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/



Sexual Health

Calls for Expressions of Interest

Do you have a passion for youth advocacy?

Are you interested in improving young people’s access to sexual health information?

Do you want to become a young leader driving change in the fields of relationships and sexual education?

The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University is inviting young people aged 18-24 with a passion for sexual health promotion to apply for membership on a Youth Advisory Board. No previous work experiencein these areas is required and people in their final year of school, or recent school leavers are encouraged to apply. This is a paid opportunity!

To find out more, or apply, please visit: https://www.shper.org/youth-advisory-board

Applications close 5pm on 10 November 2022.


Nurse Nettie

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Click the image below to go to Nurse Nettie on Caddyshack Project Instagram.



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



Disability

Skill Dojo

Skill Dojo is a life skills program for NSW NDIS participants who have either social, psychosocial or intellectual disabilities, specialising in youth.

The mentoring sessions are run by Life Skills Coaches (Skill Gurus) who work with the participants online via video call to develop their communication, health, household, economic and digital skills.

Support is provided to help NDIS participants achieve their goals, contribute to their community and improve their quality of life. The program is having great success with current participants so we wanted to introduce it to you as it could be beneficial to someone you know or work with.

Contact: Blake McGee, Skill Master, 0402 420 804.



Illawarra Interagency

Census Data Online Training

9.30am to 11.30am
Wed 26 October 2022


How well do you know your community?

Demographic data is a powerful tool to uncover community needs or strengths, track change or guide community development work.
 
This session will offer you the opportunity to:

Review the most recent Census data findings and understand the data rollout process.

Learn the basics around using demographic data for community development work.

Discover how to access demographic data via a range of online tools.

Learn how to use these tools to search specific information that will help you better understand your local community or client base, including;

  • Population
  • Employment
  • Economics
  • Health
  • Crime
  • Diversity
  • Social infrastructure

Discover ways to use researched demographic data to support your grant applications.

Meet others in your field who are using these tools and share insights.

This is a free event