Health and safety

Information on Asbestos – SafeWork NSW

Information on asbestos safety at work and home, and other key facts on asbestos, can be found on the SafeWork NSW website. Links to further health and safety resources are available from our links and contacts page.

National Asbestos Exposure Register

The Australian Government has created a register to record the details of members of the community who think they may have been exposed to asbestos.

The National Asbestos Exposure Register is managed by the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency.

If you think you may have been exposed to asbestos either during the course of your employment, at home or in the community, you can register your details by visiting the National Asbestos Exposure Register.

Mental health and support services

Some homeowners and residents may experience stress and anxiety as a result of having a home with loose-fill asbestos.

NSW Health recommends individuals that require counselling support discuss their circumstances with their general practitioner in the first instance, as they are in a position to recommend the most appropriate support.

Options available from general practitioners include:

  • Referral to a mental health practitioner under a Mental Health Treatment Plan, which covers 10 sessions a year under Medicare
  • Referral for private counselling/psychological assessment.

LifeLine

a 24-hour counselling, information and referral service. Local call cost from a landline; free from mobiles.

13 11 14
www.lifeline.org.au

Mental Health Line

a 24-hour telephone service, operating seven days a week across NSW

1800 011 511

Beyondblue

support and counselling. Information on depression, anxiety and related disorders, available treatments and where to get help.

1300 224 636
www.beyondblue.org.au

Kids Helpline

online and telephone counselling for children aged between 5 and 25 years of age

1800 551 800
www.kidshelp.com.au

Eheadspace

online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12-25 years of age

1800 650 980
www.eheadspace.org.au

Mindhealthconnect

online self-help programs
www.mindhealthconnect.org.au

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