Remember to reach out to friends and family and contact us if you’re looking to find event or activities locally to engage with.
REMINDER FOR ALL LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCIES (Police, Fire, Ambulance) call 000
Download the Crisis Support Guide for contacts and information relating to financial, food, accommodation
and other hardship.
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A global movement that encourages our whole community to be involved in supporting people, their families and carers through serious illness or at the end of life.
Do you want to connect with your Community? Are you passionate about helping people? Do you want to play a stronger role in the care and support of people as they age and reach the end of life?
The support we can provide as friends, family, neighbours and community members can give an unwell or dying person and their family much greater choices about where and how they want to be cared for up to and including their dying moments. These choices add greatly to their quality of life during this time.
This support can be a simple as putting out the bins, dropping of some milk, taking their dog for a walk, reading to the dying person or listening to their story.
Want to connect to your neighbours? Download our Neighbour Connect cards Hello Neighbour Cards If you would like some printed copies please call the Community Development Officer, Inclusive Communities on 9257 9999 and we will happily provide copies for you.
Neighbourhood Watch helps neighbours look out for neighbours. Neighbourhood Watch is a good way to start conversations in your street and build safe, strong, caring, connected and happy communities. For ideas on how to connect with your neighbours visit Getting Started | Neighbourhood Watch (nhw.wa.gov.au)
Neighbours Every Day is Relationships Australia’s ongoing social connection campaign, which culminates in a national day of action, Neighbour Day, held annually on the last Sunday of March. It aims to support and enable sustainable respectful relationships across communities, while also helping to address loneliness across the nation. For ideas on how to connect with your neighbours visit Neighbours Every Day
Kalamunda Compassionate Communities is a 2-year project funded by the Department of Health. Outcomes achieved to date include:
Kalamunda Hospital services encompass Specialist Palliative Care, including inpatient symptom control, end-of-life care, outpatient symptom management clinics, and the newly completed Day Hospice. As part of their commitment to quality care, Kalamunda Hospital completed a significant $9.5 million infrastructure upgrade in 2022 to enhance accessibility and facilities for the patients.
This video delves into the Kalamunda Hospital Patient Experience, showcasing the hospitals commitment to high-quality care and the vital role they play in the local community.
Heather and Tony’s Story – End of Life at Home is an inspiring film about a local couple, Tony Speechley and his wife Heather Sanderson and the people who supported them through the final months of Tony’s terminal illness. The purpose of the film is to demonstrate the important role, family, friends and community play in providing end of life care.
Giving and receiving support is an important message in the film and one of the biggest challenges people face when someone becomes ill. Often people don’t ask for support or decline support when it is offered because they don’t want to be a burden, even when the support is clearly needed. The people offering support are also hesitant for fear of intruding on people’s privacy.
Heather and Tony’s story shows the value of accepting help early, even when you think you don’t need it. It also shows the opportunities that come from being open to giving and receiving support, and the choices it creates especially for the person who is dying and their carer.
An estate plan records what you want done with your assets after your death. It can include documents such as:
It also covers how you want to be cared for - medically and financially - if you can no longer make your own decisions. This part of your estate plan may be in documents such as:
You must be over 18 and mentally competent when you draw up your estate plan. Find further information via moneysmart.gov.au/wills-and-powers-of-attorney
The Palliative Care Helpline is a local, confidential and free service for Western Australia providing non-clinical information, support and resources on palliative care, advance care planning and grief and loss.
Call 1800 573 299, from 9am to 5pm, every day of the year
In-Person Peer Support Group
The In-Person Peer Support (IPPS)
program provides an opportunity
for carers to share their experience
of being an unpaid carer, learn from
others, develop self-care skills and
create a supportive network in a safe
Support groups can
provide a sense
reduce feelings of
IPPS is free to attend. Refreshments of tea and
When: Commencing Thursday, 1 February and
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Venue: Kalamunda Hospital Day Hospice
Entrance via Shakespeare Rd
For more information or to register please contact
1800 422 737 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or speak to Kalamunda Hospital staff.
Would you like to become a community connector or find out more about the project? Please contact: the Community Development Officer – Inclusive Communities (08) 9257 9999 during business hours or email email@example.com
ALL LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCIES (Police, Fire, Ambulance) call 000.
Other resources which are available 24/7 are:
Are you or someone you care about in need of help?Below are support organisations who exist in the metro region to give you a helping hand to find your feet.
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Cancer Council WA – Hills Regional OfficePhone: (08) 9382 9358 or 0433 874 390 | Website:
www.cancerwa.asn.auLocation: 1/42 Victoria Street MIDLAND WA 6056 Provides information and support services for
people affected by cancer.
Mooditj Marmum Book for Aboriginal Services
A dedicated directory of services available for Aboriginal men across a broad range of health and wellbeing areas including crisis services, relationships, fathering, eating right, being active, weight control, alcohol and drug use, preventable
diseases, suicide prevention, legal and financial support and domestic violence. It encourages cultural pride, men actively taking control over their physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing, and the importance of indigenous men
providing support for each other and their community.Provided by Government of WA - Department of Health Aboriginal Health © The Mooditj Marmun Book is copyright of MAN 33 Moore St, East Perth 6004
Phone: 13 11 14 | 0477 13 11 14 (text) | Website: lifeline.org.au24-hour crisis support line via phone,
text or online chat.
Phone: (08) 9328 2699 | mscwa.com.auMAITRI provides mental health assessment, treatment and management, counselling, psycho-education and psychosocial
intervention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Phone: (08) 9328 9200 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website: cyrenianhouse.comAlcohol and other drug long-term residential treatment service for young women (with the option to bring their children 5 years and under).
Statewide confidential, non-judgemental telephone service for anyone concerned about their own or another person’s alcohol and other drug use and/or mental health issues.
Alcoholics AnonymousPhone: (08) 9325 3566 | Email:
email@example.com | Website: aa.org.au Local Location:
Jack Healey Centre, Mead Street, KALAMUNDA
Postal Address: Claisebrook House 33 Moore Street EAST PERTH WA 6004If you think you may be drinking too much we can help – come to a meeting – any meeting, and get the help you need.
Crisis Care provides Western Australia's after-hours response to reported concerns for a child's safety and wellbeing and information and referrals for people experiencing crisis.
You can contact Crisis Care if you are concerned about the wellbeing of a child, are escaping domestic violence and need help or are experiencing homelessness.
Provides a free, safe and anonymous 24/7 phone and online counselling service for 5 to 25 year olds. They also provide a dedicated phone line for parents on 1800 654 432.
Phone: 1800 048 636Provides phone and online videocall support for children and young people who are experiencing a mental health crisis, as well as support and advice to families and carers.
Phone: 1800 650 890 | Website: headspace.org.au/eheadspaceHeadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling
to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends, seven days a week from 9am to 1am Melbourne time. They also provide Group Chats and a Digital Work and Study Service to help you with advice relating to employment and education.
Website: reachout.comReachout.com provides free online information, tools and tips help young people get through everyday issues to tough times – and also provides
information for parents and schools to make it easier for them to help young people too.
Location: 1A Sayer Street, MIDLAND WA 6056Phone: (08) 9427 7100 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgGrowing up around mental
illness can have a big impact on young people. It can be confusing, scary and frustrating when a family member lives with mental-ill health. To help young people understand what’s going on around them and how best to cope with the challenges,
HelpingMinds offers a variety of free support that is fun, informative, and empowering.
Phone: (08) 9368 9368 | 1800 111 546 (regional)This is a free telephone support service for parents and carers of children aged 0-18 years who live in Western Australia. In Perth, phone, 7 days a week, 8 am-8 pm.
The Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides counselling for men who are concerned about their violent and abusive behaviours.
Free call: 1800 050 321The Family Relationship Advice Line is a national telephone service that helps families affected by relationship or separation issues, including information on parenting arrangements after separation.
It can also refer callers to local services that provide assistance.
Phone: 1300 650 579 | Website: legalaid.wa.gov.auProvides information, legal advice and representation. The type and amount
of help provided depends on your finances, nature of your legal problem and their resources.
Phone: (08) 6323 7500 | Email email@example.comThis is a free and confidential service arranged by appointment only.
Phone: 1300 794 054Are you experiencing significant difficulties in meeting living expenses such as paying bills and having sufficient food and/or feeling socially isolated?
Phone: 1300 114 446Provides financial assistance, support and education to working families who are living in private rental accommodation and experiencing significant ‘housing stress’.Anglicare Financial Assistance
Australian Government Centrelink Service
Phone: (08) 9359 5400 | (08) 9359 7777 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgService Hours: Tuesday 10:30am to 1:30pm | Thursday 10:30am to 1:30pm
For urgent housing needs.
Free call 1800 424 287 | Online Chat Service: friendline.org.au (4pm – 6pm, Monday – Friday)Service
Hours: 8am – 6pm, 7 days a weekFor anyone who needs to reconnect or just wants a chat. All conversations with FriendLine are anonymous and their friendly volunteers are ready for a yarn and to share a story or two.
Website: connectedau.com.auVirtual connection. A place for community to feel visible and valued - to bring individuals from all ages and walks of life
together to share, inspire and connect.
Are you in a crisis? If life is in danger, call 000
Are you in a crisis? If life is in danger, call 000
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We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.