Understanding Mental Illness & Substance Use Forum

Monday 4th December, Phil Barry chambers, Scotland Place Balaklava, 11am to 12.30pm
Mental Illness and Substance Use disorders very commonly co-exist, and people with a diagnosis of mental illness are highly vulnerable to developing a substance use disorder.

At this forum you will have a unique opportunity to hear the ‘lived Experience’ perspective from a Skylight Recovery Advocate who through their own experience will provide a basis for understanding this complex and mostly misunderstood diagnosis.
Bookings Essential see poster below.
Clare Valley Forum

JOBEX: SA’s largest job expo

Jobs in emerging industries will be the focus of South Australia’s biggest employment exhibition – JOBEX – which is being held in Adelaide, Port Augusta and Murray Bridge in November.

The State Government has partnered with employers including Santos, BAE Systems, Fleet Space Technologies and leading tertiary institutions to host the event, which is expected to be attended by thousands of job seekers, graduates and students.

Employers will showcase career pathways and job opportunities in five growing sectors: defence and ship building, health and research, IT and hi-tech, energy and mining, and tourism, food and wine.

Regional expos will be held in Port Augusta and Murray Bridge, linking South Australians living in the regions with industry leaders and job opportunities in growth industries.

South Australians interested in attending are encouraged to register at www.JOBEX.sa.gov.au.


JOBEX will be held in:

Adelaide: 10 and 11 November at the Adelaide Convention Centre

Port Augusta: 20 November at Central Oval

Murray Bridge: 23 November at Unity College.

JOBEX supports other State Government initiatives aimed at creating South Australian jobs including the $200 million Future Jobs Fund, the expanded Job Accelerator Grant and cutting payroll tax for small businesses.

Entry to the expo and speaker sessions is free but people need to register at www.JOBEX.sa.gov.au.



People with disability and their families, along with jobseekers interested in working in the growing disability sector, are encouraged to attend upcoming National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) expos during September.

The expos are part of a series being hosted by the State Government to help people better understand how they might benefit from the NDIS.
The expos will feature stalls with disability service providers offering information to people with disabilities and their families, plus stalls from registered training organisations and career services providing information to jobseekers.

There will also be information presentations and panel discussions involving state and federal government representatives talking about how the NDIS works and jobs in the sector.

Everyone is welcome to attend the free community expos, however you must register online at www.mysupportmychoice.sa.gov.au. For telephone advice on how to register online, phone 1800 952 962 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) To register for Community Information Session, click the information sheet below.

PORT PIRIE: Thursday 21 September 2017
Northern Festival Centre, 106 Gertrude Street
Expo: 11am – 2pm
Presentation: 11.30am – 1pm

CLARE: Friday 22 September 2017
The Valleys Function Centre, 180 Main North Road
Expo: 11am – 2pm
Presentation 11.30am – 1pm

PORT PIRIE: Thursday 28 September at 1pm – 3pm
Port Pirie Community Centre, 28 Symonds St, Risdon Park
Click below for Details on registering:
NDIS Community Information Session – Port Pirie 28917

CLARE: Thursday 29 September at 10am – 12pm
Clare Hotel, 244 Main North Road
Click below for Details on registering:
NDIS Community Information Session – Clare 29917

PORT PIRIE: Thursday 28 September 2017
Port Pirie Community Centre, 28 Symonds St, Risdon Park
Session: 4pm – 6pm
RSVP: https://www.stikytickets.com.au/58004 or phone 0475 971 403
My NDIS Pathway and Participant Readiness – Port Pirie 28917

CLARE: Friday 29 September 2017
Clare Hotel, 244 Main North Road, Clare
Session: 1pm – 3pm
RSVP: https://www.stikytickets.com.au/58004 or phone 0475 971 403
My NDIS Pathway and Participant Readiness – Clare 29917

National Stroke Week 4th – 10th September

Think F.A.S.T and act FAST this National Stroke Week – join the FAST Response Team

National Stroke Week will take place from Monday 4 to Sunday 10 September 2017. Thousands of Stroke Week Activities will take place in communities across the country including information stalls, health checks and fundraising for the Stroke Foundation.

This National Stroke Week, the Stroke Foundation is aiming to ensure every Australian household has someone who knows the signs of stroke and to call 000. Share the F.A.S.T. signs of stroke with your friends, family and colleagues – the life you save could be your own.

Just by knowing the signs of stroke makes you part of the F.A.S.T. Response Team:

  • Face – Check their face. Has their mouth drooped?
  • Arms – Can they lift both arms?
  • Speech – Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you?
  • Time – Time is critical. If you see any of these symptoms Act FAST and call 000

Time is critical in treating stroke. Paramedics, nurses and doctors can only help if you join the FAST Response Team and dial 000 at the first sign of stroke. Stroke is always a medical emergency.

Will you join the F.A.S.T. Response Team and fight stroke with us this September?

For more InformationVisit: https://strokefoundation.org.au/How-you-can-help/Stroke-week


Fund my Neighbourhood

What Fund My Neighbourhood is looking for
Ideas that improve local neighbourhoods and meet the following criteria:
• Ideas must be feasible. That means that they can be delivered with the funding available ($10,000 to $150,000 plus GST) and can be delivered within 12 months. Some infrastructure upgrades may require development or planning approval. This process can take several months so needs to be considered in the project timeframe.

• Ideas will only receive one-off funding. If ongoing funding is required you must demonstrate how this will be obtained.

• Ideas must be generally accessible to the broader community. That means that they cannot have a participation cost or be behind locked gates etc.

Fund My Neighbourhood information sessions now on!
Free information sessions are being held across South Australia to help communities improve their local areas through the South Australian Government’s $40 million “Fund My Neighbourhood” program. The workshops will help South Australians with submitting their ideas. With this funding now available to make things happen, and the chance to apply closing on 8 September, South Aussies will need to act quickly to submit their ideas.

Find your local information session
To provide SA communities with more information and help them get started with their applications, a series of information sessions is being held across the State from today, Monday 21 August until Thursday 31 August.
A series of information sessions is being held in the following locations:
Clare – Thursday 31 August 2017 – 9.30am Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council Boardroom
• Port Pirie – Thursday 31 August 2017 – 3.00pm Pt Pirie Redcross Conference Room

Way 2 Go – Vineyard Lutheran School

Way2Go - Vineyard Lutheran SchoolOn Friday 30th of June the students, staff and families at Vineyard Lutheran School were excited to declare their new Bike shelter officially open. The Hon Geoff Brock MP for Frome and Mrs Sue McMillan (Dept of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure) took part in the official ribbon cutting, at a special community assembly.

Built with a grant they received from the Way2Go initiative, the new shelter provides weather proof and visible parking for both bikes and scooters. In t…he past, students and staff have had to park their bikes and scooters near the back of the stadium and it is hoped that the closer, more secure,. Easy access parking encourages more students to seek active travel options to school. Vineyard is located in an ideal location, alongside the Riesling Trail, which offers a safe way to ride, walk or scooter their way to and from school each day.

Principal Michelle Keller says that the school is promoting active travel in a number of ways with the new Bike shelter being just the first step. The Year 4-7 students have recently taken part in the Bike Education programme (also offered by the Way2Go initiative), and the community Brekky Bikes and Bein’ Safe rides to school each term with a large percentage of their students and staff taking part. Generally on the community bike ride days, our school has held its own Bike riding event on that day to maximise the riding opportunities for the students. Mrs Keller says “A number of our students live out of the town, and by continuing the riding throughout the day, we encourage active travel and promote the use of the Riesling trail both for school transport and family weekend activities “. Lunchtime walks, class excursions and fitness lessons also utilise the trail as a safe travel option and promote exercise and activity.

The new shelter has received a great reception from the students and already the numbers of riders has doubled, despite the cold weather. It is hoped that the new bike racks will soon be filled so that even more racks can be purchased and installed in the shelter.

Vineyard Lutheran School gratefully acknowledges the significant support from the Government’s Way2Go initiative and look forward to continuing the partnership with this project well in the future.



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