Mental health and community resources 

Links:

Ask Izzy: https://askizzy.org.au/ 

"When you’re looking for support, Ask Izzy can help you to find the services you need, now and nearby. It is free and anonymous, and you can search over 360,000 services to find housing, meals, healthcare, counselling, legal advice, addiction treatment and a whole lot more."

Newtown Centre Info sheet: https://www.newtowncentre.org/information-sheets.html

Includes info re  Accommodation, Drug and Alcohol, Essential Services, Family Resources, General Community Services 

The Junction Neighbourhood crisis assistance directory: http://jnc.org.au/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Crisis-Assistance-Directory-3.pdf

Includes Emergency Assistance & Food 2 Emergency Accommodation 7 Financial Counselling, Legal Advice & Low Interest Loans 8 Emergency Telephone Support 10 Mental Health Support for residents of the Randwick & Waverley Local Government Areas.

ACON: https://www.acon.org.au/ 

NSW’s leading health organisation specialising in community health, inclusion and HIV/AIDS responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders. 

Trans Hub: www.transhub.org.au 

A digital information and resource platform for all trans and gender diverse (TGD) people in NSW

Understanding The Spectrum: https://the-art-of-autism.com/understanding-the-spectrum-a-comic-strip-explanation/

A comic by Rebecca Burgess on understanding the autism spectrum as being non-linear. because it's not linear!!!

What is Autism: https://theautisticats.weebly.com/blog/what-is-autism-eden

Written by Eden of Autisticats, who is an autistic individual 

Essays by Eden of Autisticats https://theautisticats.weebly.com/blog/category/eden

Including 'Stop infantilising autistic people' and 'the problem with the term "low functioning" '

Autisticats instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.autisticats/

An instagram account run by 4 GNC autistic/neurodivergent individuals focused on advocacy, sharing information and dismantling stereotypes around autism. 

Welfare Rights Centre: https://welfarerightscentre.org.au/

The Welfare Rights Centre provides legal advice on Centrelink and social security matters to people in NSW. 

Advice is provided over the phone.

Numbers:

Emergency:  000

Lifeline Australia Crisis Support and Suicide:  13 11 14

Kids Helpline:  1800 55 1800 - Australian telephone and online counselling service for young people aged between 5 and 25

First National Men’s Crisis Line: 1800 435 799 Aboriginal men’s 24-hour hotline culturally safe way to support struggling men

QLife: 1800 184 527 (3pm - midnight) Anonymous, free LGBTI support

Mental Health Line:  1800 011 511 - 24hour line, anyone with a mental health issue can use the mental health line to be directed to the right care for them

Link2home homelessness line:  1800 152 152 - statewide (NSW) information and referral service to assist homeless people and those at risk of homelessness

Launchpad Youth Community (02) 9557 2810 - Sydney based services for youth aged 16-24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness