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


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

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
– Counselling
– Emergency Respite
– Peer Support
– Young Carers Programs

Plus a Q&A session with the
team members and carers.

Thursday 16th
March 2023
Time: 9:00am-11:30am
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

Young People

Beacuse you care

We developed the free Because You Care online leaning module for foster carers, as there are very few specific resources for carers around sexual health and relationships available.


The online learning module content is still relevant to a much wider audience such as youth workers, community services, teachers, & parents or anyone connected with young people & interested in sexual health, relationships or trauma informed practice.

You can access the training in the following places:



If you think of someone who may find the training useful please share this email.

If you would like any further information please contact

Naomi.Viret@health.nsw.gov.au or Jason.VanRitten@health.nsw.gov.au

Young People

Outdoor Leadership Trainee Program

Land’s Edge Foundation is a local not-for-profit outdoor education provider and we have recently opened applications for our 2022 Certificate III Outdoor Leadership Trainee Program, beginning late March.   

We would love the opportunity to engage some of the young people of the area through your services.

Please note, although our external promotion states that the traineeship is open to persons 18 years & older, we have had fantastic success in the past when taking on school leavers aged 17.