• 2022 Indigenous focus road safety program - Karuah January 12

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    Join the TOTEM skateboarding team to learn about road safety with a free 3 hour workshop.

    The work shop includes all equipment, skateboard and scooter maintenance tips, FREE aboriginal print helmet.

    Karuah Skatepark - 2 Engel Avenue, Karuah NSW 2324

    Complete the online waiver form to register

    https://totemskateboarding.formstack.com/forms/road_safety_workshops

  • Footy 4 All F4A

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    F4A is keen to increase the participation of women and girls in the football codes in Port Stephens. F4A will build the skills of women and girls as leaders on, and off, the field. F4A provides free child-minding at games and encourages a family friendly atmosphere at training and games. F4A will run come-and-try events as well as women's social events.

    AFL contact Beth 0421 664 159

    Rugby contact Renee 0408 867 066

    Soccer contact Stevie 0432 282 262

    https://www.facebook.com/Footy4AllPortStephens/

  • Lifeline's FREE domestic & family violence response training

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    Lifeline are committed to ending violence against women and their children, dedicated to empowering frontline workers to respond confidently to those in crisis.

    DV-alert training is funded by the Australian Government Departments of Social Services. Their training is free for all frontline workers who ether work, volunteer or are on student placement in the health, allied health, education, childcare or community sections

    2-day DV-alert in person workshops

    31 January-1 February VALENTINE

    21-22 February SOMERSBY

    28 Feb-1 March Indigenous Stream MAITLAND

    22-23 March CHARLESTOWN

    Make your application at www.dvalert.org.au here. Financial assistance available for those coming from outer regional, check conditions when you visit www.dvalert.org.au.

    1- day DV-alert working with men who use violence

    Learn about drivers of men's use of violence, and how to take actions that will lower the risk these men present to their partners and children.

    14 February CESSNOCK

    15 February VALENTINE

    17 February NEWCASTLE

    18 February NEWCASTLE

    Make your application www.dvalert.org.au



  • Jupiter

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    Jupiter provides free youth early intervention mental health counselling services to vulnerable and isolated young people in the Port Stephens Local Government Area (LGA).

    Qualified counsellors and psychologists work alongside young people to build skills to manage issues such as grief, loss, anger, self-esteem, body image concerns, exam stress, anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts – equipping youth with tools to “look up, look out and look forward”.

    There are now 3 Jupiter counselling centres across Port Stephens LGA, helping to reduce waiting times and improve access to youth mental health and wellbeing support across the region. Salamander Bay, Tilligerry, Raymond Terrace. https://jupiter.org.au/



  • Black Dog Institute Online Clinic

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    Free, online mental health assessment to connect you to support options.


    Created by leading clinicians and based on research, we have developed this free mental health assessment tool.

    It is suitable for anyone over 18 years of age who is:

    • worried they may be developing a mental health problem, or
    • would like to get a better understanding of their mental health.

    The Black Dog Institute provide global access to the Online Clinic but please note some of the suggested resources are specific to Australia.

    The Online Clinic takes you through a range of clinical assessments for common mental health conditions. At the end you will receive a personalised report with suggested support services and free or low-cost resources for you to access. This report can be downloaded, printed or emailed to share with your family or doctor.

    Your responses are completely anonymous. However, you have the option to provide contact details if you would like future updates and opportunities to get involved.

    Click here to view more information about their services.

  • Alesco Senior College - Now taking applications for year 9, 10, Seniors and Year 13 for 2022

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    Alesco Senior College is a part of ATWEA College (formally WEA), Atwea is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), which enables the students of Alesco Senior College access to a growing range of VET options as a part of their school studies.

    Operating since 2001, ATWEA College provide opportunities for young people to reach their potential in an environment that is designed specifically to support inclusion and individual needs. ATWEA students follow NESA syllabus and students can attain their full HSC through a variety of HSC, ATAR or non ATAR pathways.

    The Year 13 program, which started in 2020, offers students a unique opportunity to gain a VET in school qualification and complete their studies in HSC or non-ATAR pathways or undertake a self-managed work placement.

    Please view latest brochure here

    Website and Enrolment Application is here



  • COVID Fines | Aboriginal Legal Services

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  • Summer Skills | NSW Department of Education

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    Community Training Opportunities – School Leavers & Disengaged Training Opportunities

    Training Services NSW – The Aboriginal Programs Team can arrange culturally appropriate training for a wide range of industries all funded by Smart & Skilled funding so our mob are not out of pocket but will and can gain the knowledge required “to get that job”. With the support of our Koori staff we can completely customise this training to suit your community needs.

    We have Training and Skilling Up opportunities in the Construction, Hospitality, Retail, Vehicle Operations and Cleaning.
    We have employment outcome opportunities coming up in all of these industries. “Jobs you may WANT”
    TRAINING leading to EMPLOYMENT.

    Find a skillset here https://training.gov.au/Home/Tga

  • Carer Gateway Factsheet | Carers NSW Australia

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    Do you look after a family member or friend with disability, a medical condition, mental illness or who is frail due to age?

    Do your caring responsibilities affect your wellbeing or your ability to work, study or socialise?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, Carer Gateway can help you.


  • Targeted COVID Communications | HNE Health - Aboriginal Health Unit

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    Attached is some Aboriginal targeted communications for social media and distribution across our networks. These tiles have been developed with the HNE COVID team to convey the risks still facing our communities across the region.

    Please post, share and distribute to help get these messages out. Attached is some suggested post copy (additional text in the post) to direct people to helpful resources.

    Feel free to reach out if you need messages developed for your local area.

    You can view the supporting text for social media available in our library here.