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Here are supports and services in regional and rural NSW.

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ACON

Community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders. Service for men, including free alcohol and other drugs counselling and mental health counselling.
Find morehttps://www.acon.org.au/

Australian Defence Force Centre for Mental Health

Fighting Fit' resources for current/ex servicemen; national call centre; specific suicide prevention program.
Find morehttps://www.defence.gov.au/health/DMH/

Australian Defence Force Centre for Mental Health

ADF community centres to support families.
Find morehttps://www.defence.gov.au/adf-members-and-families

Bridging the Gap – Men’s Resource Centre

A safe space where men can gather and talk, receive counselling, and attend programs.
Find morehttps://www.btgcsi.com.au/mens-resource-centre/mens-resource-centre.php

Complete Men

Online and face-to-face men's groups.
Find morehttps://completemen.org.au/mullumbimby-associate-group

Dads in Distress

Supports men experiencing trauma related to family breakdown and separation.
Find morehttps://parentsbeyondbreakup.com/dids/

Everymind

Partners in Mining - resources for people working in the mining industry.
Find morehttps://everymind.org.au/programs/partners-in-mining

Gong Guys Gay peer support

A community, social, support and networking group for gay & bisexual men.
Find morehttp://gongguys.info/about.html

Headspace

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/

HealthWise

Clinical services in Hunter New England - including the Suicide Prevention Initiative - Aftercare - with person-centred, individual psychological support and strength-based strategies. Offered in Armidale, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Guyra, Inverell, Moree, Narrabri, Quirindi, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha.
Find morehttps://healthwisenenw.com.au/

HealthWISE

Health services for Northern NSW, including mental health, ageing, allied health and supporting GPs deliver services in the community.
Find morehttps://healthwisenenw.com.au/services/

Hunter New England PHN

Specific services guide for Hunter New England.
Find morehttps://thephn.com.au/programs-resources

Hunter Primary Care

Delivers range of mental health and wellbeing services to the community with health professionals.
Find morehttps://hunterprimarycare.com.au/

Illawarra-Shoalhaven Men’s Homelessness Support Service

Integrated support to single men over 25 years of age who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Find morehttps://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/housing/help/ways/services/illawarra-shoalhaven-mens-support-service

Inter-relate

Online and face-to-face support for respectful relationships and individual support.
Find morehttps://www.interrelate.org.au/

Iris Foundation

Facilitates campaigns, programs and partnerships to enhance community connectedness and wellbeing and reduce risk of suicide.
Find morehttps://www.irisfoundation.org.au/

Iris Foundation

Programs for children & youth to promote wellbeing and reduce risk of suicide; programs for schools.
Find morehttps://irisfoundation.org.au/programs-for-preadolescents/

Iris Foundation

The Life Connections program for individuals to become more aware of their inner resources and build resilience to withstand stress and catastrophe.
Find morehttps://irisfoundation.org.au/programs-for-parents-and-other-adults/

Lifeline Australia

Lifeline - specialist suicide support line. Other support services and helplines; localised service finder on Google maps. Information & resources categorised into COVID, domestic & family violence, natural disasters, trauma, loneliness isolation, anxiety, stress, gambling, financial, self harm.
Find morehttps://www.lifeline.org.au/

LikeMind

Support for adults with mental health concerns, as well as their families and carers - community based services in Penrith, Seven Hills, Orange, Wagga Wagga.
Find morehttp://likemind.org.au/

Maitland Region Suicide Prevention Network

Increase the wellbeing, resilience and social connectedness of the entire community - support, services, training, aftercare.
Find morehttps://www.facebook.com/MaitlandRegionSuicidePreventionNetwork

Men’s Kitchen

A fun, safe, supportive and instructive environment where older men learn cooking skills.
Find morehttps://www.menskitchen.org.au/

Men2Be

An open-men's group meeting weekly in Tweed Heads support mentally, socially, spiritually.
Find morehttps://www.meetup.com/en-AU/men2be/

Mentors for Men

Mentor support to men for a sense of belonging and purpose through friendship.
Find morehttps://mentorsformen.com.au

Neami National

Community based services to support mental health, homelessness & housing issues, suicide prevention, head to health services. Support services in metropolitan, regional and remote communities.
Find morehttps://www.neaminational.org.au/

Older Men New Ideas

Small, community-based men's groups for older men.
Find morehttps://omninsw.waggamatters.com/omni-group-locations.html

Police Post Trauma Service Group

Support groups across NSW for former and current police officers and families recovering from trauma and PTSD. Helpline 7.00am - 10.00pm.
Find morehttps://pptsg.org.au/

Port Stephens Suicide Prevention Network

Community based network to raise awareness about impact of suicide - physical, mental, spiritual and social activities.
Find morehttp://www.psspn.org.au/

Relationships Australia NSW

Several different group sessions, including 8-week group work for men who may have experienced difficulties in their relationships.
Find morehttps://www.relationshipsnsw.org.au/support-services/men-and-relationships/

Rural Outreach Counselling

ROC aims to reduce depression and anxiety in rural communities by reaching out to support those who won’t present to a GP or mental health services. A Matekeeper is matched to each individual.
Find morehttp://www.ruraloutreachcounselling.com.au/

Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention and Awareness Network

Training, resources, recovery, bereavement support, activities in Shoalhaven community to raise awareness of impact of suicide.
Find morehttps://www.sspan.org.au/gday-mate-bbq/

Social Futures

Social Futures build capacity within regional communities sector in homelessness and housing supports, youth and family services, health and wellbeing (including suicide bereavement support) programs.
Find morehttps://socialfutures.org.au/

South Western Sydney Suicide Prevention Hub

Suicide prevention hubs in Bankstown, Liverpool/Fairfield, Macarthur and Southern Highlands. Focus is on the wellbeing, resilience and social connectedness of the entire community through support, services, training, aftercare.
Find morehttps://suicidepreventionsws.vpweb.com.au/

Southern Youth and Family Services

Dedicated Men's Health program through Community Health for Adolescents In Need (CHAIN) focused on training young men ask for help.
Find morehttp://syfs.org.au/programs/mens-health

Standby Support After Suicide

Support and workshops; suicide postvention program for people and communities bereaved or impacted by suicide.
Find morehttps://standbysupport.com.au/

The Buttery

A long-term rehabilitation program for adults addicted to drugs and/or alcohol.
Find morehttps://www.buttery.org.au/therapeutic-community/

The Fly Program

Life changing experiences for men delivered outdoors.
Find morehttps://flyprogram.org.au/

The Glen

Support for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men struggling with alcohol and other drug addiction.
Find morehttps://www.theglencentre.org.au/

The Men’s Table

The Men’s Table is a safe place to share and be heard by other men. Men's tables are available across NSW or set up your own.
Find morehttps://themenstable.org/

The Winsome (Lismore)

A pub with no beer, transitional housing and meals for men.
Find morehttps://www.winsome.org.au/

Waves of Wellness

A mental health surf therapy charity, committed to changing lives by delivering for-purpose, innovative support programs for people experiencing mental health challenges.
Find morehttps://www.foundationwow.org/

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