Central Goldfields Shire Council has joined the Community Activation and Social Isolation (CASI) initiative to help support local residents who are feeling lonely or isolated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are two parts to CASI. Residents can call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 to receive emotional support if they are feeling lonely or disconnected. CASI is an Australian Red Cross initiative and callers will be connected with Australian Red Cross volunteers who are trained in psychological first aid and can provide emotional support.
Community members can also be linked to the Central Goldfields Community Connector who can help with connections with local organisations, local networks and opportunities that provide ongoing emotional, practical or social support. Direct calls can be made to the Central Goldfields Shire on 5461 0610.
From November 2020 we will be conducting Town Hall Community Connector sessions. Community Connectors will be available in-person at different locations throughout the Shire. Dates, times and locations are available HERE(PDF, 184KB)