Health and Wellbeing

Digitising Rainbow Resilience

Digitising Rainbow Resilience is a free digital engagement training program designed by and for multicultural LGBTQ+ community members and leaders.

This training will connect multicultural LGBTQ+ folks, enhance their digital engagement skills, and build capacity to support their communities online and in person.

Get trained up with us across the following skills:

  • Digital strategies to grow online communities
  • Digital design
  • Social media advertising
  • Content creation
  • Safe and accessible events
  • Cultural safety

Across four consecutive Saturday sessions, each day will include guest speakers, practical skills-based exercises, group activities, and reflective tasks. After the four training sessions, participants will be supported to run their own event for multicultural LGBTQ+ communities, using all of the skills they have learnt throughout the program.

Who is eligible for this training?

All LGBTQ+ people who come from culturally, linguistically and ethnically diverse backgrounds living in Greater Sydney are welcome. This includes community members, leaders and organisations.

Dates: 

  • Saturday 29th October
  • Saturday 5th November 
  • Saturday 12th November
  • Saturday 19th November

Time:  10am-2pm

Location:  ACON Offices (414 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills)

This project has been funded through the City of Sydney’s Knowledge Exchange Sponsorship Grant.

If you have any questions, please contact Lee at LWang@acon.org.au or Loc at LNguyen@acon.org.au


Wollongong GROW me

GROW is a FREE weekly mental health peer support funded by NSW Health. No referral or diagnosis required

NEW Wollongong GROW meeting

Wednesday nights 7pm – 9pm

South Coast Private Hospital – 112 Burelli St, Wollongong

Free mental health peer-to-peer support using GROW’s unique recovery program developed and refined by people with lived experience of mental distress and recovery.

People can bring a support person along to the group until they are comfortable.

No booking or referral process required – you can just show up

People can ring 1800 558 268 for more information or visit www.grow.org.au  for more information.

Grow is funded by NSW Health and is accredited under the National Standards for Mental Health Services.

Practical mental health support grounded in living experience – The GROW program is a mental wellbeing program developed directly by people with lived experience of mental distress and recovery through mutual help and support. Since 1957, people in GROW groups have been helping each other break out of isolation, stigma, and supporting each other on their recovery journeys.

We run weekly online Welcome to GROW Information sessions via zoom for those who would like more information about GROW and our programs. To register visit https://grow.org.au/welcome-to-grow/



Health and Wellbeing

HERE is a new digital platform which will provide information on suicide and situational distress, connect people of diverse genders and sexualities and their loved ones, along with service providers in NSW, to care, support and resources.   

During the launch, we will be highlighting the importance and need of peer led LGBTQ+ specific suicide prevention services and resources and spotlighting the value of lived experience. We have invited LGBTQ+ community members affected by suicide to talk about their own experiences, and the importance of talking openly about suicide in our communities. 

The online launch event for the digital hub will be held on: 

Date: Thursday 10 November 2022,  

Time: 12:30-1:30pm.  

If you are able to attend, please register via: https://www.acon.org.au/launch_of_here


GROW

GROW is a FREE weekly mental health peer support funded by NSW Health. No referral or diagnosis required

NEW Wollongong GROW meeting

Wednesday nights 7pm – 9pm

South Coast Private Hospital – 112 Burelli St, Wollongong

Free mental health peer-to-peer support using GROW’s unique recovery program developed and refined by people with lived experience of mental distress and recovery.

People can bring a support person along to the group until they are comfortable.

No booking or referral process required – you can just show up

People can ring 1800 558 268 for more information or visit www.grow.org.au  for more information.

Grow is funded by NSW Health and is accredited under the National Standards for Mental Health Services.

Practical mental health support grounded in living experience – The GROW program is a mental wellbeing program developed directly by people with lived experience of mental distress and recovery through mutual help and support. Since 1957, people in GROW groups have been helping each other break out of isolation, stigma, and supporting each other on their recovery journeys.

We run weekly online Welcome to GROW Information sessions via zoom for those who would like more information about GROW and our programs.

To register visit https://grow.org.au/welcome-to-grow/


Digitising Rainbow Resilience

Digitising Rainbow Resilience is a free digital engagement training program designed by and for multicultural LGBTQ+ community members and leaders.

This training will connect multicultural LGBTQ+ folks, enhance their digital engagement skills, and build capacity to support their communities online and in person.

Get trained up with us across the following skills:

  • Digital strategies to grow online communities
  • Digital design
  • Social media advertising
  • Content creation
  • Safe and accessible events
  • Cultural safety

Across four consecutive Saturday sessions, each day will include guest speakers, practical skills-based exercises, group activities, and reflective tasks. After the four training sessions, participants will be supported to run their own event for multicultural LGBTQ+ communities, using all of the skills they have learnt throughout the program.

Who is eligible for this training?

All LGBTQ+ people who come from culturally, linguistically and ethnically diverse backgrounds living in Greater Sydney are welcome. This includes community members, leaders and organisations.

Dates: 

  • Saturday 29th October
  • Saturday 5th November 
  • Saturday 12th November
  • Saturday 19th November

Time:  10am-2pm

Location:  ACON Offices (414 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills)

This project has been funded through the City of Sydney’s Knowledge Exchange Sponsorship Grant.

If you have any questions, please contact Lee at LWang@acon.org.au or Loc at LNguyen@acon.org.au



Women

Wanting to learn some new cooking skills, learn how to plan meals, how to budget, eat seasonally, connect with others over a delicious meal?

Come along to Cook Chill Chat facilitated by Healthy Cities Illawarra, a weekly 3 hour cooking and social group that goes for 8 sessions beginning Thursday the 20th of October, from 10:30am-1:30pm.

But make sure you get in quick–this popular group books up fast!!!