MacleayLink

Welcome to MacleayLink

MacleayLink is a community information hub created by Kempsey Shire Council to inform and connect community groups, service providers and individuals of the Macleay Valley with resources, opportunities and information that may be valuable to you, your clients or your stakeholders.

Examples of what can be shared include: grants and funding opportunities, training and workshops, community service provider network meetings, sponsorship opportunities, competitions, State and Federal community education information and awareness campaigns, awards nominations and expressions of interest.

Important Information:

  • Please share your community information through the submission tab
  • All submissions will be moderated for appropriate content (political, offensive or sensitive information will not be approved)
  • We will aim to action your submission within 2-5 business days
  • Use images to help your post stand out
  • Tagging your submission will allow it to be categorised and searched for in a meaningful way (limit tags to 4 please)
  • This is not an event space - if you have an upcoming event please submit it to the Hey Hey Macleay! community events calendar on the right hand side of this page or go to community.kempsey.nsw.gov.au
  • Kempsey Shire Council accepts no liability arising from the content on this page and does not manage the content for accuracy


Welcome to MacleayLink

MacleayLink is a community information hub created by Kempsey Shire Council to inform and connect community groups, service providers and individuals of the Macleay Valley with resources, opportunities and information that may be valuable to you, your clients or your stakeholders.

Examples of what can be shared include: grants and funding opportunities, training and workshops, community service provider network meetings, sponsorship opportunities, competitions, State and Federal community education information and awareness campaigns, awards nominations and expressions of interest.

Important Information:

  • Please share your community information through the submission tab
  • All submissions will be moderated for appropriate content (political, offensive or sensitive information will not be approved)
  • We will aim to action your submission within 2-5 business days
  • Use images to help your post stand out
  • Tagging your submission will allow it to be categorised and searched for in a meaningful way (limit tags to 4 please)
  • This is not an event space - if you have an upcoming event please submit it to the Hey Hey Macleay! community events calendar on the right hand side of this page or go to community.kempsey.nsw.gov.au
  • Kempsey Shire Council accepts no liability arising from the content on this page and does not manage the content for accuracy


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  • Dr Tracy Westerman's Workshops

    30 days ago
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    ANNOUNCING!

    Dr Tracy Westerman's Workshops for 2019. All workshops are filling fast!
    Arguably the most in-demand trainer in Australia!

    Aboriginal Mental Health Assessment & Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal Communities Workshop
    Cultural Competency for Supervisors of Aboriginal People - first time offered in TWO years!

    Workshops are delivered by Dr Tracy Westerman, WA’s 2018 Australian of the Year, Finalist in the Australian of the Year (2018); Inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame (2018); recipient of the Curtin University Lifetime Achievement Award (2018). Dr Westerman has been recognised for her extraordinary contribution to reducing the burden of mental ill health and...


    ANNOUNCING!

    Dr Tracy Westerman's Workshops for 2019. All workshops are filling fast!
    Arguably the most in-demand trainer in Australia!

    Aboriginal Mental Health Assessment & Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal Communities Workshop
    Cultural Competency for Supervisors of Aboriginal People - first time offered in TWO years!

    Workshops are delivered by Dr Tracy Westerman, WA’s 2018 Australian of the Year, Finalist in the Australian of the Year (2018); Inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame (2018); recipient of the Curtin University Lifetime Achievement Award (2018). Dr Westerman has been recognised for her extraordinary contribution to reducing the burden of mental ill health and suicide in Aboriginal communities both nationally and internationally. She has personally trained over 25,000+ individuals across Australia arguably making her the most in demand trainer in Australia.

    For more info or to register CLICK HERE
  • Engage2Change Men's Behaviour Change Program

    about 1 month ago
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    Kempsey Families Men’s Behaviour Change program offers clients 4 individual counselling appointments to assess their hopes and goals for participating. These meetings are designed to work with men to self-assess if they are committed and ready to work towards non-violence and self-responsibility. The ongoing aim of these meetings is to prepare a man to move into our 12 week group program with up to 11 other men who have decided they are also ready to work towards change (non-violence).

    The Men’s Behaviour Change program aims to explore the impacts of abuse and violence on our partners, children, ourselves and others....

    Kempsey Families Men’s Behaviour Change program offers clients 4 individual counselling appointments to assess their hopes and goals for participating. These meetings are designed to work with men to self-assess if they are committed and ready to work towards non-violence and self-responsibility. The ongoing aim of these meetings is to prepare a man to move into our 12 week group program with up to 11 other men who have decided they are also ready to work towards change (non-violence).

    The Men’s Behaviour Change program aims to explore the impacts of abuse and violence on our partners, children, ourselves and others. We explore ideas about men’s role within the world and relationship, and examine the ideas that help/hurt what we are trying to achieve. We look at responses to conflict and what we contribute to the problem and how we can take responsibility for safety and self. Communication, self-reflection and dealing with strong emotions are also important elements of the group work program.

    Engage2Change will now be delivered in Kempsey (starting February 28th), Coffs Harbour (starting February 27th) and Nambucca Valley (mid-year). Service and Self Referrals are welcome.

    Alongside this program is the Women and Children’s Advocate who will support current or ex-partners of the men participating in the Engage2Change program.

    Click here to download the Engage2Change flyer or contact Kempsey Families Inc. direct on 6563 1588.
  • Yellow Ladybugs

    about 1 month ago
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    Yellow Ladybugs is dedicated to the happiness, success and celebration of autistic girls and women. Our mission is to improve the lives of autistic girls and women, when needed. We aim to do this by raising acceptance and awareness about the female presentation of autism in the education, employment, medical and general community. We also strive to create positive inclusive experiences for autistic girls and women and often advocate for the rights of autistic girls and women. We support identity first language, and uphold the values of "nothing about us, without us".

    Yellow Ladybugs is a volunteer community group who...

    Yellow Ladybugs is dedicated to the happiness, success and celebration of autistic girls and women. Our mission is to improve the lives of autistic girls and women, when needed. We aim to do this by raising acceptance and awareness about the female presentation of autism in the education, employment, medical and general community. We also strive to create positive inclusive experiences for autistic girls and women and often advocate for the rights of autistic girls and women. We support identity first language, and uphold the values of "nothing about us, without us".

    Yellow Ladybugs is a volunteer community group who proudly create social events, similar to birthday parties, where girls can come together and have the opportunity to meet and bond over their similar journey. Our vision is to foster a strong bond, which will ultimately create a network of friends outside of school.

  • National Youth Homelessness Conference 2019

    about 1 month ago
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    Tickets are now available for the 2019 National Youth Homelessness Conference - March 18-19.

    One in four Australians experiencing homelessness are children and young people aged 12-24, and this is widely acknowledged as an underestimate. Despite government initiatives to reduce homelessness, the number of people experiencing homelessness, particularly young people, has increased disproportionately to population growth in the last 10 years. Current systems are not working and they are failing vulnerable, young Australians.

    This conference will look at what has or hasn’t happened to address youth homelessness in the past 10 years, what we have learnt works, what reforms are...

    Tickets are now available for the 2019 National Youth Homelessness Conference - March 18-19.

    One in four Australians experiencing homelessness are children and young people aged 12-24, and this is widely acknowledged as an underestimate. Despite government initiatives to reduce homelessness, the number of people experiencing homelessness, particularly young people, has increased disproportionately to population growth in the last 10 years. Current systems are not working and they are failing vulnerable, young Australians.

    This conference will look at what has or hasn’t happened to address youth homelessness in the past 10 years, what we have learnt works, what reforms are required and the development of an agenda that we can advocate to Governments.


  • Parents and Friends of Lesbians & Gays

    about 2 months ago
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    PFLAG hold support meetings at Kempsey Families Inc. on the third Wednesday of the month to provide a safe, friendly place where parents, family and friends of lesbian and gay individuals can talk openly and confidentially.

    When: Third Wednesday of the month, 6pm - 7:30pm
    Where: 21 Verge Street, Kempsey NSW 2440
    Contact: Jennifer on 0414 511 655

    Visit http://kempseyfamilies.org.au/pflag for more information

    PFLAG hold support meetings at Kempsey Families Inc. on the third Wednesday of the month to provide a safe, friendly place where parents, family and friends of lesbian and gay individuals can talk openly and confidentially.

    When: Third Wednesday of the month, 6pm - 7:30pm
    Where: 21 Verge Street, Kempsey NSW 2440
    Contact: Jennifer on 0414 511 655

    Visit http://kempseyfamilies.org.au/pflag for more information
  • Mission Australia Youth Survey Results

    4 months ago
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    The Mission Australia Youth Survey is Australia’s largest annual survey of its kind. It provides a platform for young people aged 15 to 19 to share their aspirations and ‘speak up’ about the issues that really concern them.

    Each year, the Youth Survey gives valuable insights into the lives of young Australians and an understanding of their values, concerns, challenges and ambitions. The survey provides a snapshot of how young people feel about their own lives and broader national issues.

    A record number of 28,286 young people between the ages of 15 to 19 from right across Australia took part...

    The Mission Australia Youth Survey is Australia’s largest annual survey of its kind. It provides a platform for young people aged 15 to 19 to share their aspirations and ‘speak up’ about the issues that really concern them.

    Each year, the Youth Survey gives valuable insights into the lives of young Australians and an understanding of their values, concerns, challenges and ambitions. The survey provides a snapshot of how young people feel about their own lives and broader national issues.

    A record number of 28,286 young people between the ages of 15 to 19 from right across Australia took part in Mission Australia’s Youth Survey 2018. Read the full report HERE


  • The Bush Wire - National Rural Health Alliance Ltd.

    4 months ago
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    The National Rural Health Alliance represents 37 national organisations working to improve the health and wellbeing of 7 million people in rural and remote Australia.

    Our reach across rural and remote Australia allows us to quickly share information with health professionals and health consumers.

    Keep up to date with the latest news at the National Rural Health Alliance website


    The National Rural Health Alliance represents 37 national organisations working to improve the health and wellbeing of 7 million people in rural and remote Australia.

    Our reach across rural and remote Australia allows us to quickly share information with health professionals and health consumers.

    Keep up to date with the latest news at the National Rural Health Alliance website


  • My Supports

    4 months ago
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    My Supports is a community based organisation providing support to people with a disability who are registered with the NDIS. Providing a unique, person-centred approach, My Supports assists people at home to remain actively engaged in their local community.

    My Supports is currently servicing the area from Taree up to Coffs Harbour with Neighbourhood Coordinators located in the Port Macquarie area.

    Find out more about My Supports here or email ben.facey@mysupports.com.au

    My Supports is a community based organisation providing support to people with a disability who are registered with the NDIS. Providing a unique, person-centred approach, My Supports assists people at home to remain actively engaged in their local community.

    My Supports is currently servicing the area from Taree up to Coffs Harbour with Neighbourhood Coordinators located in the Port Macquarie area.

    Find out more about My Supports here or email ben.facey@mysupports.com.au
  • My Health Record After Hours Community Information Sessions

    5 months ago
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    The North Coast Primary Health Network's My Health Record team are hosting an after hours event at the Town Green Inn to provide essential information about the online health summary before the end of the opt out period on Thursday 15 November 2018.

    Come along to learn about how it works, what you can do with it and how to make it work best for you. Light refreshments are supplied.

    Macleay Valley residents are invited to attend the My Health Record information Session taking place on Monday 12 November 2018 at Town Green Inn, Port Macquarie from 5:30pm – 7:00pm...

    The North Coast Primary Health Network's My Health Record team are hosting an after hours event at the Town Green Inn to provide essential information about the online health summary before the end of the opt out period on Thursday 15 November 2018.

    Come along to learn about how it works, what you can do with it and how to make it work best for you. Light refreshments are supplied.

    Macleay Valley residents are invited to attend the My Health Record information Session taking place on Monday 12 November 2018 at Town Green Inn, Port Macquarie from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.

    For more information on these sessions, visit www.ncphn.org.au/events or contact North Coast Primary Health Network’s My Health Record team on (02) 6618 5400.

  • Kempsey Community Suicide Prevention

    5 months ago
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    Kempsey Community Suicide Prevention is proudly supported by the Department of Health as one of four trial sites under the North Coast Primary Health Network (NCPHN) and BlackDog Institute Lifespan Trial.

    We are currently situated at Macleay Valley Workplace Learning Centre in South Kempsey, and are implementing a community based approach to Prevention, Early Intervention and Sustainable Wellbeing of our Kempsey Community.

    For more information please contact Melissa Robinson - Suicide Prevention Project Coordinator on MRobinson@mvwlc.nsw.edu.au

    Kempsey Community Suicide Prevention is proudly supported by the Department of Health as one of four trial sites under the North Coast Primary Health Network (NCPHN) and BlackDog Institute Lifespan Trial.

    We are currently situated at Macleay Valley Workplace Learning Centre in South Kempsey, and are implementing a community based approach to Prevention, Early Intervention and Sustainable Wellbeing of our Kempsey Community.

    For more information please contact Melissa Robinson - Suicide Prevention Project Coordinator on MRobinson@mvwlc.nsw.edu.au