Support Groups & Services

A Tasmanian lifeline
Lifeline Tasmania has set up a new service for Tasmanians, specifically to deal with unprecedented demand for information, advice and support because of the coronavirus pandemic, called A Tasmanian Lifeline. 
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online
ADATS – Anglicare Drug & Alcohol Treatment Service
Drug and alcohol treatment service
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us, We come to you
ADATS + Anglicare Drug & Alcohol Treatment Service Plus
To deliver alcohol and other drug treatment services, by counselling, where there is coinciding mental illness and/or risk of homelessness for the Tasmanian community, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us, We come to you
Advocacy Tasmania
‘Your say’ advocacy is all about helping you to be heard and understood.

If you are unable to speak for yourself, or find it difficult, our Advocates can help you.

We can provide information about your rights, and help you to deal with problems or complaints.

Best of all, everything we do for you is: free, confidential, independent and professional! 
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online
Alcohol and Drug Services North West
Alcohol and Drug Services aim to minimize the harm caused by the use of alcohol and other drugs.
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, You come to us
Alcoholics Anonymous Australia
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, You come to us
ASAP – Attempted Suicide Aftercare Program
Support service for people (and their family and other key support people) who have attempted suicide and who are not receiving case management from Mental Health Services (Public),
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online
Australia Red Cross – Ulverstone Branch
People helping people
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, You come to us, We come to you
Australian Breastfeeding Assoc. – Central Coast Group
Breastfeeding Information, Support and Advocacy
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us
https://autismtas.org.au/
We provide information, assistance, and resources for people on the spectrum and those who support them.
We are committed to improving the lives of adults and children on the autism spectrum, their families, and carers; and to improve community awareness, acceptance, and understanding of autism.
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us
Care Beyond Cure Inc
Care Beyond Cure Inc is a local charity
Vision: To relieve the suffering and distress of individuals with a diagnosed progressive life-limiting illness and their family carer through the provision of practical assistance.
Mission: work to establish and develop programs reflective of the Care Beyond Cure vision.
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us
Central Coast Community Health Centre
The Centre provides residents with the opportunity to access quality health and community services.
How is this service delivered?:
You come to us
Central Coast Community Shed
The Central Coast Community Shed offers a safe and social place to come down, meet new people and make some good gear out of wood!
How is this service delivered?:
You come to us
Chats – Lifeline
The Chats Program aims to help you to improve your health, happiness and confidence and reduce any feelings of loneliness or isolation.
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us, We come to you
Community Visitors Scheme
The Community Visitors Scheme aims to decrease social isolation in the community for older Tasmanians.
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, You come to us
Connect Café
The Connect Café helps people living with dementia, as well as carers, to make connections with each other and the broader community
How is this service delivered?:
You come to us
COTA (Council on the Ageing) Tasmania – Aged Care Navigator
A free and friendly community service to help you navigate the aged care system
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us, We come to you
Country Women’s Association – Central Coast Branch
The Country Women’s Association in Tasmania (Inc) is an iconic women’s group which continues to improve the lives of women and children.
How is this service delivered?:
You come to us
CYMHS – Child and Youth Mental Health Support
Early intervention support for vulnerable families with children and young people (0-18) who are showing early signs of or at risk of developing mental illness. (E.g. difficulty dealing with family separation, school transitions, bullying, parental mental illness, body image etc.)
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us, We come to you
Dragonfly Counselling and Consulting
Individual and couples counselling. Need someone to help talk through your current issues/hurdles. Give us a call.
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us
FSS – Family Support North-North West
Provide information and support to anyone affected by a family member or significant other using alcohol or other drugs, including children. We welcome all types of families.
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us, We come to you
GH – Gamblers Help Counselling
Free and confidential personal and family counselling for problem gambling
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us, We come to you
Headspace
Support and assistance finding accommodation or related support services. Mental health workers. Assist you with work or study opportunities. Find out about local employment opportunities. Assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue.
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us
KIDS – Kind Individuals Delivering Support
We provide Practical, Social and Emotional Support as well as Parenting Education and Skill Building.
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, We come to you
Ladies Group – Central Coast Community Shed
The Central Coast Community Shed offers a safe and social place to come down, meet new people and make some good gear out of wood!
How is this service delivered?:
You come to us
Lifeline
Saving lives. Crisis support. Suicide prevention.
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online
Lions Club of Forth Valley Inc
We provide support for a vast range of projects within our District.
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us, We come to you
Meals on Wheels (Penguin)
Delivery of meals and welfare check
How is this service delivered?:
We come to you
Meals on Wheels (Ulverstone)
We coordinator, order and deliver meals to clients in the local community.
How is this service delivered?:
We come to you
Men’s Shed Ulverstone
The Ulverstone Men’s Shed offers a safe and social place to come down, meet new people and make some good gear out of wood!
How is this service delivered?:
You come to us
Mental Health Rural Outreach Worker – Uniting Tasmania
The role of the Mental Health Rural Outreach Worker NW is to support the mental health and wellbeing of families, children and individuals living in regional and remote communities from Meander Valley to Cradle Coast
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us, We come to you
Mersey Community Care Association Inc
Providing Services to allow Independent Inclusive Living.
Transport, Home Maintenance, Social Support, Domestic Assistance
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us, We come to you
Mindfulness Programs Australasia
MPA offers fully funded mindfulness courses, paid courses, and professional development.
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online
Molenda Lodge Incorporated
Molenda provides activities (farm, craft, horse therapy, hospitality etc., on a 17 acre heritage property 3k from Ulverstone on the Castra Road.
How is this service delivered?:
You come to us
MS Peer Support
A combined entity of the ACT, NSW, Victoria and Tasmania providing information,
advice, services and support for people living with multiple sclerosis.
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us, We come to you
New Mornings
New Mornings is a Christian Mental Health Support organisation that aims to : To prevent mental illness by equipping individuals to grow in resilience and by increasing their community connections. To encourage and equip people who support others with mental illness. To support and equip individuals with mental illness to maximise recovery and help prevent relapse.
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us, We come to you
North & North West Sexual Assault Support Service TA Laurel House
Laurel House provides face-to-face counselling to adults and children affected by sexual assault across Northern Tasmania. We also provide a 24/7 crisis response service which can assist you with an immediate crisis as a result of a recent, or historical assault, hospital attendance or speaking with police.
How is this service delivered?:
Phone
Parkinson’s Tasmania Inc
Support for those living with Parkinson’s, their families and carers
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, You come to us
Penguin Men’s Shed
The Penguin Men’s Shed is all about supporting men’s health & well-being by providing men with a social and productive environment that enables them to improve their physical & mental health
How is this service delivered?:
You come to us
Penguin RSL  Sub -branch Tasmania
Penguin RSL for current serving and ex servicing service men/women of Australia.
How is this service delivered?:
You come to us
Penguin Visitor Information Centre
For things to do, what to see and where to go in Penguin and surrounds just ask at the Penguin Visitor Information Centre because we know our beautiful place best!
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us
PIPO Support Services
PIPO Support Services endeavors to provide NDIS support which hold the individual, their family and their support people at the centre of all we do.
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, We come to you
RAAFA NW Tasmania
The RAAFA was established to foster friendships based on sharing Air Force and aviation experience, support commemorative activities,
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us
RAIN – Relationship Abuse of an Intimate Nature
Provide Advocacy, Support and Counselling to women, men and children who have been subjected to Family or Domestic Violence
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us, We come to you
Relationships Australia
Relationships Australia Tasmania offers Counselling, Mediation, Family Dispute Resolution, Employee Assistance Program, Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Network, MENS Program (Men Engaging New Strategies), Redress Support Services, Children’s Contact Services. Most services are offered via ‘phone or video call (as well as Face-to-face).

Many of the services are free of charge.
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us
Richmond Fellowship
Richmond Fellowship Ulverstone provide a residential service along with outreach and a recreation program.
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, You come to us, We come to you
Rotaract Club of Central Coast
We are a youth organisation that provide community services locally and internationally, whilst strengthening friendships and networks.
How is this service delivered?:
You come to us
Rotary Club of Ulverstone west
Since 1986, we have provided service to the West Ulverstone, Ulverstone and Penguin communities. We continue to support programs in our local, national and international communities.
How is this service delivered?:
You come to us
SYP – The Supported Youth Program
SYP supports young people aged between 10-18 who are disengaging from education and/or are at risk of homelessness; may also have mental health, AOD issues and/or involvement in the Youth Justice system.
How is this service delivered?:
Phone, Online, You come to us, We come to you
Tai Chi
I am a Tai Chi practitioner providing classes
How is this service delivered?:
You come to us