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Community Support Services

City of Rockingham

How we can help

Our Community Support Services provides support to vulnerable local people in the community. 

Advocacy and community representation

  • We advocate State and Federal Government for a more even distribution of facilities, services and funding for not-for-profit support organisations that provide services to vulnerable people.    
  • We chair the Kwinana Rockingham Action for Today's Youth (KRAFTY), Community Support Service Provider (CSSP), Mental Health Interagency Group,  Rockingham/Kwinana Family and Domestic Violence (FDV), and Rockingham/Kwinana Homelessness Interagency Group (RKHIG) meetings, where Community Support Service providers share information, form partnerships and advocate providing optimum services for vulnerable communities.

Community Support Services Directory

We have a Community Support Services Directory, which is a resource for residents and support workers. It contains the contact details and information on local support services and agencies including:

  • accommodation
  • disability
  • 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 customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au or contact us on 9528 0333.

External agency support

Rockingham has many local not-for-profit groups that can assist when you find yourself struggling.  Support can range from meals and food hampers to financial assistance.  Please see below for who to contact when you need support.
Coastal District Care

What can they help with? 

Food hampers (Health Care Card required)

Days and hours of operation

Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 9am–12pm

Address

4 Hefron Street, Rockingham 

The CREW

What can they help with?

Food hampers and meals

Days and hours of operation

Mondays 10am–1pm

Address

Salvation Army Building, corner of Willmott Ave and Read Street, Cooloongup

Salvation Army

What can they help with?

Food hampers, takeaway meals, help with bills, showers, laundry, bread

Days and hours of operation

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am–1pm

Address

Salvation Army Building, corner Willmott Avenue and Read Street, Cooloongup.  Please leave a message if outside operational hours - 9527 3460

Rockingham Street Chaplain

What can they help with?

Food hampers 

Days of operation 

Thursday (by appointment only)

Contact

Jamie McNee on 0427 427 316

St Brendan's Homeless Respite

What can they help with?

Hot takeaway meals and fresh produce and hot showers

Days and hours of operation

Fridays between 10am and 1pm

Address

The Guide Hall, Watts Street, Safety Bay

Homelessness We Care

What can they help with?

Hampers available for those in need

Days of operation

Fridays

Contact

Contact Homelessness We Care via their Facebook page in order for them to coordinate non-contact deliveries.

Anglicare WA

What can they help with?

Financial counselling, housing support, general counselling

Days and hours of operation

Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Contact

9528 0702, 14 Council Avenue, Rockingham

Suicide prevention

We have pledged to make our City a suicide safer community. This means we are committed to ensuring there are enough resources to help people understand suicide awareness and prevention.

We regularly conduct the LivingWorks training programs:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • suicide to Hope and
  • safeTALK.

We also provide free Youth Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health First Aid training annually. To find out when the next training is being held or for further information please contact us on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au

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.

    Mental health and suicide prevention workshops

    The City continues to commit to supporting suicide prevention through the provision of community workshops including suicide prevention and mental health first aid.

    Throughout September to November there will be a series of four workshops available free to people living or working in the City of Rockingham that provide skills and information to support people who may be experiencing mental health issues or suicide ideation.

    **Please note all workshops below are now full. If you are still interested in one of these workshops, please add your name to the waitlist below and you will be notified when future workshops are released.

     

    • Mental Health First Aid Youth Mental Health First Aid Youth

    Mental Health First Aid Youth is aimed at people over the age of 18 who live, work with or provide support to young people who may be experiencing mental health issues. This evidence-based two-day workshop provides participants with skills to help in a mental health crisis until treatment is received or the crisis resolves, specific to the experience of young people.

    Participants will learn to recognise signs of mental health concerns, learn skills to respond and where to find help.

    Dates:                   Tuesday 26 and Thursday 28 October 2021

    Time:                     8.30am – 4.30pm both days

    Location:              Quest Rockingham

    Please note this workshop is now fully booked. Please submit a waitlist request if you would like to be notified if any spaces become available.

    Waitlist request

    For information on Mental Health First Aid training for young people under the age of 18, please contact Rockingham Youth Centre on 9591 0836.

     

    • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) ""

    ASIST is a two-day suicide identification and prevention training suitable for anyone interested in developing skills to help reduce suicidal feelings for people who may be at risk.

    The interactive sessions detail specific techniques and give participants opportunities to practice these skills.

    Dates:                   10 and 11 November 2021

    Time:                     9am – 5pm both days

    Location:              Gary Holland Community Centre

    Please note this workshop is now fully booked. Please submit a waitlist request if you would like to be notified if any spaces become available.

    Waitlist request

     

    There is always someone to listen. If you or someone you know needs help, contact the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

    To find out more about any of these workshops, contact the City on customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au or 9528 0333. Please note that registrations are required.

    As with all our workshops, we do advise that if mental health issues or suicide ideation are a current issue for you, that these workshops won’t be suitable for you at this stage.

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    Money Saving Series

    Each year we host an expo for Anti-Poverty Week at the Salvation Army. This expo provides those members of the community who are struggling with ways to save money, link in with support services such as financial counsellors and budgeting services as well as how to save money by growing your own produce.

    To meet the need for this information to be accessible more than just a one-off event, we have started the free Money Saving workshops which are available throughout the year. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for ongoing sessions, such as Waste-Free Kitchen, to help you save money.

    Child protection workshops

    Are you a parent or carer? Would you like information on how to be proactive to gain the knowledge on how to keep your children safe? We host free workshops for parents and carers during Child Protection Week. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for ongoing session when workshops are available.

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     Mental Health Week

    Each year in October the City partners with some fantastic local service providers during Mental Health Week to create a jam-packed week of free workshops, events and training which aim to increase the community’s awareness of mental health and wellbeing. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for event information.

    16 Days in WA16 Day in WA

    16 Days in WA runs from 25 November to 10 December each year. This initiative draws inspiration from the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an international campaign to end violence against women and girls across the world.

    16 Days in WA aims to raise awareness, increase positive actions and highlight organisations, agencies and individuals working to end violence against women.

    More information on how to get involved will be available towards the end of October. 

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