My office will be closed from 5pm 21 December and will reopen on 9am Monday 14 January.
Christmas is a time to relax, reflect, and spend quality time with family and friends. But sadly for some people, the Christmas period can be a time of high stress. Many can experience anxiety and depression, particularly those who have divorced, have experienced a death in the family, or find themselves socially isolated or disadvantaged. The Christmas period can also see a spike in alcohol related violence and family conflict.
I encourage anyone who is experiencing difficulty to call Lifeline on 131114 or 1800RESPECT for 24/7 support.
Wishing all in the Hunter a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Crime Stoppers- 1800333000
Poisons information – 131126
Hunter Water- 1300 657 000
Ausgrid- 131 388
Gas Emergencies- 131909
Kids helpline- 1800 551 800
Mental Health Line – 1800 011511
Domestic Violence Support- 49909609
Centrelink self Service – 136 240
Medicare- 132 011
Native Animal Rescue- 0418628483