This is the last day of New Mornings M.E.S.H. (Mental, Emotional, Social & Spiritual Health) training session. This training hosted by New mornings is a 3 day comprehensive primary prevention and early intervention program for people of all ages, from kindergarten to adult. The trainer is Nairn Walker from Social Solutions.
New Mornings conducted its first mentor training on 5th and 12th September. The training was conducted by Rev Neil Boyle and Jayne Freshney (trained social worker). Approximately 15 participants were trained. Student mentoring will commence in some Ulverstone schools in Term 4, 2015.
ENGAGE is a support group which allows participants to listen and share, to improve in their communication and to gain courage to make positive life changes. It is a safe and supportive environment, guided by trained facilitators. ENGAGE stands for Encouragement, Nurturing and Growth in A Group Environment. ENGAGE is for women who are experiencing difficulties... Continue Reading →
In a US study entitled Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment: Does Volunteering Increase Odds of Finding a Job for the Out of Work? (2013) found that volunteering is associated with a 27% higher odds of employment. The results of this study suggest a statistically significant and stable association between volunteering and employment. The overall association remains consistent... Continue Reading →
The National Mental Health Commission’s review was released on 16 April 2015. The full report can be viewed at the Mental Health Commission site.
From a recent Recruit & Engage Young People Workshop, hosted by Volunteer Tasmania, young people volunteer for a range of reasons. Some of these reasons are taken from the following YouTube video. The reasons include: Have fun; meet new people; world awareness; try something new; learn something new; put a smile on someone else's face; a chance... Continue Reading →