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If you're in need of help with anything, this is the place to start!

Are you in need of help?

We will all face times in life when we need a little help. There are many reasons for this, and it's often different for different people. Whatever the situation, there are people available to help!

On this page you will find information about some of the support services available in our local community and within the Follow Church community.

For more information about any of the external services mentioned on this page, please contact the relevant organisation.

For any of the Follow Church services mentioned here, please contact us by email at pastoralcare@follow.church or contact one of the Pastors directly (their contact details are available by clicking here).

Pastoral Care at Follow Church

At Follow Church we want to be the most welcoming church on the planet and we want to be brilliant at Pastoral Care. Under this banner, some of the ways that we can support people within our church community are through our Visitation, Meals, Care Packs and Prayer Ministries. We invite you to watch the following video to learn more about how we seek to care for our community.

For more information about anything in this video, please email pastoralcare@follow.church

The Salvation Army Pakenham

The Salvation Army are able to provide emergency relief to assist people in crisis situation.

Open: Monday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 4pm

Appointment Preferred

ph: (03) 5941 4906


Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) offer financial counselling to help people get out of debt and create healthy financial habits. To get started, all you need to do is call their toll free number - 1300 227 000.

For more information, please visit their website - capaust.org/

Counselling Services

If you are looking for a Christian Counsellor, the following are all services that have been recommended to us:

Life Counselling Pakenham

Candy Daniels - candy@lifewellbeingservices.com.au

ph: 0419 541 439

Living Life Counselling Croydon Hills– livinglife.net.au/counsellors

Biblical Counselling Australia – biblicalcounselling.org.au

Keriva Counselling Hawthorn – keriva.org.au

South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA) 


Enquires: 9928 8741

24 hr Crisis Line: 9594 2289

Karinya Counselling Centre Glen Waverley


ph. 9802 2286

More Services

 Lifeline 13 11 14

Kids Help Line (up to 25) 1800 551 800 

Headspace 1800 367 968 

Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 

West Gippsland Healthcare Group 5624 3500 (Baw Baw Shire) 

Psychiatric assessment triage (CAT team): 1300 369 012 


Suicide support service: suicidecallbackservice.org.au 1300 659 467 

SEMPHN’s Mental Health Intake 1800 862 363 

ERMHA Mental Health & Disability Support 1300 376 421 

St Kilda Crisis Centre (After hours): 1800 627 727 


Other Services

If you are looking for something not covered by the above services, please have a read through the attached Support Services booklet (available by clicking on the button below). If you are still in need, please make contact with one of the Pastors who may be able to assist you further.