WorkLife

NEW MEMBER OFFER: FIRST MONTH FREE!

A few times a year we throw the doors to WorkLife wide open and offer all new members the chance to try coworking on an unlimited basis, for free, for a whole month.  Do you know anyone who would benefit from coworking? February is the perfect time!

Top 3 Reasons to join WorkLife

1. Productivity. A coworking space encourages you to add some structure to your day,
and also has the added bonus that you can leave it all behind when you
go home.

2. Company. Just being around other productive humans a few days a week greatly increases wellbeing. Connections, collaborations and positive energy in abundance.

3. Logistics. The internet works. It’s fast. There is aircon! There is coffee, the milk is in-date, there is fruit in the bowl. The desks are at the correct height, the chairs are comfy.

What our members say

“The social aspect is a real bonus, plus there’s such a range of professionals. There’s always someone to bounce ideas off and have a chat to. The connections are gold.”

WorkLife saves me from being pulled into domestic distractions”

KIAMA: Suite Available

We have one premium office suite that  has become available at Kiama. With 12m2 of space- enough room for 2 people;  24/7 access, separately keyed, but with shared board room, kitchen and bathroom facilities, snacks, tea & coffee, beers & wine – plus security, cleaning and high speed internet – what more could you want? (an an ocean pool down the road?)

29 Collins St, Kiama
ENQUIRE ABOUT KIAMA SUITE

KIAMA: Hubs Available

If a suite is excessive to your needs but the idea of hot-desking and packing up each day fills you with dread, you might want to think about a hub or dedicated desk. These hubs are open plan, but partitioned with enough space for two team members to work quietly at the back of our Kiama space. All the same facilities as the suites are included.

29 Collins St, Kiama
ENQUIRE ABOUT KIAMA HUB

SAVE THE DATE! 6/3/20

Each year WorkLife hosts a special lunch for local business women to celebrate International Womens Day. This year we will be gathering on Friday 6th March.

It’s such a great way to get to know a whole range of local professional women juggling life & work. Details to follow- but rest assured there will be food, wine & conversation of the best kind. 

Venue & ticket details TBC. But we would love you to register your interest here

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Get Healthy Service

Let the Get Healthy Service help you and your clients

The Get Healthy Service provides support and motivation
to reach your own healthy lifestyle goals. 

The Service offers seven programs:

Each program is designed to support individual needs. So whether you are looking for support and motivation to get healthy in general or would just like a one-off coaching session, we have a program for you. The service provides six months of one-on-one health coaching over the phone for FREE, with access to additional information resources. 

Download the referral form & either email or fax. 

Get Started Now

FREE resources available for your service

  • Display folders – includes brochures, information sheets and referral pads
    (set up as above, or can be arranged to suit your service)
  • In-services to staff and teams

Contact:
– Get Healthy Service
Get Healthy Service in Pregnancy

The Dangerous Dads Camp is back!

It is really important for every young boy to spend quality time with their Father or significant male mentor. The Dangerous Dads Camp is a perfect opportunity for fathers and sons to connect and get away from the normal distractions and stresses of day-to-day life. 

This camp is on February 29 to March 1 and is open to Year 4, 5 & 6 boys and their Fathers or significant male carers. The camp will be held in Kiama Public School and is open to everyone. But if you feel this is something that your child’s school might be interested in please contact us by phone or email.

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Held in our very own Kiama Public School, you will enjoy fun and adventure, whilst also participating in professionally facilitated activities. The program is specifically designed to create supportive connections between dads and kids and to help build stronger communities where fathers and male carers have the chance to become the best dads in the world for their children.

What do you get?

The aim is help kids feel secure, connected to family, and valued in a way that has a direct and positive impact on their wellbeing. The program is designed by an expert in Educational Psychology, Emotional Intelligence and Adolescent Brain Development.

The Overnight Camp costs $250 for both of you, and includes food and professionally facilitated activities (BYO tent and sleeping gear).

The specific outcomes include:

  • Parents increase child development skills and knowledge;
  • Parents experience a strong emotional attachment to their child through fun activities;
  • The program provides an opportunity for parents to connect with other parents in the context of child development and wellbeing;
  • Parents learn and implement a number of key parenting strategies given in the program.

It’s a really fun and engaging program that builds relationships between parents and kids, as well as helping to develop a strong community of parental support.

As your son approaches his teenage years it’s crucial that you are able to communicate and understand what he needs at this stage in his life, and The Dangerous Dads camp is the perfect way to do this. 

Here’s what one of the teachers who was on our last camp had to say:

“In my 10 years of teaching, this was hands down the most important initiative I have ever been involved in…Inspirational!”

We also have a pay it forward option, so if you are feeling generous, or if you need some support to come on the camp, just get in touch and we’ll let you know what to do!

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If you have already been to one of our camps (and even if you haven’t), and you know someone you think would really get something out of it, please share this message with them!

Take a look at what else we’ve got for you at habitus!

Lifehacks

The Life-Hacks Program is all about preparing our young people to deal with the challenges of life in the real world. We work with them on motivation, resilience, emotional intelligence, self-confidence, communication and finding a sense of direction.

Bush Camps

Our Dangerous Dads, Muddy Mums and Rites of Passage Camps are all about building relationships! We give you the keys to healthy communication so you can understand what your kids need at this stage in their life.

Song Playground

Song Playground is a fun and engaging program that combines music therapy and play therapy to help kids (and adults) develop their emotional intelligence and express themselves with ease.

Facilitation Training

Book in to a transformational workshop and learn how to run your own Lifehacks and Rites of Passage programs to improve relationships, solve problems and embrace change.

Schools

We run NESA accredited Professional Development that focuses on Facilitation Techniques, Strategic Planning, Emotional Intelligence, Visible Thinking, Disruptive Design and Culture Change.

Businesses

We offer Team Building Sessions, Leadership Training, Emotional Intelligence Workshops, Creative Confidence Programs as well as socially responsible Coaching and Consultancy.

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For bookings, go to:
https://habitus.org/
Call 0405271757 or 
Send an email to contact@habitus.org

The Status of an Enshrined Constitutional Voice for Australia’s Indigenous People

The Illawarra Centre for Enablement (ICfE) is inviting communities in the Illawarra to discuss the historic developments and explore what needs to happen to enable long-lasting substantial and enduring change for First Nations, to enable Australia’s political leaders to commit to long-held Indigenous aspirations to take their rightful place in their own country and strengthen the future of Australia’s relationship with its Indigenous People.

Expert Indigenous Panel Members:

  • Thomas Mayor;
  • Teela Reid;
  • Charline Emzin-Boyd;
  • Richard Davis;
  • Marcia Ella-Duncan

Panellist Bios are at https://illawarracfe.com/programs/finished-and-unfinished-business-2020/

Thursday 19 March 2020, 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Australia is the only Commonwealth country that does not have a treaty with its Indigenous citizens, though it has been attempting to take historic steps towards reconciliation with Indigenous people.

In 2017, the Uluru Statement from the Heart emerged from the constitutional convention of 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates held at the foot of Uluru in Central Australia on the lands of the Anangu people.

The Uluru Statement from the Heart presented the Indigenous consensus position on Indigenous constitutional recognition and asked for two reforms:

  • a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution;
  • a Makarrata Commission, which could be set up by legislation

The Auditorium at The Fraternity Club, 11 Bourke Street Wollongong

Contact the Club on 02 4283 3333 free onsite parking is available.

Tickets of $20 (General Admission) & $15 (Concession) can be purchased at

High School students and current Undergraduate UOW students can attend free of charge and must register.

Registrations close on 19 March 3pm.

GIVIT

http://www.givit.org.au/

GIVIT Listed Ltd is a national not-for-profit connecting those who have with those who need, in a private and safe way.

We work to alleviate poverty in Australia by ensuring every community service provider has what it needs through the simple act of giving. The GIVIT platform is free to use and makes giving easy by allowing you to see exactly what is required by vulnerable community members.

We support all agencies, services and charities in Australia who work directly with impoverished, marginalised and vulnerable people. GIVIT Listed Ltd makes it easier for organisations to empower their clients and improve quality of life by obtaining the items they require through the website, at no cost. The unique virtual warehouse eliminates the need for organisations to store, sort and dispose of unwanted items, saving valuable time and resources.

How It Works

GIVIT Listed Ltd connects those who have with those who need, in a safe and private way. Through the GIVIT website, trusted Australian charities are able to request exactly what is needed by their clients. These requests are listed here, where everyday Australians can donate in response. Alternatively, donors can pledge items for donation into our virtual warehouse, a private online portal where registered charities can see and reserve what’s available.

When a need is matched to a donation, the GIVIT portal sends an email to exchange contact details between the donor and the charity. Then, the charity and donor agree between themselves on a delivery option. Once the charity receives the item, it is privately passed onto the recipient. The donor and recipient never meet as, above all, GIVIT Listed Ltd aims to preserve the dignity and privacy of people accessing support.