National Harmony Week will run from 20 March to 26 March 2023 to celebrate, recognise and to respect and inclusively bring together Australians from all different backgrounds. Council will be recognising it this year by hosting a Greek cooking workshop, an Indian henna workshop, a children’s movie showcasing Mexican culture and by offering a variety of multicultural menu specials from our Civic Square Café. All this will be held under our Cultural Treasures festival banner which encourages the Shellharbour community to value, celebrate and embrace our rich cultural diversity. Bookings can be made via: https://www.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au/whats-on
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Inaugural Australian Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Recovery and Healing Conference
invite you to the upcoming inaugural Australian Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Recovery and Healing Conference with the theme ‘The Right to Recovery’, which the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre is hosting on behalf of the Australian Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Recovery Alliance. It is being held here in Wollongong, 4-5 May.
The overall goal of the conference is to highlight the importance of investing in DFSV recovery as an area that supports both healing and prevention, as well as establish a community of organisations and individuals across Australia who will collectively drive change in the way we perceive and respond to DFSV.
We will be discussing the four pillars of recovery: holistic models of health care; housing and economic recovery; centering children and young people and responsive, safe, and accessible pathways to justice – and consistent with best ethical practice, at least 50% of presenters and facilitators will be people with lived experience/expertise.
We have a range of excellent and experienced speakers and panellists, which will make this conference enlightening, educational and absolutely engaging. They include Rosie Batty AO, Tarang Chawla, Karen Iles, Dr Janina Fisher, Dr Karen Williams, Rebecca Glen, Yumi Lee, Annabelle Daniel and the Australian DFSV Commissioner Micaela Cronin, with a more extensive list here, and more on the way.
This is the first conference in Australia specifically on domestic, family and sexual violence recovery and healing – so not to be missed!
The registration link is here, and more information on the Alliance and the conference can be found here.
13 YARN and 13 11 14 crisis support lines.
Lifeline South Coast is holding an information and Q&A session for people interested in joining the 13 YARN and 13 11 14 crisis support lines.
This information session is for our training course which will be held 16th to 26th May in Nowra.
Scholarships are available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for this training course, and there is an opportunity for pathway to paid employment on 13 YARN, the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander crisis support service.
Information Session Details:
6pm 15th March via Zoom
ACON’s Trans Health Equity team welcome all trans and gender diverse people and all Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander trans people in NSW to be a part of Trans Vitality, a peer-education and trans empowerment program.
Across four workshops, you’ll work with peer facilitators and fellow trans community to learn about resilience, community care, trans histories, and futures whilst working together to make a space for connection.
Online Workshops open to all trans community across NSW
- Every Tuesday night from 28 March – 18 April, 6-8:30pm
Online workshops for Sistergirls, Brotherboys and trans mob
- Every Thursday night from 20 April – 11 May, 6-8:30pm
Please fill out an expression of interest here and the team will be in contact.
Or visit Transhub for trainings, workshops and registration link here and our Trans Vitality toolkit for great community resources here.
Unpacking the Complexity of Hoarding Disorder and Severe Domestic Squalor
Community Industry Group in partnership with Inside Out Recovery will be holding a 2-day training session in April focusing on the complexity of both hoarding and squalor. The aim is to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of these disorders and how to support or diagnose the presence of hoarding and squalor. The training provides front line workers, psychologists, GPs, housing providers, NDIS LACS and planners, real estate agents, and others with an in-depth understanding of these disorders and how to support or diagnose the presence of hoarding and squalor.
- Understand Hoarding Disorder (HD) and Severe Domestic Squalor (SDS) from a holistic framework.
- Understand the behaviours, psychology, and emotional attachments that underpin these disorders.
- Effectively identify the presence of Hoarding Disorder (HD) and Severe Domestic Squalor (SDS).
- Identify appropriate intervention strategies – what works and what doesn’t?
- Effectively use assessment tools to inform work practices.
Please register using the link below….
Unpacking the Complexity of Hoarding Disorder and Severe Domestic Squalor Tickets, Mon 03/04/2023 at 9:30 am | Eventbrite
State election candidate forum
Anna Brown, CEO of Equality Australia, will be moderating the forum, with The Hon. Brad Hazzard, the Hon. Penny Sharpe MLC, Jenny Leong and Alex Greenwich coming along to speak to us about the commitments to the health and human rights of our communities that they are taking to the next election.
Please REGISTER HERE to let us know you can attend in person, or via the online livestream, and submit any questions you would like us to pose to the panelists on your behalf.
Community Industry Group “Temperature Check” Survey
To fully understand the significant challenges the Community Services sector (Illawarra/Shoalhaven/Southern NSW) is currently facing, Community Industry Group is conducting a ‘Temperature Check’ (key issue survey) to find out what issues are most concerning to you/your organisation/community and what supports may be needed.
The survey can be found using the link below…
Any concerns, please call Chris Racar at CIG on 42 56 4333
Lake Illawarra Police Open Day
Family friendly event
NSW Police Force units.
BBQ (gold coin donation to a chosen charity
who will be cooking the BBQ)
Gold coin entry donation to a chosen charity who will be
working voluntarily at the event to collect donations.
Carer Gateway Service Provider Open Day
Join the Carer Gateway team
for brunch and ﬁnd out more
about programs and services
that carers can access.
– Tailored Support Packages
– Coaching Services
– Emergency Respite
– Peer Support
– Young Carers Programs
Plus a Q&A session with the
team members and carers.
Where: Wollongong Town Hall, Kembla St, Wollongong NSW 2500
To register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/illawarra-service-provider-open-day-tickets-493385367917
Friday, 9 December 2022 – 12:00pm
Nominate NOW(Opens in a new window)
Shellharbour City Council is calling on the community to make a nomination for the 2023 Shellharbour City Community Awards.
This year Council has expanded the Community Awards to include:
- Australia Day Citizen of the Year
- Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year (under 25)
- Contribution to the Arts
- Environmental Warrior of the Year
- Young Environmental Warrior of the Year
- Sports Star of the Year (separate Nomination Form(Opens in a new window))
These awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contribution that individuals, communities and businesses make in Shellharbour. The awards aim to recognise their success and achievements which contribute to making Shellharbour a better community.
Nominations Open: Monday 3 October 2022
Nominations Close: Friday 9 December 2022