Bulletin No: 079A | 24 July 2019
TO: ALL UFU MEMBERS
SUPPORT & WELFARE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO UFU MEMBERS
The UFU reaffirms the following underpinning support and welfare services that are provided to all UFU members and their members. We encourage you to utilise these services.
Professional and confidential counselling and coaching number is 1300 725 881.
- For CFA personnel there is a dedicated 24-hour access to a dedicated counselling service with psychologists by calling the Wellbeing Support Line on 1800 959 232. If you call this service you can have immediate access to a psychologist via telephone or alternatively makes an appointment This service is also available for family members. The Wellbeing Support Line also provides access to non-denominational pastoral care.
- Additionally, for CFA personnel there is an extensive peer support program which can be accessed by calling the Wellbeing Support Line on 1800 959 232 or by calling peers directly (contact numbers are available at all stations or via the intranet).
- Call the 24-hour numbers to access the dedicated counselling service provided by psychologists: 1800 451 138 or 1300 366 789.
- This service provides immediate access to a psychologist either via telephone or alternatively in person by appointment. This service is also available for family members.
- Additionally, for MFB personnel there is an extensive peer support programme where a clinician can be accessed by calling 9665 4405 or 0407 665 174 or the Peer Coordinator on 0417 538 289 or 9665 4516.
EXTERNAL SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ALL
Other external services that offer 24/7 support, as listed on the Black Dog Institute website, include:
LifeLine Australia – 13 11 14
MensLine Australia – 1300 78 99 78
Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467
BeyondBlue – 1300 22 46 36
As always, if members have questions or concerns about any of the above information, you are always welcome to call your Branch Secretary Peter Marshall on 0419 127 004.
Strength in Unity
READ OUT AT MUSTER AND PIN ON NOTICE BOARD
Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary