There are lots of people working hard to improve transport options for our communities.
Social Futures convene transport working groups throughout the Northern Rivers as a part of our Transport Development Project.
The groups bring together public, private and community transport providers, local government, members of parliament and health and social services to identify local issues and work towards reducing transport disadvantage and improve access to affordable transport options for Northern Rivers residents.
It is part of our Transport Development Project focused on reducing transport disadvantage and improving access to affordable transport options for residents of the Northern Rivers.
Our ‘going places’ website has information on all the public, private and community transport options available in the Northern Rivers to help you get where you are going without your own vehicle.
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.
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.
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.
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.