ACOSS Raise the Rate Campaign

Newstart and related payments including Youth Allowance, have not increased in real terms in 24 years.

They are now so low people cannot afford basic necessities like housing, meals, bills and transport, even if they get Rent Assistance. Follow the link to read more.


New FACS public website

The new FACS website has been designed to make it easier for you to find and understand information that helps you choose a service, make a decision or take an action. Follow the link to view the website.

Alternatives to Violence Project

A free 2-day intensive group workshop for parents to explore peaceful relationships with children, partners, and other family members
An AVP workshop can help you to…
 manage strong feelings such as anger and fear
 communicate effectively in difficult situations
 handle conflict without losing it
 become a nonviolent parent and partner

Check out the flyer here.

Africa Day 2018

Hunter African Community Council (HACC) is a not-for-profit organisation established to ensure the development of individual and community well-being of Africans in Newcastle and the Hunter Region. Since its inception, HACC has successfully hosted African Day celebrations at said venue.

With these events, HACC has grown both in numbers and in diversity, so has the African community in Newcastle. This year HACC would like to showcase its broad and diverse membership to the Newcastle and Hunter region by hosting an event celebrating African culture, food, clothing and entertainment as part of this year’s Africa day celebrations.

If you’re an organisation who would like to get involved you can download the registration form here.

If you would like to join in on the celebrations check out the flyer here.

Generation Next Mental Health Seminars

Generation Next is running a ground breaking national circuit of Mental Health Seminars across Australia. Generation Next’s Mental Health Seminars bring together leading experts in mental health and equip participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to better look after the wellbeing of the young people they work or live with. The seminars provide participants with the latest updates in relation to specific mental illnesses, prevention and early intervention strategies. This year’s seminar topics include: eSafety, Gambling, Alcohol and Consent, Body Image, Smartphones and Rewiring your Brain for Better Mental Health. Teachers, Nurses and Social Workers can accrue professional development points for attending the seminars. I’ve attached the Sydney Mental Health seminar event brochure for your consideration.

Check out the flyer here.

IDAHOBIT 2018 –  Families Stronger Together – Supporting our LGBT Kids

Positive Parenting strategies workshop 

Charlestown, Sunday May 27


Parents of LGBTQI young people are invited to attend this event on the afternoon of Sunday May 27 at Charlestown.  Places are limited.

Bookings and further information:  please contact Robyn or Rachel via email


Facilitated by psychologist Kathleen Power, the workshop focuses on strengthening our relationships with our kids.

Check out the flyer here.