Join Story Circle authors for book launch of suicide recovery stories

Join Story Circle authors and facilitators in celebrating the launch of a book of suicide recovery stories, on Wednesday 28 November, 2-4pm at the Lismore Art Gallery. A FREE hard copy is available for the first 80 organisations and mental health professionals who attend.

Would you like to understand more about suicide? Or do you work with people who are suicidal?

Don’t let suicide kill you: 9 stories of survival and recovery shares the stories of nine people who have come back from the brink of suicide. These stories were written during a Story Circle ─ an eight-week writing course in Lismore, facilitated by two authors and two mental health professionals.

See the flyer for full details.

This program is funded by North Coast Primary Health Network and auspiced by Byron Writers Festival. All enquiries to [email protected]

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Community invited to Namabunda Farm rejuvenation day

Bundjalung Tribal Society will be holding a community day at Namabunda Farm, Whites Lane, Alstonville on Saturday 24 November 2018.

Come along and enjoy a day of planting, learning and listening whilst helping to rejuvenate Namabunda Farm for the benefit of future generations.

TIME: From 9:30am

Don’t forget to wear proper footwear, bring a hat, sunscreen, gloves and water.

Lunch will be provided (Please RSVP for catering purposes). For further information and details please phone: 02 6621 6992.

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Child Protection legal advice sessions at parenting festivals

Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre will be running Child Protection Early Referral to Legal Advice sessions during the parenting festival in Grafton (28 November) and Yamba (26 November).

The sessions focus on the stages of the child protection intervention process and why it is important at each stage for families to seek legal advice and access to family and domestic violence services.

The facilitators include the Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre Early Intervention Child Protection/Family law solicitor, the child protection solicitor from the Aboriginal Legal Service and the Clarence River Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Service and hopefully Clarence Valley WDVCAS.

The sessions will also focus on providing the tools to service providers to assist clients to overcome the barriers to seeking legal assistance.

GRAFTON:

Wednesday 28 November

10.30am –1pm

Grafton Library

Duke Street, Grafton

 

YAMBA:

Monday 26 November

10.30am –1pm

Treelands Drive Community Centre

Treelands Drive, Yamba

 

For more information call Sarah on 6645 0254 or Karin on 6621 1000.

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Feel Blue Touch Green events

Lismore City Council is running two events utilising green spaces and their impact on improving mental health: Lismore Botanic Gardens on Tuesday 20 November and Nightcap National Park on Tuesday 27 November 2018.

Each FREE event includes:

  • Bush skills with Lorinda Wood – Bush Regenerator, Supervisor and Support Worker
  • Nature wisdom and mindfulness with Ruth Rosenhek – Psychotherapist
  • A fresh, healthy vegetarian picnic lunch

Lismore Botanic Gardens on Tuesday, 20 November 10am to 2.30pm: Featuring a nature wisdom walk to the hoop pine forest, plant a tree and learn how to build a native bee hotel.

Nightcap National Park on Tuesday, 27 November 10am to 2.30pm: Featuring a mindful walk to Protestor’s Falls, investigate local plants through the senses and make native bush tea.

HART Services will provide bus transport from Lismore (pick-up locations given on registration). To register, contact Vanessa Tallon at Lismore City Council on 1300 87 83 87 by 1 November.

14th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Conference

With the conference theme of ‘Enabling Positive Impact: Philanthropy, Accountability and Good Governance in the Third Sector’, the 14th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Conference will be held on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 November 2018 at The University of Notre Dame, Sydney.

ANZTSR is inspired by the strength, courage, and innovation shown by the Third Sector and celebrate its roots in social movements that have radically improved the lives of generations. Now it faces challenges where some governments seek to undermine solidarity and reduce the Third Sector to the role of a government agent as a service deliver.

In solidarity, ANZTSR celebrates the Third Sector identity as a strong and independent force that continues to fight for social justice.

The conference is being hosted by the School of Business and School of Law at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney.

More information and registration details

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NCOSS morning with Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald – ‘Addressing Deep and Persistent Disadvantage’

NCOSS will host Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald at 10am on 23 November in Woolloomooloo, Sydney, for a discussion on Addressing Deep and Persistent Disadvantage and answer questions from its members.

Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald is a member of the Australian Productivity Commission and has led inquiries and studies into key areas of public policy including early childhood, older Australians, health, parental leave and the Not-for Profit Sector.

Read more about the event and how to register HERE.

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