Mental health support extends to the regions

Non-profit organisation Lifeline North Coast is welcoming the Commonwealth and NSW Government support package to provide a range of mental health services to those in need across the state.

The support comes at a critical time as communities face the uncertainty of Covid-19 with new cases, extended lockdown rules and border restrictions weighing on people’s mental health. Lifeline says it is experiencing a 25% increase in the volume of calls Australia-wide since the surge in new Covid-19 cases began this mont.

“We recognise that an increasing number of people will be struggling with isolation, separation from family and feelings of heightened anxiety. The government package will help Lifeline to meet the increased demand for our essential services during this time,” says Chairman of Lifeline Australia, John Brogden.

Mr Brogden adds that it is important for NSW residents and those across Australia to know that Lifeline is there for them.

“We want to reassure every individual that they can call Lifeline at any time of the day or night on 13 11 14. Lifeline’s volunteers have been there for Australians all throughout this pandemic and we continue to be here for you now,” says Mr Brogden.

Lifeline service details:
Telephone: 13 11 14 (24 hours).
Lifeline Text: 0477 13 11 14 (6pm – midnight).
Chat online: www.lifeline.org.au (7pm – midnight).

 

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