Kuranda Neighbourhood Centre is a community centre run by the community for the community.
PH: (07) 40938933 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Centre opening hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm, Friday 9:00am-1:00pm
Emergency Services 000 (or 112 from a mobile phone)
Kids Helpline 1800551800
Mensline Australia 1300789978
Suicide Call Back Service 1300659467
Beyond Blue 1300224636
Care Leavers Australasia Network 1800008774
NQ Connect 1300059625
DV 1800RESPECT 1800737732
DVConnect Womensline 1800811811
DVConnect Mensline 1800600636
General Health Info/Resources:
Cairns Local Coronavirus Hotline: 1300396102
The hotline is a contact for vulnerable people who require care packages or other assistance.
QLD COVID19 Website:
Cairns City Council Coronavirus (COVID19) Info:
People with vulnerabilities in disasters: A framework for an effective local response, in collaboration with key partners, to
contribute to building resilient communities. This Framework and associated resources, including a Tool Kit, are available at the following link:
Youth Assistance Fund (food and medical vouchers):
Q Shelter Bulletin 28/4/2020:
Online Tenancy Information – The Hub:
Dept of Housing and Public Works COVID19 Responses:
QCOSS Jobseeker Payments and Support For Tenants:
ASIC: Real Estate Agents cannot ask you to access your super to pay rent:
In the evening of April 1 2020 Queensland’s Deputy Premier said that
- As per the Prime Minister’s announcement every jurisdiction in Australia will prevent evictions of people who cannot make rent because they’ve lost their job due to Corona Virus or the impacts either directly or indirectly of Corona Virus.
- Prevention of these evictions in Queensland will be backdated to the day the PM announced this at National Cabinet, March 29.
- A grants system has been established for people in the private rental market who lost their job, who won’t get Centrelink support until at least April 27 and who can’t make rent. The Qld government will provide $500 per week to help you with your rent payment. The process will be simple. You can call the Homelessness Hotline number on 1800 474753 to get information on accessing the payment.
- The Qld government understands that the prohibition on eviction is for tenants who genuinely lost their jobs as a result of Corona Virus. For the things that we ordinarily see tenancies ended for – if tenants significantly damage the property or if the landlord needs to move in because of financial distress – these will still occur. This is not a blanket prohibition. There is a balanced, common sense approach here.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- you live in Queensland
- you have, or will shortly have, a tenancy agreement registered with the Residential Tenancies Authority
- you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or have a temporary or permanent protection visa or possess a bridging visa
- you do not have more than $10,000 in cash and savings
- you can provide evidence of attempts to negotiate a payment plan with your lessor
- you have lost your job and have applied to Centrelink for income support
- you are waiting for your application with Centrelink to be approved.
For further information and tenancy advice, please call QSTARS on 1300 744 263
From QCOSS Information on the housing and homelessness sector:
Wemeditate – a guided online meditation:
From the Black Dog Insitute myCompass is a free online self-help program for people with mild to moderate depression, anxiety and stress. It’s also appropriate for people who simply want to build good mental health:
This you tube clip is has some good tips for all your communications to help manage the anxiety. At the end of the video is a page with all 8 tips.
Source EMDRAA : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDTEzdS8Qis&feature=youtu.be
Self and Family Care Tips from Phoenix Australia:
The Guardian Social Media Games:
Being in isolation can be stressful and boring.
If you or your clients are isolated, please make sure that people keep in touch with family members and friends via telephone, email or social media. Reassure young children using age-appropriate language. Where possible, keep up normal daily routines, such as eating, sleeping and exercising at your usual times.
Do things that help you relax and use isolation as an opportunity to do activities you don’t usually have time for.
There are so many incidental moments of physical contact with other people in our normal day to day lives such as shaking hands, hugging, just leaning into each other when we share a laugh. With closeness and physical touch now restricted this may add to our feelings of anxiety, depression and aloneness. Skin contact releases oxytocin and many of us may feel sad and upset if this is missing in our lives.
Here are some ways we might try to address this for ourselves and to also suggest to our clients
- Virtual hugs or both doing self-hugs when having a video call with friends or family, provide some comfort and also some much needed humour.
- After a bath or shower, take time to massage in moisturiser or body lotion to feel contact on your skin.
- Being outside in the garden, listen to birds or in contact with nature in some way
- Mindful breathing, yoga or exercise also helps connect you to your own body
We talk about being in isolation, but paradoxically in our aloneness at this time we are now actually more connected than ever. This is a shared experience. Every single person on the earth is going through the same fears, hopes and daily experiences. In this sense , none of us are alone at all and I think this is an important message to give to clients.
Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety
Maintaining your mental health during social isolation
Talking with Children and Young People:
Salvation Army Disasters and Emergencies Support: 1300662217
Centrelink/Jobseeker Payments and Financial counseling:
National Debt Hotline:
QCOSS Jobseeker payments and Support for Tenants:
Working from Home Checklist:Working-from-Home-Safety-and-Wellbeing-Checklist
QCOSS: keeping a service going through a crisis
Health Consumers Qld:
Cairns Services Business Continuity Update:
Mobile and Internet Data
Telstra and Optus are doing free extra data for some customers in response to Covid-19
Australian Government STIMULUS PACKAGE INFO:
* Income Support for Individuals : https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-03/Fact_sheet-Income_Support_for_Individuals.pdf
* Payments to Support Households: https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-03/Fact_sheet-Payments_to_support_households.pdf
* Early Access to Superannuation: https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-03/Fact_sheet-Early_Access_to_Super_1.pdf
* Providing Support for Retirees: https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-03/Fact_sheet-Providing_support_for_retirees_to_manage_market_volatility.pdf
QLD Government STIMULUS Info: