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.

  • Tomaree Coastal Adventures

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    20 Jul 2020
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    Kids of all ages can play and explore in nature surrounded by the stunning and varied landscape of Tomaree National Park, Port Stephens NSW. From endless sandy beaches, rolling dunes, coastal forests, hidden wetlands and ancient volcanic peaks, kids are given the freedom to play or learn as they desire. We create structures and nature art, climb trees, roll down sand dunes, hike to peaks and scramble around coastal rocks. Join our Nature Play sessions, school holiday programs & family adventures.

    My Nature Play sessions run during term time and are a 2hr, parent accompanied session which changes location each week.

    Term 3 Information

    Session Times: Monday & Thursday 10am & 3:30pm

    Cost: Adults and children under 2 free when accompanying a paying child.

    Full Term Bookings (10 weeks)
    1 Child: $150 per child
    Extra siblings*: $120 per child

    Casual Bookings (if available)
    $17 per child

    Bookings can be made online https://tomareecoastaladventures.com.au/kids-in-nature/play-groups/nature-play/

    By email (info@tomareecoastaladventures.com.au) or phone 0477063646

  • Better Access Map

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    20 Jul 2020

    Do you have accessibility requirements? Are you a family member, friend or carer or a person with accessibility requirements?

    The Access and Inclusion team at Vinnies wants to hear from you about what accessibility information you need when going out.

    The survey "Accessibility: What I need to know" will support us in making the Better Access Map website and smartphone app more relevant, accurate and user friendly.

    If you haven't used the Better Access Map, that's ok...we still want to hear from you.

    The survey takes around 15 - 20 minutes to complete and your responses are confidential.


    Take the survey

    WIN 1 OF 3 $100 VISA CARDS

  • Education and Training - Keeping Carers Informed

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    15 Jul 2020
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    EDUCATION AND TRAINING - KEEPING CARERS INFORMED

    Carers NSW is offering a number of webinars during July and August 2020 for carers and service providers:


    Understanding the new Carer Gateway - How carer support is changing, services and supports available and how to access these, and an overview of the carer support process.


    Navigating My Aged Care - Understanding the aged care system, and accessing services and supports for those aged over 65.


    Transitional Care - information about tools, services and support to help plan and prepare for transitioning someone into aged care and/or end of life care.


    All of the above sessions can be delivered on request.


    Carer Support Group Facilitator Training


    A free interactive workshop for facilitators starting on Wednesday 22 July 2020. This workshop is a 3 part workshop and covers topics and issues relating to the role of a carer support group facilitator, including:

    • An introduction to group processes and group work
    • Identifying and responding to issues specific to carers and the group
    • Developing and maintaining ethical facilitation.

    This training is open to service providers and carers who currently facilitate a carer support group, or for those interested in facilitating their own group.


    For information about these sessions and others including dates and registration visit the Education & Training Calendar here or contact the Education and Training team on 02 9280 4744 or at education@carersnsw.org.au.


  • Lifeline's BONUS Online Training Offer

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    14 Jul 2020
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  • Bringing up great kids

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    14 Jul 2020
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  • Hunter Social Needs survey

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    14 Jul 2020
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  • Pain in People with Intellectual Disability Research Project

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    14 Jul 2020

    People with intellectual disability and limited communication are more likely to experience pain from preventable and treatable causes. This is because their pain is more likely to go unnoticed. Therefore, support workers are instrumental in identifying pain in the people they support, and ensuring that people receive proper treatment.
    We are testing a pain checklist to see whether it can help disability support workers identify pain in adults with intellectual disability and limited communication.
    Participation in the research involves completing a free online course about pain in intellectual disability (up to 25 minutes) and completing a survey and a pain checklist.

    Use the following link to access the course https://learning.scopeaust.org.au/


  • ATWEA Training opportunity

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    13 Jul 2020
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  • Port Stephens Community Interagency Minutes 7 July 2020

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    13 Jul 2020
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    The Minutes of the recent Community Interagency have been added to the library here

  • NDCO 2020 SCHOOL LEAVER TRANSITION FACT SHEET

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    13 Jul 2020

    Saved in the library here