• Lockdown Wellness Kits - Australian Red Cross

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    Australian Red Cross has our back this school holidays in lockdown! They have created a Lockdown Wellness Kit with activities for both children and adults.

    Each day you can complete one of their activity cards that focus on tips to stay 🏃‍♀️ active, 😀 positive, 😌 calm and 💬 connected.

    A simple idea to combat the lockdown blues is getting outside in the sunshine to ‘walk n talk’ with a friend.

    Download the kit and get started on your lockdown wellness journey 👉bit.ly/3EJgBRi

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Walk-In Pfizer Vaccination - Belmont Vaccination Hub

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    ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY VACCINATION CLINICS

    Walk-in Pfizer Clinic: No appointment needed!

    When: Sat 25 and Sun 26 September, 9am-3pm

    Where: BELMONT MASS VACCINATION CENTRE - 393 Pacific Hwy, Belmont, NSW, 2280

    Open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 12 years and older, including non-Aboriginal partners and household members.

    Children aged 15 years and younger must be accompanied by a parent/guardian aged over 18 years.

    Please wear a mask and bring your Medicare card and ID (eg licence, student card etc).


  • Fee-Free* Online Short Courses - TAFE NSW

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    If you’re currently in lockdown and want to upskill, you can with a fee-free* online short course.

    TAFE NSW, in conjunction with the NSW Government, is offering a number of fee-free* short courses to all NSW residents*, new classes are added all the time, but places are limited.

    Courses are a mix of self-paced online or teacher-led virtual classrooms, which can pathway into a variety of full TAFE NSW qualifications.

    Eligibility Criteria

    To be eligible, you need to be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian humanitarian visa holder, identified temporary visa holder or New Zealand citizens. You also need to be 15 years or over, no longer at school and living or working in NSW.

    Terms and Conditions

    You can only enrol in up to two Fee-Free* Courses at a time.

    You can find the full list of available courses by clicking on the link here.

    * Eligibility criteria and T&Cs apply including two courses per person.

  • Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants 2021 - NSW Government

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    2021 Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants open

    The NSW Attorney General and Minister for Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence, the Hon. Mark Speakman, is pleased to announce that the 2021 Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee grants are now open.

    The NSW Government is continuing the grants program in 2021 with grants of up to $1,800 made available for projects that raise awareness about the impacts of domestic and family violence.

    How to apply

    Please read the Funding Guidelines and complete the online application form.

    Applications close 17 October 2021.

    For more information click here.

  • Catholic Care Accomodation List Port Stephens

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    These accommodation lists are voluntarily put together by CatholicCare Staff and an external volunteer. The information is collated from the Domain website. If you are interested, and/or have a client that is interested in a property, you will need to contact the real estate that is associated with the property. This is noted on the list.

    Click on this post to view the full list of current vacancies as at 15/09/2021.

  • Uni4You - University of Newcastle

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    WHAT IS UNI4YOU?

    Uni4You offers a suite of free activities and workshops that foster engagement and encourage enrolment in the University’s pathway programs - Open Foundation and Yapug.

    The activities and sessions run at a variety of community locations across both the Hunter and Central Coast regions. We offer assistance and support via:

    • Information Sessions
    • Preparing for Study Sessions (reading, writing, lecture notetaking)
    • University Tours
    • Application and enrolment assistance
    • Coping with change discussions
    • Peer learning support groups

  • Weekly Online Yarning Circles - Interrelate

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  • UPDATED: Statement of Attainment in Community Services - TAFE NSW

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    You can find the enrolment form in our library here.

  • Make 'N' Take Cooking Program: 12 October to 9 November (Online

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    Make 'N' Take - Aboriginal Families Cooking Program

    When: Starts Tuesday 12th October until 9th November from 11.00am to 12 noon
    Where: Online via zoom, just send us an email or sms your interest. Groceries will be organised via click and collect at your nearest supermarket. Please note you need to live in the Port Stephens LGA to qualify for subsidised groceries.
    Who: Anne Hills

    To book or additional info contact: Anne Hills - 0437 459 598 or Jessica Hodge - 0408 186 317

  • Hunter Primary Care Drug and Alcohol Psychology Program

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    The below is an excerpt from Hunter Primary Care's Drug and Alcohol Psychology Program Information Sheet and Provisional Referral Form. You can find the full document in our library here.

    The Hunter Primary Care Drug and Alcohol Psychology Program provides free psychology services with interventions tailored to the client’s goals. Interventions may include treatment of existing mild-moderate mental health symptoms and/or support to reduce or stop using alcohol or other drugs, including aftercare support focusing on relapse prevention.

    Available Psychology Services include counselling and brief interventions with a psychologist, delivered face-to-face, video-call or over the phone. We have a range of locations available including: Newcastle, Maitland, Port Stephens, Cessnock, Kurri Kurri, and Singleton.

    Along with psychology services, HPC also offers MindReach, a telephone supported program for people experiencing mild to moderate drug or alcohol use. It can also help manage mild to moderate mental health issues. MindReach includes a workbook, which contains information and activities that are designed to help with common concerns. The MindReach worker provides regular telephone appointments which can last up to one hour. The phone calls offer support to build skills to manage drug or alcohol use. If more support is needed than what MindReach can provide, the person can be transferred to one of our psychologists.

    Eligibility criteria:

    • Aged 16 years or older
    • Mild-moderate alcohol or other drug use and/or
    • Mild-moderate mental health symptoms

    Our program is not appropriate for people who:

    • Require long-term or ongoing support
    • Experience severe dependence or poly-drug use requiring medical care
    • Are requesting work development, court-ordered or probation and parole treatment reports

    In these instances, our intake team can provide recommendations for alternative services if required.

    We also accept self-referrals. Please contact our intake team on (02) 4935 3039 or PRIMA@hunterprimarycare.com.au for more information.