Stay up-to-date with what is happening in your region this month.
Supported playgroups online via Zoom – for families with children aged 0-5
NAREMBURN SUPPORTED PLAYGROUP VIA ZOOM
Tuesdays 10.30am – 11.30am
Starts: Tuesday 21 April 2020
Note: The original Tuesday and Thursday groups will be combining into one day while we deliver online playgroups
WAITARA SUPPORTED PLAYGROUP VIA ZOOM
Thursdays 10.30am – 11.30am
Starts: Thursday 23 April 2020
HOW TO JOIN OUR ONLINE GROUP
Please register your attendance – details below. Once you register we will send you a link to zoom that will enable you to join us online.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Computer or laptop users, you will need a camera on this device, access to the internet and sound.
Mobile or tablet users will need to download the free zoom app and have video, sound and internet access.
Bookings essential. Contact:
Naremburn Family Centre
P: 0481 602 083
Waitara Family Centre
P: 0427 379 963
Way2Wellness – a mental wellbeing support line
Struggling with your mental wellbeing? Way2Wellness is a support line for people with mild to moderate health concerns.
You need to be 16 years and over, and living, work or attending school in one of the following Local Government Areas: Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Mosman, North Sydney, Northern Beaches, Lane Cove, Ryde, Willoughby and Ku-ring-gai
Find more info here: https://lifelineh2h.org.au/get-help/way2wellness/
COVID-19: mental health resource for young people – Headspace
Headspace have released a handy factsheet for young people on ‘How to cope with stress related to COVID-19’. View the flyer here.
Mental health resources for adolescents
This is a handy list of mental health organisations, apps, helplines and resources for teens.
Counselling and support for people affected by the Disability Royal Commission
Relationships Australia is offering counselling and support for people affected by the Disability Royal Commission. They offer free and independent counselling and support for individuals, families and carers.
Support can be provided online and over the phone, as well as face to face.
1300 024 320
Free in-house information sessions – Your Side
These free inhouse sessions are available to Commonwealth Home Support (CHSP-funded) and Home Care Package (HCP) service providers located in the Northern Sydney Region. To book, contact Rosanna, Home Support & Partnerships Coordinator.
Social Housing Services in Northern Sydney
Link Housing, SGCH and Bridge Housing with Women’s Housing Company are working collaboratively to lead the social housing system in Northern Sydney. Community housing providers, Link Housing, SGCH and Bridge Housing in partnership with Women’s Housing Company, have taken over the management and coordination of the social housing service system in Northern Sydney as the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (formerly the Department of Family and Community Services) has transferred the delivery of housing services under the Social Housing Management Transfer program.
Join us for Rest Assured 2020 a free Public Seminar Series at Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery
Postponed until further notice
8th April 5.00pm – 7.00pm Dying to talk – starting the conversation & Grief and Loss Event ID: 95542334695
13th May 10.00am – 12.00 noon Palliative Care & Advanced Care Planning Event ID: 95543187245
10th June 5.00pm – 7.00pm Your story – writing a memoir & How to make death a love project Event ID: 95543482127
22nd July 10.00am – 12.00 noon Organ Donation To book visit www.eventbrite.com.au and search Event ID: 95543923447
12th August 5.00pm – 7.00pm Organising your own funeral & Compassionate Communities Event ID: 95544362761
To book visit www.eventbrite.com.au and search the Event ID
‘Breaking down depression’ webinar – Black Dog Institute
Suitable for anyone over the age of 18 – Aims to reduce the stigma around mental illness and increase help seeking within communities across Australia.
12.30pm AEST Wednesday 15th April
6.00pm AEST Thursday 30th April
Click here to register and find dates for other webinars that may be of interest.
Navigating your teen’s mental health – Black Dog Institute webinar
Whether your teen is experiencing issues now, or if you want to be prepared for the future, this presentation will benefit any parent or carer of a young person.
Navigating your teen’s mental health is a 45 minute program delivered by a trained presenter with a lived experience of mental illness during adolescence (either as a consumer or carer). The presentation aims to increase mental health literacy, reduce stigma and promote help seeking for young people.
Navigating your teen’s mental health covers a tough topic in an engaging way. Through illustrations, facts and storytelling parents and carers will learn how to spot early warning signs of mental health issues, when and where to seek help and how to support a young person you care about.
12.30pm AEST Thursday 9th April
6.00pm AEST Friday 24th April
Click here to register and find dates for other webinars that may be of interest.
Family and Carers Mental Health Online Information Session
NEW CARER SUPPORT SERVICES
Are you supporting someone experiencing mental illness? Join Parramatta Mission online to learn about the new supports available for families and carers through the Carer Gateway.
Mary Magias from Carers NSW will be hosting two online information sessions via Zoom on the new carer support services available through the carer gateway. Mary will present on an exciting new service that offers a range of new supports for families and carers including:
• Counselling Services
• Skills Courses
• Carer Coaching
• Financial help
• plus more
Technical assistance for video conferencing can be provided on request!
Wednesday April 22nd 11am – 11.45am
Tuesday April 28th 1.30pm – 2.15pm
To RSVP please call (02) 8599 4855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SNHN funded Mental Health first aid training with Principal Master Instructor Caroline Haines – Postponed until further notice
SNHN funded Mental Health first aid provider is offering several free training sessions for the community in the Northern Sydney region. Caroline is a Principal Master Instructor and is accredited to deliver the 2 day face to face Standard Mental Health First Aid course, the Standard Mental Health Refresher course, Youth Mental Heath First Aid, the Youth Mental Health Refresher course, Non Suicide Self Injury, Mental Heath First Aid for Gambling issues as well as Mental Heath First Aid for Engaging Leaders. The free sessions are listed as ‘FREE @’ on the calendar of the following webpage: https://mhfa.com.au/instructor/171332
Dates from April – May – NB the below sessions have been postponed until further notice
Free @ ELCA Training Room
Eastwood NSW 2122
Free @ Magpies Waitara
11-37 Alexandria Parade
Waitara NSW 2077
21/05 – 22/05
Free @ ELCA Training Room
Be Ambitious – TAFE Be employed by developing job search strategies with English for employment.
Tentatively moved to an online course beginning 27 April. From Feb-April TAFE are holding free* English for Employment job seeking course for migrants, that can provide qualified professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the Australian job market.
COURSE OUTLINE: Throughout this course, you will:
• Improve workplace communication skills, both spoken and written
• Develop a greater awareness of workplace culture and trends in the Australian labour market
• Develop a career portfolio, including a professional résumé and cover letter
• Develop strategies to identify employment opportunities
• Prepare for job interviews
• Develop career management skills
• Market yourself effectively
Click the image to view the event flyer.
Be Ambitious TAFE -Skillmax courses
Tentatively moved to an online course beginning 27 April. From February-April TAFE are holding free* job seeking course for migrants. The aim is to be able to provide qualified professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the Australian job market.
COURSE OUTLINE : Throughout this course, you will:
• develop a greater awareness of workplace culture and trends in the Australian labour market
• develop a career portfolio, including a professional résumé and cover letter
• develop strategies to identify employment opportunities
• learn how to prepare for job interviews
• develop career management skills
• learn how to market yourself effective
COVID-19 resilience workshops for carers of children with a disability
Ku-ring-gai Council is offering support to parents and carers of children with a disability through online workshops.
Sessions will run on Tuesdays from 8pm – 9pm, beginning Tues 14 Apr and ending Tues 5 May.
- 14 April: Keeping Connected When Socially Isolated – bookings
- 21 April: Self-Care For Carers of a Child who has a Disability – booking
- 28 April: Thriving During Home Schooling for a Child with a Disability – bookings
- 5 May: Planning For Life After Coronavirus – bookings
For more details, click here: http://www.kmc.nsw.gov.au/Services_facilities/Basics/Life_online/Activities_at_home
Free music therapy at home for people with a disability
Ku-ring-gai Council is running free Zoom music therapy sessions for people who have a disability. The sessions will be facilitated by Josh from The Rhythm Village. The day before the sessions, the music therapist will email instructions on what home made instruments people will need to participate in the sessions. Instruments could includes pots and pans or rice in jars. To book, please email Samantha on email@example.com or call 99420992.
- 16 April 10:30am
- 23 April 10:30am
- 30 April 10:30am
- 7 May 10:30am
If you need assistance to set zoom up or have any questions please get in touch with Samantha: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 99420992.
Emergency Planning for People with a Disability – postponed until further notice
Ku-ring-gai Council and Settlement Services International are running free workshops for people who have a disability and their families on how to prepare themselves and their home in a bushfire emergency.
In the workshop you will:
- learn how fast bushfires can move
- assess the strengths and weakness of your home
- learn how to prepare your family and home for bushfires
- develop your personal emergency evacuation plan
Dates: either Tues 14 Apr (6pm – 8pm) or Wed 29 Apr (10am – 12pm)
Registration and more details: www.kmc.nsw.gov.au/emergencyplanningdisabilities
Exploration Exhibition 2020 – Save the Date
To celebrate 2020 International Day of People with Disability, Ku-ring-gai Council and Settlement Services International are putting on Exploration 2, an art exhibition for people who have a disability.
Make sure you put these dates in your diaries and start creating your artworks!
Call for entries: July 2020
Exhibition opening: Thursday 3 December 2020
More details: www.kmc.nsw.gov.au/exploration
Run 2 Cure Neuroblastoma – Fun Run and Fun Day – postponed to Sunday 6th Sept, 2020
Walk or run for vital research – options for 3k, 5k and 10k runs. Run or walk as an individual or team.
Date: postponed to Sun 6th Sept, 2020
Time: 7:30am – 1:00pm
Location: The Domain, Sydney
Registrations and further info: www.run2cure.org.au
Mental Fitness with the Sydney Swans – Black Dog Institute webinar for students
We all know the benefits of keeping physically fit, but what about our mental fitness?
In this free 30 minute interactive presentation, high school students will:
- learn the importance of mental fitness
- be shown practical ways to build their mental strength, flexibility and endurance
- take part in activities that can help improve overall wellbeing and resilience
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