NSW Youth Week: Lake Mac Events

Lots of exciting events and activities planned for Youth Week in Lake Macquarie.  For a full listing visit: https://www.lakemac.com.au/community/young-people/youth-week

Increasing Newstart benefits would reduce inequality across the country

Lifting the rate of unemployment benefits would bring down poverty levels and reduce inequality in Australia, according to new modelling by the University of Canberra.

New figures from the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) show a $75 weekly increase in the Newstart allowance would have the greatest impact on people between the ages of 25 and 36, who stand to gain $304 a year.

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Berejiklian’s cabinet reflects the direction of her new government

Gladys Berejiklian has been described as the “great hope of the progressive Liberals” and the direction of her new government reflects this. She wants a focus on compassion and empathy.

In announcing her new cabinet line-up, Berejiklian singled out several issues that are clearly top of mind for her and indicate a re-positioning for her government on social issues.  Read the Article>

Headspace Newcastle to receive and extra $1.7 million in funding to help young people at risk of suicide or self harm

HEADSPACE Newcastle will receive an extra $1.7 million in funding to help young people at risk of suicide or self harm to address the “growing demand” and “waiting times” for its services.
NSW Liberal Senator Arthur Sinodinos is expected to officially announce the funding at headspace Newcastle on Wednesday morning.

EquiEnergy Youth: An educators guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Dr Stephen Spencer has expanded his training suite to include a 90 minute workshop for school staff on the basics of child and adolescent mental health. Designed to be delivered in a staff meeting as a short professional learning session, the workshop aims to equip staff with the knowledge to support children and young people experiencing challenges with their mental health.

Butterfly Foundation – Carer Experience Survey

 

BUTTERFLY CARER EXPERIENCE SURVEY

 

Are you a parent, sibling, partner, friend, colleague, child or

educator of someone with an eating disorder?

Butterfly would like to hear about your experience in supporting

someone with an eating disorder.

Your insights will help us understand the experience and needs of

carers in Australia to work towards change.

Please take our survey today and share with family and friends.

 

TAKE THE SURVEY

 

Thank you in advance for your valued support.

If you are experiencing an eating disorder or concerned about someone, you can chat to the Butterfly National Helpline on 1800 33 4673.

 

Please visit our website at www.thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

 

Upcoming Events

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.

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Body Esteem Educator Training

The Butterfly Foundation, Australia’s leading not-for-profit in the area of eating disorders and body image, is running a workshop in Lake Macquarie on the Wednesday 5 June 2019. Professional development, focused on supporting body confidence and healthy relationships with food and exercise in young people.

It’s a prevention focused workshop for educators and anyone working with young people aged 8 to 18. Everyone walks away with comprehensive resources to use with Years 3 – 12.  Details on how to register are below.  Registration cost is $170 and includes Free to BE – A Body Esteem Resource (Years 3-12) and Dove Self Esteem project materials.

Wednesday, 5th June
9am to 1pm includes morning tea

The Place: Charlestown Community Centre
Frederick Street
Charlestown
NSW 2290

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