Free Mental Health & Wellbeing Workshops – Years 7 & 9

As part of the Bright Minds Program, Community Activities Lake Macquarie (CALM) is offering FREE Mental Health & Wellbeing workshops for Students in Years 7 and 9.  This program won Excellence in Service and Program Delivery at the 2018 Mental Health Matters Awards.

Please note Workshops are only available to Lake Macquarie Schools and places are limited.  For more info contact

Mental Health First Aid Australia Refresher Course

Getting It Together Scheme (GITS) 2019 Application Pack

The Getting It Together Scheme is brokerage for young people and their families who have a current or recent history of alcohol and/or drug use.

GITS have updated their Application pack for this brokerage. In this pack you will find:

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact GITS on or call 0428 006 471

2019 NAIDOC Grants Funding Round Now Open

Applications are now open for the 2019 NAIDOC grants round. NAIDOC grants support communities to celebrate the histories, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples during NAIDOC Week.

Activities should be held during NAIDOC Week – 7-14 July 2019.

Applications close Monday 25 February 2019 at 5pm (AEDT).

Follow the link for more details and to apply.

Social Housing Management Transfer Program-Compass Drop-In Sessions

Lifeline Training Opportunities

Upcoming Events

Tough Conversations in Child Protection

Comprehensive one-day professional training for family support staff & case workers.
Tough Conversations in Child Protection is a one-day course for child protection professionals and family workers to help them to hold the often-challenging conversations with parents in child protection.

March 4, 2019, 8:30am – 4:30pm, Sydney. To register.

Developing Brain-Translating Neuroscience into Practice

This is an invaluable workshop for professionals working with children, young people and families looking to reinvigorate their practice and enhance their understanding of clients’ needs. Full of “aha!” moments, Nathan explores fascinating discoveries in neuroscience, explains them in plain English and provides guidance on how to put this knowledge to practical use in the classroom, therapy room and home, with recommendations backed by evidence from neuroscience for optimum social and emotional well-being.

To Register 


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Cessnock Youth Interagency Meetings

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Cessnock Youth Interagency (CYI) is a network open to all Youth Services and Youth related organisations across the Cessnock Local Government and the Hunter Region. The network also welcomes young people!


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