In a previous post, we mentioned that we recently received generous financial support from Allygroup, a legal resourcing and management consultancy.
We are grateful for this incredible contribution because it enables us to continue and expand our essential community services during these challenging times when most of our usual income streams have ceased, and community members are heavily impacted by the current health crisis.
About the service
Thanks to the generous donation by Allygroup, we are able to offer free phone counselling for locals experiencing distress due to COVID-19 pressures. This service is carried out by a psychologist and 4 trained, experienced counsellors for the next 3 months.
A psychologist will initially triage and assess new calls and if appropriate, refer the caller to one of the counsellors. Counselling calls will last for 50 – 60 minutes and if needed, future support calls will be organised by each counsellor. All counsellors are qualified and covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance.
This service is available to Byron Shire residents during weekdays between 10am – 2pm.
Get in touch
If you have concerns for your mental health during this difficult time, we encourage you to make use of our free phone counselling service.
Call 0415 322 064 from Monday – Friday between 10am – 2pm to make an appointment.