The retrenchment process can be a difficult time and it is important that you look after yourself both physically and mentally.
Health and lifestyle support and information
- For healthy living tips visit Eat for Health or Shape Up.
- Quitline is a confidential free telephone service for people who want to quit smoking. You can call them on 13 78 48.
- The beyondblue Taking care of yourself after retrenchment or financial loss booklet.
- The Australian National University National Institute for Mental Health Research, MoodGYM website.
- The Black Dog Institute, Mindfulness in Everyday Life handout.
- The Black Dog Institute, Positive Psychology factsheet.
If you want to talk to someone immediately, help is available:
- Lifeline provides online, phone and face-to-face crisis support. You can call them on 13 11 14.
- Your General Practitioner (GP) can provide support.
- You can find a counsellor in your workplace or through your employer's employee assistance programme.
- beyondblue provides a free support service and information resources on depression and anxiety for all age groups. You can call them on 1300 22 46 36.
- MensLine provides a telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way. You can call them on 1300 78 99 78.
- MindSpot is an online and telephone clinic providing free assessment and treatment services for Australian adults with anxiety or depression. You can call them on 1800 61 44 34.
- Gambling support is available through the National Gambling Helpline. You can call them on 1800 858 858.
- Relationships Australia provides relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. You can call them on 1300 364 277.
- R U OK? provides tips to help you to meaningfully ask others "are you OK?".
How are your children feeling?
- Kids Helpline provides a free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. You can call them on 1800 55 1800.
- Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation for 12 to 25 year olds. Headspace provides information and support for young people, as well as parents and carers who are concerned about their children.