Dementia Friends

A Dementia Friend is someone who wants to make a positive difference to the lives of people living with dementia through increased awareness and support. 

It is someone who understands that small acts can make a big difference to help support people with dementia to remain included, accepted and connected with their community.

To complete the learning module and earn a Dementia Friend certificate and badge click here.


Supporting body confidence & healthy relationships with food and exercise in young people

Need support and resources to nurture body confidence in the young people you work with? 

The Butterfly Foundation, Australia’s largest not-for-profit supporting those affected by eating disorders and body image concerns is currently gauging levels of interest in a prevention focused professional development workshop in Shellharbour in 2019 .

What’s on offer?
Body Esteem Educator Training (4hrs)

  • Suitable for teachers, youth and community professionals working with young people aged 8 to 18
  • Prevention focused addressing risk and protective factors underpinning the development of negative body image, disordered eating and eating disorders
  • Packed with latest research and evidence based approaches to prevention and activities and resources to support body esteem.
  • Includes essential information on early intervention and referral for young people at risk.

$170pp & includes a copy of Free To BE – a body esteem education resource (8 to 18yrs)

The Butterfly Foundation supports Australians in the prevention & treatment of eating disorders & body image issues.

‘Day in Your Life’ – an exhibition

Young LGBTIQ people (and supporters) living in the Illawarra Shoalhaven have recently documented a typical day in their lives – culminating in a photographic and video exhibition to take place at: 

Red Point, 100 Wentworth Street Port Kembla.

Their works show what is great (or not so great) about living LGBTIQ in our region.

You are invited to our exhibition on:

Saturday 15 December from 11.00AM – 1.00PM (Gallery is open all weekend 10.00AM –4.00PM)

Entry is free and light refreshments will be provided.

World ADS Day

AIDSIn the week leading up to World AIDS Day on the 1st December 2018, NSW Health are encouraging people to get tested for HIV.

For confidential information on where to get a HIV test call NSW Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624.

To order a NSW Health HIV test online click here for  a free, easy, private and accurate way to test.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis(PrEP), is the use of medications to prevent HIV in those at risk and it  is available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Around 10,000 in NSW people are currently living with HIV. 36.9 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV/AIDS.

Take the World AIDS Day quiz and go into the draw to win a $100.00 Coles Myer voucher.

Click here to start.



AGM | Community Industry Group

AGMWe invite you to our 2018 Annual General Meeting on Thursday 13 December 2018, 9.30am for a 10am start at the Ocean Room, The Central, UOW Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong.

Jodi Edwards, project leader, will speak about the Budbili Mudjingaal (Possum Rug friends) project and present the first Possum Skin Cloak produced in the region for some time. She will discuss how this project has provided opportunities for young people and community members to work together to re-discover traditional Dharawal stories and practice.

Please RSVP by 7 December 2018 to For a printable version of the invitation with full details click here