Support for life challenges

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Choice, professional support and hope

Anglicare has a broad range of services to support you through life challenges and a large team with diverse skills and experience. An Anglicare staff member will match you to a support person from our team who has the training, personality and experience to suit your needs and preferences. We are organised to deliver the support you need in an integrated way that puts you at the centre of the service we provide.

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Mental Health, NDIS Support

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Being mentally and emotionally well

One in five Tasmanians will have a mental illness during their lifetime – it may be you or someone in your family, at work or in your community. Anglicare has a number of services to support people affected by mental illness.

At Anglicare you can choose your support worker to provide you with one on one support from a number of flexible services available to you. Anglicare understands mental wellbeing, because we have been working with individuals, children and families with mental illness for over 20 years. We support people of all ages, including specialised support where a family may have concerns about the mental well being of a child or young person.

As one of Tasmania's most experienced and largest providers of support for people seeking mental health services, Anglicare is registered to provide all available services that are funded under the NDIS. 

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Housing Support

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Having safe and secure housing

Everyone needs a roof over their head and a place to call home. Anglicare has a range of services and accommodation options to help you find and maintain suitable housing.

Housing Connect is the one-stop shop for the majority of your housing and support needs. One assessment for everything from emergency accommodation to a long-term home. Housing Connect can help you with:

  • applying for social housing
  • support and advice with your private rental, including bond and rent arrears
  • finding a bed for the night
  • support and advice on how to stay in your home
  • assistance following family violence
  • information and advice on your housing options

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Financial Counselling

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Managing your debts and your money

Anglicare makes it easy to get help and explore options when challenges relating to money make life difficult.

Financial counsellors provide a free, independent and confidential service. They can help you organise your budget, suggest ways to manage your debt and refer you to other useful services. Financial counsellors can assist in matters around consumer credit law, debt enforcement practices, bankruptcy, industry hardship policies and government concessions.

Our counsellors can provide information about:

  • your options to deal with debt
  • negotiating with creditors
  • your rights and responsibilities as a consumer
  • accessing your superannuation     
  • bankruptcy and its alternatives    
  • referral to legal services if needed
  • money management and budgeting

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Children, Young People and Families

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Healthy Personal and Family Relationships

Anglicare provides relationship counselling, support and education for families and individuals of all ages. We have a large range of services throughout Tasmania.  Many of our services are designed specifically to support different stages of your life. Whether that comes from the challenges of being a young mum or are father wanting to work out how to be the best dad you can be.

We have a range of parenting courses which can teach you the tips and tricks to help you manage challenging behaviour and to give your kids the tools they need to grow and thrive. We can also provide support to re-build those family relationships when they have spun out of control.

Our professional staff are here to support you and provide you with choices.  

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Alcohol and Other Drugs

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When habits have become harmful

Anglicare provides a comprehensive range of services to support people whose lives are impacted by alcohol and other drugs and their family or carers.

Our support is free and confidential. 

We also provide Needle and Syringe exchanges throughout Tasmania and if you choose, we can provide longer term support to help you maintain a life free from addiction and to pursue your goals and ambitions.

 

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Gambling Support

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Free Counselling, Information and Support

If you or your loved ones are affected by gambling, you can access the Gamblers Help service. You can receive free personal or family counselling and group support. You can learn strategies to help yourself or others get a grip on their gambling.

Gambling can quickly get out of control. The odds are against you and in the long run, you'll never get ahead. It's designed that way.

If you'd like to arrange a self-exclusion order barring you from gambling areas in Tasmania, we can arrange that and provide support and encouragement. If you are a community member in a locality that has a gambling issue, we can arrange an educational workshop.