Community Support Services
How we can help
The City of Rockingham Community Support Services provides support to vulnerable local people in the community. We do this by:
- Providing information sessions and community events on important issues such as suicidal thoughts, homelessness, mental health, family and domestic violence, substance abuse, elder abuse, reducing poverty and social isolation.
- Advocating state and federal government for a more even distribution of facilities, services and funding for not-for-profit support organisations, which provide services to vulnerable people.
- Chairing the Kwinana Rockingham Action for Today's Youth (KRAFTY), Community Support Service Provider (CSSP), Rockingham/Kwinana Family and Domestic Violence (FDV), and Rockingham/Kwinana Homelessness Interagency Group (RKHIG) meetings, where all Community Support Service Providers share information, form partnerships and advocate providing optimum services for vulnerable communities.
- The City has a Community Support Services Directory, which is a resource for residents and support workers. It contains the contact details for local support services and agencies and includes information about:
- employment, education and training
- domestic violence
- legal issues
- community support services (counselling, children, youth and family support)
- mental health
- emergency relief and financial support
- youth and community groups.
The directory is available online and as a hard copy from the City's libraries and administration building on Civic Boulevard, Rockingham.
Information in the directory was correct at the time of publication. New or updated service information can be submitted to email@example.com or telephone the Community Support Services Officer on: 9528 0333.
We have pledged to make our City a suicide safer community. This means we are committed to ensuring there there are enough resources to help people understand suicide awareness and prevention.
We regularly conduct the Living Works training programs:
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
- suicide to Hope and
We also provide free Youth Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health First Aid training annually.
The City is a Gold Pledge member of the Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention. We are also a member of the Suicide Community Response Team, and the Rockingham Kwinana Alliance Against Depression (Western Australia Primary Health Alliance). Together we ensure there are enough resources to sustain a safer suicide community and provide information, support, referral, training and counselling to the community.
Check back here to find out about up and coming suicide prevention training dates or follow us on Facebook.
Social Connector Program
Social Connector Luncheon Group
Don’t have plans on the second Monday of each month? Want to get out and meet new people in Rockingham and try out fantastic food at local restaurants and cafes? All you need is a spare two hours a month from 12pm to 2pm. Anyone can attend and transport is available for those who meet the eligibility criteria.
For further information or to book in please call 9528 0333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child Protection Workshops
Are you a parent or carer? Would you like information on how to be pro-active to gain the knowledge on how to keep your children safe? The City of Rockingham hosts free workshops for parents and carers during Child Protection Week which runs from 2-8 September 2018 and also now has been expanded to an extra two workshops in the first half of the year. Registrations and further details on the 2018 workshops are on the flyer below. Creche is available only via RSVP on 9528 0333 or email@example.com.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)
15 June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). On this day each year the City holds events to raise awareness to stop elder abuse in our community.
Mental Health Week
Monday 8 October 2018 to Sunday 14 October 2018 is Mental Health Week. This year the City has partnered with some fantastic local services providers to create a jam-packed week of free workshops, events and training. Have a look at the list below for all the activities:
- Friday 5 October 2018 (2pm–5pm) - "Check Yo Self" - for youth
- Monday 8 October 2018 (9.30pm–2.30pm) - "Family Inclusive Training" - for community members
- Monday 8 October and Tuesday 9 October 2018 (9am–4.30pm) - "Youth Mental Health Aid First" - for community members
- Tuesday 9 October 2018 (5.30pm–7.30pm) - "Building Resilience in your Kids" - for community members
- Wednesday 10 October 2018 (4pm–5.30pm) - "Wicked Wednesday" - for 12–18 year olds
- Thursday 11 October 2018 (2pm–5pm) - "headspace Rockingham Open Day" - for youth
- Thursday 11 October 2018 (9am–4pm) - "Sexuality, Gender Diversity and Mental Health" - for community members
- Friday 12 October 2018 (9am–12pm) - "Anxiety Workshop" - for community members
- Friday 12 October 2018 (9am–11am) - "Loss and Grief Workshop" - for senior community members.
For further information and individual flyers for each activity please see below.
Do you find yourself struggling week to week? Want tips on how to grow your own produce? Need budgeting advice? Come along to the Anti-Poverty Week Expo on Tuesday 16 October from 10am–1pm at the Salvation Army, corner Willmott Drive and Read Street, Cooloongup.
There will be one-on-one appointments with a financial counsellor, Centrelink, Department of Housing, SCALES Legal Advice, plus local service providers on hand to answer your questions. We also have two free workshops available on the day:
- Budgets, financial plans, and how to audit your spending (11am–12pm), presented by Chaston Financial Solutions
- Keeping sane during financially tough times (12.30pm–1.30pm), presented by Brain Ambulance.