After hours

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network (PHN) has developed a communications campaign to help raise awareness of the after hours medical options which are available within the region.

 The campaign encourages people to:

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Contact your Doctor or nearest general practice for after hours options                                           

Details available at nhsd.com.au

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Seek medical advice and support

Call the after hours GP Helpline on 1800 022 222

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In an emergency                                                                               

Call 000 in a medical emergency or visit your nearest Emergency Department for a serious illness or injury

Click here to download a copy of the Illawarra or generic After hours promotional posters.

Useful helpline services:

beyondblue Support Service

1300 224 636

Online and 24/7 telephone service that provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Child Protection Helpline

132 111

24/7 telephone service for people who suspect, on reasonable grounds, that a child is suffering abuse or neglect, or for those who wish to discuss concerns about a child or young person.

Domestic Violence Line - NSW

1800 656 463

A statewide free-call 24/7 telephone service that provides counselling, information and referrals for women and same-sex partners who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence.

eheadspace

1800 650 890

A free and confidential telephone and online service that supports young people aged 12-25 and their families going through a tough time, 7 days a week.

Kids Helpline

1800 55 1800

A free, private and confidential 24/7 telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.

Lifeline

13 11 14

Online, 24/7 telephone and face-to-face crisis support and suicide prevention service that provides counselling, information and referrals to all Australians experiencing a personal crisis.

Mensline Australia

1300 789 978

A telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.

NSW Mental Health Access Line

1800 011 511

A state-wide 24/7 telephone service which provides NSW residents access to expert mental health advice, support and referrals for people dealing with a mental health problem and their families and carers.

Palliative Care After Hours Helpline

1800 548 225

A telephone service that provides professional information, support and advice for palliative care patients, their carers, parents and families as well as health professionals during the after hours period 7 days a week.

Parent Line

1300 130 052

A telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents of children ages 0 to 18 that provides information and support about concerns of child development, disabilities and developmental delays. They are available 9am to 9 pm Monday to Friday, and 4pm to 9pm on weekends.

Poisons Information Hotline

13 11 26

A 24/7 telephone service that provides the latest poisons information and advice.

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467

A free nationwide service that provides 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people 15 years and over who are affected by suicide.

Acknowledgements: This resource has been updated by COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN based on documents kindly developed by Murray PHN. We thank them for allowing us to do this.