Community events and groups

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

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CONSUMER PEER WORKFORCE SURVEY

Consumers of mental health services are invited to respond to a survey about the value and roles of peer work.

The information obtained will help COORDINARE, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and Southern NSW Local Health District to develop a Regional Peer Workforce Framework for South Eastern NSW.

The survey will close on 17 July, and Woolworths gift card of $25 will be provided to the first 50 people who respond.

Complete the survey, or find out more here.

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BEAT IT ONLINE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAM FOR DIABETES

Beat It Online is a FREE 8 week physical activity and lifestyle program delivered by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist through a series of online group video calls. This life-changing program can help you get
back into a healthy routine to better manage your diabetes.

Bookings are essential as spaces are very limited. To register call the NDSS Helpline on 1800 637 700 or book online now at diabetesnsw.com.au/events.

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ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS FOR PEOPLE WITH EATING DISORDERS

Sometimes, you may feel alone in your experience with an eating disorder. With Butterfly Foundation's online support groups, wherever you are in Australia, you can chat with people who are seeking support like yourself.

Support groups are also available for family, friends, and those concerned about someone who has or might have an eating disorder. Go to: butterfly.org.au/get-support/online-support-groups

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SURVEY: PERCEPTIONS OF PALLIATIVE CARE FOR LGBTIQ+ AUSTRALIANS

Researchers at the University of NSW (UNSW) and NSW Health are seeking volunteers for a survey to learn about the experiences / perceptions for LGBTIQ+ people of palliative care services towards the end of life.

Please note that you don't need to have personal experience or knowledge of palliative care to complete the survey. 

To learn more and complete the survey, click here

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MANAGING VICARIOUS TRAUMA WEBINARS

Blue Knot Foundation's interactive webinars provide a snapshot of their face-to-face Managing Vicarious Trauma training, supporting you to stay healthy and safe in your work with people impacted by diverse traumas.

The two webinars will be held throughout June. To register for your preferred date, view the flyers below:

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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.

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LOVE PROJECT FOR LGBTIQ+ PEOPLE

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and physical distancing, many older LGBTIQ+ community members are experiencing increased social isolation.

ACON’s LOVE Project wants to understand the best ways to communicate online with older LGBTQ+ people to help reduce isolation. You can complete the survey at acon.org.au/love-survey.

 

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YOUTH SURVEY FOR 15—19 YEAR OLD AUSTRALIANS

Would you or someone you know like to be a voice for local young people?

headspace Bega has registered with Mission Australia for the 2020 Youth Survey. The survey aims to identify the values, aspirations and issues of concern for young people aged 1519 years.

Simply visit missionaustralia.com.au/youthsurvey and complete the survey by 31 July using the unique code: 26630

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT FOR OLDER PEOPLE

Would you like to help improve bereavement support for older people?

The Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration, led by the National Ageing Research Institute, is conducting a research project on grief and its effects on quality of life for older people.

The survey can be accessed online via this link.

 

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AGEISM IN HEALTH CARE SURVEY

If you think you’ve been treated differently because of your age (no matter what your age) Health Consumers NSW would like to hear from you.

This short survey should take no more than 5 minutes and will assist Health Consumers NSW in understanding how different demographics experience the health system.

 

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DRUG & ALCOHOL WORKSHOPS

Do you care about or work with someone who has a drug, alcohol or mental health issue? Learn about the complex needs of people who use substances.

  • Date: Thursday 3 September
  • Time: 1. 9:30am — 12pm | 2. 12:30 — 3pm
  • Venue: Shellharbour Civic Centre
  • Cost: Free

Click here to book session 1.

Click here to book session 2.

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.