Registrations now open for Northern NSW Community Engagement Conference

The Northern NSW Community Engagement Conference 2018 being held by Northern NSW Local Health District and North Coast Primary Health Network is on Thursday 22 November 2018 at Ballina RSL Club, 1 Grant St, Ballina. The theme is: ‘Improving Health: Everybody’s Business Everyone’s Responsibility’.

The day will include keynote speakers, presentations, breakout sessions, interactive stalls and more.

Topics include: “Too much medicine” with Dr Ray Moynihan, My Health Record, NDIS, how to manage pain successfully, how to stay healthy and out of hospital, taking charge of your health, how to participate in your local health service.

Attendance is free and includes morrning tea, lunch and post-conference networking event.

Register your interest at:

More Information: Phone 0438 882 817 or email [email protected]

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3rd Annual Domestic and Family Violence Conference

The South West Sydney Domestic Violence Committee invites you to the 3rd Annual Domestic & Family Violence Conference: Resilience, Recovery, Relief on Wednesday 28 November 2018 in Fairfield, Sydney.

The Conference embraces influential and inspiring speakers to deliver presentations equipping community workers with the best approaches of supporting community members affected by domestic and Family Violence.

When: Wed. 28 November 2018 8:00 am – 4:00 pm AEDT
Where: Fairfield RSL Club, 14 Anzac Avenue, Fairfield, NSW 2165

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AIME end-of-year event and community showcase

Head along to the end-of-year celebration to showcase the talents and recognise the achievements of AIME mentees from across the region, at Southern Cross University in Lismore on Friday 16 November 2018. 

AIME will presents “KiNDLiNG” End of Year Celebration at Whitebrook Theatre (Y-Block) 9.45am-2.00pm. 

See the interim report here.

RSVP DETAILS: Jen – [email protected] (High School Partners) Kaleesha – [email protected] (Primary Schools & Community Members).

Post expires at 5:52pm on Friday November 16th, 2018

Golf day to raise funds for domestic violence awareness

Support 16 days of activism of violence against women and children by purchasing a ticket to participate in the inaugural Momentum Collective Golf Day November 16 and raise funds for women and children’s refuges in NSW. 

In addition to purchasing a ticket to participate in the Momentum Collective Golf Day, organisations are invited to consider sponsoring this event.  Sponsorship will give your organisation exposure during the day with local and state government, leading businesses, specific interest groups and the general public whilst raising much needed funds for support services. 

Momentum Collective provides safe crisis accommodation, support to access long term safe accommodation, or to stay safe at home. In addition, basic needs like food and clothing, as well as providing connection to social and professional supports such as counselling, medical, legal, police, and social activities to help women and children develop long term safety and wellbeing. 

After purchasing a ticket to participate, you can also sponsor or donate to the Momentum Collective Golf Day on November 16 by contacting [email protected] or phone 1300 900 091 ext 252.   

When: 16 November 2018 

Where: Ocean Shores Country Club, Orana Road  

Last day to register is 14 November 2018. 



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Managing Collective Trauma Events: Red Cross hosting presentation on best practice guidelines

Red Cross invites local organisations with an interest in emergency management to a presentation on Managing Collective Trauma Events, at the Northern Rivers Community Gateway in Lismore on Monday 12 November from 2-3.30pm. 

In recent years, in Australia and around the world, we have seen a spate of events that have been violent and traumatic, which have caused significant public and collective grief and horror. For example, the Martin Place Siege, the attacks on pedestrians in Bourke St Mall and Flinders St in Melbourne, the mass shooting in Margaret River, and other similar events. 

Red Cross has recently released some best practice guidelines for supporting communities impacted by these events. They provide organisations with advice and guidance to inform operational planning before, during, and after collective trauma events. 

Kate Brady (Red Cross National Recovery Adviser) co-authored the guidelines and will be in Lismore on 12 November to present on the key findings. 

Monday 12 November 2018  
Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm  
Venue: Northern Rivers Community Gateway, 76 Carrington St, Lismore  
RSVP: Please register interest by Monday 5 November to [email protected]  
More info: Cate 02 6622 3361 or [email protected] 

The guidelines are available on the Australian Red Cross website: 


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Delivering services around COVID-19

Social Futures is committed to the continuation of delivering support services in a safe, practical and innovative way while navigating COVID-19.