Community events and groups

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

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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 find out more and register for your preferred date view the flyers below:

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ACCIDENTAL COUNSELLOR WORKSHOPS

Community members wanting to support others can register for FREE 2 x half-day accidental counsellor webinars from 9.30am to 12.45pm the following dates:

  • Wed 3 & 4 June
  • Tues 9 & Wed 10 June
  • Wed 17 & Thurs 18 June

Attendance over both days is required to receive the full benefit of these workshops. To find out more and to register, email lroser@coordinare.org.au.

Stay tuned for details of more dates in the near future!

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FREE WELLBEING PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE IN SOUTH EASTERN NSW

Pa2health have 550, four week digital wellbeing programs available for anyone who needs a physical and mental boost after experiencing trauma from drought and bushfires.

Led by a team of health professionals the program will include guided meditations, recipes and nutritional information, exercise routines, daily messages of support and motivation, as well as mental health support.

The program starts Monday 8 June, find out more here.

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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 15-19 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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ASTHMA AUSTRALIA VIDEOS

Asthma Australia has developed some videos to support people living with asthma during COVID-19.

  • Video 1Dr Tim Senior on accessing primary care.
  • Video 2Asthma Educator Gemma Crawley on access to medication.
  • Video 3: Dr Louisa Owens on managing children's asthma. 
  • Video 4Professor John Upham on managing severe asthma.
  • Video 5: Pharmacist Jenny Gowan on challenges to accessing asthma medication. 

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CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - BEGA AND BATEMANS BAY

If you have experienced low to moderate chronic pain for more than three months, you may be eligible for the Online Chronic Pain Management Program.

Bega and Batemans Bay facilitators are working together to deliver the program via Zoom in May.

Please contact Hamish Gorman on 0423 901 208 or Steve Brigham on 0438 365 526 for details.

 

 

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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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COMPLETE THE SURVEY ON SOUTHERN NSW HEALTH SERVICES

The Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) wants to hear your thoughts on where to direct resources over the next 10 years. The survey forms part of SNSWLHD's Health Care Services Plan 2020-2030.

By completing the survey, you can share which health services are important for you and your community. 

The survey will take about 10 minutes of your time. You can complete it here

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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: Session 1 9:30am - 12pm | Session 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.