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The STARCLUB Field Officer is an important community sport and active recreation resource and is able to support and assist local clubs and associations in many ways.

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With Sudden Cardiac Arrest being one of the leading causes of death in Australia, having a Defibrillator available can make the difference between life and death. They are easy to use and can save a life prior to the ambulance arriving.

Port Pirie Regional Council have installed defibrillators in a number of council offices and facilities.  These are Port Pirie Administration Centre, Port Pirie and Crystal Brook Libraries, Port Pirie Works Depot and the Port Pirie Waste Transfer Station.

Black Dog Institute Information on symptoms, treatment and prevention of depression and bipolar disorder.

Carers Australia 1800 242 636 Short-term counselling and emotional and psychological support services for carers and their families in each state and territory.

Headspace 1800 650 890 Free online and telephone service that supports young people aged between 12 and 25 and their families going through a tough time.

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.

MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78 A telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.

mindhealthconnect An innovative website dedicated to providing access to trusted, relevant mental health care services, online programs and resources.

MindSpot Clinic 1800 61 44 34 An online and telephone clinic providing free assessment and treatment services for Australian adults with anxiety or depression.

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and Aboriginal Medical Services in each state and territory.

QLife 1800 184 527 3pm-12am QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for LGBTI people. The project provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to diverse people of all ages experiencing poor mental health, psychological distress, social isolation, discrimination, experiences of being misgendered and/or other social determinants that impact on their health and wellbeing.

Relationships Australia 1300 364 277 A provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.

SANE Australia 1800 187 263 Information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support and help carers.

Support after Suicide Information, resources, counselling and group support to those bereaved by suicide. Education and professional development to health, welfare and education professionals.

Talking about what’s going on with others who understand – or may be going through something similar – can really make a difference. Our friends at Black Dog Institute have a list of support groups in every state and territory that can help you connect with groups of people who meet regularly to discuss their experiences, their problems and their strategies for coping.

The beyondblue online forums are also a great way to connect with people online, in a safe and anonymous environment, to discuss anxiety, depression, suicide and a range of life issues. Anyone in Australia can participate in discussions, connect with others and share their experiences with our community.