Resources

Helpful Websites

Lifeline - Lifeline connects people with care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 13 11 14; providing access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.

Black Dog Institute – The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder.

Beyondblue – A national, non-profit organisation devoted to increasing awareness and understanding of depression in the community. It’s website contains useful resources and information on current initiatives. The beyondblue info line provides information on depression, anxiety and related disorders, available treatments and referrals to relevant services – 1300 22 4636.

Youth Beyond Blue - A derivative of Beyond Blue aimed at providing help for young people under 25 experiencing depression.

Carers NSW – Carers NSW is an association for relatives and friends caring for people with a disability, mental illness, drug and alcohol dependencies, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail.

No More Panic – Information for sufferers and carers of people with Panic, Anxiety, Phobias and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders.

Rape Crisis NSW - NSW Rape Crisis Centre provides a 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling service to anyone whose life has been impacted by sexual violence. The Centre also provides trauma counselling from a number of locations around NSW for women who were sexually assaulted when they were children. 1800 424 017

RU OK?- R U OK? is an independent, not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to provide a national focus on suicide prevention by empowering Australians to have open and honest conversations and stay connected with people in their lives.

Reachout  - Aimed at supporting young people; the website provides facts and information, stories, videos, blogs and forums on a range of life topics.

Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA) - ASCA is a national organisation which works to improve the lives of adult survivors of child abuse throughout Australia. Visit the website for information on their workshops and other resources. Telephone support for adults survivors, their friends and family is available weekdays 9am – 5pm (1300 657 380).

AA - Alcoholics Anonymous is a Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other in the process of recovering from alcoholism. Visit the website for more information or to find a meeting in your area. 24hr hotline 1300 227 936.

Sane Australia- A national charity working for a better life for people affected by mental illness. Sane helpline is available weekdays 9am- 5pm (180018 7263) providing information, advice and referral services.

Kids Helpline- Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people 1800 55 1800.

Prepare-Enrich Australia - Prepare-Enrich Australia is committed to providing quality resources for marriage preparation and relationship enhancement.

Sydney Anglicans - Nicky Lock, Senior Counsellor & Clinical Consultant from The Cottage Counselling Centre, explores relationships on her blog. Nicky reflects on our relationships with each other, in couples, families and with ourselves, all through a Christian lens.

Anglicare Counselling- Anglicare provides support to children, young people, individuals, families and communities. Visit the website for more information on Anglicare Counselling and Relationship Services.

Professional Associations

Association of Personal Counsellors - APC is a professional association dedicated to the promotion and support of counselling. Membership is open to all Christian counsellors who seek to integrate their understanding of faith with clinical practice.

Australian Association of Social Workers - AASW is the professional representative body of Social Workers in Australia, with 6,000 members nation-wide.

Australian Counselling Association - ACA is Australia’s largest single registration body for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. ACA serves a crucial role in advocating and advancing the profession of counselling and psychotherapy.

The Australian Psychological Society - APS is the largest professional association for psychologists in Australia, representing over 20,000 members and is committed to advancing psychology as a discipline and profession.

Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia - PACFA is a peak body for Member Associations which meet the standards developed as appropriate for professional practitioners within the disciplines of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Christian Counsellors Association of Australia - CCAA provides professional registration for counsellors at Graduate and Clinical levels. It also provides networking and a range of professional development programs including state and national conferences.

Partner Churches offering their facilities to support The Cottage’s service to the local community.

St Faith’s Anglican Church Narrabeen

St Stephen’s Anglican Church Belrose

St John’s Anglican Church Dee Why

Manly Village Church

St Alban’s Anglican Church Lindfield

Sponsor Organisations that provide financial support for The Cottage counselling services.

The Beach Club Collaroy

Storage King Dee Why