Open days are being held in Lismore and Grafton in October where seniors can register to receive a ‘be connected’ mentor, who can train them on their devices. This event is free and carers and family are welcome to come on the day as well.
See the flyer for more information.
Beautiful six minute video about diversity, ageing and being who you are. View here
The Buttery are launching a new program from Monday 16th September. Footprints2Wellbeing gives short-term psychosocial support to people with moderate to severe and/or episodic mental illness. Its objective is to promote mental health and wellness. This is a free program.
This is a consortia program supported by Werin Aboriginal Corporation based in Port Macquarie, Wellways based on the mid and far north coast of NSW, and Rekindling the Spirit based in Lismore. Referrals are open now – please call The Buttery on 02 6687 1111. Werin Aboriginal Corporation and Rekindling the Spirit can take direct referrals as well.
More information is available on The Buttery’s web page https://www.buttery.org.au/footprints2wellbeing/.
Friday 20 September is the national day of action on climate change.
This is an important issue for every person, with the effects of climate change being felt hardest by people living in poverty.
You can join the Global Strike on September 20 – three days out from the UN’s Emergency Climate Summit — by taking the day off school, uni or work to show our politicians that we’re serious about climate action.
Find your nearest Climate Strike Action here: https://www.schoolstrike4climate.com/sept20
Take the day off to demand climate justice for everyone.
The two day DV-alert workshop builds the knowledge and capacity of community workers to provide appropriate support to women and children in Australia.
The next workshop in your region is:
19-20 November 2019
9.00am – 5.00pm
South Tweed Sports Club
4 Minjungbal Dr, Tweed Heads South
To make your application click here:
This event is about pride, inclusion, youth led initiatives, information/support and most of all fun!
There will be games and a free movie screening at the Saraton from 5pm! Spread the word!
Date: Saturday 5 October
Venue: Market Square, Grafton
Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is offering leadership development scholarships of up to $7,000 to women working in the Community Services Sector. The scholarships are part of a national initiative supporting the increased presence of women in leadership roles across key industries. Please feel free to share this information with friends and colleagues.
The partial scholarships offset a portion of the fee required to undertake one of WLA’s flagship development programs. Scholarships can be used for the 2019 and 2020 course intakes.
Scholarships are available at three management levels:
Please note: WLA programs are highly exclusive developmental experiences and admission into these programs requires successful application. (Maximum of three nominations per organisation).
To make a scholarship or program enquiry simply provide the information below. A scholarship advisor will contact you to discuss your situation.
Management Level (Senior, Mid or Early Career):
StepUp for Dementia Research is an online, postal and telephone service that connects people interested in dementia research with researchers conducting studies into dementia prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and cure. It is completely free and anyone aged 18 and over – both with and without dementia – can register their interest.
Based on characteristics such as age, location and diagnosis, volunteers will be matched to any studies for which they may be eligible.
For more information, visit https://stepupfordementiaresearch.org.au or call 1800-7837-123. Sign up today to help power the next dementia breakthrough!
Healthy North Coast, providers of the North Coast PHN program, are doing a complete redesign of our look and we need your help!
Aboriginal health is a priority for us and we want to see Aboriginal people and communities represented in everything that we do. We are looking for individual artworks from each of the seven Nations that make up our region. The successful artworks will then be used to develop one deadly graphic that will be used as part of our organisation’s re-branding project.
This deadly graphic will be a key feature proudly seen on our company cars, office fronts, website, stationery… you name it!
WHO? ABORIGINAL ARTISTS. ONE FROM EACH NATION:
SIZE? MAXIMUM A3 (42 cm x 29.7 cm)
FORMAT? ACRYLIC ON CANVAS OR DIGITAL DESIGN
COLOUR SCHEME? BLUES, GREENS, GREYS, BLACK, WHITE.
ORANGE CAN BE USED AS STATEMENT OR HIGHLIGHT COLOUR.
THEME? COMMUNITY, CONNECTION, HEALTH
TO BE RECEIVED BY 5:00PM ON 20/09/19 AT YOUR NEAREST PHN OFFICE:
• Tweed Heads
• Coffs Harbour
• Port Macquarie
EACH OF THE SELECTED ARTISTS (7 IN TOTAL) WILL RECEIVE $1,000*
QUESTIONS? CONTACT MARNI TUALA
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, ABORIGINAL HEALTH:
[email protected] 07 5589 0515
*Payment for unrestricted licensed use of the artwork.
Clarence Valley Council has engaged Locale Consulting to prepare two new land use planning documents – a Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) and a Community Participation Plan (CPP). Both these documents are required under State Government planning changes.
The CPP describes how Council will engage with its communities regarding strategic planning and development assessment. It stipulates timeframes and circumstances when this will occur and is required to meet minimum levels.
The LSPS is a new document that will guide the future of land use planning in the Clarence Valley, developing a vision for the next 20 years. Drafting the LSPS is an opportunity for everyone who lives and works in the Clarence Valley to play their part in setting a pathway for land use over that timeframe.
As someone invested in the future of the Clarence Valley from either a personal or professional perspective, we are inviting you to help us plan for the future of the area. Your input would be greatly appreciated.
We would like to hear your thoughts and comments on the preliminary research that we have undertaken and to provide your input into the vision, priorities and themes for the LSPS.
To do this we are conducting a workshop to be held on Tuesday 10 September 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:30pm at Vines at 139, 139 Fitzroy St, Grafton.
Please register to attend the workshop by emailing Clarence Valley Council at: [email protected] or Locale Consulting at: [email protected]
Registrations close on the 5th September 2019 and we ask that you RSVP by this date.
If you are unable to attend the workshop, we will also be available at a drop-in session at Maclean Council Chambers located at 50 River St, Maclean NSW also on Tuesday 10 September 2019 from 10 am to 2pm.
You can also contact Terry Dwyer at Clarence Valley Council if you would like to further discuss the projects on ph: (02) 6643 0243.