RESOURCES FOR SUPPORT
HELPLINES AND ORGANISATIONS
There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. Within the next five years, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide more than $22 billion in funding a year to an estimated 500,000 Australians who have permanent and significant disability. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need.
The NDIS provides support to eligible people with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive and psychosocial disability. Early intervention supports can also be provided for eligible people with disability or children with developmental delay.
Qualified counsellors at Kids Helpline are available vic WebChat, phone or email anytime and for any reason.
For some young people, connecting with Kids Helpline has been a life-saving experience, while for others it’s about practical help and emotional support at the critical moment they need someone to listen.
BUSHkids is a non-Government, not for profit community organisation which offers a range of free allied health services to children and families living in rural Queensland.
Our clients are rural and remote children who are experiencing some behavioural, emotional, social and/or developmental difficulties.
Our goal is simple: to improve the lives of all Australian on the autism spectrum and the families who love them.
We empower parents and carers with quality information and resources. We provide targeted educational programs to families, professionals and the broader community. We support inclusion for people on the autism spectrum… and we have some fun along the way too.
We know that families are the best advocates for their children, and we are here to ensure they have access to the best quality information and supports to help them along the way.
Sometimes you just need to talk to someone. Sometimes you need guidance.
You can talk to our qualified counsellors about anything to do with those challenges you’re facing as a parent or those issues affecting your family.
Whether it’s strategies for challenging behaviour, your relationship with your children, co-parenting guidance or mental health help, we’re here for you
For almost 30 years, Carers Queensland has been working to advocate for equal rights, opportunities, and enhanced outcomes for families.
We work within and value our local community, responding to unmet need with care and respect, assisting those who are disconnected through high-quality personalised support.
LOCAL SUNSHINE COAST RESOURCES
Branislav Antonijevic – Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (Australian Association of Social Workers) and Counsellor. Also Providing Professional Supervision. Ba. Social Work (University of Queensland).
Slav is a registered Medicare provider and has over 5 years experience practicing across government, human services, mental health, disabilities and clinical sectors providing counselling support to individuals, families and workplaces.
Giving a name to an illness doesn’t mean the cause of the illness is understood. endED gives an authentic voice to living with a biopsychosocial illness and treating the person not the diagnosis.
endED now provides support to local, interstate and international families and sufferers, and is working with nationally and world recognised organisations to create awareness and foster attitudes of hope around eating disorders.
At the Social Studio we specialise in all things social! We deliver a range of special interest groups, life skill programs and support for our community.
The best way to become involved is for families to sign up for our Friends of the Studio membership program to take advantage of our book borrowing library, monthly events, become part of our Facebook online community for support at any time, one group per week is included and also you receive discounts on additional groups. Bargain!
The Board Meeting was started by a group of surfers looking to help Sunshine Coast kids with disabilities through a variety of surf-related events.
Run completely by a dedicated group of volunteers and supported by the local business and surfing communities, the charity raises much-needed funds for families who have fallen through the cracks of Government support, are doing it extremely tough financially and have children with needs those of us with healthy kids could hardly fathom.
EVERY DOLLAR WE MAKE GOES TO THE KIDS.