Community events and groups

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

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CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: GOULBURN

Do you live in Goulburn and experience mild to moderate chronic pain? The Chronic Pain Management Program can help!

  • Date: Wed from 05/08/2020 to 09/09/2020, then follow-up sessions on 07/10/2020 and 18/11/2020
  • Time: 9am to 12pm
  • Contact: Michael Adams at Optimum Health Solutions on (02) 4810 0700

Note: If pandemic guidelines change, the program will be held via telehealth.

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON REGIONAL LGBTIQ+ HEALTH SERVICES

ACON strives to help people of diverse sexualities / genders and people living with HIV to live their healthiest lives.

If you live in regional NSW, have your say on what you'd like to see from ACON by completing this survey before 14 August.

Community members who complete the survey will have the option to go into the draw to win 1 of 5 $50 gift cards, drawn after the survey closing date.

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CARER GATEWAY

Are you a carer for a loved one? A wide range of help is available to you – from counselling and peer support groups to respite care, home help and equipment?

When you call Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737, you will reach a Carer Gateway service provider in your area. A trained worker will be available to talk with you and then help you to find services and support to meet your needs.

Learn more here.

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ONLINE SURVEY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE: MENTAL HEALTH DURING COVID-19

A new Orygen study will explore the mental health impacts of COVID-19 on young people aged 1625 living in Australia and their use of social media and other technologies during the pandemic.

The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and is open until 31 August. Respondents will go into a draw to win an iPad. Take the survey here.

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE NDIS

BEING’s NDIS survey is still open! BEING is the independent, state-wide peak organisation for people with a lived / living experience of mental health issues in NSW.

If you're a community member who is a current user of the NDIS, or if you are considering becoming one, please share your experiences with the NDIS via the survey.

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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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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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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.