Rural Business Tasmania and Rural Financial Counselling Service

Part of the national Rural Financial Counselling Program, Rural Business Tasmania’s flagship service, Rural Financial Counselling Service Tasmania, provides confidential and independent counsel to primary producers, fishermen and small rural businesses that are suffering financial hardship, and that have no alternative sources of impartial support.

The Service:   

  • Helps clients gain better understanding of their financial position;

  • Helps clients identify financial and business risk and opportunities;

  • Helps clients negotiate with lenders and creditors;

  • Gives clients information about government and their assistance schemes;

  • Refers clients to specialist service providers including accountants, agricultural advisers and educational services,

  • succession planners, family mediation and personal counselling, and emotional and social counselling.

For further information click here

The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect is an online intervention designed to investigate what works to reduce the self-stigma (negative attitudes you have towards yourself) and perceived-stigma (negative attitudes you believe others have about you) among males from the farming community, aged 30-64 years, who have been bereaved by suicide, attempted suicide, cared for someone who attempted suicide, have had thoughts of suicide, or been touched by suicide in some other way.

For further information click here

Links

Rural Alive and Well recommends the below support services for further help.

Sexual Health services

Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being related to sexuality. It is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence (World Health Organisation). 

Learn more here


Mens Sheds

The Shed Online is an online social community for men, founded by beyondblue: the national depression and anxiety initiative, Australian Men’s Shed Association.

Like the original Men’s Sheds, The Shed Online is a place for men to socialise, network, make friends and share skills. It aims to recreate the atmosphere of “real life” Men Sheds – a safe space where men can feel confident to discuss and exchange information.

The Shed Online aims to foster a sense of community and build men’s social networks. Learn more here.


MensLine Australia

MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support,information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.

1300 78 99 78 Available 24/7   talkitover@menslineaus.org.au




Beyond Blue

We all have good days and bad days. Then there are those days when something isn't quite right, you've got something on your mind, or things just seem too much. Whatever it may be, sharing the load with someone else can really help. So no matter who you are, or how you're feeling, you can talk it through with us. 

Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1300 22 4636  or click Beyond Blue


Relationships Australia

We are a community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. 

For further information 1300 364 277 or click Relationships Australia


TasCOSS

The Tasmanian Council of Social Service is the peak body for the community services sector in Tasmania. TasCOSS was established in 1961. Our members are individuals and organisations active in the provision of community services in Tasmania. We represent the interests of low-income, vulnerable and disadvantaged Tasmanians, and our members, to government, regulators, the private sector, the public and the media.  

For further information click here


SANE Helpline

Established in 1998, the SANE Helpline provides information about symptoms, treatments, medications, where to go for support and help for carers. Easy to read pamphlets and other information are also sent out on request. Sometimes the call is urgent – when someone experiencing psychotic symptoms is undiagnosed and not receiving help, for example.  Information and advice 9-5 weekdays. 

For further information call 1800 18 SANE (7263)  or click here.



Quit Tasmania

Since our establishment in 1994, there has been considerable progress in reducing the harm that tobacco causes in our community. 

Our main functions include: social marketing campaigns to educate people on the dangers of smoking and encourage quitting and providing information and support to those who want to quit smoking through the Quitline telephone support service. 

We also provide information and resources to the wider community so that they may help promote a smoke free lifestyle to all Tasmanians.

For further information call 137848 or click here.

The Hobart Clinic

The Hobart Clinic is an accredited hospital and Tasmania’s leading private, not-for profit treatment centre for anxiety and depression, clinical mental health conditions and drug and alcohol addictions. You may benefit from our day programs, which you can attend one to five days a week.We also run support programs for people who are caring for someone else. With outstanding medical expertise, and a vision based on values rather than profit, the Hobart Clinic has been providing excellence in mental health for our community.

For further information call 6247 9960 or click here

CORES

CORES is a community based program which educates members of a local community on how to intervene when they encounter a person they believe may be suicidal.  

Because CORES is usually the first step in addressing the issues suicide and self- harm, we develop strong referral pathways to local professionals as needs arise.   

CORES is an award winning program at both national and state level in Tasmania. We have earned strong credentials throughout Australia, educating communities to be proactive in suicide prevention and intervention. CORES has been twice been featured on the ABC television program Landline,in November 2006 and October 2008.   

For further information click here.


Anglicare

Anglicare Tasmania is a non-profit organisation providing a wide range of community services to the people of Tasmania. We are part of the national Anglicare Australia network of organisations. Anglicare advocates for social justice and aids people in times of need. We provide programs relating to health, accommodation, families, substance abuse and more.

For further information click here

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is one of the world's largest Christian social welfare organisations with more than 1,650,000 members working in over 124 countries.    

The Salvation Army has been in Australia for over 130 years. Currently it has more than 8,500 active officers and staff delivering in excess of 1000 specifically designed social programs across Australia. 

For further information click here

Uniting Care Tasmania

When you need some support, its good to know where to turn. Our mission is to provide a range of quality services to children and families across Tasmania and we will work with the most vulnerable and marginalised Tasmanians in their own communities. 

We provide emergency relief, early childhood services, and child and family services around the state. 

For further information click here

Housing Connect

Housing Connect is the new way for you to access all your housing and support needs. Housing Connect started on 1 October 2013. Under Housing Connect accessing services will be easier, with one assessment for everything from emergency accommodation to a long-term home

For further information click here


The Mental Health Council of Tasmania

The Mental Health Council of Tasmania (MHCT) is the peak body representing the interests of the community mental health sector in Tasmania including consumer, carer and service provider organisations. Our mission is to represent, support and facilitate collaboration in the community mental health sector for the benefit of all Tasmanians. 

For further information click here


Suicide Prevention Australia

Suicide Prevention Australia is the national peak body for the suicide prevention sector in Australia with a role in providing policy advice to governments, community awareness and public education, increased involvement in research and a future role in leading Australia’s engagement internationally. Suicide Prevention Australia is the only national umbrella body in suicide prevention throughout Australia. Suicide Prevention Australia is a broad-based organisation bringing together diverse interests across disciplines, practitioners, researchers, and the community affected by suicide and self harm. Suicide Prevention Australia supports communities and organisations throughout Australia, and promotes collaboration and partnerships in suicide and self harm prevention, intervention and postvention.

For further information click here


Mission Australia

Mission Australia helps people in need regain their independence and move away from homelessness.   Your donation means Mission Australia can continue the important work we’ve been doing for more than 150 years.   

Mission Australia offers a wide range of solutions and applies them over the long term to help people secure jobs, receive an education, find housing and develop life skills.   

For further information click here

Colony 47

Colony 47 provides support to over 25,000 Tasmanian children, young people and families every year.For over 40 years Colony 47 has worked to ensure that support is given to those that need it most. We help individuals and families develop solutions and find support to build better lives and break the cycle of disadvantage. We work closely with local communities at a grass roots level and with our many partners to ensure that we achieve our mission –to create a fairer community, eliminate disadvantage and improve the lives of Tasmanians.

For further information click here


The Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association

The Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association (TFGA) is Tasmania’s state farmer organisation, representing over 5,000 members who live and work on farm businesses situated across Tasmania. The TFGA is an active, powerful lobby group owned and governed by farmers, for farmers. With a strong record of successful political advocacy and leadership, the TFGA has generated substantial benefits for the agriculture sector since its formation in 1948.   

For further information click here


ForestWorks

ForestWorks supports the development of the forest, wood, paper and timber products industries and the people who work in them. 

We are unique in being able to bring together industry, government, and the vocational education and training sector to improve skills standards and support workforce development. At ForestWorks, we believe innovation skills will increase industry’s productivity and underpin its future value. 

For further information click here

Community Based Support Inc

Community Based Support Inc (CBS) provides in home, centre-based and community-based support to frail older people, people with a disability, people with mental illness and their carers to enable them to remain living independently in the community.  

For further information click here


The Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit organisation and world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. 

For further information click here