The Colin Betty Gym & Boxing Club provides mixed gender and female only training sessions which is run by a team of experienced volunteers.
Anyone can be a member of the gym with both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people welcome.
The service is provided at a low cost, which can be found on their website or calling the service directly.
TAFE SA provides hair and beauty salon services that are open to the public. Students and apprentices practice their skills under supervision in well-equipped salons, providing hair, nail, tanning, waxing, facial and massage services at very reasonable prices. For more information, check out the price list.
Salons available in Adelaide, Elizabeth, Mount Gambier, Noarlunga and Whyalla. Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, please contact your local salon for an appointment. Student and pensioner discount 25% available.
Links to Wellbeing offers a Lived Experience Telephone Support Service (LETSS), which offers free counselling and mental health support across central and southern Adelaide. This service is suitable for people experiencing increased life stressors, noticing signs of anxiety and or depression and a low moderate risk of suicide.
To be eligible for this service you need to live in Central or Southern Adelaide and be 16 years or over.
This service is available 365 days a year from 5pm to 11:30pm on 1800 013 755, with a live web chat feature.
Regional Access offer free and safe telephone/online counselling support to people in regional South Australia.
There are programs and specialised assistance for those who are experiencing the effects of drought and natural disasters such as the recent bushfires in SA.
This service is available for anyone who lives or works in regional, rural or remote South Australia (i.e. outside of the Adelaide metropolitan region).
Professionally trained counsellors will listen and help you to develop strategies to manage what is causing you to feel stressed or overwhelmed.To access the service you will need to reside/work in regional South Australia, 15 years and older.
Regional Access is available 24/7 by calling 1300 032 186. Online counselling is available with a professional counsellor, you will need to register to chat via the website link provided.
Many people are feeling the emotional distress of the pandemic, whether it is due to self-isolation, the fear of becoming ill or the overwhelming speed of change in the daily routine. The South Australian government has put various measures in place in recent times to increase mental health resourcing for everyone in the community.
Access to the COVID-19 Mental Health Peer Support Line is via the free-call telephone number or via web-chat via Skylight’s website. Anyone accessing the service can choose to remain anonymous.
This after hours telephone and web chat support service is open every day from 5pm -11.30pm providing real time support to people in distress, as well as providing strategies to cope during these tough times. This service is available to all South Australian including callers from regional South Australia.
A Network of support service providers in South Australia that can help people with issues as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Providing support and services in a COVID-19 safe-contact environment and beyond.
[SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line](https://www.unitingcommunities.org/mental-health-counselling/covid-19-mental-health-support-line/) - Available 8.00 am to 8.00 pm, seven days a week. Health counsellors, who can provide counselling over the phone or via video calls or online chat, arrange referrals to a range of services, call you back if you leave a message and provide follow up calls to check in on you or someone else (with the person’s consent).
[COVID-19 Mental Health Peer Support Line](https://skylight.org.au/covid-19-support-line) - Available 5.00 pm to 11.30 pm, seven days a week. This service is available for all South Australians and is delivered by peers who have a mental health lived experience. They are available to provide a listening ear, COVID-19 related information, as well as connect you with other appropriate services as needed. Video call options available.
[ASKPEACE](https://www.rasa.org.au/services/all-services/askpeace/) for CALD Community - Available 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. Health support to people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds living in South Australia who have been impacted by COVID-19. Phone appointments can be booked outside of business hours to best suit your needs.
[Thirrili](http://thirrili.com.au/) - Available 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. Guidance and support for South Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to access mental health and other services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
[Carers SA](https://www.carerssa.com.au) - Available 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday. Unpaid carers of family and friends with a disability, health condition, mental illness, or who are frail aged may access services through Carers SA. Services include carer support planning, counselling, peer support and coaching, planned and emergency respite care, and other practical supports. Services are free and confidential.
Resource options and support for Carers (ROSC) - 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. Supports carers (14 year and up) who are caring for an adult with a mental illness. Carer Coordinators work closely with carers to discuss their specific needs and requirements and to develop an individual carer support plan.
Affordable SA - Available 9.30 am to 8.00 pm, Monday to Thursday and 9.30 am to 4.30 pm Friday (except public holidays). Provides information and access to financial counselling, mental health support and material assistance. Financial counsellors can provide comprehensive financial counselling without the need for face to face meetings. In addition, a team of caseworkers are available to provide mental health support over the phone or via webinar.
Mental Health Emergency Triage Service - available 24 hours, seven days a week. Assistance in a mental health emergency.
Red Cross provide a daily telephone call to check on your wellbeing. The calls provides reassurance as well as help to maintain your independence.
This service supports people who live alone and are at risk of an accident or illness that may go unnoticed, in particular, people who are fail, aged, have a disability, housebound or are recovering from an illness or accident.
To access this service call Red Cross on 1300 885 698 or this service is available through both the National Disability and Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and My Aged Care.
South Australians can opt to receive a free, daily phone call to check on their welfare in response to COVID-19. This service has been activated by the Government of South Australia.
The service is available to people in the community whose wellbeing is impacted as a result of COVID-19 social distancing and self-isolation measures. This may include older people, people living with a disability, those experiencing mental illness, people recovering from an illness or accident or people with an ongoing health condition who are voluntarily self-isolating for their wellbeing. This service provides specially trained volunteers making calls, asking clients questions about how they are coping, if they need referrals to other services, as well as reiterating the latest government health advice.
The Telecross REDi service supports people by calling them daily during declared heatwaves. This includes people who live alone, have a disability, are experiencing mental illness, are housebound, frail, aged, recovering from or have an illness or have had an accident. Carers of vulnerable people are also encouraged to register as they may be at risk during an extreme weather event.
Red Cross volunteers call pre-registered clients to check on their wellbeing. If a call goes unanswered or if someone is in distress, an emergency procedure is activated to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the client.
People in the community who are at risk during extreme weather events and require phone support during these periods are encouraged to register by calling 1800 188 071 or email email@example.com.
All parkrun events in this country are currently suspended due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around South Australia. They are open to everyone, safe and easy to take part in.
These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and they encourage people of every ability to take part; from walkers or those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experienced; you are all welcome.
Look for a Parkrun location near you by visiting the website link. You can register online and take your barcode for scanning on the day.
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