The Community Industry Group is the peak body working for community services and organisations in South East NSW. It supports community organisations, promotes expertise and innovation, fosters industry development and pursues social justice in the region. Its membership consists of organisations and individuals that provide community services.

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Navigating Mental Health Services Forum

April 17, 2018

Over 150 people attended the Navigating Mental Health Services forum on 11 April 2018 at Shellharbour Civic Centre to hear Deputy Commissioner Karen Burns from the NSW Mental Health Ombudsman’s office and speakers from the Local Health District, Coordinare, Grand Pacific Health and the NDIS Stakeholder Engagement team. Karen spoke about ‘Living Well’, a Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014-2024, adopted by NSW Government and the current work of the commission reviewing Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention in NSW, Lived Experience Framework, Review of Headline Indicators and Community Based Mental Health Project. George and Shane from Illawarra Shoalhaven Community Mental Health Team spoke about the services offered by the Local Health District including the 1800 triage number, acute care, case management and special services for different age groups. Dr Rebecca Sng, Manager Primary Mental Health at Grand Pacific Health spoke about being a Not-for-Profit organisation providing physical and […]

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Navigating Mental Health Services

April 5, 2018

Last days to book! Navigating Mental Health Services – Options & Referrals for non – mental health service providers Join us for this half day event which will engage, inform and advise non-mental health providers including community service organisations to understand the mental health system, in order to support their clients more effectively. Participants will go away with an understanding of: the layers of the mental health system the customer journey and how to find services how to refer clients into the system the NDIS effect The event will also include: ‘Power pitch’ sessions from local providers to advise you of their services. Marketplace stalls for a chance to meet and network. Click here to book.

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April 5, 2018

Check out the latest from the Community Industry Group with our fortnightly newsletter. You can subscribe here http://communityindustrygroup.org.au/subscribe/ or see our past issues here http://communityindustrygroup.org.au/news/newsletters/    

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Upcoming Training & Events

Integrated Carer Support Service (ICSS): Regional Delivery Partners

23/04/2018
ICSS is the critical support for over 2.7 million carers who underpin the health, aged, disability, palliative and community care systems. This discussion paper sets in context the proposed role and potential options for distribution of Regional Delivery Partners (RDPs) within the recently announced Integrated Carer Support Service. The Department of Social Services is seeking input via written submissions form stakeholders on the proposed RDPs service areas; identifying any specific issues including whether there are suitably capable organisations with the capacity to form consortia to fulfil the role of a RDP.    CATERING: Please advise us at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments. CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend the seminar a substitute for your place is welcome to attend.           
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Towards a Culture of Wellness & Reablement Workshop 4: Embedding Wellness & Reablement Practice Across Your Organisation

26/04/2018
Towards a Culture of Wellness & Reablement Workshop 4: Embedding Wellness & Reablement Practice Across Your OrganisationWellness and reablement philosophy and practice is now a key foundation stone of support provision in the aged and disability sectors. The approach requires a clear understanding of the concepts of, and difference between, wellness and reablement; and recognition of how it influences many aspects of an organisation’s and program’s operations from policy to marketing and the practice by all staff. Preparation of a Wellness and Reablement Action Plan (WARAP) can also be a very useful guide to embedding the approach in the workplace.This workshop facilitated by Glen Sorenson covers the essential ingredients of what it takes to embed enabling practice across all aspects of an organisation and its support programs. It also outlines how to develop and implement a Wellness and Reablement Action Plan (WARAP).       At the end of the session you will:• Accurately describe the wellness and reablement approach, including the differentiation between the two terms• Identify what is needed to successfully embed wellness and reablement practice across an organisation or program• Identify what needs to be addressed within your organisations and programs to successfully showcase a commitment to, and expertise in wellness and reablement• Develop a Wellness and Reablement Action Plan using the provided tools• Monitor the embedding of wellness and reablement practice across your organisationParticipants will also receive a handbook containing checklists, hints and tools for developing a plan and monitoring progress, as well as information about options for outcome measurement.CATERING: Please advise us at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements.ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments.CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend the session a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. The full fee will be charged if you or someone in your place does not attend the session and we have not been given notice as specified below. REFUNDS: If the registered participant is unable to attend a minimum of 3 days’ notice is required to receive a full refund. If the registered participant provides less than 3 days’ notice a refund of 50% of course cost will be refunded. If the session is cancelled, a full refund will be paid in full.        
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Community Care Collective Meeting 2.5.18

02/05/2018
Community Care Collective Meeting to be held at the Scribbly Gum room in the Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto. Click here for the agenda CATERING: Morning tea will be provided. Please advise us at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific attendance needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments.           
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