Drug Arm – Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service – Coronavirus Response

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Drug Arm – Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service – Coronavirus Response

We continue to offer The Day Program (Rehab) and the Creating Option Program in Roma in their adapted form, see flyer.

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 Coronavirus Response

We are open for new and existing  clients

As of 23 March 2020, Drug ARM has moved our face-to-face alcohol and other drug and mental health services to telephone, online or virtual modules.

Drug ARM has always placed the health and safety of our clients, supporters and stakeholders at the centre of our care model. In these challenging times, we are doing all that we can to continue providing flexible and accessible high-quality services.

Most of our programs and services will continue, however our Annerley Library, Education and Training, Op Shops and Street Outreach Services have been closed temporarily in line with Government advice.

The following is an overview of changes to our programs and services.

                                        Roma Services

Intake Services

  • Telephone intake and assessment for all new referrals

Group Sessions

  • Face to face group sessions have transitioned to individual telephone or online check in sessions

Day Programs

  • Face to face individual sessions have transitioned to telephone or online appointments
  • Face to face groups have transitioned to a virtual classroom model
  • Tele/video conference care co-ordination meeting options in place

Creating Options

  • Face to face individual appointments have transitioned to telephone or online appointments.
 DRUG ARM Australasia is a specialist, non-Government, AOD agency, based upon Christian principles.

The Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service (DATS) enables people to access professional support face-to-face or via telephone. This service offers individuals assistance in addressing any issues relating to their own use of alcohol and other drugs.
You might use DATS if you:
feel you need to talk to someone about what’s going on in your life
could use some support while clarifying your goals and future direction

    •  are worried about your mental health or feeling down or stressed
    •  would like information and education about alcohol and other drugs
    •  are feeling isolated or alone and want to increase your support networks
    •  want to reduce your drug and/or alcohol use

What service is provided?

The Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service (DATS Program) is a comprehensive and structured outpatient alcohol and other drug treatment service for individuals with multiple and complex needs. The service delivers intensive clinical support for people 18 years and over who require ongoing treatment to overcome, or manage harms associated with alcohol and other drugs. The program provides assessment, case management, case formulation, counselling, detox support, psycho-education, social skills training, relapse prevention, and referral strategies. The program is delivered in a welcoming, non-judgmental and confidential environment. Client participation in the DATS program is voluntary.
A DATS episode involves interventions over 12 weekly one hour sessions. Clients seeking support can be seen for up to four consecutive episodes, approximately one year of continued treatment. As the program is voluntary, clients may choose to withdraw before the completion of 12 sessions.
Who provides the service?
A qualified clinical worker will deliver the program sessions. Drug ARM staff are trained in up-to-date counselling practices and techniques. All of the staff are supported by DRUG ARM Australasia to engage in ongoing professional development and supervision. DRUG ARM Australasia is committed to continuous improvement and the provision of effective services.
Feedback and complaints
Periodically workers will ask you questions about how you rate your session. You can also give feedback using a client feedback form and ask at any time about our grievance procedure.

Address: 61 McDowall Street Roma

Website: Drug Arm Australasia

If you would like further information about the DATS program, contact Drug ARMS central intake team on 3620 8880 or email intake@hoa.org.au

 


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St Vincent de Paul – Housing Program

CRISIS AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

Service: St Vincent de Paul – Specialist Homelessness Service

Crisis Accommodation – Cornerstone Program

To assist clients who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to access housing.
The Cornerstone program can provide information and support to access appropriate services. Cornerstone provides a service which cares for people through self-development and empowerment and assists the in the development of a new found independence.
All clients who are housed in crisis accommodation are case managed. The service is offered to men, women and families.

 

HOUSING SERVICES

Service: St Vincent de Paul – Community Housing

Community Housing
To provide affordable, safe long term community housing for families and individuals.
To be eligible for long term housing in these properties, applicants must meet the One Social Housing Criteria as determined by the Department of Housing and Public Works and have a current One Social Housing application.
St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland – Housing Program is a not-for-profit community housing provider in Queensland. The Society’s Housing Program seeks to provide assistance to people who are homeless, or those who are at risk of becoming homeless, by providing a variety of housing solutions.

 

Our office at 80 McDowell St is open and manned five days a week from 8.30am till 5.00pm

For further information, please contact:  roma.housing@svdpqld.org.au

 

 

 

 


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Lifeline Darling Downs & South West Qld Ltd & Mercy Community Services – Family and Child Connect

Mercy Community Services

Every family needs a little help now & then. When friends and family are unavailable, it can be hard to know who to call for support. That’s where Family and Child Connect can help.
Funded by the Queensland Government, Family and Child Connect is a brand new community-based service designed specifically to listen to you and help you to connect with the right supports at the right time. In South West Queensland the service is provided jointly by Mercy Community Services & Lifeline Darling Downs & SW Queensland Ltd at three different sites; in Toowoomba, Roma and Charleville.
Whether you are a parent, a young person, a concerned friend, neighbour or professional, if you are looking for information and advice on how you can best help yourself or someone else, you can call or drop into Family & Child Connect and speak to a real person about how to get the right assistance.
Family & Child Connects friendly, professional staff know all about the people and services in your area and how they can help with any challenge a family might be facing. They can provide you with information about these supports and in some cases can even introduce you to them. If you are worried about a family other than your own they can help you with ideas of how you might be able to reach out and provide some personal support to them.
At the moment this service is available throughout South West Queensland.  All enquiries are most welcome.

 

Family and Child Connect:

  • are new services to Queensland as part of of the Stronger Families reforms
  • are local community based services that help families to care for and protect their children at home by connecting them to the services they need, when they need them
  • is a first point of call for front line assistance and support to families
  • can positively assist families with a range of support needs

 

Anyone can contact Family and Child Connect for general advice and information, including parents, other family members, young people and other community members

 

16 McDowall Street, Roma

Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday 8.30 to 5.30 pm

Family Response Facilitator

P 1300 991 443

Email – lifeline@lifelinedarlingdowns.org.au

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Online Help and Support

 Phone Apps:

Be Safe App  – Be Safe is a mobile app that aims to help young adults make a decision about seeking help in a crisis.

Daisy App – Daisy is an app developed by 1800RESPECT to connect people experiencing violence or abuse to services in their local area.

Help Me App – Daniel Morcombe Foundation Help Me App. A great way to not only help keep kids safe, but assist people of all ages, from 7 to 97, covering all kinds of personal emergency situations.

Websites:

Aftercare – Lived Experience Forum – The SANE Forums are a moderated service for Australians 18 years and over who are living with mental illness, and families, friends and carers of people living with mental illness.  The purpose of the Forums is for people affected by mental illness to share stories and information that can help us find positive pathways through our experience.

Ask Izzy  – Ask Izzy is a mobile website that connects people with housing, a meal, health and wellbeing services, support and counselling and more.  You just enter a postcode and tick the relevant boxes.

Australian Breastfeeding Association – Breastfeeding Information and Support

Birdie’s Tree – Growing Together Through Natural Disasters – Natural disasters like storms, cyclones, floods or fire can be very frightening and upsetting for babies and young children. Playing a therapeutic game or reading a story with a caring adult can help a young child work through the scary experiences and ‘big feelings’. There’s information for parents and carers too.

Blue Knot Foundation – Empowering recovery from childhood trauma.

Butterfly Foundation – Support for eating disorders & body image issues.

Domestic and Family Violence –  Information, services and support for people impacted by domestic and family violence.

DV Connect – We can help you, your children and your pets escape domestic violence.

E Safety – Keeping kids safe online starts with you.

Hands On As We Grow – Hands on activities to do with your kids

 

headspace  – A place to be yourself – Helping you understand and work through life’s challenges.

Health Direct – 24 Hour Health Advice

Kids Helpline – Any Time, Any Reason

Legal Aid Queensland – We give legal help to financially disadvantaged people

Mensline – Support for Australian men, anywhere, anytime

myCompass – myCompass is free online, interactive self-help program. myCompass is designed to address mild to-moderate symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression through personalised treatments delivered entirely online.

Parentline – Parentline is a confidential telephone service providing professional counselling and support in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Our phones are open every day from 8am – 10pm, while WebChat is available every day from 8am – 9pm.

Qld Veteran’s Portal – Services and supports for ex-members of the Australian Defence Force

Raising Children Network – Provides ad-free parenting videos, articles and apps backed by Australian experts.

Reach Out – ReachOut Forums is a supportive, safe and anonymous space.  Hear from others about what has helped them and share what you’re going through.

Robot Lawyers – Robot Lawyers is a free service for people to use who cannot afford a lawyer and have a minor driving or criminal offence.

Suicide Callback Service – Various resources for making Suicide Safety Plans and phone and online counselling information

Vinnies Qld – We are here to assist you.

Women’s Technology Safety and Privacy Toolkit  – Safer technology for women

Online Groups:

Smart Recovery  – Our mutual support meetings are free and open to anyone
seeking science-based, self-empowered addiction recovery.

Facebook Pages:

Parent Talk Australia

Talking Families


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SQ Bush Bible – Drought Assistance – A Guide to Drought Assistance Schemes and Support Programs

Please click on link below:

The updates are a new map of the regions and phone listings for the Rural Financial Counsellors (RFCs).

Please note:  There is an error in the phone listing for RFC Glen Budden – should read 0419 894 474 (not 0149 894 474 – am unable to change this in the document.)

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Gambling Help Service

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The Gambling Help Service is a free confidential counselling service for anyone affected by problem gambling.  Gambling has far reaching impacts on not just the individual but on family, friends, work, study, finances, a person’s health and well being.  The Gambling Help Service also offers free training and education to schools, community organisations, and other services raising awareness of problem gambling. 

 

For more information about Responsible Gambling or the Gambling Help services and training contact one of the Gambling Help Team at Lifeline on 1300 991 443

 

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Lifeline – Coronavirus Information and Response

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Effective from 23 March 2020 until further notice all LDDSWQL Human Services staff will be working from home and providing counselling and support services via phone/video.  This will include all of our counselling and support programs.  This means there will be no Human Services staff operating from our locations including Toowoomba, Warwick, Dalby, Roma, Charleville, Cunnamulla or St George.

Following on from official recommendations all LDDSWQL non-essential staff travel is cancelled effective immediately.  This means that while our staff are working from home they will only be attending meetings by phone or video link.  Similarly our staff can be contacted either through their mobile telephone numbers if you have them or else via 1300 991 443.

Vital Information:

Phone:13 11 14 (24/7)  Helpline

Lifeline Darling Downs & South West Queensland Ltd

33 Russell Street Toowoomba Qld 4350

Phone:  1300 991 443

 

Weblink: Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland

Facebook:  Lifeline Darling Downs & South West Queensland

 Weblink: Lifeline Australia

 

 

 


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