Community events and groups

See the information below for the latest community events, groups, programs, and consultations taking place across South Eastern NSW:

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KATUNGUL HEALING DAY ROADSHOW

Katungul Aboriginal regional health and community services are hosting three events along the coast, which aim to raise awareness of mental health and well being.

The events are about Indigenous health and bringing the community together to talk about their experiences following the bushfires and pandemic in 2020.

  • 27 Jan - Jigamy Far 10-2pm
  • 28 Jan - Mystery Bay 10-2pm
  • 29 Jan - Mogo Sports Ground 10-2pm

For more info visit the Katungul Facebook page here!

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ISLHD DRUG AND ALCOHOL CARER WORKSHOPS

To help carers access the support they need ISLHD Drug & Alcohol have collaborated with a range of services to offer workshops for both service providers and Carers or family impacted by someone’s drug use.

Provider workshops: Shellharbour 21 January / Berkeley 3 February / Nowra 18 February / Berkeley 19 February

Carer workshops: Shellharbour 21 January / Berkeley 3 February / Nowra 12 March / Wollongong 13 March

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HEADSPACE GROUP CHAT: GENDER & SEXUALITY STEREOTYPES

headspace is hosting an online group chat to discuss stereotypes surrounding gender and sexuality.

The online chat is a great opportunity to speak with headspace mental health clinicians and headspace YNRG members to learn more about finding your own identity.

You are invited to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice with others!

Join the online chat Sunday 7th February from 7pm. Click here to register.

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CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Josephine Richardson will be facilitating a Chronic Pain Management program in Bermagui. The program is open to the community and will help to provide a better understanding of how to manage chronic pain.

The Program will run from the 4 November to 9 December and there will be two information sessions held on the 21 and 28 of October.

For further information contact Josephine Richardson on 0413 659 882 or you can message 3resolvepain@gmail.com.

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CAN DIET IMPROVE GUT HEALTH IN PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE?

The Illawarra-Shoalhaven has the highest rates of chronic kidney disease in Australia, with case numbers in the region almost double the national average.

Illawarra researchers are seeking people with chronic kidney disease for a clinical trial looking into the effect of gut health on those with the condition.

For more information, please click here.

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BROTHER TO BROTHER HOTLINE

Brother to Brother is Australia's FIRST 24-hour hotline assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men throughout COVID-19. Call 1800 435 799 for support.

The line is staffed by Aboriginal men, including Elders, to promote a culturally-safe service. The service was created by Dardi Munwurro: Strong Spirit, an organisation that delivers a range of family violence programs specifically targeting Aboriginal men. It aims to break the cycle of intergenerational trauma in Indigenous communities.

You can learn more by reading this article.

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE NDIS

BEING’s NDIS survey is still open! BEING is the independent, state-wide peak organisation for people with a lived / living experience of mental health issues in NSW.

If you're a community member who is a current user of the NDIS, or if you are considering becoming one, please share your experiences with the NDIS via the survey.

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NEW VIRTUAL PEER SUPPORT SERVICE

The eFriend online peer support service is now live, and free for anyone in need.

If you don't have someone you feel comfortable talking to, and you want to reach out to someone who will listen  a community of trained, specialist eFriend peers are available via video link or audio chat.

View this flyer for more information, or visit efriend.org.au.

Join 'Friends of COORDINARE' and choose to be part of future workshops, attend training and discussions or just receive information from time to time. It’s obligation-free, it's easy ... and it will help make a difference! Click here to register.