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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ISLHD WELLNESS WALKS

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is running free Wellness Walks starting from the Shoalhaven Recovery Hub in Ulladulla.

All fitness levels are welcome! Mindfulness exercises will be included in the walk. Come along for as long as you like and leave feeling refreshed and energised. 

The walks will be held each fortnight starting 13 May at 10am. If you would like to find out more or to book your place call Kim on 4455 9923 or otherwise just turn up a few minutes before the 10am start.

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PROJECT ECHO TRAINING

Project ECHO connects health care professionals with subject matter experts, empowering them to provide best-practice care for their local communities. The next series of project ECHO training will cover adult intellectual disability mental health.

Through participation, healthcare professionals can develop confidence and specialised knowledge to deliver specialised mental health care to adults with intellectual disability within their own local communities. 

The free training runs from 21 April to 16 June. Find out more and register here.

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PHOENIX AUSTRALIA TRAUMA-RELATED TRAINING

Phoenix Australia is holding trauma-related training for emergency service and health care professionals in Batemans Bay. The workshops will help participants better support community members affected by the recent 2019-20 bushfires.

The training includes:

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BREAST SCREEN NSW MOBILE VAN HUSKISSON

The Breast Screen NSW mobile van will be visiting ‘Husky Sports, Huskisson’ from 6-30 April.

There is now another convenient location for women in the Shoalhaven, to book a free breast screen this April. A screen with BreastScreen NSW is only 20 minutes, and all radiographers are female. A GP referral is not required.

Booking is easy and can be done by calling 13 20 50 or online.

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HEARING VOICES FACILITATOR TRAINING

The Melissa Roberts Foundation is looking to support the Wollongong Self Help Group for Voice Hearers and is looking for people who would be interested in being trained as a group facilitator.

The training is free, funded by COORDINARE’s Community Grants. The MRF will be running multiple training sessions throughout South Eastern NSW.

Find out more and register by contacting Bruce Roberts at 0425 334 244 or by emailing info@melissarobertsfoundation.org.au

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RENEW EQUINE ACADEMY MORUYA

Renew Equine Academy based near Moruya is running evidence-based interactive 4-week programs to help youth create lasting change and resilience to face life’s challenges. Young people learn from horses in a way that involves them mentally, physically and emotionally.

Participants will strengthen leadership and communication skills, build self-awareness and self-confidence, build empathy, trust and compassion and embrace change.

For more info and to book click here!

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ALCOHOL AND DRUGS: ONE FAMILY'S STORY

Alcohol and Drugs: One Family's Story is a free interactive event held in Wollongong on 5 May. A panel of experts will discuss the impacts of alcohol and drugs, what families can do and what support is available for culturally and linguistically diverse people.

We can all help families by knowing where to get help. Everyone is welcome to attend, including community members, organisations and health services.

Find out more and register here.

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ISLHD QUIT SMOKING CLINICS

The ISLHD Quit Smoking Clinics offer FREE individualised support and advice for people looking to quit smoking.

Whether you’re thinking about quitting, ready to quit or would like more info, the Quit Smoking Clinic can provide you with support.

Clinic locations: Unanderra Community Centre from 9:30am - 12pm every Thursday / CHAIN Gwynneville from 9:30am - 12pm every Tuesday.

To make a booking call or text Janet on 0459 898 302.

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GIIYONG FESTIVAL

The Giiyong Festival is South East NSW first multi-art form festival celebrating traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture through dance, art, music, film, food, spoken word, workshops and cultural demonstrations.

Partners Twofold Aboriginal Corporation, Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council and South East Arts are pleased to be presenting Giiyong Festival again at Jigamy, just north of Eden NSW on October 9 2021 with more information to come!

For more info click here!

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PEER CO - CREATING A BEAUTIFUL LIFE GROUP

Supported by COORDINARE's strengthening local communities grants, PeerCo is running a creative recovery group in the Illawarra for women who want to increase their sense of wellbeing.

In this 8-week program peer workers share creative activities that help to shift our perspective, so we can get out of old ruts and experience life in new ways.

Women of all ages are welomce! The group's first meeting is on 9 April at Port Kembla. For more info click here or call Bridget on 0432 207 640.

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.