Our hope is that we, and others, are there to lend a hand should you need it.
Below we've included clergy family specific and general support available around Australia. We'd appreciate your help in making this list as comprehensive and valuable as possible. If you know of a support we can add please let us know.


What We Offer

During the busier ministry seasons, either Rachel or Matt will be available online to chat with you in real time, help you find resources, or pray with you. Click here for details.

Join our online, inter-denominational group with a wonderful, growing community of people. It’s a fun place to
share the joys and challenges of ministry and family life, as well as give and receive support.


Find us on Facebook for weekly resources, support, prayer and fun! Click 'Like' to stay in touch & chat with others.


Ministry Support

Victoria

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.

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

A wonderful counselling service and ministry resource for current and retired clergy and their spouses.

New South Wales

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

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


Queensland

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.


South Australia

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


Tasmania

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. 

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 or click here.


Healthdirect Australia
An Australian Government group helping Australians manage their health and wellbeing.
Call 1800 022 222 or click here.


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


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 or click here.


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


Crisis Support 


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


1800 Respect

An Australia-wide service for domestic violence victims or those who've experienced sexual assault. Services available 24/7, including instant chat/phone counselling, and online resources. 
Call 1800 737 732 or click here.