Working It Out: FREE Training for Employers

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.

Workshop dates:

Tweed 15 February | Ballina/Byron 21 February | Lismore 22 February | Grafton TBC (please call)

For more information or to register please contact: Glenn Bailey M: 0418 832 495 E: glenn.bailey@socialfutures.org.au

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 connectinghome@socialfutures.org.au
In an emergency call Link2Home: 1800 152 152 (24 hours)

BIG ART MONTAGE

3 Day Art, Photoshop & Film Production Workshop For 14-17 year olds

Learn key Photoshop and film editing techniques in the production of a short stop-motion film while creating a large collaborative art montage on public display in the Lismore Quadrangle.

23-25 Jan 2018
9.00am – 5.00pm each day

Twelve places only, bookings essential

Cost / $225 per participant

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)

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Did you know that 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental health concern every year? Are you an employer who would you like to know how to make your workplace more inclusive and productive for people with mental health concerns?

Come to this FREE workshop for practical tools to maximise employee performance, strengthen workplace relationships and improve the wellbeing of your whole team.

Contact Glenn to book or for more info - glenn.bailey@socialfutures.org.au - 0418 832 495

Workshop dates:
Tweed 15 February | Ballina/Byron 21 February | Lismore 22 February | Grafton TBC (please call)

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Places are still available but booking is essential for the Big Art Montage

3-Day School Holiday Art, Photoshop and Film Production Workshop for 14-17 Year Olds

Learn key Photoshop and film-editing techniques in the
production of a short stop-motion film.

Participate in creating a large collaborative art montage
on public display in the Lismore Quadrangle.

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This Free course in Mental Health First Aid teaches mental health first aid strategies to members of our community

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

In this Free two-day face to face training course, participants will learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation. Course participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion.

Developing mental health problems covered are:

Depression
Anxiety problems
Psychosis
Substance use problems.
Mental health crisis situations covered are:

Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
Panic attacks
Traumatic events
Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
Severe psychotic states
Aggressive behaviours.
This course will take place at the Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre – Canvas & Kettle Room and will be facilitated by Stephen Carrigg of the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program in Lismore and Trent Chapman, who is also an accredited MHFA instructor.

About the trainer: Steve is a registered nurse with 28 years clinical experience in acute mental health services. He has extensive experience in community mental health teams in rural and remote parts of Australia and has previously worked in the Kimberley and NT regions for 13 years. He has also completed formal training in forensic mental health nursing and previously worked in that specialised field. Steve has a passion for youth and Aboriginal mental health and currently works for the Northern NSW Local Health District’s Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP). In this line of work, he puts mental health first aid into practice every day and is very keen to share his experience and skills with you. Steve has an easy going, inclusive and engaging style of presenting MHFA courses and consistently receive very positive feedback at the completion of the courses.

This workshop is being offered by The NSW Health Rural Adversity Mental Health Program in collaboration with Social Futures to people of Murwillumbah and surrounding communities. The course is funded by the Community Recovery Fund for flood affected communities.

Get in early as places are limited for this course. Select a ticket and register your place below. Please advise any dietary requirements when registering.

Once places are filled, you can email us at training@socialfutures.org.au to be put on a waiting list for the next course.

We look forward to seeing you there.
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Did you know it is estimated that only 1 in 5 cases of elder abuse are reported?

Who is this training for? Anyone working or studying to work in the human and community services sector including: community and personal care workers; allied health workers; nurses; social housing workers; emergency services workers; family violence workers; case managers; assessment officers; volunteers; and managers.

What will this workshop do? In this session participants will:

Explore the societal context of elder abuse and the rights of older people
Identify elder abuse types and signs
Examine the complexity of elder abuse and barriers to recognising and reporting
Understand duty of care and appropriate action to take when elder abuse is disclosed, witnessed or suspected
Learn how to respond to reports of alleged abuse
Find out where to go for advice and assistance
Who is facilitating this event? Lisa Cook, Social Futures Ageing and Disability Officer

To Register: Please select the number of places you wish to reserve in the RSVP section below and complete the registration form. You will need to provide your name, post code, email address and contact number. Social Futures will be in touch to confirm your participation. To discuss you participation, you can call Social Futures Training Program Coordinator on 0439 137 207.
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Recent data released by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reveals an alarming deterioration of the NSW housing crisis with accommodation services being over stretched and 2 out of 5 applicants being turned away #homelessness #connectinghome
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