The impacts of COVID-19 can be devastating.
Sudden loss of income and jobs, social distancing, working from home and daily messaging in the media can increase your levels of stress and anxiety. It can turn your whole life upside down. We know in times like these, community support services such as the ones provided by Bethany Community Support are more vital than ever. And, sometimes you just need someone to talk to.
If you or someone you know needs support during these difficult times, Bethany Community Support have just launched the Bethany COVID-19 Support Line – 1300 655 598 – a new and easy pathway to speak with a trained counsellor when you need someone to talk to.
Bethany’s support services includes the provision of emergency relief to help those who are struggling to cope with financial stress, support for individuals and families including therapeutic counselling, family support and housing services, occupational therapists and speech pathologists to assist with your NDIS journey and support for gambling related harm.
Bethany is committed to supporting the community and has adapted the way in which they now deliver all of their services. Services are now effectively delivered:
- Over the phone – Through phone calls or text messages.
- Online via video conference or video calls – Using safe and secure video platforms to make sure your privacy is upheld.
- In person – With strict precautions in place to manage the safety and well-being of each person.
- Therapists can also invite carers, support coordinators, language interpreters and any other people the participant would like to include in the session.
Bethany COVID-19 Support Line counsellors will listen to you, provide support, advice and helpful strategies as well as guide you to services that might be useful for your particular situation. It’s completely okay to call – no problem is too big or small.
Bethany Community Support has been operating for more than 150 years and believe that every person, whatever their background, circumstances and life stage deserves a fair go. Our dedicated team of professional staff and volunteers are passionate about providing safe, high-quality support and development services to all members of the community at critical points in their lives.
If you, or someone you know needs someone to talk to, please call the Bethany COVID-19 Support Line at 1300 655 598, from Monday – Friday, 10am-3pm.