Support Services & Networks

Alcoholics Anonymous
Wednesday night's 7:30

Meeting starts 8pm
St Johns Church Hal
l Calle Calle St., Eden 


Anglicare South East

10am-3pm Mon Tues & Fri
Financial and problem gambling counselling
Rental assistance & short term accomodation
Commonwealth Emergency Program
Assistance for people in crisis. Assistance provided include: supermarket, chemist, fuel, EAPA & transport vouchers, food parcel, advice & referrrals
179 Imlay Street, Eden
02 6496 4499


Bega Valley Homeless Support Service

General homelessness service for the Bega Valley
run by Mission Australia

PO Box 715, Bega, NSW, 2550

Case worker Kuh Cruse visits @Eden Community Access Centre Mon & Fri (appointment necessary)

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Fax: (02)6492 4206
Phone: 6492 3597 or 0476 831 385


Bega Valley
Youth Homeless Support Service

South East Women & Children'Services Inc

18 bass Street, Eden

Phone: 6492 2088


Bega Valley Parkinson's Support Group
Contact Robert on 6495 1330


Carer Gateway
What is Carer Gateway?
Funded by the Austraian Government Carer Gateway is a new, national service which provides information and practical resources to assist carers.
What information is available?

If you are caring for someone, contact Carer Gateway to find out about:

>local support such as respite services

>how to look after yourself while caring for someone

>financial and legal considerations

>what to do in an emergency or crisis situation

>how to adjust when caring ends

Contact Carer Gateway

Call 1800 422 737  Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
To speak to someone in languages other than Enlish
 call 131 450


Compassionate Friends

Support for bereaved parents and siblings
Local contacts:
Susan 6492 1460, Rodger 6494 5456


Can Assist

Grass roots, community charity dedicated to supporting country NSW people & their families affected by cancer.  Help with travel and accommodation expences.
Bega Valley Shire Can Assist supports cancer patients while undergoing treatment.  All assistance is confidential. referrals can be made by doctors, social workers, McGrath nurse to PO box 329, Bega, 2550 ro phone 0439 328 634


Country Care Link
Caring for country families
A confidential family information and support service for country people going to Sydney for medical reasons.
   A volunteer to meet country people in Sydney

   Phone numbers fro possible short-term
   accomodation  close to hospital
   A friendly voice for a chat.
   Visits (on request) for country people in hospital.
Mon-fri 9.30 - 3pm
1800 806 160 or 02 8382 643

Eden Mens Shed

21A Maling Street, Eden

Contact: Jack Dickenson

0407 963 036

Eden Pambula Cancer Support Group
02 6496 3661


Are you struggling  with anxiety, depression or other mental health issues?

Would you like to learn alongside others who have "been there" and found a way to get well and stay well?

Do you want the best in Life and Love and Happiness?

You alone can do it but you can't do it alone....


Where:  "Workability" 156 Newtown Rd, Bega

When: Every Tuesday at 1:30pm

Grow is a supportive small group setting run by experienced Grow volunteers, it is free and open to all.

Contact: Kristin on  or

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The Mission to Seafarers
The Mission to Seafarers provides help and support to the 1.5 million crewmen and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat.
Andrew Lund - Centre Manager
Pastoral Carer - John Kewa(based at Port Kembla)
14 Chandos St. Eden
Postal Address:
PO Box 132, Eden, NSW 2551
Phone: 61 02 6496 3674
Mobile: 61 04 3494 2287

Hearing voices

Voice hearers self help group

Social/support group not therapy or clinical

Where: Twyford Hall Supper Room (entry Beach St)

           Cnr. Market & Beach Sts., Merimbula

When: Every 2nd Wednesday 1-3pm

Also weekly activities at various location

Contact: Peter or Ana 0411 969 906

            Noel: 0434 688 013


Homelessness NSW

HomelessPersons Information Centre

Telephone Toll Free: 1800 234 566
Hours of Operation Monday to Sunday:
9am to 10pm (closed each day between 1pm-2pm)


Illawarra & South Coast Tenants Service

Wollongong, Mon Wed Fri 9am-1pm Thurs 1pm-5pm
Tenants Advice and Advocay Services
1800 807 225


Family Support Service

Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities

A community based organisation funded by NSW Human Services offering counselling, advocacy & referral, library, information & resources, and group activities. Provides a range of services for children, youth and families through the Early Intervention & Placement Prevention (EIPP) program.Family Support Services visit Eden regularly.
Appointment Necessary
Contact: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm:  6492 3411


Legacy - Queanbeyan, Eden Monaro
02 6297 1876


MensLine Australia

For men with relationship and family concerns

1300 789 978


Dad's in Distres

Help and hope for separated Dads

1300 853 437 


Men's Referral Line

The NSW Government has funded NSW's first telephone counselling and referral service for violent or potentially violent men to help reduce domestic vilence. Refers callers to men's behaviour change programs or other serie porviders for longer-term support.Also supports family, friends, colleagues and porfessionals who call the line because they are concerned about the behaviour of a male partner, family member or client.  24 hour line: 1300 766 491    


Narcotics Anonymous

Meetings Thursday 6.30pm

Uniting Church Community Hall, Chandos Street, Eden


Network of Carers Associations1800 242 636
Carers NSW  02 9280 4744 


Personal Helpers & Mentors

Support for people whose lives are severely affected by mental illness. 

If you join Personal Helpers & Mentors you will work with your own Personal Helper who will support you  on your personal recovery journey.

If you are 16 years or over you may be eligible. You do not need to have been formally diagnosed to join. You will be asked questions about how your life is affected by mental illess to work out if you are eligible.

65 Parker Street, Bega

02 6492 1811


SEA South East Advocacy
SEA aims to promote & protect the rights and interests of people with disability and their familes and carers living in the Bega Valley Shire
Location: 101-103 Bega Street, Bega (Mon, Tus & Fri 9am-1pm Thurs 9am-1pm)
P.O. box 860, Bega, NSW  2550
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O2 6492 0200


Telecross & TeleCHAT

Telecross is a service run by the Red Cross to assists the elderly and housebound in their own home.  Every day a trained Red Cross Volunteer makes a short telephone call to the Telecross client to ensure that they are safe and well.  If the call is not answered, a second call is made.  If this call goes unanswered an agreed emergency procedure will be activated and help arranged if necessary.


Telecross can be provided on a temporary basis, during a period of rehabilitation or when a carer is absent. Although the majority of Telecross clients are elderly, the service can also be used by the disabled and young people who are medically dependant. People can refer themselves or be referred by a relative, friend or health professional.


Red Cross also provides a sevice called TeleCHAT; regular telephone calls to people who have little or no social connection with other people. Friendly volunteers call participants at an agreed time, generally once a week, for an open ended chat. Participants are matched with volunteers based on their interests, hobbies and availability.


To apply to use Telecross or TeleCHAT services, call 1300 885 698

To make an enquiry or donation call 1800 812 028