Resources

At Penrith Women's Health Centre, we offer a range of services to all women, however there are also many other trustworthy and free resources available from a broad range of external sources.

Some of these resources are listed below along with contact details and a link to the online resource.

Penrith Women's Health Centre highly recommends that any woman who is suffering or in need of help and support seeks out these resources as soon as possible.

 

Suicide and Mental Health Hotlines

All hotlines listed below are available 24/7. PWHC urges anyone suffering from depression and suicidal tendencies to contact any one of these helplines immediately.

 

Beyond Blue: 

1300 22 4636

 

Lifeline: 

13 11 14

 

Suicide Callback: 

1300 659 467

 

Mental Health Helpline:

1800 011 511

 

Kids Helpline:

1800 551 800

 

Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking

Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking are some of the most common crimes committed in Australia. However, almost all of these incidents go unreported due to women's fear. Please, if you are a sufferer of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, contact one of the services below. Many are anonymous and can offer a range of solutions. Alternatively, contact PWHC and we can assist you.

 

National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Line:

1800 737 732

 

DV Help Penrith Region: 

http://www.dvhelppenrithregion.nsw.gov.au/

 

NSW Family and Community Services(Domestic Violence):

http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/docs_menu/parents_carers_and_families/domestic_and_family_violence.html

Rape Crisis NSW: 

1800 424 017

http://www.nswrapecrisis.com.au/

 

1800RESPECT:

1800 737 732


Sexual Assault Counselling Australia:

1800 211 028

 

SmartSafe:

http://www.smartsafe.org.au/

Family Violence Law Help:

http://www.familyviolencelaw.gov.au

 

Family Health and Support

If you are looking at starting a family, finding it hard to cope with raising and caring for your child emotionally/financially, or are looking at becoming a foster carer, please do not hesitate to contact PWHC or any of the resources listed below.

 

Parentline: 

1300 1300 52

 

Kids Helpline:

1800 551 800

 

 

 

Family Planning NSW: 

http://www.fpnsw.org.au/

Migrants and/or Indigenous Australians 

Migrating to Australia can be a traumatic process. If you are facing difficulties such as finding employment, conquering the language barrier or simply needing someone to talk to, please contact PWHC or one of the resources listed below.

 

Nepean Migrant Access Centre:

(02) 9833 2416

http://nma.org.au/

 

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet: 

http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/

 

Personal Health 

Good health is about a feeling of well-being in our bodies, our emotions and our spirits. If you are suffering from HIV/AIDS, finding it hard to cope with a disability or are in need of a breast screening examination, please contact PWHC or one of the resources below to learn more.

 

ACON:

http://www.acon.org.au

 

Breast Screening NSW:

13 20 50

http://www.bsnsw.org.au/

 

Penrith Disabilities Resources Centre:

(02) 4732 2363

http://pdrc.org.au/index.php?id=12&name=Home

 

Legal Aid and Advice

Legal Aid NSW can provide free legal advice in dealing with a vast number of issues that women may encounter. If you find yourself in need of legal advice, please contact the resource below or PWHC.

 

Legal Aid NSW: 

(02) 4732 3077 

http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au

 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Help and Support 

Are you finding it hard to express your sexuality because of discrimination or abuse? Are you looking for people just like you who you can talk to? Do you want to learn more about being a part of the LGBT community? Please see one of resources below or contact PWHC.

 

Lesbians On The Loose Magazine:

http://www.lotl.com/

 

Women Partners of Bisexual Men: 

http://www.womenpartners.org.au/

 

The Gender Centre:

(02) 9519 7599 

http://www.gendercentre.org.au/

Women & Mesothelioma

https://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/women/

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer primarily linked with asbestos exposure, and it is overwhelmingly a male disease. This is largely because most asbestos exposures occur in blue-collar jobs, traditionally male-dominated work settings. Also, the cancer affects men three to four times more than women. However, most women who develop the fatal disease had secondary or environmental exposure to asbestos. Some experience direct contact with the mineral while on the job, and a few develop the disease without any known exposure.

https://www.mesotheliomaguide.com/mesothelioma/peritoneal/

Mesothelioma affects the lining of the abdomen. Due to the ovaries proximity to the abdomen, peritoneal mesothelioma can sometimes be misdiagnosed as ovarian cancer. These two types of cancers also share a similar tumor biomarker. We specialize in connecting patients with doctors and treatment options that are best suited for them. Our services and resources are 100% free to patients and family members.

https://www.asbestos.net/mesothelioma/

Our website and everyone involved with it are dedicated to improving the overall quality of life for individuals who have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease. We strive to be one of the top comprehensive and educational resources online to help support sick patients and their families. Our website provides hundreds of pages with the most current and detailed information about the asbestos industry and its medical impacts. Our mission is to be the leading online resource for victims suffering from asbestos-related diseases.

https://www.MesotheliomaHelpNow.com/mesothelioma/

MesotheliomaHelpNow.com was created to be a source of hope and empowerment to those affected by mesothelioma. By providing accurate and helpful information and resources, patients and their families better can understand their treatment, support and legal options.

Though mesothelioma is a rare cancer, you and your family are not alone in your fight against this tragic disease. Mesothelioma Help Now is your trusted advocacy centre available to help you all your questions. Whether you want to know what treatment options you have, the Patient Advocates at Mesothelioma Help Now are committed to helping you.

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