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.

  • Online resource - Diabetes Management

    over 1 year ago
    Diabetes

    The Diabetes Story is a helpful online resource for managing and understanding diabetes.

    https://diabetesstory.info/home.html

    The Diabetes Story is a helpful online resource for managing and understanding diabetes.

    https://diabetesstory.info/home.html

  • Try, Test & Learn Fund: Tranche 2

    over 1 year ago
    Funding sign

    The Try, Test and Learn Fund was announced in the 2016-17 Federal Budget as an initial response to the Australian Priority Investment Approach to Welfare. Tranche 2 of the Fund will finance small-scale trials of new or innovative approaches to support people at risk of long term welfare dependence.

    Tranche 2 has four priority groups but also welcomes ideas to support other groups proposed (and appropriately justified) by applicants.

    The priority groups comprise Newstart Allowance recipients aged 50 and over (with a focus on those who have been out of the workforce for longer...

    The Try, Test and Learn Fund was announced in the 2016-17 Federal Budget as an initial response to the Australian Priority Investment Approach to Welfare. Tranche 2 of the Fund will finance small-scale trials of new or innovative approaches to support people at risk of long term welfare dependence.

    Tranche 2 has four priority groups but also welcomes ideas to support other groups proposed (and appropriately justified) by applicants.

    The priority groups comprise Newstart Allowance recipients aged 50 and over (with a focus on those who have been out of the workforce for longer than 12 months); migrants and refugees aged 16-64 and receiving income support; carers aged 16-64 and receiving Carer Payment; and at-risk young people aged 16-21 and receiving income support.

    This grant opportunity invites applications for small scale trials to provide services or supports to improve workforce participation or capacity to work for people at risk of long term welfare dependency. These services can be delivered anywhere across Australia. Tranche 2 grants will provide funding for both the co-development and delivery of projects. Co-development refers to collaborative activities to refine project design, for example through workshops with end users.

    Trials supported by the Fund must generate useful evidence to inform future Government policy, including by producing measurable outcomes within a two-year timeframe. Projects will be robustly evaluated to produce high quality policy evidence about what works, for whom, and under what circumstances. The evidence gathered will allow the Government to transform investment in existing programs or make the case for new investments.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible to apply your application must satisfy all of the eligibility criteria detailed in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

    Closing date: 28 September 2018, 2.00pm

    more info and how to apply


  • Active Kids Rebate

    almost 2 years ago
    Active kids

    The Active Kids Rebate is a key initiative in the 2017-18 NSW Budget and supports the Premiers Priority to reduce overweight and obesity rates of children by five per cent over 10 years.

    Sports Minister Stuart Ayres said the annual rebate would be available for every school child wanting to get involved in community sport and fitness.

    “We would love to see more young people participating in sport, we know promoting active habits early is a key factor for ensuring a generation of healthy kids and tackling rising obesity rates,” Mr Ayres said.

    ...

    The Active Kids Rebate is a key initiative in the 2017-18 NSW Budget and supports the Premiers Priority to reduce overweight and obesity rates of children by five per cent over 10 years.

    Sports Minister Stuart Ayres said the annual rebate would be available for every school child wanting to get involved in community sport and fitness.

    “We would love to see more young people participating in sport, we know promoting active habits early is a key factor for ensuring a generation of healthy kids and tackling rising obesity rates,” Mr Ayres said.

    Parents will be able to register online and can take a sports voucher to a registered sports club or provider to receive their rebate.

    Find out more about the Active Kids Rebate


  • Minutes from Port Stephens Interagency 12 December 2017

    almost 2 years ago
    Community interagency

    Please find minutes for the Port Stephens Interagency here.

    The presentation from Ready Set Go can be found here.

    Please find minutes for the Port Stephens Interagency here.

    The presentation from Ready Set Go can be found here.

  • The CCWT Training Handbook 2018 is out!

    almost 2 years ago
    Ccwt

    Choose from over 275 workshops in 12 learning areas to enhance your skills or to gain a Certificate or Diploma.

    To view the full program or to download the CCWT Training Handbook 2018 visit their website.

    If you have any questions or comments on the 2017 training program, or would like a hard copy of the CCWT Training Handbook 2018, please contact CCWT on (02) 9281 8822 or ccwt@ccwt.edu.au

    Choose from over 275 workshops in 12 learning areas to enhance your skills or to gain a Certificate or Diploma.

    To view the full program or to download the CCWT Training Handbook 2018 visit their website.

    If you have any questions or comments on the 2017 training program, or would like a hard copy of the CCWT Training Handbook 2018, please contact CCWT on (02) 9281 8822 or ccwt@ccwt.edu.au

  • Head to Health - Mental Health resource website

    almost 2 years ago
    Head to health

    Australia has great mental health services and resources, but it can be tough finding the ones that suit you best. Head to Health makes your search easier by hand-picking resources from publicly funded providers.

    https://headtohealth.gov.au/



    Australia has great mental health services and resources, but it can be tough finding the ones that suit you best. Head to Health makes your search easier by hand-picking resources from publicly funded providers.

    https://headtohealth.gov.au/



  • E-learning module. Responding to the mental health needs of people with an intellectual disability

    almost 2 years ago
    E learning

    As you are aware, people with intellectual disability are more likely to experience mental illness than the general population, however this group are less likely to receive treatment.

    The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) at UNSW have developed an e-Learning resource to equip professionals in the disability sector with the confidence, skills and knowledge needed to respond to the mental health needs of people with intellectual disability. The e-Learning currently includes 11 modules which focus on recognising and responding to signs of mental illness. This free resource is available here.

    The Team are currently...

    As you are aware, people with intellectual disability are more likely to experience mental illness than the general population, however this group are less likely to receive treatment.

    The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) at UNSW have developed an e-Learning resource to equip professionals in the disability sector with the confidence, skills and knowledge needed to respond to the mental health needs of people with intellectual disability. The e-Learning currently includes 11 modules which focus on recognising and responding to signs of mental illness. This free resource is available here.

    The Team are currently in the process of expanding the resource and are seeking input from people working across the disability sector.

    Participation in the survey will ensure the content is relevant and addresses the issues faced by those providing direct support.

    Should you have any questions please contact Kimberley Smith (Project Officer) 02 9385 1873 or idhealtheducation@unsw.edu.au.



  • Relationships Australia Term 1 2018 program

    almost 2 years ago
    Relationships australia

    Program available here.

    Please phone 4940 1500 to register or for more information





    Program available here.

    Please phone 4940 1500 to register or for more information





  • Return and Earn fundraising opportunity

    almost 2 years ago
    Return and earn

    The Return and Earn container deposit scheme will operate in NSW from 1 December 2017 to reduce drink container litter.

    Registered charities, school and other community groups can use Return and Earn as a fundraising opportunity.

    For more information and to register your group's interest as a donation recipient or collection point host, visit tcnsw.com.au or call TOMRA Cleanaway on 1800 290 691.


    The Return and Earn container deposit scheme will operate in NSW from 1 December 2017 to reduce drink container litter.

    Registered charities, school and other community groups can use Return and Earn as a fundraising opportunity.

    For more information and to register your group's interest as a donation recipient or collection point host, visit tcnsw.com.au or call TOMRA Cleanaway on 1800 290 691.


  • ABSTUDY resources for community groups

    almost 2 years ago
    Human services

    Resources to help you share information about ABSTUDY.

    For more information and to download the kit, visit this website.

    Resources to help you share information about ABSTUDY.

    For more information and to download the kit, visit this website.