Support

Our hope and prayer is that we, and others, are there for you should you need it.
Below you'll find a growing collection of clergy family specific and general supports available around Australia. It's also always worth checking to see what your employing denominational office offers you and your family.

We're always here for prayer or to say hi - just send us an email.  If you know of a support that may help or there's anything you'd like us to add, please let us know, we'd love to hear from you.
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Ministry Support

Australia-Wide

Food that Serves
An Australian blog for Christian ministry and hospitality. Written by a ministry wife who shares sharable recipes and devotions.


Victoria

Keriva Counselling
Non-denominational Christian counselling for clergy
and their families.

Tandem 2
A peer-support group for Melbourne clergy wives
who meet each month to share their lives, 
explore relevant issues, and pray for each other.
Contact Vivianne Dias at viviannecdias@gmail.com.


New South Wales

Centre For Effective Living

A counselling centre in Westleigh, providing services to clergy and their families. Contact psychologist Valerie Ling on 1800 832 588.

EQUIP Women
A Sydney-based organization running affordable annual conferences for the wives of clergy workers from all churches and denominations.

South Australia

Provides small support groups (with annual retreats) for pastor’s and their spouses to talk about the realities
of ministry.



General Support

Beyond Blue
A great care service for people having a hard time with mental illness. Support services available 24/7. Call 1300 224 636


Kids Helpline
 A support service for kids aged 5-25. Available 24/7 over the phone, web chat or email.
Call 1800 55 1800



LGBTQI Reach Out Support A website of LGBTQI supports for people with questions about gender & sexuality. They offer resources and counselling. 


Crisis Support

Life Line
A 24/7 crisis-support line or suicide prevention service.
Call 13 11 14






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The Pastor's Heart
A weekly Facebook interview talking through a broad range of ministry subjects from book reviews to burn out and topical issues facing those in ministry today.



Ministry Renewal Retreats
Non-denominational support groups for clergy and their spouses over 3 groups.

John Mark Ministries Counselling
A counselling service and ministry resource for current and retired clergy and their spouses.


Queensland


Brisbane Ministry Wives Network 
A network for minister’s wives (and those engaged to clergy) open to all denominations. They offer resources, connections and support groups and run events throughout the year. Note: Register to access resources.


Tasmania

Ministry Renewal Retreats
Non-denominational support groups for clergy and their spouses over three sessions.

A program offering counselling and training for clergy, as well as access to a retreat cottage in Sheffield.






Healthdirect Australia
A government group helping people manage their health. Call 1800 022 222



HeadSpace
A service for Australian youth aged 12 – 25 whose families are facing a hard time,or who just need somebody to have a chat with. Call 1800 650 890



1800 Respect A service for victims
of domestic violence or sexual assault.
Services available 24/7, including chat/phone counselling,
and resources.
Call 1800 737 732





Suicide Prevention Assistance
A 24-hour service offering counselling & resources for those affected by suicide or concerned about the well being of someone.

    Call 1800 659 467