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

  • Lifeline training

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    10 June, 2020
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    https://www.lifelinedirect.org.au/training

  • Arts, Disability & Technology | ATAG Online 17 June

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    10 June, 2020
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    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/arts-disability-technology-atag-online-17-june-registration-107770564660

  • UON Conference - Social Work 2020 - 'Striving for Change'

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    10 June, 2020



    The conference will take place online via Zoom on 15 & 16 June, 2020.


    Please see the link below to the event, this will provide links to register and to the Facebook event, where you will find the program.


    https://www.newcastle.edu.au/events/faculty-of-education-and-arts/social-work-4th-year-honours-conference-striving-for-change

  • 2020 Diverse Learners Conference Newcastle

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    09 June, 2020
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    Visit the website for more information

  • Exercise at Home series for people with disability

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    09 June, 2020


    Sport NSW is delighted to announce the launch of the Active Ability Series – by people with a disability, for people with a disability. During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Murray Elbourn, Disability Inclusion Manager at Sport NSW, identified the scarcity of specific online exercise content for people with a disability – despite the increasing options for able-bodied people. Sport NSW collaborated with Rachelle Sultana, Head Exercise Physiologist at Healthstin, eight incredible NSW and Australian representative athletes from across the physical, sensory and intellectual disability spectrum, and the team from Hustle Media to create workout sessions for people with disabilities.

    The inaugural Program in the Disability Workout Series, Exercising at Home, will be available from Wednesday, 3 June 2020. The Program features three levels: 10-minute introductory, 15-minute intermediate and 30-minute sport participant exercises that are designed for the following specific disabilities:

    • Low Vision to Blindness

    • Hard of Hearing to Deafness

    • Autism • Cerebral Palsy

    • Quadriplegia

    • Paraplegia

    • Down Syndrome

    • Acquired Brain Injury

    “Exercising at Home sessions are specifically designed for each disability type at different levels of fitness and hosted by an athlete representing that disability. This will encourage greater participation and build awareness around the limited options currently available,” said Mr Elbourn.

    View the series here

  • Around the grounds

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    09 June, 2020
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    Read the latest newsletter here

  • COVID-19 Port Stephens community pulse check

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    03 June, 2020
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    The impacts of COVID-19 have been devastating for some and forced change in our daily lives.

    This event has also given us a rare opportunity to stop, slow down and reflect on what is important to our community wellbeing in Port Stephens both now and into the future.

    We have been working behind the scenes to plan for how can we build back better at Council. Our Restart Port Plan aims set us on that path.

    Key to this plan will be hearing from you. What are your priorities for the future? What do we want to keep? How have you been impacted?

    We are asking you to take 5 minutes and answer a 5 simple questions about your experience over the last few months.

    Take the survey

  • Infection control funding information

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    02 June, 2020

    Hi everyone,

    Just passing on some great news to keep us all safe during the covid-19 pandemic

    We here at Transformational Institute are a LOCALLY OWNED FAMILY BUSINESS and we want to support you during this time.

    As we venture back into the world, I have some great news for you. The State Government is funding a fantastic unit to keep you, your staff and your customer or clients safe. All free to you

    It is called HLTINFCOV001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures. Once completed you, your staff and customers will be able to feel safe in your premises.

    We have two options for you to be able to complete this unit for yourself and your staff –

    1. Completely online once enrolled you will receive a logon to our elearning platform with instruction and you can get started immediately. Once completed you will receive a COVID-19 certification that you have completed the course
    2. Once enrolled you can attend one of our many training days using social distancing and sterilization processed to keep you safe.

    There are some observations you must perform and because we can be flexible we can offer you three options for completing these and they are as follows -

    Option A

    A signed observation by either an approved third party


    Option B - video yourself performing the tasks. Or make an appointment for a video phone call from the assessor who watches you perform the tasks


    Option C - You can create a project covering the tasks.


    Contact us now on 02 49697544 to enrol or if you would like any further information and speak to Ross or Ryan.

  • Ability Options vacancies

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    27 May, 2020
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  • Can you help us spread the word about affordable broadband?

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    27 May, 2020

    Just updating this advice to say that Telstra’s nbn relief offer is now live at https://www.telstra.com.au/internet/connected-family-offer


    It is a $40/ month for 12 months concessional offer, for eligible families receiving Family Tax Benefit A or B and who have not had an nbn connection with another carrier in the last 3 months. (The offer is based on a $35 per month credit for 12 months on our usual $75/ month 500GB on nbn 25 Standard plan.)


    I hope this may be of interest to families with school-age children you are assisting who do not have the internet at home.