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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SHOALHAVEN NAIDOC FAMILY FUN DAY

The Shoalhaven NAIDOC Family Fun Day is on 7 July at the Nowra Showground from 10:30am.

The free event is a great chance to come together and celebrate culture and community. The event includes children's activities, free food and great entertainment from local community members!

This year the Shoalhaven NAIDOC Family Fun Day will look a little different with COVID safe restrictions in place including ticketed entry. You can find out more and book your ticket 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 each fortnight starting 13 May at 10am. 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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CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT

COORDINARE is offering small group education programs for people suffering from low to moderate chronic pain (for more than 3 months). Upcoming dates:

  • Online: Education Session 14 Sep /  Six Week Group 12 Oct - 18 Nov / First Follow-up 14 Dec / Second Follow-up 8 Febhamish@eurobodallaep.com

For more info contact aanido@coordinare.org.au

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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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GIIYONG FESTIVAL

The Giiyong Festival is South East NSW first multi-art form festival celebrating traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture through dance, art, music, film, food, spoken word, workshops and cultural demonstrations.

Partners Twofold Aboriginal Corporation, Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council and South East Arts are pleased to be presenting Giiyong Festival again at Jigamy, just north of Eden NSW on October 9 2021 with more information to come!

For more info click here!

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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.

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.