Counselling during COVID-19
The Presbyterian Counselling Service is available to connect folk from the Presbyterian Church in NSW to Christian counsellors. During this period where COVID-19 is restricting face-to-face contact many of our counsellors are providing assistance via phone and video link. This service is currently only available to individuals and families within the Presbyterian Church in New South Wales.
Jericho Road is providing subsidies and many of our counsellors are reducing fees, to assist people access counselling during this time. Bulk billing is available for Telehealth with a referral from a GP. Counselling may assist people who are anxious, grieving, finding relationships difficult, dealing with depression and the like.
To access the service you can call 1800 818 133 or complete the form below
Safe Ministry amidst COVID-19:
In light of COVID-19, many churches may be thinking about alternate ways to hold ministry activities using online communication.
- Go to the Breaking the Silence website: Resources – Scroll down to find COVID resources under Info Sheets.
Our Conduct Protocol Unit has provided info sheets and templates to help you think through the various areas that need careful consideration as church and ministry activities take new forms.
- Access resources from the eSafety Commissioner: COVID-19 Resources for Parents and Children – This website offers a range of resources for families seeking to be safe online at the time.
Gospel Society and Culture
The Gospel Society and Culture committee of the Presbyterian Church have put together a helpful article on Coping with Anxiety and Fear. Click here to read it.
PCNSW Updates and FAQ
The Presbyterian Church of NSW and ACT provides regular updates for church congregations relating to the current health guidance. Click here to visit the page.