Nortec Tweed Christmas Market Day

The Nortec Christmas Elves have been busy preparing their last Market Day for 2017, with a free community event to be held in Tweed on Thursday 14 December 2017, 11.00am–1.00pm.

What better way to celebrate than having a Christmas Market Day! The day will include a Free Sausage Sizzle, Food Hampers, Gifts for the Kids and pre-loved clothing.

See the flyer for full details: Nortec Tweed Christmas Market Day Flyer


Life After Sexual Abuse: Expert Presentation

CASPA is presenting a keynote presentation by John Saunders, author and survivor of childhood sexual abuse, followed by a Q&A session with experts and clinicians available to answer audience questions., in Lismore on Tuesday 12 December 2017.

It is a unique opportunity for health sector professionals and members of the community to engage in a conversation about stigma, trauma and how we can better meet the needs of survivors in our communities. 

Below is the link to the booking page with further info:   

Date & Time

  • Tuesday 12 December 2017
  • 5.30pm – 8.30pm AEDT


  • Star Court Theatre
  • 126 Molesworth Street
  • Lismore NSW 2480


Family Law Sector End of Year Function

Do you work with families? Join the Family Law Pathways Network to celebrate combined achievements for 2017 and look toward another productive year in 2018: 5-6:30pm Wednesday 6 December, Level 1, Rous Hotel, 44 Keen St, Lismore.

This is an open invitation to all family law practitioners, judiciary, registry staff, mediators, people working in; family relationship services, domestic and family violence, sexual assault, child protection workers, mental health, drug and alcohol, Aboriginal, LGBTIQ and CALD services.

This year Judge Coates will be attending.

Drinks and light refreshments will be served

Date:   Wednesday, 6th December, 2017
Time:  5pm—6:30pm
Cost:  FREE
Venue:           Level 1, Rous Hotel, 44 Keen St, Lismore
RSVP:            Christine Minkov, NRFLPN
02 6623 2700

Click here to register



International Day of People with Disability – Community Picnic

Celebrate International Day of People with Disability at a Community Picnic being held at Lismore Quadrangle on Wednesday 6 December, 11am-2pm. The event will be Auslan Interpreted!

This year celebrates the 25th International Day of People with Disability, so why not join in for some fun.

Activities on the day include:

  • Belly dancing workshop
  • Zumba
  • Face painting
  • Art workshop
  • Library activities
  • Gallery tours
  • Live music
  • Art demonstration
  • BBQ
  • Photo booth



Rekindling the Spirit Community Christmas Event

You’re invited to a Community Christmas Event hosted by Rekindling the Spirit at Spinks Park, Molesworth Street, Lismore on Thursday 7 December 2017.

  • Lucky Door Prizes · Trivia · RTS Skit (play) · Music · Mums & Bubs area · Kids Entertainment · Solid Mob

Time: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
Free Lunch: 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm

Come and meet the Rekindling the Spirit Staff. Drug and alcohol free event.

Transport available booking essential by Tuesday, 5 December 2017 or for more information contact Rekindling the Spirit on 02 6622 5534.


Win a ticket, Save a life: Youth Suicide Prevention Theatre production

Byron Youth Theatre’s production about youth suicide prevention, Gone Tomorrow,  highlights the importance of watching out for such signs in our family and friends and assisting them to get the help and support they may need. StandBy Support Service has been involved in script development assistance and Rose Hogan will be talking after one of the upcoming performances.

BYT is offering ONE FREE TICKET TO EACH PERFORMANCE to the first people who contact Lisa by email :, subject: Win a ticket, Save a life.
Performances will be held at The Drill Hall Theatre, Mullumbimby, on Saturday 9 December at 2pm and 6pm and Sunday 10 December 6pm.
Guest speakers Rose Hogan from StandBy support after suicide service (Saturday 2pm), Michelle Walter, trauma counsellor (Saturday 6pm) and local psychologist Peter Chown (Sunday 6pm) will give a brief talk and Q&A after each performance.  Information about local services will be available.
All parents with teenage children aged 15+ are encouraged to attend as well as community members, as youth suicide prevention is a key concern for all. Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and happiness, but for many it’s the most difficult time of the year. Those experiencing mental illness can often find this time of year harder to bear.

BYT is grateful to Northern Rivers Community Foundation for funding this project as well as a Cunning Stunts donation.  The production has been supported by Byron Youth Service, headspace, StandBy support after suicide, WayAhead, Mental Health Association of NSW and local school counsellors.
For more information checkout the Facebook Event page 

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