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Community Support Services

City of Rockingham

How we can help

Our Community Support Services team creates connections between individuals, services and support networks, and advocates for needs that have been identifieid in the community.

Do you need immediate help?

There is always somebody available to listen.  Helplines are available 24/7 over the holiday season:

If you require police attendance, please contact 131 444 or in an emergency, call 000.

Interagency Networks

We facilitate and attend a wide range of interagency networks to support collaboration and initiatives across the community.

These networks include:

  • Rockingham Early Years Network
  • Kwinana Rockingham Action For Today's Youth (KRAFTY)
  • Active Ageing Rockingham
  • Rockingham and Kwinana Homelessness Interagency
  • Rockingham Access and Inclusion Network (RAIN)
  • Safe Family Alliance (domestic and family violence)
  • Mental Health Sub-Network (external network)
  • Suicide Postvention Community Response Group (external network)
  • Rockingham Alliance Against Depression

Membership of these groups varies based on their feedback and can include professionals, volunteers, people with lived experience and community representatives.

To find out more about any of these groups, contact the Community Support Services team on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Advocacy 

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.  

Through interagency networks, partnerships, community mapping and resident feedback, we develop a picture of current and emerging needs across the City and advocate for innovative solutions to address these needs.

For detailed information on current demographic data, trends and projections for the City, visit the City of Rockingham Community Profile.

Community Support Services mapping was undertaken in 2018 to understand the current services provided across Rockingham as well as service gaps and needs.  To request a copy of this report, please contact Community Support Services on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au

Community Support Services Directory

The Community Support Services Directory is a resource for residents and support workers. It includes 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

The directory is available online.

Rockingham Community Directory

 

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.

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.

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