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.

  • November Breakfast – Managing Conflict November 19 @ 7:10 am - 8:30 am

    1 day ago
    Managing conflict breakfast


    Book here


    Book here

  • A workshop for families of children with developmental disability in or approaching the school years

    2 days ago
    Workshop for family

    One of the Kids - November 2019, Mayfield

    DATE Monday 18 November

    TIME 9am for 9.30am start

    VENUE Mayfield Ex-Services Club 58 Hanbury Street

    Refreshments available on arrival, with lunch and a resource pack provided.

    REGISTRATION:

    Online www.family-advocacy.com/events/

    Call 1800 620 588 or (02) 9869 0866

    Email advocacyandleadership@family-advocacy.com

    This workshop will cover:

    How the school years can lead to a meaningful life

    A brief history of disability education

    How inclusion can look in the classroom

    ...

    One of the Kids - November 2019, Mayfield

    DATE Monday 18 November

    TIME 9am for 9.30am start

    VENUE Mayfield Ex-Services Club 58 Hanbury Street

    Refreshments available on arrival, with lunch and a resource pack provided.

    REGISTRATION:

    Online www.family-advocacy.com/events/

    Call 1800 620 588 or (02) 9869 0866

    Email advocacyandleadership@family-advocacy.com

    This workshop will cover:

    How the school years can lead to a meaningful life

    A brief history of disability education

    How inclusion can look in the classroom

    Evidence and support for inclusion education

    Education policies and supports that exist within schools

    Hear from a family member as they share the story of their child who is learning in the regular classroom


  • Report : Mapping Economic Disadvantage in New South Wales - NCOSS

    4 days ago
    Ncossreportdis

    This report looks at poverty rates, or the experience of significant economic disadvantage, for different population groups within NSW, as well as investigating which population groups are in poverty.


    Find it here




    This report looks at poverty rates, or the experience of significant economic disadvantage, for different population groups within NSW, as well as investigating which population groups are in poverty.


    Find it here




  • UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA : WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATORS 11 Novemeber 5:30pm - 8:30pm

    5 days ago
    Capture

    Do you work with children who have experienced trauma? Join

    Carolyn Cousins as she shares NEW and CURRENT THEORIES

    relating to children who have experienced trauma, the effects of

    this on their brain development and how you as an Educator can

    play an important role in fostering their well being and

    education.


    Date: Monday 11th November

    Time: 5pm registration, 5.30pm – 8.30pm

    (light supper served)

    Price $ 35 per head

    Mingara Recreation Centre

    BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - CLICK HERE

    https://educatorstraumaworkshop.eventbrite.com.au

    Phone: Central Coast Family Support Service for enquiries...

    Do you work with children who have experienced trauma? Join

    Carolyn Cousins as she shares NEW and CURRENT THEORIES

    relating to children who have experienced trauma, the effects of

    this on their brain development and how you as an Educator can

    play an important role in fostering their well being and

    education.


    Date: Monday 11th November

    Time: 5pm registration, 5.30pm – 8.30pm

    (light supper served)

    Price $ 35 per head

    Mingara Recreation Centre

    BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - CLICK HERE

    https://educatorstraumaworkshop.eventbrite.com.au

    Phone: Central Coast Family Support Service for enquiries 4340 1585




  • 29 Novemeber TAS Social invite

    9 days ago
    Capture

    Club Lemon Tree Bowling Club

    Gould Dr, Lemon Tree Passage NSW 2319

    Friday, November 29th. 2019

    From 10am to 1330hrs

    This month's theme is the end of year : Christmas

    If you or you know of anyone who might be interested in attending, could you please invite them to attend.

    We ask is that you email us at our new email address social@totalaccesssupport.com

    With orders for meals by 1600 hrs on 24th of November 2019 so the Lemon Seed kitchen staff have time to have enough supplies ordered and they are able to cater for everyone's requests.



    Club Lemon Tree Bowling Club

    Gould Dr, Lemon Tree Passage NSW 2319

    Friday, November 29th. 2019

    From 10am to 1330hrs

    This month's theme is the end of year : Christmas

    If you or you know of anyone who might be interested in attending, could you please invite them to attend.

    We ask is that you email us at our new email address social@totalaccesssupport.com

    With orders for meals by 1600 hrs on 24th of November 2019 so the Lemon Seed kitchen staff have time to have enough supplies ordered and they are able to cater for everyone's requests.



  • Port Stephens Accommodation list

    10 days ago

    Find the updated document here

    Find the updated document here

  • Port Stephens - Seniors Festival 12-23 February 2020

    11 days ago

    Port Stephens Seniors Festival 12-23 February 2020

    Are you planning on hosting an event for Seniors Festival 2020?

    Council has received grant funding to run activities and promote Seniors Festival 2020.

    We are putting together a program of activities across Port Stephens and would love to include details of your event. Become involved by hosting an activity that focuses on seniors or simply open up your service or club for a morning tea and let us know about it!

    Please send details of your event to be held during Seniors Festival 2020 to mylink@portstephens.nsw.gov.au and we will include in our...

    Port Stephens Seniors Festival 12-23 February 2020

    Are you planning on hosting an event for Seniors Festival 2020?

    Council has received grant funding to run activities and promote Seniors Festival 2020.

    We are putting together a program of activities across Port Stephens and would love to include details of your event. Become involved by hosting an activity that focuses on seniors or simply open up your service or club for a morning tea and let us know about it!

    Please send details of your event to be held during Seniors Festival 2020 to mylink@portstephens.nsw.gov.au and we will include in our promotional material. We will need details of your planned activity by Tuesday 3 December.

    Find out more about Seniors Week 2020 in NSW here.

    Feel free to contact the Community Development and Engagement Team at Council for more information.

    Thanks


  • Newcastle Interagency Oct 2019 Newsletter

    11 days ago
    Newcastle inter 2019

    View the newsletter here.

    View the newsletter here.

  • ASIST - APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING- Williamtown 19 March

    11 days ago
    Lifeline save
    • ASIST facilitates involvement. Participants will spend over half of the workshop in the same small group with one of the two trainers.
    • Learning is stimulated by audiovisuals and teaching. A suicide first aid model provides the framework for the workshop and skills practise.
    • The workshop provides opportunities to learn what a person at risk may need from others in order to keep safe and get more help. Participants consider common factors that may flag potential suicide risk.
    • ASIST has a training focus. Personal and professional experiences that participants bring contribute to everyone’s learning. Experiences with suicide...

    • ASIST facilitates involvement. Participants will spend over half of the workshop in the same small group with one of the two trainers.
    • Learning is stimulated by audiovisuals and teaching. A suicide first aid model provides the framework for the workshop and skills practise.
    • The workshop provides opportunities to learn what a person at risk may need from others in order to keep safe and get more help. Participants consider common factors that may flag potential suicide risk.
    • ASIST has a training focus. Personal and professional experiences that participants bring contribute to everyone’s learning. Experiences with suicide and intervention are focused on the overall learning goal which is to provide suicide intervention first aid.
    • Participants are also encouraged to share and reflect on their attitudes about suicide and suicide intervention and hear those of others. People are invited to reflect on how these attitudes may affect their caregiver role with a person at risk and to appreciate diverse perspectives.
    • The workshop encourages honest, open and direct talk about suicide as part of preparing people to provide suicide intervention first aid.




    Find out more here



  • Live, Learn, Grow program

    11 days ago
    Live learn grow

    Live, Learn, Grow

    Live, Learn, Grow supports students with an Out of Home Care (OOHC) experience to access and actively participate in higher education by offering support in areas that are known to present challenges.

    Live, Learn, Grow was the first program in Australia and internationally to provide students from a care experience, such as foster or residential care, with a range of tailored support services including:

    • Assistance with finding and maintaining appropriate accommodation

    • Access to on-campus employment

    • Academic and social support

      Anyone with a prior care experience who is interested in...

    Live, Learn, Grow

    Live, Learn, Grow supports students with an Out of Home Care (OOHC) experience to access and actively participate in higher education by offering support in areas that are known to present challenges.

    Live, Learn, Grow was the first program in Australia and internationally to provide students from a care experience, such as foster or residential care, with a range of tailored support services including:

    • Assistance with finding and maintaining appropriate accommodation

    • Access to on-campus employment

    • Academic and social support

      Anyone with a prior care experience who is interested in studying at the University of Newcastle can apply for the Live, Learn, Grow program. You don't need to already have applied for university or even to have finished year 12, as we can assist you with exploring enrolment options, including Enabling Programs, such as Newstep, Open Foundation and Yapug.

      Find more out here