MyLink - Port Stephens Community Information Hub

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MyLink is an online community information hub. It's purpose is to inform and connect community groups, service providers and members of the community.

This webpage provides information to local community service providers and community groups. This page is designed to provide an online noticeboard to share initiatives, training and community information that are of interest to you, your clients and stakeholders.

Information that you would like to be shared can be sent to us at mylink@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Please allow one week for the noticeboard to be updated. All news stories can then be forwarded on with a click of the mouse button, via either email, Facebook, twitter or LinkedIn.

MyLink is an online community information hub. It's purpose is to inform and connect community groups, service providers and members of the community.

This webpage provides information to local community service providers and community groups. This page is designed to provide an online noticeboard to share initiatives, training and community information that are of interest to you, your clients and stakeholders.

Information that you would like to be shared can be sent to us at mylink@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Please allow one week for the noticeboard to be updated. All news stories can then be forwarded on with a click of the mouse button, via either email, Facebook, twitter or LinkedIn.

  • Minutes of the December Port Stephens Community Interagency

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    02 Dec 2020

    Minutes of the December meeting have been added to the library here

  • Smartphone Skills for Seniors (SS4S) program

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    02 Dec 2020
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  • E-newsletter Dec 2020

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    02 Dec 2020
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    Click here to read the latest City of Newcastle Community Sector E-newsletter.

  • New release of Lifeline's FREE DV-aware presentations

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    30 Nov 2020
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    https://www.dvalert.org.au/

  • Dine & Discover NSW

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    25 Nov 2020
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    Coming January 2021

    The NSW Government is launching Dine & Discover NSW to encourage the community to get out and about, supporting dining, arts and tourism businesses and stimulating spending in the economy. 

    In early December, the scheme will invite customers to use their vouchers with participating COVID Safe businesses as part of a trial in The Rocks. This program will then be rolled out across NSW from late January 2021. 

    https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/dine-and-discover-nsw

  • Caring Through Crisis workshops

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    24 Nov 2020
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    https://analytics-au.clickdimensions.com/cn/aosfc/caringthroughcrisis (Workshop Registration)

    http://admin.carersnsw.org.au/Assets/Files/2010CN%20Caring%20through%20Covid%20handbook_Final.pdf (Handbook)

  • ‘Dads Play: Myths paradoxes and value’

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    24 Nov 2020
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    https://uonewcastle.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_REkQd2FcTp6PAExcFsOi-A

  • ArtScreen Launch/Premiere + 2020 Inclusive Film Festival

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    17 Nov 2020
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    ArtScreen 2021 Launch + ArtScreen 2020 Premiere


    The world premiere of a new video artwork from NSW artist Debra Keenahan is set to feature during the online launch of ArtScreen 2021, a video art initiative for artists with disability developed by Accessible Arts with the support of various government, industry and community partners. Titled Little Things Matter, Debra’s artwork is a provocative social critique of the dehumanisation of people with dwarfism and was created through this year’s edition of ArtScreen with funding from the City of Sydney. In addition to showcasing Debra’s artwork, the online launch will include an overview of next year’s initiative, reveal the ArtScreen 2021 mentors and provide details of how to access production funding. Next year’s ArtScreen projects are set to have a world premiere season at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience Debra’s work and find out more about creating new video artworks.


    2020 Inclusive Film Festival


    Get set to enjoy a totally FREE and fabulous program of disability-focused screen and stage entertainment at this year’s Inner West Inclusive Film Festival. IFF2020 will be COVID-safe, fully accessible and also live streamed via Fan Force. The program features a screening of award-winning US film The Peanut Butter Falcon along with live acts by performers with disability plus a panel discussion about the intersection of art and disability activism. There’ll be FREE snack packs, popcorn, chocolates and soft drinks. Or guests can bring their own drinks and snacks and have an indoor picnic in the hall. There’ll be audio description, Auslan interpreters, closed captions, accessible seating, hearing loops and a quiet zone. Assistance animals will also be welcome. Whether you attend in person or experience it online, don’t miss this great night in or out!


    IDPWD provides a valuable opportunity every year to acknowledge, honour and celebrate people with disability and the vital contributions they make to arts and culture here in NSW as well as across Australia and throughout the world.

    We hope you and your family, friends and colleagues will be able to join us.

  • Free Virtual Indigenous Careers Conference targeting Hunter-Central Coast

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    17 Nov 2020

    Kauma Wiyelliko Indigenous Careers Conference

    Registrations are open for the Kauma Wiyelliko Indigenous Careers Conference. The conference is for employers, HR practitioners, educators, career advisors, employment services, community organisations and individuals in Newcastle, the Hunter, Central Coast, and further afield.

    Hear inspiring stories from a top lineup of Indigenous entrepreneurs, community organisations, business and employment experts, and individuals, and learn about good practice models for increasing Indigenous employment opportunities. There will also be opportunities to share your own experiences and knowledge.

    There are 3 main sessions of about 45 minutes each, and participants can drop in and out of the virtual format. There is also a breakout session to participate in.

    Register here : https://cutt.ly/ngSREaB
    When: Wednesday 18th November, 9-12


    Details and program here (more to come):
    https://kauma-wiyelliko.com.au/


  • Online forum on domestic and family violence with key community figures from the Port Stephens area | 20 November 10AM

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    16 Nov 2020
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    Our panel of commmunity leaders will share their insight on tackling domestic and family violence, with a particular focus on the Port Stephens community. Joining us on Friday 20th November between 10:00am and 11:00am are:

    Meryl Swanson (MP), Federal Member for Paterson Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence.

    In July 2016, Ms Swanson was elected to the House of Representatives as the first female Member for Paterson. In her first term in Parliament, Ms Swanson was a member of several joint committees, Labor Caucus committees and parliamentary friendship groups. In 2019 Ms Swanson was re-elected into the House of Representatives. She was soon after appointed as Chair of Labor’s Regional Jobs Taskforce which is to complete a thorough investigation into unemployment rates across regional and rural Australia. On 11 August 2020 Ms Swanson was appointed Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence.

    Brooke Vitnell - Solicitor

    Brooke is a Solicitor for David A Vitnell Solicitors, practicing in Family Law, Property Law, Wills & Contested Estates, Probate and Deceased Estates Administration. She is a passionate community advocate on the issues of family violence, child sexual abuse, youth mental health and elder abuse including others. Previously, Brooke spent seven years working in the highest Ministerial offices within the Federal Government as a Senior Media Adviser and Policy Adviser.

    Brooke’s political experience included playing a key role in preparation and communication of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children, the Stop it at the Start Campaign, launch of 1800RESPECT and managing communications surrounding the establishment of the Disability Royal Commission. Brooke’s passions include greater support networks and funding for families impacted by the scourge of domestic and family violence, reducing youth unemployment in the Hunter and helping more people find gainful employment.

    Sue Pollock - Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services


    Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services is an amalgamation of Port Stephens Family Support Service and the Raymond Terrace Neighbourhood Centre; both centres delivering service to the Port Stephens Community for over 30 years.

    Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services advocates for services, projects and resources to inform, support and empower the individuals or groups that are being disadvantaged. Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services is a strong advocate for social wellbeing to its local community and has formed close partnerships with various government and non/government agencies with similar objectives. These partnerships give opportunity to enhance outcomes and social conditions in the community particularly in respect of vulnerable groups and individuals.

    Ranald Urquhart, Crime Manager - Port Stephens-Hunter Police District, NSW Police


    Join our Zoom session with the information below:

    Topic: Domestic & Family Violence online forum
    Time: Nov 20, 2020 10:00 AM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/97550005807

    Meeting ID: 975 5000 5807
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