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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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.

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PEERCO - ON PAR FOR WELLNESS

PeerCo is running 'On Par for Wellness' a social golf group for men to support mental health and wellbeing.

The group meets every 3rd Thursday of each month at the Port Kembla Golf Club.

All levels of experience are welcome! For more info click here or you can also call 0413 891 190 or email brazshane@gmail.com

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YOUTH HEALTH FORUM SHINING THE LIGHT ON ABORIGINAL MENTAL HEALTH

Youth Health Forum is holding a live-streamed forum on ‘Following the sun: shining the light on Aboriginal mental health” on 3 March.

The Forum is a FREE half-day event that will cover a wide range of adolescent health and wellbeing issues, appealing to health, education and welfare professionals and students.

For more info and to register click here!

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UNANDERRA COMMUNITY CENTRE 'QUIT SMOKING CLINIC'

Whether you are thinking about quitting, ready to quit or would like some information, the Quit Smoking Clinic can provide you with support.

The clinic offers FREE support individualised advice and support on addressing smoking.

The clinic is at the Unanderra Community Centre from 9:30am - 12pm every Thursday.

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

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ISLHD DRUG AND ALCOHOL CARER WORKSHOPS

To help carers access the support they need, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) Drug & Alcohol service has collaborated with a range of services to offer workshops for carers or family impacted by someone’s drug use.

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

Contact the Drug & Alcohol service for details.

 

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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 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 on Sunday February from 7pmRegister here.

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NEWACCESS: FREE MENTAL HEALTH COACHING

A free mental health coaching program developed by Beyond Blue is now available in South Eastern NSW.

NewAccess, delivered in conjunction with Wellways and COORDINARE, is a six-session program offering practical advice on how to manage the pressures, worries, and stresses of life.

Find out more 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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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.