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What’s in the 2020-2021 Federal Budget for the Northern Rivers?

What’s in the 2020-2021 Federal Budget for the Northern Rivers?

Regional Development Australia Northern Rivers NSW has summarised the effects of the latest federal budget on our region. It seems there are a lot of benefits for local industry and employment.

Roads will be improved, Apprenticeships made available, extending Skills for Education and Employment places for job seekers, relocation and support for Pacific and Timorese workers will provide welcome support for our agricultural industry. And much more around tourism and creative industries.

Follow this link to the full RDA Northern Rivers NSW eNews Alert for all the details.

Webinar series on Whole-of-Government Approach to Prevent Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence

Webinar series on Whole-of-Government Approach to Prevent Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence

In the lead up to the annual 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November to 10 December), Women NSW and Domestic Violence NSW have partnered to bring you a free webinar series on how the whole-of-NSW Government can prevent sexual, domestic and family violence across a range of settings.

Webinar 1 – Primary prevention of sexual, domestic and family violence (16 October 2020, 10am-12pm)

•         What is sexual, domestic and family violence, what drives it and how is it gendered? 

•         What is primary prevention of sexual, domestic and family violence? 

•         NSW Domestic and Family Violence Prevention and Early Intervention Strategy 2017-2021 

Webinar 2 – Intersectionality and inclusion in primary prevention (3 November 2020, 10am-12pm)

•         What is intersectionality?

•         What drives sexual, domestic and family violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, migrant and refugee women, women with disability and LGBTIQ+ people?

•         How can we challenge the intersecting drivers of violence and make primary prevention inclusive?

Webinar 3 – Prevention in Action: Interagency Challenge (10 December 2020, 10am-12pm)

•         What are the priority settings for preventing sexual, domestic and family violence? (Education, Sports, Arts, Health, Family and Community Services, Public Spaces, Transport and Infrastructure, Workplaces)

•         What are some promising approaches and initiatives for preventing violence?

•         How can you respond to resistance and backlash to efforts to prevent violence?

You can register for the free webinars here: https://whole-of-government-approach-to-prevent-violence.eventbrite.com 

Phone: 02 9539 7703 / email: [email protected]

Support services. 

1800 Respect National Helpline: 1800 737 732

Women’s Crisis Line (NSW): 1800 656 463

Safe Steps Crisis Line (Vic): 1800 015 188

Men’s Referral Service: 1300 766 491

Mensline: 1300 789 978

Lifeline (24-hour Crisis Line): 131 114

Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277

Win prizes just for riding a bike! Biketober Business Challenge!

Win prizes just for riding a bike! Biketober Business Challenge!

There’s never been a better time to enjoy riding bike! The Biketober Business Challenge runs throughout October and we’d like to invite you all to take part.

It’s a fun, free competition where we’re competing to see which workplace can get the most staff to try cycling. There are loads of prizes that you can win by riding and encouraging friends and colleagues.

Riding a bike is a good way to ensure you are getting enough daily physical activity, boost your mood and your immune system and an easy and fun way to travel from A to B while avoiding crowds.

If you haven’t ridden in years, don’t worry! You only have to ride a bike for 10 minutes for your participation to count towards our team’s score. Ride anywhere, anytime during the Challenge (doesn’t have to be a trip to work!).

If you already ride – you already know how enjoyable riding is and how good it makes you feel. So, here’s your chance to get your workmates to experience how easy and enjoyable riding can be.

Get involved, it only takes 30 seconds to register. Go to lovetoride.net/NSW, click ‘Register’ at the top of the page!  

Give it a go and pedal your way to victory!

ACON Health Centre Community Survey

ACON Health Centre Community Survey

ACON is exploring options for a Health Centre that would provide specialist health care for people in our communities. 

We want to make sure that people in our communities are at the heart of this service. We want to ensure that no matter where you live in NSW you can access this service through in-person appointments or via telehealth. 

We’d like to hear from you, share your thoughts on what good health care looks like for you.  

Click on the full link below to have your say in the design of the potential Health Centre.

https://www.123formbuilder.com/form-5610745/ACON-Health-Centre-Survey

The survey will take about 10 mins to complete and we’d love to hear from you. Feel free to pass the survey on to your networks as well. 

National Carers Week 11-17 October 2020 – Join us for a range of Online events

National Carers Week 11-17 October 2020 – Join us for a range of Online events

To celebrate carers and recognise the significant contribution carers make each and every day, Carers NSW is hosting a range of online wellbeing workshops and webinars during National Carers Week, 11 – 17 October 2020.  

Carers from across NSW are invited to join a range of free online webinars and self-care and wellbeing workshops for carers during Carers Week 2020.  

Workshops will include mindfulness meditation, tai chi, strength and balance and an art workshop which will be available online through Zoom conferencing for carers across NSW.  

Webinar sessions will include a carer panel discussion with television and news presenter Georgie Gardner, a Carers + Employers webinar for developing carer friendly workplaces and other webinars during the week to raise awareness of the incredible work carers do.  

For more information and to register to attend any of these events visit www.carersnsw.org.au/national-carers-week 

Phine: 02 9280 4744

 

 

Heartfelt House: Pathways to Healing (for female survivors of childhood sexual abuse)

Heartfelt House: Pathways to Healing (for female survivors of childhood sexual abuse)

An eight-week group program for female survivors of childhood sexual abuse which will focus on the following themes: 

Getting to know each other and laying foundations
Neuroscience – connecting brain and body
Grounding ourselves
Mapping and navigating our nervous system
Exploring connections and relationships
Self-compassion and self-care

Wednesdays 12.30 – 2.30pm commencing 21 October 2020
Facilitators: Beth Cronin and Sue Partridge (social workers)
Cost: $50-150 depending on what you can contribute (payment arrangements available)

Due to Covid-19 groups will have a maximum of 6 participants.
To book or for further information please contact us on 0432 889 665 and at  [email protected]

Heartfelt house is a small specialist service providing group work programs to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. We are based on beautiful grounds allowing us to incorporate nature into our healing-centred approach.

 

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Macadamia Castle Home School Program is now open for enrolments for Term 4 2020

Macadamia Castle Home School Program is now open for enrolments for Term 4 2020

Macadamia Castle is running educative and experiential classes each Tuesday in the fourth term for Home Schooled children ages 5 – 11  on Tuesday mornings and children 12 and over on Tuesday afternoons.

The feedback from Term 3 has been very positive and families are already lining up to bring their kids back for Term 4.

The curriculum will be different and will suit kids who have been before as well as new students.

See all the details by following this link

Scholarship: Tresillian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Clinician Scholarship Fund

Scholarship: Tresillian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Clinician Scholarship Fund

The Tresillian scholarship provides a platform for additional learning opportunities for health clinicians with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background to undertake clinical placement or further studies in child and family health. 

The Tresillian Scholarship can support the registration, travel, accommodation and incidental expenditure incurred while undertaking any designated Tresillian Family Care Centres education program, conference attendance and/or other Child and Family Health studies.

please see application here

For more information call or email Rita Fenech 0447 108 430 [email protected]

Tuning in to Teens program

Tuning in to Teens program

Cranes will be offering a new FREE parenting program next term, for parents and carers of children aged 10 – 16.  The program focuses on the emotional development of pre-teens/teens and teaches parents how to be emotion coaches to improve communication and connection with their kids.

6 Tuesdays 27 Oct – 1 Dec 2020 
11 Kemp St Grafton 5.30 – 7pm 

Ph: (02) 6642 7257   Email: [email protected]