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 1–7 September 2019. Registrations and further details on the 2019 workshops will be made available closer to the date.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)
15 June every year is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). This international day raises awareness about elder abuse and how you can seek help.
For 2019 the City has information displays at the Autumn Centre, our Administration Building and the four libraries to help you gain access to more information on how you can help someone affected by elder abuse.
Alternatively you can contact Advocare’s Elder Abuse Helpline for further information and support on 1300 724 679.
Mental Health Week
Monday 7 October 2019 to Sunday 13 October 2019 is Mental Health Week. Last year the City partnered with some fantastic local services providers to create a jam-packed week of free workshops, events and training.
This year the City will be hosting a range of workshops, events and free training so keep an eye out for further information.
Do you find yourself struggling week to week? Want tips on how to grow your own produce? Need budgeting advice? Each year the City partners with the Salvation Army, to provide an expo for those who are struggling. This year in October the City will again host an expo. Keep up-to-date with the City's Facebook page and website for further information on Anti-Poverty Week events.