Lifeline Northern Rivers Workshops

Lifeline is bringing two of its most popular skills-for-life workshops to the Northern Rivers area: 1-day Accidental Counsellor Foundations: Learn to listen the Lifeline way, LISMORE 13 June and TWEED HEADS SOUTH 14 June; and 2-day DV-Alert Workshop, BYRON BAY 17-18 May.

Being skilled to acutely and astutely listen to someone (ACCIDENTAL COUNSELLOR FOUNDATIONS) may better enable a frontline worker, caregiver or support person to recognise domestic violence (DV-ALERT, DV-AWARE), a mental health problem (MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID, YOUTH MHFA), or risk of suicide (safeTALK, ASIST), all the while being mindful of self-care (CREATIVE THERAPY TOOLS, mindfulness @ work).

Lifeline calls its training skills-for-life because the knowledge can not only last a lifetime but may also help to save someone’s life.

For reservations call June Anderson on 02 4940 2000 or

Or register online at the following links:

1-DAY ACCIDENTAL COUNSELLOR FOUNDATIONS Learn to listen the Lifeline way



2-day DV-ALERT WORKSHOP How to recognise, respond and refer when working with a client experiencing domestic violence. Completers receive FREE VET Unit of Competency.  Please note, this training is available to frontline workers only.

Places still available BYRON BAY 17-18 May NORTH SYDNEY (multicultural version) 3-4 May, BALGOWLAH 24-25 May. To apply, visit  Next releases August 2018



Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

Lighthouse Resources is presenting a one-day workshop on Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), 11 June 2018 at Runcorn, Qld. EFT is part of an emerging field known as “energy psychology” and is described as a form of “psychological acupressure” without needles.

EFT involves tapping on acupressure points while focusing on a particular physical sensation, emotion, or event. The approach claims to relieve physical and/or emotional symptoms by tapping in sequence on 9 meridian points.  The tapping is claimed to balance energy meridians that become disrupted when we think about or experience an emotionally disturbing event.  Once balanced, the upset is usually resolved, and while the memory remains there is no strong emotion attached to it.

The tapping is self-administered using fingertips.  The meridian points are located on the hand, top of head, eyebrow, side of eye, under eye, under nose, chin, collarbone, and under arm.

In addition to halting the fight-or-flight response, tapping is claimed to be effective in turning off the alarm in the mid-brain associated with re-traumatisation. It is claimed that tapping on the meridians sends a calming response to the body, and the amygdala recognises that it is safe.

Registration / More information 

Post expires at 11:50am on Sunday June 10th, 2018

Enhancing the Links Seminar for Post-School Pathways

The National Disability Coordination Officer Program, North Coast NSW, is presenting an Enhancing the Links Seminar in Lismore on 21 June 2018, providing up-to-date post-school pathways information to teachers, career advisors, counsellors, government and non-government services who support school leavers and people with disability with transition planning.

Guest speakers include representatives from the National Disability Insurance Agency, Social Futures, TAFE NSW, Southern Cross University, Disability Employment Services, Australian Disability Enterprises, NSW Ability Links, Centrelink, NSW Training Services and NDIS participants.

Venue: Southern Cross University, Z Block, Room 181A, Military Rd, Lismore 

Registration: $65 including GST. The registration fee includes a full day of professional development, morning tea and lunch.

Register for Enhancing the Links Seminar

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Post expires at 10:49am on Wednesday June 20th, 2018

Effective Approaches to Hoarding Behaviours

Professional training in Effective Approaches to Hoarding Behaviours will be held across the region in upcoming months, with sessions being held in Casino 1 June, Ballina 29 June, Robina 24 August and Coffs Harbour 19 November.

The training is aimed at a range of professions including but not limited to: housing and homelessness support workers, mental health workers, home care services, social workers, disability support workers, real estate managers, cleaning services, council health and safety officers, fire safety services, child protection workers, and at times concerned family and friends have attended.

The course explores topics including trauma informed approaches and considerations, statistics and characteristics, different types of hoarding, OH&S issues, at-risk tenancies, children safety concerns, strategies and examples for case coordination and practical strategies for service users and therapeutic tools.

See the flyer for full details.

Booking for this training is via Eventbrite

Further information: Maire Joy Barron – BSocSc Counselling – ACA membership level 2
Email: Ph: 0429891936 Web:




Pathways Workshop: Creating Opportunity for Aboriginal People with Disability

A Pathways workshop “Pathways: Creating Opportunity for Aboriginal People with Disability” will be held in Tweed Heads 24 May 2018, venue to be confirmed.

Supported by the Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS), organisers are inviting representatives who manage staff from mainstream organisations to participate in the workshop.

 The program is FREE and comprises of a half day (3-hour) face-to-face workshop plus access to online learning resources. Key focus themes of “Pathways: Creating Opportunity for Aboriginal People with Disability” include:

  • Increasing staff cultural awareness about Aboriginal people and specific issues relating to those with disability
  • Development of strategies that aim to improve service delivery to Aboriginal people with disability.
  • Becoming an employer of choice for Aboriginal people.

See the flyer for full details.

To register click on the link below:

Executive Webinar: How to Run a Not-For-Profit Campaign in an Election Year

Election years offer important opportunities for not-for-profits and charities to influence public policy or budget spending, and get commitments from government, opposition and cross-bench. Join this Pro Bono 60-minute webinar for a detailed look at how you can develop a strategic and practical campaign to create meaningful change, on Thursday 26 April 2018, 2-3pm (AEDT).

Expert presenter Jo Scard, founder and managing director of Fifty Acres, will guide you through everything you need to know to develop your campaign, including:

  • What tangible benefits you can get from a campaign
  • How to craft the right position and messaging to get what you want
  • How to plan a campaign to achieve tangible results 

In this interactive session, you’ll also have the chance to have your questions answered live by the expert presenter. 

Sign up here

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