Genesis Pregnancy Support

Genesis Pregnancy Support Inc is a non-denominational and not for profit Christian organization that is dedicated to the following:

- Provide counselling and support to women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.

- Provide free material assistance to any unsupported pregnant woman or new mum.

- Provide affordable baby gear for mums and families who are struggling financially.

- Provide emotional support, education and encouragement to young mums and mums-to-be through regional support groups.

- Provide post abortion grief counselling and support for women who are not coping after an abortion.

- Facilitate preventative and educational information sessions and training, addressing the issues surrounding teen pregnancy and sexual health.

- Promote community awareness of our services and the needs of those we seek to help.

Please contact the service to discuss you situation and how the service can assist

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Louisa DaCosta Trust

An unplanned event such as a heart attack, a stroke, a cancer can cause both financial and emotional stress. For a person dependent on a Government pension such as a disability or aged pension life can become even more difficult. If there is minimal family support the additional costs needed to help getting better can be beyond reach.

The Louisa DaCosta Trust provides financial assistance for both unplanned illnesses and also for life long illnesses where Government support is not available. If you, any family member or a friend is in financial need following a hospital admission and you think a request to Louisa DaCosta Trust can help please contact a health professional in the public hospital setting.

The Trustees are the sole determinators of the financial assistance that is available from Louisa DaCosta Trust. The Trust will consider requests for financial assistance from a SA Public Hospital patients requiring practical assistance to help their recovery and uses the skills and experience of health professionals and/or financial counsellors to determine suitability of support.

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SMART Recovery Australia

SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) Recovery is a free group program assisting any problematic behaviours, including addiction to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, food, shopping, Internet and others.

Guided by trained peers and professionals, participants come to help themselves and help each other using a variety of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and motivational tools and techniques.

Throughout South Australia there are a range of "open" and "closed" meetings available. For more information call 1300 131 340 or visit the find a meeting link provided.

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Continence Foundation of Australia

The Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) is an Australian Government Scheme that provides a payment to eligible people to assist with the costs of their continence products.

If you have permanent and severe incontinence and you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident 5 years of age or older you may be eligible for CAPS. The application form can be downloaded by following the link provided.

For more information, referral services, and advice about continence products from a professional continence nurse contact the National Continence Helpline 1800 330 066.

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Do I really need health insurance?

Private Health Insurance is a decision made according to cost or what we can afford and what is best for you and your family’s health. It is a substantial chunk of a family budget and nobody wants to make a choice that could cost them too much or not provide the right cover they will use. Unfortunately health cover usually increases significantly each year. Cost of living pressures mean many more people are considering if they can afford to pay premiums or whether they need to utilise the public system.

How do we make the right choice in signing up for a health fund or not? CHOISE has released a simple guide to help. CHOICE is a consumer advocate that provides Australians with information and advice, free from commercial bias. This survey asks a few simple questions and gives you an answer based on strictly financial outcomes concerning the surcharge the Government imposes. There are assumed variables and carefully worded disclaimers and it should not be taken as a complete and absolute guide but it offers some good tipsas well. Whilst many would welcome a definitive yes or no, it really depends on preference as it does not consider that many people want some control of what, when and who they can use for treatment, particularly for elective surgery.

CHOICE is the consumer advocate that provides Australians with information and advice, free from commercial bias.

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Family Drug Support

FDS is a caring, non-religious and non judgemental organisation. Primarily made up of volunteers who have experienced first hand the trauma and chaos of having family members with drug dependency.

The service provides a helpline, information, online support and support meetings. Support meetings are scheduled around South Australia in the Barossa Valley, Berri, Brompton, Elizabeth, Hallett Cove, Leabrook, Murray Bridge, Port Adelaide and Port Augusta.

If you require any further information please contact the support helpline 24/7 or the website link provided.

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Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) - Know Your Options

ADIS provide a confidential telephone counselling, information and referral service.

This service can help with information concerning alcohol and drug related problems for yourself, a friend or family member, or a patient or client.

ADIS telephone counselling 1300 13 1340 is available 8:30pm to 10pm - 7 days per week for SA Callers Only, the online counselling service is available 24/7.

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Ambulance Cover

Ambulance costs are not covered by Medicare and even if you have private health insurance, your policy may not cover the cost of an ambulance.

SA Ambulance cover includes all ambulance attendance within South Australia, with interstate coverage available for an additional amount.

For further details call the customer service centre on 1300 13 62 72 or visit the website link provided.

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Quitline

This service offers information and support to help you quit smoking, improve your health and save you money.

Quitline 13 QUIT (13 78 48) is available between 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday, where you are able to talk with a counsellor or request a call back.

A online chat service is available and a resource for health professionals to make a referral.

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