Supports for First Nations peoples
First Nations peoples are the first peoples of Australia. They include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
For more information see the section for First Nations peoples.
Services and supports for First Nations peoples include the following:
Mental health supports
- iBobbly is an app designed for First Nations peoples to support their own mental health.
- WellMob is an online tool designed for First Nations peoples to support their own mental health.
- Proppa Deadly is a talk show where First Nations people tell their stories about mental health problems.
- Trauma and Grief Network has helpful information about dealing with trauma and grief tips for First Nations peoples.
- Beyond Blue provides resources about mental health problems for First Nations peoples. Beyond Blue also provides information about dealing with discrimination because of your First Nations background.
Translation and Interpreter Services
- Translating and Interpreting Service provide onsite and on phone interpreting. The telephone number for this service is 131 450.
- The National Interpreting & Communication services provide interpretation for some of the different First Nations sign languages. The hours can be paid under National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) interpreting hours.
- 2M Language Services can provide on-site, phone and video remote interpreting for some of the First Nations languages for a fee.
- Lifeline Australia provide crisis support in different languages. You can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 and ask to speak to someone in your language.
Other services and supports
- First Peoples Disability Network provide advocacy and support for First Nations peoples with disability.
- National Indigenous Postvention Service provides support for First Nations people and communities affected by suicide. The telephone number for this service is 1800 805 801.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mediation provides free mediation and conflict management services. Mediation is when a person comes to support people after they have big arguments or fights.
- All Together Now provides information for people who want to report racism. Racism is when people discriminate against you because of your culture or background.
- Wuuwi Gambling help provide counselling services for First Nations peoples struggling with gambling issues.
- Your Room provide information on services that support First Nations peoples to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and drugs. They also provide culturally safe phone counselling and referral.
Search tools for health services and supports
- Ask Izzy can help you search for the right services and supports for you.
- Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet provides a search tool to find First Nations health workers near you.
- National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation provides a list of Aboriginal community health centres in NSW.
- Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of NSW has a list of their members operating in local communities across NSW.