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Job Related Challenges

Life is full of transitions, and sometimes, they can be tough to navigate. Whether work is causing you grief, you’ve lost your job, are considering a career change, or transitioning into retirement, you don’t have to face these challenges alone. Our directory includes community-led organisations and services that focus on providing support to those facing job related challenges.

Navigating our Service Directory is straightforward and user-friendly. Simply browse through the categories that align with your current challenges or explore different options to see what resonates with you. Each listing provides valuable information about the organisation, its services, and how to connect with them. You have the flexibility to choose services that fit your preferences – whether it’s location, type of support, or the challenge you are facing.

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Babana Aboriginal Men’s Group

Locations: Redfern

Babana Aboriginal builds and empowers local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in the inner-city community of Redfern in Sydney. Babana offers primary health, mental health and suicide prevention programs, local men's groups and mentoring.

 Website   0411 282917   Free

Complete Men

Locations: Brunswick Heads

The Complete Men Foundation is a not-for-profit charity providing weekly men's groups in South East Queensland and Northern NSW with an online group for men from other regions. The Foundation offers workshops, individual support and programs for men to engage in, as well as related personal growth activities. The groups offer opportunities for men to connect, share, and seek help with emotional, financial, and relationship challenge.

The Northern NSW Support Group is based in Brunswick Heads.

 Website   Free

Health in Gear

Locations: Canberra

Health in Gear is a program developed by the OzHelp Foundation that focuses on supporting the health and wellbeing of transport and logistics workers on the job and at home. This includes 24/7 phone support and free counselling for workers and their families, health tips for staying well, roadside health checks, and the Share the Load podcast.

 Website   1800 464 327   Free

Mates in Construction (NSW)

MATES provides suicide prevention services to the construction industry through community development programs on sites, and by supporting workers in need through case management and a 24/7 help line.

 Website   1300 642 111   Free

Mentoring Men

Mentoring Men provides free long-term one-to-one life mentoring for men suffering from mental health challenges like loneliness, anxiety and depression. With the early intervention of a mentor, these challenges can be prevented from escalating into full blown mental health crises. A mentor will listen to problems and give support when the going gets tough.

 Website   1300 583 925   Free

Mongrels Men

Locations: Metropolitan Sydney - Northern Beaches, Ku-ring-gai, Bondi, North Sydney; Central Coast - Avoca; Hunter New England - Nelson Bay;

Offers meet ups, golf days, meditation and yoga activities, physical and team sport activities, fund raising events. Support for men through sports, fitness, exercise, connection and community.

 Website   Free

Mr Perfect

Bringing men together at weekend BBQs in local parks across Australia, to create community and connection. Check the map to see if there is a BBQ running near you soon. Or get support to start a BBQ in your town.

 Website   Free


OzHelp works with the government, blue collar workplaces, corporate partners, and the community to provide mental health and wellbeing support and training services to high risk, hard to reach industries that are most at risk of suicide. OzHelp provides 24/7 phone support and free counselling to workers in the building and construction industry and their families.

 Website   Building and Construction: 1300 694 357 Transport and Logistics: 1800 464 327   Free

Penrith Men’s Walk and Talk

Locations: Penrith

Just a bunch of knockabout locals who get together every Thursday evening for a walk and talk.

 Website   Free


13YARN is the first national service of its kind for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in crisis. We offer a confidential one-on-one over the phone yarning opportunity and support with a trained Lifeline Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter for mob who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping.

 Website   13YARN on 13 92 76   Free

Ahead for Business from Everymind

Ahead for Business has online resources supporting the mental health of small business owners and their staff. Online resources include:
  • a Small Business Stress Test
  • Agribusiness Wellbeing Plan
  • Business Wellbeing Online Training
  • podcasts, videos and resources for industries and local communities.

 Website   Free

Behind the Seen

Behind the Seen train emergency services personnel to work together to build resilience, increase support and reduce the stigma of mental health challenges. Support and services for emergency workers, training and workshops. Behind the Seen conduct workshops for first responders and family members at their workplaces, local community centres and national conferences.

 Website   Free

Fighting Fit: Defence force health and wellbeing

The 'Fighting fit' portal is a resource for all current and ex-serving ADF Members and their families. There are targeted resources for specific personnel and situations, including commanders, reservists, those preparing for deployment, veterans, and health professionals.
  • 1800 IMSICK (1800 467 425) is a national 24-hour call service providing world class nurse triage and health support for all ADF entitled personnel within Australia.

  • All-hours Support Line - 1800 628 036 - is a 24/7 triage line to help you access ADF or civilian mental health services, including psychology, medical, social work, and chaplain services.

  • Defence Member and Family Helpline - 1800 624 608

 Website   1800 IMSICK - 1800 467 425   Free


Locations: ACT - Canberra, Braddon, Greenway; Metropolitan Sydney - Ashfield, Bankstown, Bondi Junction, Brookvale, Campbelltown, Camperdown, Castle Hill, Chatswood, Hawkesbury, Hurstville, Katoomba, Liverpool, Miranda, Mt Druitt, Parramatta, Penrith; Central Coast - Gosford, Wyong; Hunter New England - Cessnock, Newcastle, Maitland, Lake Haven; Illawarra Shoalhaven - Wollongong, Nowra; Mid North Coast - Taree, Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Coffs Harbour; Northern NSW - Grafton, Lismore, Armidale, Tamworth; Southern NSW - Batemans Bay, Bega, Goulburn, Queanbeyan, Yass; Murrumbidgee - Wagga Wagga, Griffith; Western NSW - Bathurst, Broken Hill, Cowra, Dubbo, Lithgow, Orange

Headspace has online and phone tools and services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program. There are specific centres that can offer work and study support as well.
  • Location directory - All centre locations across Australia can be found on the interactive map of Australia showing locations in NSW and the ACT. Scroll into the map to find a location near you or look at the list below the map.
  • If there is no centre near you, there is online chat and phone support on 03 9027 0100

 Website   03 9027 0100   Free


Locations: Sydney - Penrith, Seven Hills; Murrumbidgee - Wagga Wagga; Western NSW - Orange

Support for adults with mental health concerns, as well as their families and carers - community based services in Penrith, Seven Hills, Orange, Wagga Wagga. Access support with a referral from your GP or other health professional for a mental health care plan and referral to LikeMind. Services include mental health care, drug and alcohol, primary health care, employment services, carer support, and additional services depending on location.

 Website   Penrith: 02 8880 8111 - Seven Hills: 02 8806 3800 - Orange: 02 6311 1700 - Wagga Wagga: 02 6936 2000   Free

National Emergency Support Service from Black Dog Institute

Locations: Randwick

Free mental health support for emergency service workers, volunteers, and their loved ones affected by all natural disasters. This includes Police, Fire Services, State Emergency Services, Ambulance, Marine Rescue, Surf Life Savers, Licensed Wildlife Rescuers and Carers, Helicopter Rescuers, and those retired. A collection of mental health resources, tools, and advice developed from the latest research and clinical expertise. Also available are a mental health online check tool, and access to 12 free counselling sessions as telehealth Australia-wide or face-to-face in Sydney.  

 Website   (02) 9382 4530   Free

Open Arms

Open Arms offers face-to-face, telephone and online counselling to personnel, veterans and families in the navy, army and air force. Services include counselling, peer programs, workshops, group programs as well as crisis accommodation.
  • 24/7 helpline - 1800 011 046

 Website   1800 011 046   Free

Police Post Trauma Service Group

Locations: Sydney - Campbelltown, Windsor; Mid North Coast - Wauchope; Murrumbidgee - Wagga Wagga; Northern NSW - Alstonville; Central Coast - Gosford

Service provides support and referrals to those who are suffering from PTSI (formerly PTSD), anxiety, depression and addictions. They provide counselling, support groups, education resources, and a helpline (open from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm).

 Website   0432 569 589   Free

Soldier On

Locations: Sydney - Concord, Manly; Hunter New England - Singleton; Canberra

Soldier On supports veterans and their families with health and wellbeing services, learning and education and social connection activities. The locations and contact details for centres in Sydney, regional NSW and Canberra can be found in the directory.

 Website   1300 620 380   Free

Suicide Call Back Service

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service providing 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people at risk of suicide, concerned about someone at risk, bereaved by suicide and people experiencing emotional or mental health issues.
  • 24/7 call back service - 1300 659 467
  • 24/7 online counselling support here

 Website   1300 659 467   Free