MyLink - Port Stephens Community Information Hub

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

Alternatively, Mylink subscribers can register and follow this page to receive update notifications.

Any feedback you have on the functionality of the page is most welcome.

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

Alternatively, Mylink subscribers can register and follow this page to receive update notifications.

Any feedback you have on the functionality of the page is most welcome.

  • Fostering Integration Grants - closes 5 November

    16 days ago

    The objective of the grant opportunity is to facilitate the participation, integration and social cohesion of both newly arrived migrants and culturally diverse communities in Australia by:

    • encouraging the social and economic participation of migrants by developing skills and cultural competencies to integrate into Australian social, economic and civic life, and build community resilience
    • promoting and encouraging the uptake of Australian values and liberal democracy and amplifying the value of Australian citizenship
    • promoting a greater understanding and acceptance of racial, religious and cultural diversity
    • addressing issues within Australian communities that show potential for, or early signs...

    The objective of the grant opportunity is to facilitate the participation, integration and social cohesion of both newly arrived migrants and culturally diverse communities in Australia by:

    • encouraging the social and economic participation of migrants by developing skills and cultural competencies to integrate into Australian social, economic and civic life, and build community resilience
    • promoting and encouraging the uptake of Australian values and liberal democracy and amplifying the value of Australian citizenship
    • promoting a greater understanding and acceptance of racial, religious and cultural diversity
    • addressing issues within Australian communities that show potential for, or early signs of, low social integration.

    The intended outcome of the grant opportunity is to contribute to an integrated and cohesive multicultural Australia where migrants:

    • have capacity to communicate in English, the national language of Australia
    • actively participate in Australian society through work, school, sport or other community activities
    • embrace Australian values and abide by Australian laws
    • are gainfully employed
    • are resilient in times of crisis
    • have social networks that cross ethnic and religious groups
    • are welcomed and supported by the broader Australian community.
    Find more here
  • Made Deadly 2019 - Karuah, this Saturday 2 November

    16 days ago
    Made deadly 2019



  • TOMAREE YOUTH COMMUNITY ACTION Robotics and DJ workshops 2019/2020

    17 days ago
    Tyca

    Upcoming robotics and DJ workshops for 2019/2020. Find more information here.



    Upcoming robotics and DJ workshops for 2019/2020. Find more information here.



  • NOVEMBER BREAKFAST - Conflict Management

    18 days ago
    Managing conflict

    Conflict is a natural and normal part of any relationship, including workplace relationships. For the November breakfast we will distinguish between constructive and dysfunctional conflict; as well as consider the characteristics of change and tension in the NFP sector that impact our workplace relationships.

    We will avoid the temptation to share too many war stories. Instead the presentation will focus on recognising, acknowledging and adaptively embracing as well as responding to conflict in the workplace.

    Find more here

    Conflict is a natural and normal part of any relationship, including workplace relationships. For the November breakfast we will distinguish between constructive and dysfunctional conflict; as well as consider the characteristics of change and tension in the NFP sector that impact our workplace relationships.

    We will avoid the temptation to share too many war stories. Instead the presentation will focus on recognising, acknowledging and adaptively embracing as well as responding to conflict in the workplace.

    Find more here
  • Upcoming Child Safe Seminars in Newcastle and the Central Coast

    19 days ago
    Child safe seminar



  • Port Stephens Accommodation list

    19 days ago

    Updated accommodation list available in the document library here

    Updated accommodation list available in the document library here

  • Suicide Prevention Capacity Building Grants

    19 days ago
    Phn

    The Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is pleased to release a grant round targeting suicide prevention capacity building projects and activities through our Health Grants Program.

    Examples of capacity building could be awareness campaigns, targeted training, resource development, mentoring programs, communities of practice, networking/forums around suicide prevention, low intensity community-based resilience education/activities or service mapping.

    By funding community grants we can address the needs of individual communities and better support them in suicide prevention.

    These grants are targeted towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and Older...

    The Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is pleased to release a grant round targeting suicide prevention capacity building projects and activities through our Health Grants Program.

    Examples of capacity building could be awareness campaigns, targeted training, resource development, mentoring programs, communities of practice, networking/forums around suicide prevention, low intensity community-based resilience education/activities or service mapping.

    By funding community grants we can address the needs of individual communities and better support them in suicide prevention.

    These grants are targeted towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and Older Persons who experience higher rates of suicide.

    Invitations for submissions are now open across the HNECC PHN region for one-off grants ranging from $20,000 - $100,000. Closing date to submit your application is 5.00 pm Friday 15 November 2019.

    HOW TO APPLY

    We are committed to supporting equitable access to grant opportunities to all types and sizes of organisations across our region. We recognise that traditional written word-based application forms may be challenging for some organisations, and we can be missing out on excellent opportunities to support ideas and projects that promote better health outcomes for our community.

    In response to this, HNECC PHN is trialing some different ways of applying for grant funding which are listed below. We will assess the effectiveness of these methods in assessing grant applications for potential use in the future.

    There are three different ways to apply for the Suicide Prevention Capacity Building Grants which are aimed at improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Older people:

    More information available here


  • Final 2019 CLSD meeting: Raymond Terrace, Wed 6 Nov

    19 days ago
    Clsd meeting


    When: Wednesday 6 November, 11:30 pm - 1:30 pm (lunch provided)

    Where: Raymond Terrace Library, 18a Sturgeon St. Raymond Terrace

    What:

    • Guest Speaker - The Health Care Complaints Commission will provide information on how to resolve concerns about health care, how to lodge a complaint with the Commission and what to expect.
    • Network with local services and hear about clients' needs
    • CLSD project updates:
        • most recent 'Hairdressers' event - Cut it Out', Newcastle
        • senior's project by Hunter Community Legal Centre

    Why: Having information on what’s happening on the ground is one of the strengths of the CLSD....


    When: Wednesday 6 November, 11:30 pm - 1:30 pm (lunch provided)

    Where: Raymond Terrace Library, 18a Sturgeon St. Raymond Terrace

    What:

    • Guest Speaker - The Health Care Complaints Commission will provide information on how to resolve concerns about health care, how to lodge a complaint with the Commission and what to expect.
    • Network with local services and hear about clients' needs
    • CLSD project updates:
        • most recent 'Hairdressers' event - Cut it Out', Newcastle
        • senior's project by Hunter Community Legal Centre

    Why: Having information on what’s happening on the ground is one of the strengths of the CLSD. What can we, as a cross-sectoral network, do to address any unmet legal needs in the Port Stephens area?

    Who: All our regular members - and please share widely, particularly with services in the Port Stephens area.

    RSVP: Friday, 1 November seema.san​ghi@advocacylaw.org.au

    For more information visit https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/what-we-do/community-partnerships/cooperative-legal-services-delivery-clsd-program


  • Lifeline training for those working in the aged care sector

    24 days ago
    Lifeline training



  • SafeTALK at Soldiers Point - spots still available

    26 days ago
    Safe talk   soldiers point