We had a lovely visit on Friday from Jess - one of our Support Coordinators - and her gorgeous baby Benjamin 😍 Thank you for the cuddles!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Wishing our wonderful Support Coordinator - Kathryne a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, from all of us at Interchange Shoalhaven!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Say it in pictures design competition OPEN NOW 🎨 🎥

This year, the Nowra Domestic Violence, White Ribbon Working Party is inviting children and young people from the Shoalhaven to use their creative skills to talk about Respectful Relationships and Gender Equality.

Budding young artists can win $150 for a first prize, $125 for a second and $75 for a third prize, in each of the four age categories (Kindergarten up to 24 year old youth). Children can submit a video, drawing, painting, photography, video or storyboard that shows their interpretation of the theme ‘respectful relationships and gender equality.'

The competition closes on Friday, 27th September 2019, with the winner announced at a White Ribbon Morning Tea on Friday, 22nd November 2019. See below the Competition posters for Children and Young Adults.

Australian research has found that one in four children are exposed to domestic violence and women who were exposed to domestic violence as children were more than twice as likely to be subjected to partner violence themselves. Gender inequality is cited as a key determinant or factor that underpins violence against women and therefore the Nowra DV Committee recognises the importance of educating children and young people about gender equality and respectful relationships. This competition is a part of that ongoing conversation.

If you would like more information about the competition or to obtain a registration form go to www.shoalcoast.org.au.
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Vanessa from our 'FLAIR' Adult Day Program was very proud of the wholemeal muffin mini pizzas she made for lunch last week! They look delicious 🍕 ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you know that in Australia we lose 8 people to suicide every day? And 6 of them are men.

We all need to do our part in helping to prevent suicide.
Gatekeepers are individuals who are likely to come into contact with people at risk of suicide.

Gatekeeper training aims to equip those individuals with the skills to recognise and respond appropriately to people at risk of suicide and assist them to seek appropriate help.

QPR strands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognise the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer (QPR) someone to help.

The QPR training course will provide you with:

- Knowledge and skills to identify warning signs that someone may be suicidal
- Confidence to talk to them about suicidal thoughts
- Connect them with professional care

Lifeline South Coast will be delivering this QPR suicide awareness session face-to-face in the Shoalhaven on Monday 15 July.

This is a FREE session for participants who work with or are parents of young people, but places are very limited.

Monday 15 July, 5.30pm-8.30pm

Sanctuary Point Youth Centre,
34 Paradise Beach Road, Sanctuary Point
39-41 Vale Street, Cooma

If you are available to come along to this session, please rsvp to training@llsc.org.au ASAP.

We will confirm your position via email.

If you, so someone you know needs support, please call Lifeline NOW on 13 11 14
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