and tools on a 24 hour basis.

MY DOCTOR

Web: mydr.com.au

Covers medical conditions, gives information on nutrition and exercise, and has a large library of online health tools and calculators to help you manage your health. myDr also allows you to search for healthcare professionals and patient support groups in your area.

COUNSELLING ONLINE

Web: counsellingonline.org.au

Provides phone and online counselling

HEALTHSHARE CONNECT

Web: healthshare.com.au

Provides 24/7 online chat with a qualified Australian therapist. Anytime, anywhere. The first week is free.

THE TOOLBOX BY REACHOUT.COM

Web: reachout.com

A collection of health and wellbeing apps endorsed by health professionals and reviewed by young people.

CHILD CARE SUPPORT

Web: mychild.gov.au/families-carers/support

Providing support for families, carers and children with a range of services from workshops, counselling and child support advice

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

Web: vinnies.org.au

Assisting people experiencing poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse mental health issues and a number of other social issues.

SALVATION ARMY

Web: salvos.org.au
Phone: 13 SALVOS (13 72 58)

Providing an extensive range of social and humanitarian services for people in crisis or in need of help or shelter.

LIFELINE

Web: lifeline.org.au
Phone: 13 11 14

A national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Web: aa.org.au

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

Web: na.org.au
Phone: 1300 652 820

SUICIDE CALL BACK SERVICE

Phone: 1300 659 467

Free telephone counselling

MENSLINE AUSTRALIA

Phone: 1300 78 99 78

Counselling for men of all ages.

TO FIND HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IN YOUR AREA VISIT:

TO FIND A PSYCHOLOGIST IN YOUR AREA, VISIT:

MENTAL HEALTH PLANS & MEDICARE

Medicare rebates are available for up to ten individual and ten group allied mental health services per calendar year to patients with an assessed mental disorder who are referred by:

  • A GP managing the patient under a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan; or
  • Under a referred psychiatrist assessment and management plan; or
  • A psychiatrist or paediatrician.

For more information, please refer to the Department of Health web site health.gov.au