It is not uncommon to be experiencing particular difficulty during this COVID 19 period. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any support at all. Below are some good resources for your assistance.
Rabbi Shmuel Karnowsky remains available for pastoral support or a friendly conversation on 0433 676 300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Govt Health and Covid-19 response page
All the latest guidelines and details including mental health support.
The government WhatsApp Page
A useful WhatsApp broadcast that gives you all the latest news.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Phone: 13 11 14
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
Phone: 1300 22 4636
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
Phone: 1800 551 800
Suicide Call Back Service
For immediate, professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide.
Phone: 1300 659 467
A confidential counselling, information, and support service for those experiencing Domestic Violence.
Phone: 1800 737 732
For a full list of Mental Health Online Support Services, please click here.
RESILIENCE AND WELL-BEING PROGRAMS
A personalized self-help tool for your mental Health.
Headspace (I use this app very frequently, it’s excellent! – Rabbi Shmuel)
Guided meditations, sleep, and movement exercises to help you out, however you’re feeling. It’s our small way of helping you find some space and kindness for yourself and those around you.
This Way Up
University based and clinically proven courses to assist your wellbeing – currently all courses free!
The #1 app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation, with over 50 million downloads and over 700,000 5-star reviews.
The Australian Government is providing financial assistance to Australians to support them through the Coronavirus. This assistance includes income support payments, payments to support households and temporary early releases of superannuation.
For further information please see:
We have partnered with CCare and Meals on Wheels to assist anyone in our community who can benefit from their services.
CCare can provide (delivered to your door) freshly cooked 3 course dinner once a week, weekly groceries (fruit and veg), challah for shabbat and monthly pantry essentials, at not cost.
A confidential self-referral can be easily made here: www.ccare.org.au/how-to-receive-help. In the final question of the ‘Self Referral’ form please kindly add a note saying that you came through Elwood Shule. If you’d rather we make the referral for you please be in touch with email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kosher Meals on Wheels (www.koshermealsonwheels.org.au) provides and delivers frozen (heat & eat) meals. The meals do cost, but discounts are available through Elwood Shule. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
JCCV and CSG useful information
Jewish Care Helpline
Jewish Care’s COVID-19 Helpline remains in place to assist and support members of the community experiencing crisis or hardship due to COVID-19. The Helpline is open Monday to Friday between 9:00am – 5:00pm.
Phone: 8517 5555
Caring Mums is a free, confidential, non-denominational, service providing weekly emotional support to mothers of newborn babies and pregnant women.
Call or text Michelle Kornberg, 0481 081 242
Jewish Response to Coronavirus founded by Standup
This Facebook page has everything from Job opportunities to food and welfare delivery.
A Jewish emergency paramedic service with an excellent track record of fast and professional Medical first aid.
Phone: 9527 5111
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