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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LOCAL NAIDOC WEEK EVENTS 2022

NAIDOC Week celebrations are set to take place across Australia from 3-10 July. This year the National NAIDOC Committee is calling for everyone to "Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! for systemic change and to keep rallying around our mob, our Elders, and our communities."

Each year NAIDOC week grows in size and depth of celebrations. A list of some of the events happening throughout South Eastern NSW and the ACT can be found here.

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LIFELINE COMMUNITY TRAINING

There are a number of free training & workshop events provided by Lifeline happening in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and South Coast region throughout May and June. Some of which include:

  • Accidental counsellor training (blended delivery)
  • DV aware training
  • DV alert training
  • Applied suicide intervention skills training

For more information and to register for the community training visit the Lifeline website here.

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OLD BOYS SOCIAL CLUB WOLLONGONG

We all need to get back out there after a couple of rough years. The Old Boys Social Club is a new program created by Wollongong City Council for older men to enjoy free social activities such as bushwalking, fishing and much more!

You can come by yourself, or bring a mate who needs to get out of the house. The first meeting will be on 29 April and will include a game of pool followed by a classic movie. Find out more about the social club here.

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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 fortnightly on a Thursday. 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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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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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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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 welcome! 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.