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People With Severe Mental Illness Struggling With NDIS Transition 

Concerns have been raised that people with severe mental health issues are “falling through the gaps” of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, as the government has acknowledged transition problems exist for many participants of a psychosocial disabilities support program.

Lifeline Northern Rivers Seeks Volunteers to Respond to Suicide Crisis

Lifeline Northern Rivers seeks volunteers to increase its capacity to respond to Australians in Crisis: 2866 suicides – almost 8 per day – 1 every 3 hours. Lifeline Northern Rivers believes it is time to recognise the scale of the challenge and is taking action locally to help to stop more unnecessary deaths.

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My Housing Matters

A practical, hands on workshop for people with disability and their supporters, who are considering their next steps to achieve a home of their own.

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Training & Development Opportunities

Upcoming NDIS: Plans in Practice Workshops 

Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 February Lismore  

2018 Autism Conference: Happiness, Neuroharmony and The Predictive Mind

26 February, Adelaide, SA

Delivering Quality in the NDIS Conference

27 February, Sydney Boulevard Hotel NSW

2018 Disability Supporter Workers Conference

20 February, Brisbane QLD

National Disability Services NSW 2018 Conference

Registrations are now open for the National Disability Services NSW 2018 Conference, with the theme Finding The Way Forward: Thursday 15 & Friday 16 February 2018 at the Hilton in Sydney.

Mental Health Carer Education Calendar 2018

Mission Australia’s Family and Carer Mental Health Program has a variety of education groups and workshops on offer in first semester 2018.

Training and Development Opportunities

 

Introduction to Supported Decision Making

Tweed Heads Full day | Fri 16 Feb 2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (7hrs)

A free workshop for disability services staff to promote the decision making rights of people with disability. Event Organiser: NSW Public Guardian

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Quality & safeguards guidance tool for NDIS providers in NSW

A new tool which will assist the user to understand quality and safeguarding requirements for NDIS service providers in NSW is available now. Quality and safeguards guidance tool for NDIS providers in NSW takes the user through a range of questions about their organisation, and the supports they would like to deliver, resulting in a tailored outcome for each user.

The tool also provides the user with useful links and resources related to registering as a NDIS provider in NSW.

For more information click here

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