A number of neighbourhood/community groups have formed due to the impacts of the pandemic to address disadvantage in local communities. Many have had to use hybrid models for the first time and access technology in new ways.

Some of these groups will eventually disappear, some will remain as a group with a variation on their original focus and others will continue to act as a community group.  Whatever status evolves, COSHG is here to assist through the life of the group. Contact us if you would like support in setting up or managing your group.

Counseling and support services

If you need support or counselling there are a number of services available.

Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria
A support group meeting designed for people who suffer from an anxiety disorder and for their carers.

Beyond Blue: Anxiety, depression and suicide prevention 
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health.

1800 Respect
National counselling helpline: 1800 737 732

Counselling and support for survivors of child sexual abuse: 1800 272 831

Child Wise
Counselling provider: 1800 991 099

24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention: 13 11 14

Care Leavers Australia Network
1800 008 774

Peer support for non-offending partners: (03) 9018 7872

Friends for Good 
Raises awareness of loneliness as a significant issue in the community and address gaps in services to foster a greater sense of connection and wellbeing for individuals and communities.