Panama Support

What is the TSC Panama Support Service?

The Panama Support Service (PSS) is a confidential service, delivered by trained and qualified staff. 
The PSS provides counselling and individual support to improve your quality of life and develop a plan for the future. 

The PSS can also link you with financial counselling, financial assistance, training and employment options, and small business supports.

Who is it for?

The PSS is available to anyone in our community affected by Panama.

This includes: banana farmers and their families, farm workers and contractors; those employed in associated industries like transport and trucking, agricultural supplies and services; other business owners and employees; individuals or other community members, who have been negatively impacted.

If you feel that you or your family are being negatively affected, please consider seeking support.

Would you benefit from support with?

  • Relationship Issues
  • Coping with change
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Anger and frustration
  • Parenting stress
  • Time management
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Lack of optimism about the future
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Adjusting to life with Panama
  • Exploring possible choices, decisions and plans for the future

If you identified any of the options above for you or someone you care about, please contact us.

The PSS counselling and capacity building staff may be able to help. 

Call the Tully Support Centre on 40681 004 to make an appointment.

Ask yourself

Do any of the following statements sound familiar?
There are not enough hours in the day.
I find it difficult to relax and wind down.
I have trouble sleeping.
I tend to over-react to situations.
I have trouble concentrating.
I have trouble balancing work and home.

If any of these are affecting the quality of life of you or someone you care about, please contact us.

For parents and carers

Parents and carers should be mindful that stress can also have a significant impact on the wellbeing of children and young people. 

Children don’t have the skills to cope the same way adults do and they respond in different ways to family changes or outside pressures.

If you are concerned about changes in the behaviour or actions of your children please seek support.

Privacy & Confidentiality

We understand and respect your right to privacy.

We will not discuss your information with anyone without your written consent.

We are happy to come to you, at a time and place that is convenient for you and that you are comfortable with.

Getting involved

As a part of the PSS the Tully Support Centre is conducting a series of community engagement activities designed to involve the community, identify issues, gather feedback and develop solutions.

These will include surveys, workshops, community events and competitions. 

If you would like to provide feedback on how Panama TR4 is affecting you, your family, your business, your community group or your farm, please complete the relevant surveys through the icon links below.

for parents

what is great and what could be improved in our community

for people in the agriculture sector

for clubs and organisations

for small business

for young people 12-18 years


For more information about Panama disease tropical race 4, please visit or phone 13 25 23.

Alternative contacts

 Lifeline:  13 11 14
 Beyond Blue:  1300 224 636
 Kids Helpline:  1800 551 800
 Parentline:   1300 301 300
 Suicide Call Back:  1300 659 467
 DVconnect:  1800 811 811
 Men’s Line OZ:   1300 364 277
 Legal Aid:  1300 651 188
 Salvation Army Moneycare:   137258

For more information on the impacts of stress and how the Panama Support Service can help please click here.

The PSS is funded by the Queensland Government through the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors.



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