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.

  • 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

    about 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

    about 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

    about 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

    about 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.

  • Aerospace Hub Takes Off at Williamtown

    about 2 years ago
    Boosting business innovation

    A defence, security and aerospace hub has been developed by University of Newcastle with support of the NSW Government.

    Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald helped launch the new aerospace hub, named 'DSA-18' which will support research and development of new innovative technologies to bolster the region's industries.

    The hub's strategic location at Williamtown Aerospace Centre will allow it to work alongside leading industry names like Raytheon Australia, Lockheed Martin Australia and Boeing as well as leading cutting-edge smaller businesses and start-ups.

    The DSA-18 Hub has been developed by the University of Newcastle with funding support from the NSW...


    A defence, security and aerospace hub has been developed by University of Newcastle with support of the NSW Government.

    Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald helped launch the new aerospace hub, named 'DSA-18' which will support research and development of new innovative technologies to bolster the region's industries.

    The hub's strategic location at Williamtown Aerospace Centre will allow it to work alongside leading industry names like Raytheon Australia, Lockheed Martin Australia and Boeing as well as leading cutting-edge smaller businesses and start-ups.

    The DSA-18 Hub has been developed by the University of Newcastle with funding support from the NSW Government's Boosting Business Innovation Program. For more information about the program, click here.
  • 2018 National NAIDOC Theme Announced

    about 2 years ago
    Because of her

    NAIDOC Week 2018 will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.

    Under the theme - Because of her, we can! - NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July and continue through to Sunday 15 July.

    As pillars of our society, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play - active and significant roles at the community, local, state and national levels.

    The ...

    NAIDOC Week 2018 will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.

    Under the theme - Because of her, we can! - NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July and continue through to Sunday 15 July.

    As pillars of our society, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play - active and significant roles at the community, local, state and national levels.

    The National NAIDOC poster competition and award nominations will open in the coming weeks. Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander artists aged 13+ are encouraged to start working on artwork which reflects the 2018 theme.

    For more information click here

  • Good Sports update

    about 2 years ago
    Good sports

    Understanding the barriers to club participation

    Understanding the barriers to club participation -

    Members are what make a club. They’re the passionate volunteers, players and people cheering from the sidelines. And importantly, they’re also the key to club revenue and having a strong connection to the community.

    If you’re already a part of a sporting club, it might be tricky to see why others might refrain from jumping on board. Using a study from the Australian Sports Commission, we looked at the top reasons that stop people from joining their local club and how your club can address these issues.

    ...

    Understanding the barriers to club participation

    Understanding the barriers to club participation -

    Members are what make a club. They’re the passionate volunteers, players and people cheering from the sidelines. And importantly, they’re also the key to club revenue and having a strong connection to the community.

    If you’re already a part of a sporting club, it might be tricky to see why others might refrain from jumping on board. Using a study from the Australian Sports Commission, we looked at the top reasons that stop people from joining their local club and how your club can address these issues.

    1. Lack of time due to other changing life styles and priorities (the most common barrier)

    A sporting club can feel like a big commitment, especially for somebody who is busy with work or family obligations. To make it easier for these groups, consider creating new games and events (like a ‘come and try’ day) that offer a smaller time commitment with the same connection to the club community.

    2. Inflexibility of club schedule and fixtures

    Offering social games, as opposed to more structured and scheduled events, means prospective members won’t feel that they’re obliged to commit to long-term club competitions.

    3. Lack of information about what participation options are available.

    This is an easy win. Make sure that all of your participation options are available online, or perhaps on a sign outside the club rooms.

    4. Financial constraints

    This is a tricky one as most local clubs already offer the lowest membership prices possible. If you can, think about alternative membership options that you could offer – for example a seasonal membership, or a social player membership.

    5. Perceived pressure to undertake non sport activities such as fundraising or club administration

    Make sure that prospective members understand that there’s no pressure to volunteer once they are members. Often this is something that will develop as they feel more connected and passionate about the club.

    6. The perception that clubs are “cliquey, exclusive, single minded and often highly judgmental of non-participants or those with a lower level of ability at sport”

    This point is all about inclusivity. Make your club as welcoming and family-friendly as possible.

    Visit the website for more information.

  • New NSW Volunteering Website Launched

    about 2 years ago
    Nsw government logo

    On Monday, 6 November, Minister Ray Williams in his capacity as Minister responsible for Volunteering, launched a new NSW Volunteering Website.

    The website and its resources are free and includes the following:

    • Volunteer recruitment portal – you can register and set up a profile.

    • Learning resources, volunteers stories, and a place you can nominate volunteers for recognition via the Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program.

    The new website can be accessed at www.volunteering.nsw.gov.au


    On Monday, 6 November, Minister Ray Williams in his capacity as Minister responsible for Volunteering, launched a new NSW Volunteering Website.

    The website and its resources are free and includes the following:

    • Volunteer recruitment portal – you can register and set up a profile.

    • Learning resources, volunteers stories, and a place you can nominate volunteers for recognition via the Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program.

    The new website can be accessed at www.volunteering.nsw.gov.au