The Greatest of These is Love

#loveourcity #crossequalslove #spreadkindness

These are turbulent times in our world. Yet now more than ever the Church is needed – to bring hope, love and care to people in our cities whose lives have been turned upside down.

As Christians our God-given mandate is to “love our neighbours as ourselves” – to not be concerned with just our own needs but to look to the needs of others and ask ‘How can I help?’

Together we can see this season through.

PROTECT

Protecting ourselves and others.

PRACTICAL GUIDELINES

We can all help to slow the spread of COVID-19. Guidelines about good hygiene, physical distancing, and self-isolation. 

BE INFORMED

Stay up to date with the essential information, news and alerts, health alerts and advice, and the latest restrictions and safety advice.

STAY UP TO DATE

Download the official government “Coronavirus Australia” app in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

 

Join the Australian government’s WhatsApp Channel for guidance & information on Australia’s response.

Click to join the WhatsApp channel on iOS or Android.

EDUCATION & CHILD CARE

The latest advice for parents, students and all education providers.

HEALTH ADVICE

The national 24/7 coronavirus help line.

1800 020 080

Health alerts and advice from the Department of Health.

SAFE CHURCH

Read the Hillsong Church Australia Health and safety notice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).

CONNECT

Staying connected, even when we’re apart.

MENTAL HEALTH

Prioritising your mental health is important.

There are steps you can take if you are feeling worried or anxious about COVID-19.

Read The Blog

 

Head to Health provides information and supports mental health and wellbeing during this pandemic.

STAY CONNECTED

Use the tools and technology we have available to reach out and maintain connections with each other.

Whether it’s FaceTime, Marco Polo, group chats, or just an old-fashioned phone call, reaching out is so important at this time.

Bonus mobile data may be available through your mobile provider (including Optus, Telstra, Vodafone), which might help customers concerned about increased data usage during this time. Contact your provider for more information.

GETTING ONLINE

There are a range of resources available to help older Australians get online to help them during self-isolation.

Check out eSafety’s article Social distancing without the isolation: helping older Australians connect online and learn more on the Be Connected website.

CARE

Supporting those who need it most.

SPREAD KINDNESS

There are simple ways you can spread kindness in your local community.

Check in on your neighbours to see if they need any practical support, remembering to comply with hygiene and physical distancing guidelines.

Explore local ways you can help support healthcare & essential services workers and school staff.

Join the movement of local community care groups springing up to provide a range of supports to people in need, self-isolation, or essential services workers through #ViralKindness

PRACTICAL SUPPORT

CityCare is working in various local communities across Australia and with a range of partner organisations to provide emergency packs and practical support to those who are most vulnerable, including the elderly and those unable to access the basics.

While maintaining strict hygiene and physical distancing guidelines, we are reaching out to offer help with picking up shopping, urgently needed food supplies, or a friendly phone call.

GIVE BLOOD

The need for lifesaving blood donations in Australia remains. It is one of the most generous things you can do for someone and it is still safe to donate.

Fine out more at donateblood.com.au

If you need support

HOTLINES

Lifeline is a national 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention service. You can call, chat, text, or access resources.

13 11 14

lifeline.org.au

 

1800RESPECT is the national sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service, providing confidential information, counselling and support.

1800 737 732

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

Information about accessing support available for individuals, families and businesses impacted by COVID-19.

PASTORAL CARE SUPPORT

If you require assistance or prayer support from Hillsong’s pastoral care team call 1300 53 53 53

EMERGENCY RELIEF

If you are in urgent need of food or essential items, while we cannot guarantee supply due to the challenges being faced nationally, we will do our best to help.

Call (02) 8853 5391 or submitted an application.

NEED FURTHER SUPPORT?

CityCare is continuing our counselling and psychological services online via Telehealth, Skype, Zoom and telephone.

Call (02) 8846 4663 or email citycare.counselling@hillsong.com

KIDS HELPLINE

Anytime. Any Reason. Kids
Phone Counselling Service 1800 55 1800
kidshelpline.com.au

GIVE ONLINE

Give online to help CityCare provide needed food and services to vulnerable members of our communities. 

Donations of $2 or more made within Australia towards the COVID-19 Response are tax deductible through Hillsong CityCare Australia Ltd.