COVID-19 Support for Community

The Queensland Government has released a Roadmap to Easing Restrictions, which outlines a staged approach to relaxing restrictions within Queensland.  This means more residents can get out and about and start reconnecting with their communities. We still need to follow public health directions to ensure the safety of our residents and volunteers.

 

COVID-19 Community Grants Program

This special grants program aims to support community organisations and sporting clubs that are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Grant funding can cover eligible expenses to help organisations sustain their operations, maintain or build their volunteer or membership base or support operational changes to meet public health directives.

A total of $50,000 is available for this grants program, with a maximum grant of $2,000 for successful applicants. 

 

Click here to find out more or apply for a COVID-19 Community Grant.

 

Re-opening Community Organisations and Sporting Facilities

Each community group and sporting club offers different activities and facilities which will influence the health and safety measures required to operate each site. It is critical that Management Committees of clubs refer to the Queensland Government website to understand how the restrictions apply to specific organisations and activities.

Click here to find more resources on how your club can be COVID Safe.

 

Support Services for Gympie Region residents

For an up-to-date list of support services available in the Gympie Region and information on how to access them during COVID-19, please download this Community Support Contact List

 

Public Health Information

Queensland Health is the lead agency responsible for responding to COVID-19. Visit their website for detailed information on the current Public Health Directions and health information. Anyone with medical  concerns should contact their local GP or  call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Phone Support

Qld Community Recovery Hotline 1800 173 349 is being operated by the Qld government to support residents who are in self-isolation or quarantine People needing emotional and social telephone support can also call the hotline.

If you or someone you care about is distressed, in crisis, suicidal or needs someone to talk to, call:

  • 1300 MH CALL - 1300 642 255 (24/7 Queensland Health)
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14 (24/7)
  • Mindspot (COVID-19 support and guidance on accessing resources and services): 1800 614 434
  • Beyond Blue (COVID-19 mental wellbeing support service): 1800 512 348
  • Headspace Gympie: 5482 1075 (for young people aged 12-25) or 1800 650 890
  • Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800 (24/7)
  • 1800 RESPECT (National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service): 1800 737 732
  • DVConnect: 1800 811 811
  • Qld Homelessness Hotline (24/7) 1800 474 753
  • Parentline: 1300 301 300
  • Mensline: 1300 789 978 (24/7)
  • Redcross Telecross: 1300 885 698
  • Rental Tenancy Authority: 1300 744 263
  • Rental Tenancy Authority: 1300 744 263

 

On-line Resources

Lifeline provides crisis support and suicide prevention for all Australians.

Headspace is the national youth mental health foundation (for 12-25 year olds).

Beyond Blue Coronavirus Online Forum has a thread dedicated to coping during the Coronavirus outbreak with people sharing stories and experiences.

Australian Government Department Head to Health is a digital platform to improve your own mental health, or support somebody else with mental health issues.

Australian Red Cross provides information about support and managing isolation during COVID-19

RSPCA – COVID-19 My Pets and Me

Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service – COVID-19 and your child