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 theexternal services mentioned on this page, please contact the relevant organisation.
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.
Care PacksNon-perishable food, toiletries, clothing & blankets - Mon-Fri 9:30am - 4:30pm
To book a care pack to collect, please phone 03 5943 2137 or email [email protected]
Hot Meals and Clothing Bourke Park, Pakenham - Alternate Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
*Orange Sky mobile laundry also available on Thursdays
The Salvation Army are able to provide emergency relief to assist people in crisis situation.
Open: Monday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 4pm
ph: (03) 5941 4906
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/
If you are looking for a Christian Counsellor, the following are all services that have been recommended to us:
Life Counselling Pakenham
Candy Daniels - [email protected]
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
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
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.