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Issue 29.17 21 August 2017

WORKSHOPS: Disaster Resilience in at-risk Communities - August  and September 2017

Puddle Jumpers: Club 100 Newsletter - August 2017

Renown Park Children's Center: Baby Bounce - from 31 August 2017  west

Renown Park Children's Center: First Aid for Parents and Carers - 5 September 2017  west

Strengthening the Inner Woman - 6 September 2017  south

A FREE six week program for women affected by domestic violence.

Back on Track: a men's group for positive change - starting 6 September 2017  north

SKYLIGHT Welcome Cafe Invite - from 11 September 2017 east

Skylight (formerly MIFSA) is excited to announce their Welcome Café, an innovative concept in SA community mental health.

Anyone living with mental health issues, including family, friends and carers, are invited to come along to Skylight Welcome Café on Monday mornings 10.30am – 12.30pm, starting on 11th September.  Skylight staff will be on hand for a chat in a safe and welcoming space.

SKYLIGHT Respite House - One Night Carers Only - 28 to 29 September 2017  east

The program is available for up to 7 carers of people who are living with mental illness to take a break from their regular caring responsibilities. Contact the Skylight Respite Team on (08) 8378 4100 to register your interest to any of the programs or for any other enquiries you may have. Or direct referrals to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .au

Puddle Jumpers: Volunteer Awards Night - 5 October 2017  (City)

Port Adelaide Enfield Libraries: Special needs storytime - Mondays  west

The new mental health radio show hosted by Mark Aiston

Monday 10pm on 101.5 Radio Adelaide
The mental health show is all about demystifying mental health. During the show issues are discussed, concerns are raised and solutions are offered. Each week an expert from the field is invited to the show, to discuss the latest research details about  their area of expertise. Inspirational stories will be shared with the aim that struggling listeners may feel hopeful.

Issue 28.17 14 August 2017

RUOK? Conversation Convoy - 18 August 2017  west

R U OK? is showing Aussies you’ve got what it takes! Supporting one another is something we all need to do. That’s why they’re hitting the road for 6 weeks, travelling 14,000 km and visiting over 20 communities to show Australia that we’ve all got what it takes to support those struggling with life.

Reconnect with your life after TBI – RTP: Reconnect Transition Program - 8 September 2017  (City)

Have you sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of a road trauma? Brain Injury SA's Reconnect Transition Program (RTP) might just be for you

NEWS: Puddle Jumpers have a new home and Super Hero Camp - 29 September to 1 October 2017

WTC: Compost & Work Farm Workshop - 14 October 2017  west

Come along for expert advice on worm farming and composting systems with guest presenter Alan Shepard.

WTC: Get Wasted! - 24 October and 21 November 2017  west

Find out what happens to waste, recyclables and organic materials on a FREE tour for residents of West Torrens.

Opening Times and Fee Structure for the Children's Contact Services  north  east  west

Domestic Violence Resource and Referral Guide for Centres

This resource has been developed in response to issues and questions raised when Uniting Communities surveyed their members in 2016 about the role of their sector in providing information and referral to support and crisis domestic violence services. They hope that it is a useful resource for staff and volunteers in community centres across South Australia who can be the first point of contact for people seeking assistance.
They sincerely thank Pheobe Ellis, Flinders University Social Work student on placement for identifying and acting on the need for this resource which became apparent as she worked on their response to the Attorney General’s Domestic Violence Discussion Paper.

COTA: Tell Us What Matters

COTA would like to hear from older South Australians about what matters to them in the lead up to the state election, on Saturday 17 March 2018. It is holding a series of conversations with older people  around the state, to find out about the key issues that effect them. The conversations will contribute to the development of the COTA SA state election platform.

The Swallows: Head & Neck Cancer Support Group

The Swallows, Head & Neck Cancer Support Group has launched a book, which contains the shared experiences of head and neck cancer patients, families and carers. The book reflects a health consumer approach to improving support for people affected by these illnesses. 

Issue 27.17 7 August 2017

Brain Injury Awareness Week Launch - 21 August 2017  (City)

Season for Growth: Companion Training for the Children and Young People's Program - 29 to 30 August 2017  east

An innovative education program for children and young people in Primary and Secondary schools which explores the effects of change, loss and grief.

Onkaparinga Suicide Awareness Walk - 10 September 2017  south

A 5km seaside walk from The Onkaparinga River Mouth, Port Noarlunga South along the coastline ending in Moana. Walk in honour of someone you have lost to suicide or walk to acknowledge your own personal suicide experience.

The walk will be followed by a Family Focussed Fun Day and includes face painters, yoga, live music from local talents, a sand sculpture competition, a guest speaker from Beyond Blue and much more. All details for the event are located on the facebook page with all profits going to Suicide Prevention.

D3 Digital Challenge - app targeting 9-13 YO about gendered norms

The D3 challenge was part of the South Australian Government’s response to a recommendation by the COAG Advisory Panel on Reducing Domestic and Family Violence to ‘turn technology around’ to become a tool to ‘keep women safe’.

High school students from the Australian Science and Mathematics School (ASMS), have produced an app titled ‘Experience’ which was launched recently at AVCON. 

The premise of the game is that players work through scenarios in a three dimensional world, and come across choose-your-own-adventure style points at which they are presented with opportunities to make choices in relation to gendered stereotypes. The game is structured to challenge gendered norms and stereotypes for children aged 9-13.

The team intend to further develop the game over the next year to include more scenarios and options for older players, the current app is just a starting point and is in its first stage of release.

Gather My Crew

We all face times of crisis. Illness, an accident, a premature baby, a dying parent or a flood or fire can turn life upside down and make it impossible to manage all the daily tasks that allow normal life to go on.

Gather My Crew is a way to get the help you need when going through tough times. The online rostering tool allows you to ‘Gather’ (or ask for) the practical help you need from your ‘Crew Members’ (friends, family, neighbours and colleagues) and lets your ‘Crew’ to decide when and how they will help.

Case Study Request - Welfare Reform Bill

Issue 26.17 31 July 2017

Cowandilla Children's Centre: Timetable - Term 3, 2017  west

Mark Oliphant College Children’s Centre: Timetable - Term 3, 2017  north

Mark Oliphant College Children’s Centre: SPOT Group - 1 August to 19 September 2017  north

Targeting speech and language, motor and sensory skills for 3 to 4 year olds.

Glandore Community Centre: Health and Wellness Course - from 1 August 2017  south

This is a FREE 9 week course to improve your overall health and wellbeing by exploring aspects of wellness and becoming aware of your health choices. Learn about healthy eating, physical activity, emotional and cognitive wellness and strategies for coping with stress. Learn simple mindfulness practices such as meditation in a safe and informative environment.

Kilburn Community Centre: Activities Guide and Newletter - Winter 2017  north

Mark Oliphant College Children’s Centre: Circle of Security Parenting Course - 2 August to 27 September 2017

Would you like to explore and learn how to support your child’s emotional needs and why you feel distressed, frustrated or overwhelmed when your child’s behaviour is demanding, aggressive or clingy?

Sunday Fun for Dads & Kids - from 6 August 2017  west

Join us at the Seaton North Neighbourhood Centre from 10am-12pm on the first Sunday of each month for fun and activities in an environment suited to men and their children. All sessions and activities are provided for FREE.

Elizabeth Rise Community Centre: Balancing Screentime for Families - 7 August 2017  north

Please contact Jan Oliver at the City of Playford on 8256 0448 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for enquiries or to book a place.

Parks Children's Centre: Circle of Security Parenting Course - from 9 August to 27 September 2017  north

LAUNCH: Paint the Westside REaD - 11 August 2017  west

Paint The Westside REaD is a new early literacy program for children (0-5 years) in the City of Charles Sturt, brought to you by the Inner West Partnership.

Mark Oliphant College Children’s Centre: Find the Strength Within - 14 August and 11 September 2017  north

Facilitated by Leonie Stephens Family Services Coordinator, who is passionate about supporting people to take charge and overcome life’s challenges. These sessions will utilise principles from the Acceptance & Commitment Therapy model.

AEIOU Foundation Workshop: Supporting Children with Autism - 22 August 2017  south

AEIOU Foundation is a leading provider of early intervention for young children with autism aged 2-6. AEIOU utilises evidence-based practices and a manualised curriculum to deliver therapy, education and care in a naturalistic setting.  

HDA Thematic Evening: Maternal Health Care and Wellbeing - 23 August 2017  (City)

This event hosted by Healthy Development Adelaide is open to researchers, students, health service, education, government and community sectors.RSVPs essential for seating and catering by 18 August to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mark Oliphant College Children’s Centre: The NDIS Made Easy - 25 August 2017  north

Anglicare SA: Be Kind and Unwind - 7 September 2017    west

Topics covered include mindfulness, managing emotional overload, self-talk and relaxation. Registrations are essential and can be made by contacting Joy on 8186 8900 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

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