Need Help?

Our church is far more than a building with services on the weekend – we are a community of people who do every season of life together. In this uncertain time, there are things that we can all be doing to support each other.

PROTECT

CONNECT

CARE

  • If you are in danger and require urgent help, immediately call emergency services at triple zero (000).
  • If you have pressing needs, our Pastoral Care Team are available to speak with you. Please call 1300 535 353 and ask to speak to the Pastoral Care Team – they will connect you with a team member at a campus near you.
  • There are national agencies and organisations that offer help and support for those in need. See list of contact details below:

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

Including anxiety, depression, distress, grief and suicide.

AUSTRALIA

Lifeline
Ph: 13 11 14
Web: www.lifeline.org.au
Providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Beyond Blue

Ph: 1300 224 636
Web: www.beyondblue.org.au
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Suicide Call Back Service
Ph: 1300 659 467
Web: www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au (then login for Online Chat or Video Chat)
Nationwide service that provides 24/7 telephone, video and online professional counselling to people who are affected by suicide.

Mensline
Ph: 1300 789 978
Web: Mensline.org.au
Mensline Australia is a telephone and online counselling service for men with family and relational concerns.

USA

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Ph: 1-800-273-8255
Web: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national service for anyone experiencing emotional distress or dealing with suicidal thoughts. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

UNITED KINGDOM

Samaritans
Ph: 116 123
Web: www.samaritans.org
Samaritans is a UK based charity offering support to those in despair and who are facing suicidal thoughts.

DOMESTIC & FAMILY VIOLENCE

If you are in an emergency or in immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact your local EMERGENCY SERVICES.

AUSTRALIA

1800RESPECT
Ph: 1800 737 732
Web: 1800RESPECT.org.au
Available 24 hours a day to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence or abuse.

Lifeline
Ph: 13 11 14
Web: www.lifeline.org.au
Providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Mensline
Ph: 1300 789 978
Web: Mensline.org.au
Mensline Australia is a telephone and online counselling service for men with family and relational concerns.

USA

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Ph: 1800 799 SAFE (7233)
Web: www.thehotline.org
For anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationships.

UK

National Domestic Violence Free Phone Helpline (24 hour)
Ph: 0808 2000 247
Web: www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
National service for women experienced domestic violence. For women and family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matt 11:28-30

What is Pastoral Care?

Pastoral Care is caring for people in such a way that they realise who they are in Christ. Pastoral Care involves development and brings order and unity into people’s lives. Pastoral Care brings others to maturity through love and support in the highs and lows of life. Pastoral Care helps create a healthy home where people can flourish and where people are becoming all they can be with God’s help. While pastorally caring for people we do not impose our direction, rather we aim to understand the unique needs that people have, and help them take steps towards their fullest life in Christ.

The Importance of Self-Care

During this season, it is important to look after your wellbeing, physically and spiritually. We have included some easy ways to practice self-care and maintain healthy wellbeing.