NEW MORNINGS ACTIVITIES (2005 – 2018)
Trained mentors were provided for:
12 students at West Ulverstone Primary School
14 students at Ulverstone Primary School
6 students at Ulverstone High School
4 students at Romaine Park Primary School, Burnie
Community Mental Health Seminars
17 full-day seminars for over 800 people run in Ulverstone and Devonport during 2005 – 2018 on topics including anxiety, stress, grief, depression, suicide, guilt, anger, trust, addictions and healthy life choices.
Adult Support Groups
18 support groups in Ulverstone & Devonport for 130+ adults experiencing mental illness during 2007-2017. 2 specialised Grief & Loss support groups held in 2018.
First Steps Lounge
First Steps Lounge is open one day a week to provide is a safe meeting place for women with mental illness to get together, including those transitioning to home and community life after hospital admission.
60 small group resilience-building programs for 600+ high school students in Ulverstone during 2010-2016.
Community Education and Training
More than 30 educational presentations and training sessions for school groups, churches & community groups during 2006-2018.
Chooks & Garden Project
The back area of the property at 14 Amherst Street, West Ulverstone was re-developed to provide a chook and garden area to be used for educational purposes by West Ulverstone Primary School students under supervision by school staff and approved New Mornings volunteers.
PLANS FOR PROGRAM EXPANSION (2018-2019)
Student Mentoring in Ulverstone Schools
Provide additional mentors for students at Ulverstone Primary School, West Ulverstone Primary School, Ulverstone High School & Romaine Park Primary School
Supporting Wellness In Family Trauma (SWIFT)
A family-focussed trauma recovery program to support families affected by family violence, child abuse & neglect in West Ulverstone and surrounding areas. Children, parents and extended family will be supported to reverse the impacts of trauma and maximise personal development, education and resilience through student mentoring, individual & family counselling, life skills mentoring for parents and skills-based group support programs.
Strategic support for individuals caring for others with mental illness. This includes personal encouragement for carers and equipping them to better assist those they care for to engage more effectively with various treatments and support services available to them.
Opportunities for Informal Peer Support
Provide a safe meeting place for:
- individuals affected by mental illness to meet informally with other sufferers
- individuals caring for others with mental illness to meet with other carers for support/encouragement.
Community Involvement (2017-2018)
New Mornings volunteers participated in the following community programs:
a. Rotary Health Expo (Ulverstone, October 2017
b. Beyond Blue dinner (Ulverstone, October 2017)
c. Combined Churches of Burnie meeting (Burnie, February 2018)
d. Mental Health Professionals Network (Ulverstone, February 2017)
e. Australian Rotary Health – Muster for Mental Health (Deloraine & Ulverstone, February 2018)
f. Lifespan Suicide Prevention Forum (Ulverstone, February 2018)
g. Northwest Suicide Prevention Working Group (Ulverstone, 2018)
h. Ulverstone Neighbourhood House Round Table Discussion (June 2018)
Southern Cross Television 2018 Tasmanian Volunteering Awards
New Mornings’ “Connecting Kids with a Caring Community” student mentoring program was nominated for the CatholicCare Tasmania volunteer program or group of the year award and received a certificate in recognition of outstanding contribution to the community through volunteering.
Central Coast Business Awards
New Mornings was nominated for two awards:
- Community Service Award
- Enhancing Regional Culture