Get help & support

Let’s face it… Looking for work can be a pretty stressful experience. We’ve pulled together a list of websites and resources that are there to help you pull through.

With help and support, you can get back on your feet and get ready to get back in to the workforce.

beyondblue

Most Australians have had some experience with anxiety, depression or a related disorder, whether they’ve experienced it themselves or had family, friends or work colleagues go through it. beyondblue’s work is aimed at achieving an Australian community that understands depression and anxiety, empowering all Australians, at any life-stage, to seek help.

beyondblue takes a public health approach, which focuses on improving the health of the whole population, across the whole lifespan. We tailor approaches when working with specific population groups, and we work in a range of settings – including educational settings, workplaces, health services and online – in order to be accessible to as many people as possible.

https://www.beyondblue.org.au

Good Money

Good Money Geelong offers safe, affordable and responsible financial services for people on low incomes who are otherwise excluded from mainstream financial services.

Good Money empowers their customers to make responsible and sustainable financial decisions that lead to greater social inclusion and long-term financial self-management. Good Money is a community finance initiative of NAB, Good Shepherd Microfinance and the Victorian Government.

We offer:

  • No-interest and low-interest loans for essential goods and services.
  • Savings plans
  • Tips about buying energy-efficient products

For a confidential discussion, come and visit us in-store today or visit www.goodmoney.com.au to find out more.

http://goodmoney.com.au

Lifeline

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Somewhere in Australia there is a new call to Lifeline every minute. People call Lifeline’s 24 hour crisis line 13 11 14 about:

  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Personal crisis
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loneliness
  • Abuse and trauma
  • Stresses from work, family or society
  • Self-help information for friends and family

https://www.lifeline.org.au

Men’s Shed Association

The Australian Mens Shed Association is a member based organisation founded on the principle of sharing information freely between Sheds and those communities and organisations wishing to establish a Shed.

AMSA services are provided freely to registered and non registered sheds, Membership to the Association is FREE for all services excluding membership that includes our discounted Group Public Liability Insurance Scheme.

AMSA is a charitable not-for-profit association and is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient. AMSA is the peak body representing Mens Sheds in Australia providing free practical support and assistance. With over 1000 Mens Sheds registered AMSA is now the largest Association in Australia focussed on male health and well-being.

http://mensshed.org

St Laurance

Our goal is to help people gain skills and find jobs that last, as quickly as possible, particularly for people who have been unemployed for a long time or have a disability or barrier that makes it difficult to get a job or keep a job.

Our Employment Consultants treat you as an individual to help you decide what job is best for you (which might mean doing something you haven’t thought of before) and work with you to develop an individual plan to achieve your goal.

We have almost 20 years experience at successfully helping people prepare for work and find the right job – we have extensive local contacts and networks in the community to help you get that job!

http://www.stlaurence.org.au