Straight Up is created with young people who have lived in care. It’s part of the GOM Central Project.
This episode is about debt. Especially debts that you get from your partner.
If you’re in debt, and you can’t make your repayments, there’s people that can help.
Call the National Debt Helpline on 1800 007 007.
Otherwise Anglicare, Salvation Army and Vinnes all offer financial counselling, and can help you sort it out.
The Domestic Violence and Aboriginal Family Violence Gateway (1800 800 098) is available for anyone experiencing domestic violence.
If you, or anyone else, are in danger call the police on 13 14 44.
Women’s Legal Services have some great resources about DV on their website, too.
Special thanks to Sam Dewit from the National Debt Helpline, and to Bri for sharing her experiences.
If you are leaving care soon, or have left recently, Post Care Support Services are here to help! They can support you with stuff like housing and grant applications, FOI requests, referrals, life skills, brokerage counselling, mental health and other issues
GOM Central is funded by the Department of Child Protection and delivered by Relationships Australia South Australia’s Post Care Support Services. Straight Up is hosted by Brooke and Zhane.
This podcast was created on Kaurna and Peramangk Country. We wish to acknowledge the Kaurna and Peramangk peoples, and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians; their spiritual, physical, emotional, mental and economic connection to the Land and Seas. We acknowledge the original custodians of Australia and in doing so understand that their inherent Cultural and Spiritual beliefs continue to sustain the living People of each region.