Support Now is a free telephone and video counselling service that has been established for current or past residents and community members of the Williamtown, NSW and Oakey, QLD investigation areas, who have potentially been exposed to PFAS (or Per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances). Individuals may contact this service any time.
The Support Now service is supported by funding from the Australian Government and delivered by On the Line.
On the Line is a social health business, supporting and counselling people, anywhere and anytime. We listen and encourage people to feel better: building resilience, fostering healthy relationships, and connecting people with community support. With more than 55 years’ experience delivering mental health services to the community via Federal and State Government funding, corporate and community partners, On the Line is a national provider of some of Australia’s most vital and trusted services including MensLine Australia, Suicide Call Back Service and SuicideLine (Victoria).
PFAS (or Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) are a group of manufactured chemicals that have been found to have contaminated sites where there has been historic use of fire-fighting foams that contained PFAS. There is uncertainty around the effects of PFAS exposure and this may be a significant concern for many people living in affected communities. Find out more about PFAS through the Department of Health.
Not sure about PFAS contamination? Check out these handy PDFs from the Departmemt of Health. https://t.co/LdOE6YL1FC
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