Stall Holders Wanted

Carers NSW is looking for stall holders to take part at a carers event being held at Dapto Ribbonwood Centre on Wednesday 26th October 10.00am – 2.00 pm to celebrate their 40th birthday.

There is no cost to be part of the event and Carers NSW will provide 1 x trestle table and 1 x chair for your use throughout the day.

To register as a stall holder complete the attached registration form and email to

This is a free event for carers and their families to enjoy various relaxation and wellness workshops, complimentary massages, resourceful service providers  and a delicious lunch. Please contact  or call 9280 4744 to register as a stall holder, attendee or other event enquiries.


Enhance your personal, professional and community’s wellbeing

The NTI Wellbeing Series is a collection of half day seminars designed to enhance your personal, professional and community’s wellbeing.  All are based on Buddhist philosophy, providing a range of evidence-based approaches and tools that can be directly applied to your everyday life and career.

Personal and professional development
Each seminar focuses on a specific area within health or the community – providing valuable information for professional development and enhancing your personal wellbeing.

Upcoming seminars


17 March 2016

Learn about the importance of leisure and recreation activities in a process termed ‘Brain-Training’.

Recent medical research has highlighted the ability of the brain in people of all ages to ‘change itself’ by growing and reforming through a process known as neuro-plasticity. Leisure and recreation activities are known to impact on this process. Learn how in this exciting seminar.


21 April 2016

This workshop is designed for those working in the aged care industry, or who are caring for older people in their home.

Workers in the Australian aged-care system are known to experience burnout, compassion fatigue and high levels of stress. Learn how to integrate mindfulness-based stress-reduction techniques into your daily life, and to use these methods to assist others.

Specialist teachers
Experienced and highly qualified educators – specially selected for their skill and knowledge in the unique subject area – share their knowledge.

A taste of the Health and Social Wellbeing Masters
NTI Wellbeing Series seminars will give participants a sample of the unique and powerful learning available in NTI’s Health and Social Wellbeing (HSW) postgraduate courses. Individual subjects within these courses are also ideal to study for professional development and/or personal interest.

Commonwealth Bank Community Grant Scheme

Applications for the Commonwealth Bank Community Grant scheme for 2016 open today, 29th February 2016.

This year we will be awarding $2 million in grants of up to $10,000 each to youth-focused charities nationally, as well as continuing the Bank’s ongoing support of Midnight Basketball and Clown Doctors.

With a mission to support the health and wellbeing of Australian youth, the CBA Staff Community Fund commenced in 1917 and is Australia’s largest workplace giving program, with more than 13,000 staff donating each fortnightly pay.

Applications close at 5pm 28th March 2016.

You may care to share this email with Community Groups which you consider would benefit from a grant.

Further information and registration details can be found at:

You may like to also review some of the past winners’ applications which can be found at :

We suggest that applicants:

  • keep the application impactful, in terms of getting across the concept of the program for which support is sought;
  • comment on the ongoing sustainability of the program beyond the initial funding; and
  • provide some comment what greater benefit the broader community would receive.

The Labrys Project | Rainbow Blues

Picture1While depression and anxiety is generally becoming a more common experience in people’s lives, for lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women, the rates of depression and anxiety are significantly higher. For those experiencing depression, their friends and partners, it can be a bewildering and frustrating time.

This workshop provides some insights into understanding depression and anxiety, why it seems to affect more lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women, helpful hints on living with depression and how to support someone who is depressed or has an anxiety disorder.

Target audience

  • Lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women
  • Partners, friends and family of lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women living with depression
  • Lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women’s community leaders

When | Wednesday 23 September, 6 – 8pm

Where | Wollongong Community Gateway Hub, 26 Atchison St, Wollongong

Cost | Free

RSVPs | Vicky Coumbe
Ph |  9206 2121 | Mobile: 0448 756 937
Email |

Tea, coffee and light snacks will be provided.

The Labrys Project | Focus Group Series

Want to be involved in an in-depth discussion about issues relating to the health and wellbeing of lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women?

The Labrys Project will be facilitating three focus groups throughout March, aiming to complement survey findings with detailed, qualitative information from members of the community.

Participants will be given a $30 gift card for their time.

The focus groups will provide an opportunity for a diverse range of lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women to come together in a small group to discuss issues that relate to their own lived experiences of health and wellbeing in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions.

Wed 11 March
Nowra Community Health Centre
5-7 Lawrence Ave, Nowra

Fri 20 March
Ulladulla Community Resources Centre
78 St Vincent Street, Ulladulla

Please note, places are strictly limited so RSVPs are essential to Di Drew