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.

To obtain a reminder to check out the mylink online noticeboard please subscribe to mylink@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

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.

To obtain a reminder to check out the mylink online noticeboard please subscribe to mylink@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

  • National Carers Week 2020

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    30 September, 2020
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    To celebrate carers and recognise the significant contribution carers make each and every day, Carers NSW is hosting a range of online wellbeing workshops and webinars during National Carers Week, 11 – 17 October 2020. Unfortunately due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to hold our usual in-person events this year.


    Carers from across NSW are invited to join a range of free online webinars and self-care and wellbeing workshops for carers during Carers Week 2020.


    Workshops will include mindfulness meditation, tai chi, strength and balance and an art workshop which will be available online through Zoom conferencing for carers across NSW.


    Webinar sessions will include a carer panel discussion with television and news presenter Georgie Gardner, a Carers + Employers webinar for developing carer friendly workplaces and other webinars during the week to raise awareness of the incredible work carers do.


    A special musical performance, as a thank you to carers by Miriam Lieberman and her trio on the Friday afternoon is not to be missed.


    Sessions are delivered using the Zoom conferencing. You will require access to a computer with speakers (a microphone and video camera are a bonus). Carers NSW will send you instructions about how you can join the day before each session.


    For a full list of events and to register visit http://www.carersnsw.org.au/national-carers-week


    We hope you will join us during National Carers Week 2020.

  • Carers NSW webinars

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    28 September, 2020
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    https://www.carersnsw.org.au/how-we-help/education/calendar

  • Dementia Care Navigator Information Session - Raymond Terrace Library - NSW

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    23 September, 2020
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    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/dementia-care-navigator-information-session-raymond-terrace-library-nsw-registration-115822475141

  • Warlga Ngurra Family & Community Hub - Raymond Terrace

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    23 September, 2020
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  • 2020 Challenge Art Competition

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    21 September, 2020
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  • Money essentials

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    21 September, 2020
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  • COTA NSW COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS SURVEY

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    Let’s talk about your local community

    Every year COTA NSW surveys people over 50 around NSW about the policy issues that affect their everyday lives.

    The information gathered from these surveys inform our ongoing and future policy and advocacy activities.

    In this survey we would like to better understand your connection to your local community. The survey will explore your experiences in the current pandemic, how you connect with others in your local area and whether the built environment enables people of all ages and abilities to participate fully in their community.

    For your chance to win an Apple 7th Gen iPad and help shape future policy, click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cotanswex

  • Gambling Impact Society presentation

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    ‘Gambling Impact Society’s Consumer Voices - peer spokespeople project is a highly successful community education program whereby people with lived-experiences of gambling harm are trained to deliver a one-hour education session in conjunction with a local Gambling Help service, to raise awareness of this hidden issue.

    The program aims to reach out to community and welfare services to increase understanding the risks of gambling harms within the Australian context, encourage helping professionals to identify those who may need support within their agency, and facilitate access to services, resources and information for their clients. Our aim is to inform participants about this issue and support you in developing your knowledge and skills to engage with your clients and the community at large about this health concern.

    This interactive community education session aims to assist you to understand the issues of problem gambling, hear directly from those who have been affected and consider how to promote awareness in your own service. The session will also help you know how and where to get further support and/or how to refer on to other specialists Problem Gambling services in your area and leave you with a range of resources for future reference.

    The session will be led by a Consumer Voices trained speaker/peer educator, who may be a recovering gambler, or someone affected by the gambling of someone close to them, as well as a local State Government funded gambling counsellor.

    As part of this Gambling Impact Society initiative, a free, one-hour online presentation is scheduled for 24th September at 1pm – if you’d like to attend or want more information, please contact Victoria Grey (Project Officer, Communities for Children, The Smith Family) at victoria.grey@thesmithfamily.com.au

  • Community Linkers program will cease

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    We are writing to inform you that our Community Linkers program will cease on the 30th of September 2020.

    We will continue accepting enquiries up until the end of September. At this time we are working with people on time-limited, achievable goals with the focus on linking to others if supports are needed post September.

    If you require any support post this date the Local Area Coordination (LAC) program now provide support to all people with disability, their families and carers regardless of whether they are eligible for the NDIS or not.


    We encourage you to reach out to them directly using the following contact details:

    Settlement Services International (SSI) cover Sydney and South Western Sydney. Contact them on 1800 960 975 or lac@ssi.org.au

    Latrobe Community Health Service cover South Eastern Sydney. Contact them on 1800 242 696 or visit https://www.lchs.com.au/contact-lchs/

    Uniting cover Northern Sydney, Western Sydney and Hunter New England. Contact them on 1800 864 846 or ask@uniting.org

    Social Futures cover Central Coast Region. Contact them on 1800 522 679 or visit https://socialfutures.org.au/ndis-lac/


    The Community Linkers have thoroughly enjoyed working alongside people to make connections to their local communities whilst also working alongside community groups, services and organizations to further their journey in creating a more Inclusive and accessible community.

    We thank you for all of the support that you have given us whether that be by promoting the good works of the Community Linkers program, working in partnership with us or by using us as a referral pathway to support our community members to live a full and valued life.

  • Puberty and relationships support for people with disability - webinar

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