There are many resources available for individuals seeking support at this time. These resources include:
Local Services and Support
For information on how to access essential services and support, please refer to this informative summary provided by Northern District Community Health by clicking here (click across to view the whole list of services and support).
- The Money Smart website, which a dedicated section to financial steps you can take to look after yourself and your money at this time; and
- The National Debt Hotline (1800 007 007) and website features a range of information relating to assistance available; and
Relief Support is support that is available for residents who are required to isolate at home as a result of COVID-19 and who do not have access to support networks to access food and other essential support. This includes people who have contracted COVID-19, close contacts, secondary contacts, those awaiting test results and otherwise isolating in line with a public health direction. Support available may include food, material aid, healthcare items, personal support, financial aid, and/or other practical support.
For relief support assistance can be accessed by phoning the Victorian government’s Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 or Council’s Community Recovery team on 5450 9333. Local neighbourhood houses are also able to assist.
Fur further information regarding relief support please visit the Victorian Coronavirus website at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/isolation-and-quarantine-extra-help-and-support
Lifeline Central Vic & Mallee
Lifeline Central Vic & Mallee is a service dedicated to supporting our region in their darkest moments, to ensure they are not facing them alone. They provide connections and support to empower people who are struggling with their mental health, so they can help create a suicide-free Australia.
People can access Lifeline online at www.lifelinecvm.org.au or by calling 13 11 14.