Tuesday 20 March is the International Day of Happiness

The UN General Assembly in its resolution 66/281 of 12 July 2012 proclaimed 20 March the International Day of Happiness day recognizing the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world and the importance of their recognition in public policy objectives.

The United Nations invites UN member states, international and regional organizations, as well as Civil societies, including Non-governmental organizations and individuals, to observe the International Day of Happiness in an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.

Learn more about the International Day of Happiness

Working It Out: FREE Training for Employers

FREE EMPLOYER TRAINING Working it Out Flyer now

This FREE ONE-DAY workshop for managers of employees with mental health concerns is open to any employer wishing to make their workplace more inclusive and productive. It will provide information and practical tools to maximise employee performance, strengthen workplace relationships and improve the wellbeing of your whole team. Download the FREE EMPLOYER TRAINING – Working it Out Flyer now.

Workshop dates:

Tweed 28 February | Ballina/Byron 21 February | Lismore 22 February | Grafton 23 March

For more information or to register please contact: Glenn Bailey M: 0418 832 495 E: [email protected]

Entries are NOW open for the 2018 Lismore Young Songwriters Competition!

Entries are NOW OPEN for the 2018 Young Songwriters Competition. Entry is free and is open to all Northern Rivers residents aged 12-25 years.  Better get cracking with that songwriting though – you have until 5pm on 26th March to submit your entry… find out more about the 2018 Young Songwriters Competition

Our youth homelessness film to be shown in NSW schools

We are very proud that our Youth Film Project has been selected for inclusion in the Good Practice Guidelines for the State-wide Premiers Priorities Initiative on reducing youth homelessness. Our film will be show in schools in our region alongside a program we have designed to increase understanding of youth homelessness, the issues behind it, and how to access support or to help others when homeless or at risk of being homeless. Find out more about our Connecting Home program.

If you or somebody you know needs support, you can call Connecting Home on: 1800 048 310 (9am – 4.30pm)
Email [email protected]
In an emergency call Link2Home: 1800 152 152 (24 hours)

Social Futures is a National Disability Insurance Scheme Partner delivering NDIS Local Area Coordination services in regional New South Wales during the transition period January 2017-June 2018.

We will support people with disability and their families to plan for the NDIS in advance of the roll out, which starts in many parts of regional NSW in July 2017.

To contact your nearest NDIS Local Area Coordinator call 1800 522 679 (1800 LAC NSW)

Tue 20

White Ribbon – free elearning to help stop Violence against Women

5 March 2018 @ 9:00 am - 30 March 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Mon 26

Vicarious Trauma

26 March 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue 27

Case Notes in the Human Services Sector

27 March 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 28
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Lismore Council offers $3.5 million for Affordable Housing

Lismore City Council has called for expressions of interest from housing providers, community organisations and/or private developers for partnerships to deliver $3.5 million worth of affordable and key worker housing in Lismore. Expressions of interest close at 2pm on Thursday, 29 March 2018.

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Ready for Growth: Affordable Housing Supply Solutions

Join The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) for its first national one-day conference for 2018 – Ready for Growth: Affordable Housing Supply Solutions. The Conference will be held at the Rex Hotel in Canberra on Tuesday 29 May 2018.

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Free Employer Training to Make the Workplace More Inclusive

With one in five Australian adults experiencing mental health concerns every year, chances are one of your staff could be affected at some point. A free one-day workshop designed especially for managers and human resources staff will be held at South Grafton Ex Servicemens Club, 9.30am – 4.30pm on 23 March 2018.

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Local representatives are off to Melbourne to present at the headspace national forum tomorrow to talk about creating safe, supportive and social inclusion for young LGBTIQAP people in our communities. ... MoreLess

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Close the Gap Day 2018. Ten-years after its commencement, it is time to critically reflect on why Australian governments have not yet succeeded in closing the health gap to date. Watch these stories ... MoreLess

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Today March 15 is Close the Gap Day. Across the country, people are standing together, unified in the need for urgent action on the persistent, terrible health and life expectancy gap. ... MoreLess

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ACON is currently surveying LBQ+ women on their sexual and general health. SWASH is the longest running and only regular survey of LBQ women’s health and wellbeing in Australia (and probably the world).

The survey is a comprehensive survey of sexual and gender identity; community connection; smoking, alcohol and drug use; sexual health; height and weight; psychological wellbeing; experiences of anti-gay, sexual and domestic violence; parenthood intentions; preventive health behaviour; healthcare access and satisfaction; and knowledge questions on reproductive health.
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Inclusive Party coming up at the Quad in Lismore ... MoreLess

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Are you up for the #AttitudeChallenge and help us to show what living with a disability is really like? ... MoreLess

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25th years of the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act. Suzanne Colbert AM, CEO of the Australian Network on Disability gives her review of the successes of the DDA and where we’re at now. #inclusion ... MoreLess

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