Following an unsettling weekend in Cunnamulla for some community members, the South West Hospital and Health Service are reminding people who may be feeling anxious or stressed to seek help from local health and support services.
South West Hospital and Health Service Executive Director of Community and Allied Health Josh Freeman says these services are free and confidential so no one should hesitate to use them.
“We all have good days and bad days,’’ he says
“There are those days when something isn’t quite right, or things just seem too much.
“If someone you care about isn’t acting the way they normally do, if they are acting recklessly or seem like they have the weight of the world on their shoulders, please let them know there are health services available to assist them.
“These services are also there to help you too if you feel things are getting on top of you,” he says.
Those seeking these health and support services can find them by contacting the Cunnamulla Primary Care Centre in John St on 4655 8800, and the Cunnamulla Hospital in Wicks St on 4655 8100.
“You can also call 1300 642 255 and you will be put in contact with your closest mental health and ATODS service,” says Mr Freeman.
Other useful numbers include:
- Beyond blue 1300 224 636 (24 hours).
- If you, or someone you care about is in crisis and you think immediate action is needed,call emergency services on Triple Zero – 000