Since the hail event on November 11 there has been much published and spoken about support systems and capabilities. In the next few days Riverland Wine will provide a summary of ‘known support services and sources’ and a summary of the ‘ideas to date’; forthcoming from the thinkers and doers. This will be published as an extra ‘roundup’ in next Tuesday’s Pioneer and an extra e-flier to all email subscribers.
In the meantime, Rural Business Support is offering the following as a summary of assistance for growers affected by storm damage.
Rural Financial Counsellors provide a free, independent and confidential service and are taking appointments now to discuss the impact of last week’s storm on your business.
Farm Household Allowance is currently available to primary producers and may be a first step in managing cash flow.
Pre-arranged, flexible appointments are available at your business, on your property or at one of our regional offices.
- Free call 1800 836 211
- Rita Perre, 8582 1054, 0437 321 107
- Lloyd Wright, 0428 849 950 or visit http://www.ruralbusinesssupport.org.au/
Other support services are listed below:
Mental Health Triage – 13 14 65
Your call will be directed to the most appropriate mental health service.
Beyondblue — 1300 22 4636
Mental health professionals are available 24/7 by phone or via beyondblue.org.au/get-support for email or online chat (3pm until midnight).
Lifeline — 131 114
If you need someone to talk to. For anyone, anywhere, anytime — just pick up the phone.
Relationships Australia —
1300 364 277
Relationship support, advice and services for individuals, families and communities.
Kids Helpline — 1800 551 800
Telephone and online counselling at kidshelp.com.au for children and young people.
Mensline – 1300 789 978
Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467
Your Family Doctor
In addition, your family doctor or general practitioner can assist with the ongoing concerns of your family.