S&K Interagency Alert – 3 May 2013

Smoke Free Web Banners

The Health Promotion Service is currently running a digital campaign to promote the new laws on smoke free outdoor areas. To encourage you to promote the smoke free message to your customers, the Health Promotion Service is providing web banners to upload to your website:

Please link your web banners to the NSW Health factsheet on the changes to the law. If you need the web banners resized to suit your site please email us with your preferred size.

The new laws will reduce community exposure to tobacco smoke and challenge the acceptability of smoking as a social norm.

No smoking’ signage is available by contacting the NSW Resource Distribution Unit via Email: tobinfo@doh.health.nsw.gov.au    If you would like further information about tobacco legislation in NSW, please contact the Tobacco Information Line: 1800 357 412.

We appreciate your support in promoting these new laws and the benefits they offer to the community.



Resource order form April 2013

World No Tobacco Day

The AH&MRC encourages everybody to take action this World No Tobacco Day (Friday May 31st). Pledge your support for someone you know to go smoke free, or if you smoke, Have a Go, and Say No! As an incentive to take the pledge, we are rewarding the first 200 people to pledge with a free WNTD polo shirt.


1 in 5 of our mob will die from tobacco-related illness. If you smoke, Have a Go, Say No this World No Tobacco Day. Have a yarn about quitting today at your local Aboriginal Medical Service.

Please pass this link on to any of your networks!


If you have any questions please see the A-TRAC Team.

Aboriginal Family Law Roadshow

Aboriginal Family Law Roadshow FLYER – ILLAWARRA 15 June

Welcome to the Illawarra+Shoalhaven Families NSW Networks!


SHARE:  child + family events + resources + research · PROMOTE your local service · FIND info for staff + clients

Receive one email a day or week with the latest updates

Reply with HSNet in the subject line and I’ll send you the direct invite to join the group

For Assistance with registering or using the group, Contact Friendly HSNet Support: 97655260 or hsnet@facs.nsw.gov.au

JOIN OUR LOCAL CHILD + FAMILY NETWORKS (Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Shoalhaven LGA’s)

We meet monthly and also promote Professional Development Opportunities.

Families NSW            “We all want our kids to have the best start in life and our families to have the safety, security, health and other services they need.”

Triple P                      Positive Parenting Program Find a Local Practitioner or call 1800 789 123

ParentLine                 1300 1300 52 Free professional Help 24/7 for Parents and Carers of Children in NSW

ServiceLink                Online directory of service providers in the Human Services sector in NSW. Search by keywords or Browse by topics

Come and Try Days @ Kiama

Three ‘Come & Try Days’ for the exercise equipment in parks along Kiama Harbour will be held @ Storm Bay, Kiama on the Dates & Times below:

  • Older adults 50+ years: Monday 13 May, 9:30am- 11:30am
  • Families: Saturday 18 May, 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Young People: Wednesday 29 May, 12:00pm- 3:00pm

For more information, please see Flyer attached. Kindly please circulate this information to your family, friends and contacts!

Training Opportunity

Just to let you know there are still places available for our Health & Safety Representative training which begins tomorrow.

The training will be held over 5 consecutive Fridays, and will equip your  Health & Safety Representative with an understanding of their role and powers, and give them the necessary skills to meet the requirements of the WHS Act for elected Health and Safety Representatives.

The course meets the requirements for elected HSRs and deputy HSRs under the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Act.

This type of training usually costs around $900, but we are offering it at the discounted rate of $400 for members and $500 for non-members.

Flyer with details here – HSR Training May 2013

S&K Interagency Alert – 22 Jan 2013

Cancer Council

The Cancer Counsel offers professional services to the community who are affected by cancer. This includes workers, parents, children, cousins, siblings and close friends who are impacted by someone who has been diagnosed with cancer. Can you please distribute the attached flyer to others in your organisation and offer the service to patrons of your services from which you identify may need the Cancer Counselling Professional’s Service. May you further place a copy of this flyer on your workplace noticeboards and in your common foyer areas.

Cancer Counselling Program email flyer

Position Vacant

Youth Worker- 20 hours per week

  • Are you passionate about working with young people?
  • Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role in your community?
  • Are you committed to the principles of social justice?

A reputable community organisation based in the Shellharbour local government area is seeking a dependable, motivated and experienced Youth Worker.

In this varied part time (20 hours per week) position, you will build on your existing knowledge and experience of working with young people, providing  an opportunity to expand your skills and work with a diverse and challenging client group.

Working within a small team you will plan, develop, manage and evaluate a broad range of activities focussed around the issues faced by the young people and their families under EIPP principles.

Your ability to effectively communicate both with clients, the broader community and stakeholders is essential in ensuring the success of the program, as is ensuring administration requirements are met including accurate record keeping, and reporting.

For more information about the position including the essential criteria which must be addressed please email enquiry@accessbrs.com.au or phone: (02) 9191 9898.

Applications close 5pm Monday 4 February 2013.

CaddyShack Project

  • Do you work with young people?
  • Do the young people you work with need info about sexual health?
  • Are you or your service planning any events over summer, up until youth week 2013?

You need the CaddyShack Project!

What is it? CaddyShack is a youth-focused sexual health program, coordinated by the HIV And Related Programs (HARP) Unit of Illawarra Shoalhaven Local health District(ISLHD), working in partnership with youth agencies and youth events.

What happens? Sexual health promotion staff experienced in working with young people set-up a marquee with youth agencies at youth events, engage with young people to provide sexual health info, resources, giveaways and on-site Chlamydia screening.

We’ve worked with youth services at band nights, skate and scooter comps, youth week events, music festivals, health promo days – or anywhere where young people hang out.

Feedback from services we’ve partnered with:

“it’s so successful because of it’s ability to engage with young people”

“the resources and marquee looks great”

“we’d love to have the CaddyShack at our next event!”

For more info or to discuss the CaddyShack coming along to your next event, please contact Marty on 4221 6730, or Marty.Janssen@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

caddyshack promo poster 2