Stay up-to-date with what is happening in your region this month.
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.
Dementia cafes in Northern Sydney Local Health District Area
A dementia café is a weekly meeting place designed to give a small group of people living with dementia and their family carers an opportunity outside of their home to socialise, relax and discover ways to live well with dementia.
Click here to see available dementia cafes (locations and times) in the Northern Sydney Local Health District area.
Be Ambitious – TAFE Be employed by developing job search strategies with English for employment.
From February – 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
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
Join us for Rest Assured 2020 a free Public Seminar Series at Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery
11th March 10.00am – 12.00 noon Are you good to go? & Can you afford to die? Event ID: 95318673719
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
SNHN funded Mental Health first aid training with Principal Master Instructor Caroline Haines
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 March – May.
Free @ The Beach Club Collaroy
1058 Pittwater Rd
Collaroy NSW 2097
Free @ Royal North Shore Hospital
Norman Nock Lecture Rooms 1 & 2, Level 5, Kolling Building 6,
St Leonards NSW 2065
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
Naremburn & Northern Beaches Family Centres March & April
Term 1 programs 2020
Women’s wellbeing group Fridays 7 Feb- 3 Apr
Keeping Kids in Mind Thursdays 13 Feb – 12 Mar
Step into Work Tuesdays 18 Feb – 17 Mar
1-2-3 Magic Tuesdays 24 Mar – 7 Apr
Click the image to view the flyer.
Emergency Planning for People with a Disability
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
Walk or run for vital research – options for 3k, 5k and 10k runs. Run or walk as an individual or team.
Date: Sunday 31st May
Time: 7:30am – 1:00pm
Location: The Domain, Sydney
Registrations and further info: www.run2cure.org.au