• Mental Health & Resilience for Personal Wellbeing & Performance Workshop

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    Join psychologist and mental health and wellbeing specialist, Melissa Harries, for this specially developed program, designed to provide anyone and everyone with the psychological skills you need to understand and manage your own mental health and well-being during this challenging time.

    More information is available here.


    • Strategies for regulating panic reactions, and maximising positive feelings
    • Practical guidance for supporting anxious colleagues, friends or family
    • Communication techniques for building rapport and empathetic understanding

    Psychological strategies to manage unhelpful thoughts, and practice emotion regulation skills.

    You can view the schedule here.

  • Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme

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    The NSW Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme (SGRS) provides ex-gratia payments to living Stolen Generation survivors who meet the scheme criteria.

    The scheme was set up on 1 July 2017 and runs for 5 years to 30 June 2022.

    Since starting Legal Aid NSW Civil Law Services for Aboriginal Communities has helped many Stolen Generation survivors to successfully submit claims. But time is running out. We need your help to reach out to everyone who is eligible so they don't miss out.

    This webinar will discuss the SGRS guidelines and the help available to members of the Stolen Generation when submitting an application, appealing decisions and after getting a payment.

    Legal Aid NSW can help call 1800 793 017

  • Gambling Impact Society (GIS) - Consumer Voice Project

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    Gambling Impact Society (GIS) has been funded for a new Consumer Voice (CV) project - raising awareness of gambling harm.

    The project started on 5 July 2021 and will run through until next July. It will run similar to the previous Consumer Voice (CV) project, providing awareness raising presentations across the state, rather than just specific areas, such as the Hunter.

    They have worked in partnership with the Gambling counsellors, in the past and are hopeful of working with the new GambleAware services, to provide these presentations and with people with a lived experience of gambling harm.

    Recruiting people with a lived experience of gambling harm.

    If your services know anyone with a lived experience of gambling harm, who may be interested in being part of the project, they are looking to hear hear from them - flyer attached. People with gambling problems may first present to other services so these continue to be a valuable resource for this project.

    Providing Consumer Voice presentation around gambling harm.

    If your service or interagency members would like a Consumer Voice presentation around gambling harm, we are happy to talk to you or them further about this. We are already receiving requests for these presentations and provided our first one under this new project last week.

    This may also be a good opportunity to introduce the new GambleAware provider who started in your area early July.

    You can view the GIS brochure in our library here.

  • Anala Newsletter July 2021

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    Anala are a service that support and guide individuals, families, young people, the frail aged and organisations by creating unique programs and services to cater for personal or organisational requirements. Their mission is to create individualised supports to cater for your lifestyle needs.

    Their July 2021 newsletter is available in the library here.

  • Aboriginal Health Resources - COVID-19

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    You can find a variety of COVID-19 Aboriginal Health Resources from NSW Health here. A select few can also be found below.

  • Lifeline Training Opportunities

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    Lifeline have a number of training opportunities available including Mental Health First Aid Training, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and Accidental Counsellor Foundations. You can find out more about the opportunities on offer here and by viewing the flyer below.

  • Interrelate Groups, Classes, Counselling and Seminars 2021

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    Community Partners at Interrelate are offering parenting programs and counselling offered as part of Communities for Children.

    You can view the flyers for each of the programs by clicking on this post.

  • National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program

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    An estimated 300,000 Australians have not had their births registered and 500,000 do not have a birth certificate. As a consequence, many people struggle to fully participate in Australian society without this simple but vital document. They experience difficulty enrolling in schools and in accessing mainstream services, such as opening bank accounts, joining sporting clubs, voting, and applying for a job, a driver’s licence or a passport.

    Pathfinders National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program

    The Pathfinders Aboriginal Birth Certificate Project, was an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program that aimed to redress this issue by conducting sign-up days in towns and areas where there are significant numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who don’t have birth certificates. Since the program’s inception more than 8,000 people have gained access to their birth certificates.


    A free Birth Certificate was available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants who meet the following criteria:

    1. Are preparing to attend pre-school
    2. Are preparing to attend primary school
    3. Are preparing to attend secondary school
    4. Are transitioning from school to the workforce
    5. Are transitioning from school into further education
    6. Were born in NSW, Qld, ACT or Vic
    7. A parent of children / young people applying is also eligible

    ID requirements

    Pathfinders recognised that in the absence of a Birth Certificate it was difficult to produce the forms of identification required to apply for a certificate. Several forms of identification are still required by law and Parents/Guardians and young people 16 yrs and over must have 3 forms of ID from the following:

    Category 1
    (You need one from here)

    Category 2
    (You need two from here)

    Proof of Guardianship
    (You need one from here)

    Driver’s License

    Medicare Card

    Child’s name on Medicare card


    Credit or Debit Card

    Child’s name on C’link card

    Firearm’s License

    Proof of Age Card

    Letter from at GP

    RTA or RMS Photo card

    Letter from Centrelink

    Centrelink Benefit Card

    Certificate of Aboriginality

    Marriage License

  • SpeakUp Free Online Disability Program

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    What is SpeakUp?

    • A unique and time limited online program available to students 7-14 years with a disability enrolled in any mainstream schools across NSW.
    • It is open to young people with or without an NDIS plan.
    • Facilitators are experienced in working with young people and families to deliver this program online.
    • Each student will have individualised sessions working towards their identified goal.
    • Access to a range of resources through an online resource bank.
    • This program will offer parent training sessions to develop and support their student’s advocacy skills.

    To view the full flyer, click on this post.

  • Closing the Gap Indigenous Health and National Indigenous Chronic Diseases Conference 2021

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    Indigenous Conference Services is pleased to announce the high-calibre of our keynote speakers for the upcoming 2021 Closing the Gap Indigenous Health Conference and 2021 National Indigenous Chronic Diseases Conference at the Seaworld Resort Gold Coast on November 22-24, 2021. We hope that you have your calendars marked, because we’re only six months away so make sure you secure your ticket to our exciting conferences at Seaworld. This conference has been the go-to place to get inspired and learn by the industry’s best and brightest, gain valuable resources to revamp your organisational strategy and—of course—have tons of fun!

    An unrivalled agenda, deadly First Nations’ speakers and networking opportunities galore—Here’s the latest on what you can expect at these ICS conferences:

    Bringing Our Community Closer

    We like to think of the ICS community as a family, and we’ve been working hard to develop new ways to bring our family together. Hence, ICS has a jam-packed agenda with 15 breakout sessions dedicated to community programs. In the afternoon, we’re keeping the momentum going by bringing out the big guns. Dr. Joseph Stone, a member of native American Blackfeet Tribe, OKKAN (Sundance) and Anasaki-pikuni based in New Zealand will be one of the featured guest speakers.

    Top Keynote Sessions

    You’ll also hear from some of the top First Nations guest speakers namely Robert ‘Bob’ Davis CEO Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation, Harry Callaghan, Aboriginal Health Promotion Officer South Western Sydney Local Health District, Cleone Wellington, Cultural Manager and Hayley Longbottom, Program Manager of WAMINDA, South Coast Women’s Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation amongst others.

    In addition, the following presenters and their respective papers had been accepted for presentation at the 2021 National Closing the Gap Indigenous Health Conference:

    • Tanya Druce, Manager, Aboriginal Health, Policy & Planning Wilim Berrbang Western Health
    • Shiree Talbot, Program Manager - Beyond Barbed Wire & TEI
    • Deborah Stockton, Director Clinical Service Integration Tresillian
    • Kelli Owen, National Community Engagement Coordinator Central Northern Adelaide Renal & Transplantation Service (CNARTS) University of Adelaide Nursing School, SAHMRI Team
    • Kristin Xenos, Senior Project Officer Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
    • Bronwyn Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Australian Pharmacy Council
    • Associate Professor Faye McMillan, Australia’s First Aboriginal Pharmacist and Wiradjuri yinaa
    • Dr. Jerry Abraham Alex, Service Registrar, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King Edward Memorial Hospital
    • Wendy Francis, Director Centre for Human Dignity Australian Christian Lobby
    • Vicki Tillott, Lecturer, Southern Cross University
    • Claire Treadgold, Head of Programs & National Manager, Research & Evaluation Starlight Children's Foundation
    • Christine Fing, Aboriginal Engagement Project Officer BreastScreen NSW; Social Worker
    • Pete Dawson, Clinical Lead
    • Uncle Pat Farrant, Cultural Lead at Bunjilwarra
    • Kevin Heath, Male Aboriginal Health Promotion Officer HARP
    • Natalie Wilcock, Digital Manager of Aboriginal Education & Training TAFE NSW
    • Professor Sarah Blunden, Psychologist & Head of Peadiatric Sleep Research Central Queensland University
    • Toni L. Smith, Principal Female Aboriginal Health Worker
    • Renee Lovell, Manager DV & Women’s Health SLHD Sydney Local Health District
    • Veronica Matthews, CRE Research Fellow Wingara Mura Leadership Program University Centre for Rural Health
    • Gillie Freeman, Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer Western Health
    • Rebecca Wermut, Director, Rhythmosis - Music Therapy Practice Rhythm2Recovery
    • Tim Croft, Manager Aboriginal Health Unit SESLHD South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
    • Emma Chappell, Nutritionist Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation
    • Susan Parker Pavlovic, A/Lecturer Aboriginal Health
    • Emma Walke, Academic lead, Aboriginal health University Centre for Rural Health
    • Dr Mark J Lock, Ngiyampaa Academic
    • Natalie Johnson, Team Leader Aboriginal Portfolio First Nations Research Team Aboriginal Community Matters Advisory Group of NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence
    • Heidi Sturk, Deputy Director Queensland University of Technology
    • David Edwards, Group Facilitator R U Appy Project University Centre for Rural Health
    • Deadly Liver Mob Study Group presenters from the Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney.

    Save Your Spot

    Attendance is limited, so register now because you won’t want to miss your chance to see these industry-thought leaders. We encourage anyone interested in attending the conference to register early as numbers are filling fast. We’ve structured our registration in such a way that will save organization's money while at the same time providing a great forum for frank and open discussion.

    Running two conferences in one location was only made possible by ICS’ versatility to offer ground-breaking double opportunities for delegates to attend two conferences with one registration. With data-backed science, powerful case studies and a bit of much-needed zen, attendees will take away actionable insights to incorporate into their community programs. To register, please complete the online registration form at this link: https://www.indigenoushealth.net/

    For more details, please visit the conference main website: www.icsconferences.org or email us at adminics@iinet.net.au