We know many in the community are really struggling with this third lockdown with tighter restrictions wearing people down with already stretched mental health and finances. Northern Beaches Police Area Command recently put out a very helpful list of local support…

As the COVID lockdown continues, many are struggling.

If that’s you, please don’t try to ride it out on your own.
There are numbers to call to connect with a person who can help.

For Mental Health Support:

• Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
• Headspace 1800 650 890
• Lifeline 13 11 14
• MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978
• Telecross 1300 885 698: this is a Red Cross service offering daily phone calls by friendly volunteers to the elderly to check they’re okay.

For Free and Low Cost Groceries:

* Community Northern Beaches – 9977 1066
Wednesdays, 11am-12pm.
* Grace City Church Community Food Care – 9971 0222
For those on low incomes Wednesdays, 10am-1pm.
The Bag Project – 9404 0009
Scalabrinian offers the opportunity for migrants to obtain groceries and assistance
Thursdays, 11am-12pm

Must be registered at their website: https://www.scalabrinian.org/helpme

The Link Community Care – 9999 0475
Low cost groceries and food supplies for those on low incomes. Clients must be registered with Centrelink (during the current Sydney lockdown this can be assessed case by case).
By appointment Tuesday to Friday or Thursday 6.30pm-8pm.
Sponsored by Pittwater RSL:
A drive through hamper service is available for $10 (Centrelink not required) which includes a bag of staple groceries and two freshly made meals.
6/3 Vuko Place, Warriewood
Tuesday-Friday 10am-2pm
A mobile food care pop up service is operating at:
– Cromer Community Centre Car Park
150 Fisher Road North, Cromer
Friday: 11:30am-12:00pm
– Narraweena Community Centre
74 Oceana St, Narraweena
Friday: 12:30pm-1:00pm

Assistance with Shopping:

MWP Care (formerly MWP Community Aid) – 9913 3244
Offers shop by list or escorted shopping for older residents (65+). Transport for medical appointments also available.
CCNB Stay Well Stay Connected program – 1300 002 262
CCNB’S local response to the global pandemic.
Day to day business will continue as usual but CCNB staff and volunteers will discontinue home visits for the safety of clients and those in the community.
Email referrals@ccnb.com.au.
Please also reach out via the Northern Beaches Living Facebook Group if you need help from the wonderful NBL community or feel free to email us for anonymous post assistance here: naomi@thelivingcollective.com.au 
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