AFTER HOURS CARE

RSL SA recognises that veteran care is often needed out of business hours and provide this list of agencies and contacts that may offer assistance when we are unavailable.

AFTER HOURS CARE
Veterans Mental Health issues take various forms – confusion, dementia, suicide threat, anxiety, aggression. There are varying degrees of resolution – GP through to hospital/facility admission, telephone helplines, family intervention. Medical emergencies are covered by the state health systems.

AGENCIES
National:

• OPEN ARMS 24/7 Veterans & Families Counselling Service (formerly VVCS): 1800 011 046
• Lifeline 24/7: 13 11 14; www.lifeline.org.au
• Defence Force: 1800 624 608; www.defence.gov.au
• ATAPS Suicide Support Line 24/7: 1800 859 585
• Beyondblue: 1300 224 636; www.beyondblue.org.au
• Kids Help Line 24/7: 1800 551 800; www.kidshelpline.com.au
• Mensline Australia 24/7: 1300 789 978; www.mensline.org.au
• Samaritans Help Line 24/7: 135 247; www.thesamaritans.org.au
• Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467; www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/
• Department of Veterans Affairs: 133 254; 1800 555 254; www.dva.gov.au/

South Australia
•  The Jamie Larcombe Centre, Glenside: 1300 043 175. The Partnerships Hub: 0418 264 886
• SA: Mental Health Triage Service: 13 14 65

• Veterans Health Advocate: 7087 1387 (Mon-Fri)

• Plympton Veterans Centre, emails to enquiry@plymptonvc.org.au are monitored and responded to.
• RSL Care SA: 8379 2600

  • Andrew Russell Veteran Living: Ryan Ollwitz 0488 137 570

Northern Territory
• Mental Health Line 24/7: 1800 682 288
• Standby Response: Top End: 0418 575 680; Central Australia: 0439 842 155

Broken Hill
• Mental Health Information and Support Service: 1800 011 511
• Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit: 8080 1547
• Far West Mental Health Recovery Centre: 8080 1365