Aged Rights Advocacy Service

ARAS has been supporting older people in South Australia to uphold their aged care and human rights since 1990.

ARAS offers a free, confidential, and state-wide service to older people (or their representatives) who are:

· living in residential aged care or retirement villages

· receiving or seeking to receive Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) or Home Care Package (HCP) services

· at risk of, or experiencing abuse from family or friends

In addition, ARAS delivers the Home Care Check-In project where it provides in home safety checks for older persons deemed to be vulnerable due to social isolation, and at risk of harm or neglect.

ARAS also has specialist Aboriginal Advocates who provide culturally safe support and host an annual Intergenerational Elders and Youth Gathering in regional South Australia.

ARAS is funded by the Australian Government.

Outlets (by appointment only)

Victor Harbor: 9/46-52 Ocean Street Victor Harbor (access from Coral Street)

Nuriootpa: 1 First Street, Nuriootpa

Berri: 21 Denny Street, Berri


Australian Men's Shed Association

The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) offers a safe and friendly shed environment for members to work on meaningful projects with a focus on health and wellbeing.

To find a Men's Shed location visit - and click on the 'Find a Shed' tab and enter your suburb and postcode to find a Men's Shed near you.

If you require any further assistance, please call 1300 550 009 or email

Check out the theshedwireless podcast that talks about everything mates can relate to other mates.


BetStop - the National Self-Exclusion Register

BetStop - the National Self-Exclusion Register™ is a safe and free Australian Government initiative to block yourself from all licensed Australian online and phone gambling providers.

You can register at any time.

Once you register, online and phone gambling providers will not be able to:

- let you place a bet

- let you open new betting accounts

- send you marketing messages.

You can nominate someone you know to support you while you are self-excluded. You can also access information about other gambling supports that are available.

The BetStop call centre is open 8:30 am to 8:30 pm Monday to Friday, except for national public holidays.

Ready to start? Registering takes about 5 minutes and can be done on the website.


Beyond Blue

For anyone concerned about mental health, particularly anxiety, depression and suicide. Offers brief support, provides information and advice, and can point you in the right direction so you can get the help you need.

Free telephone and online counselling service is open 24/7 no matter who you are, or how you're feeling.

This free and confidential counselling service is accessible via telephone, online and email.


Beyond Blue’s NewAccess for Small Business Owners is a guided self-help mental health coaching program.

It’s free, confidential and convenient. Available nationally by phone or video call, no GP referral is required.

Over 6 sessions, your mental health coach will work with you to manage stress and overwhelm using straightforward problem-solving approaches.

All mental health coaches are specially trained and have a small business background so they understand your unique challenges.


Butterfly Foundation

For anyone in Australia concerned about eating disorders or body image issues, whether you need support for yourself or someone you care about. All counsellors are qualified mental health professionals with a background in psychology, social work or counselling. They also have specialist training in eating disorders and body image.

Contact via the helpline at 1800 334 673, via email, or via their contact form.


Crisis Care Helpline - 131 611

Crisis Care Helpline provides a response in regards to child abuse and neglect matters, along with crisis situations relating to children who are under the care of the Guardianship of the Minister.

The Crisis Care helpline is available Monday - Friday 4pm - 9pm and 24/7 Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays by calling 131 611.


Family By Family

If you're seeking help, you can join the program by visiting their website and filling out the contact form, or by reaching out to their team directly. Once connected, you'll be carefully matched with Sharing Family who has experienced similar challenges and successfully navigated through them. Together, you'll collaborate on creating a tailored plan to overcome your difficulties, develop new skills, and build a strong support network, ultimately leading to a more stable and fulfilling family life.

Family by Family is a community-driven support program designed to help South Australian families overcome challenges and achieve positive change. By connecting families in need (Seeking Families) with families who have overcome similar challenges (Sharing Families), the program fosters mutual learning, guidance, and support. Through this family-to-family mentoring approach, Family By Family empowers participants to build resilience, develop essential skills, and create lasting connections within their communities.



FriendLine is a phone based support line available to anyone over the age of 18, in need of a friendly chat. There is also an online chat service available if you are unable to make a call.

All conversations are with trained volunteers and calls are anonymous and confidential.

To access the service, call the Freecall number below which is available Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm

The online chat service is available from 6pm – 8pm, Monday – Friday and can be accessed by visiting the website below.


Get Healthy Service

The Get Healthy Service is a free information and coaching service to support people to make lifestyle changes regarding healthy eating, physical activity and how to reach and maintain a healthy weight. The service provides confidential telephone counselling with a personal qualified coach and a website with helpful advice and tips.

The service is available to South Australian adults whose health is at risk due to one or more of the following:

- Not eating a healthy diet

- Insufficient physical activity

- Being overweight

For more information or to register, visit the website to complete the registration form, or call the number below between Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm .