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Taking Care of Your Mental Health During the Holidays

For some, especially those living with mental ill health, the holidays can be an anxious time. Large family gatherings, public outings, financial hardship or loneliness can increase symptoms of anxiety and depression. To help support the well-being of everybody these holidays we’ve pulled together some expert advice and strategies to keep you focused and mindful […]

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Building the Wellbeing of Young People: One Careful Praise at a Time

CHESS staff member Vincent De Angelis recently attended the Regional Wellbeing Masterclasses for Young People at Southern Cross University and shares his positive experience of the day below Growth Mindset for Young People “Be mindful of praise,” says Daniel Hasler, international speaker, coach and our keynote speaker at Coffs’ second Regional Wellbeing Masterclass. “And if […]

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9 Breezy Tips for a Happy, Healthy & Safe Holiday Break

Christmas is a wonderful, happy time full of family and friends; it’s easy to get carried away with planning presents, festivities and feasts! As the holidays approach it pays to also spend a little time preparing for the health and safety of ourselves and our family. We’ve put together 9 pieces of advice to be […]

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Following a suggestion from my GP, I was referred to CHESS Nambucca Heads approximately 3 years ago. I attended my appointments with Mum as I did not feel confident enough to do this on my own.

With the ongoing support of my EC I was able to gain training in the Hospitality Industry and after completing my Cert 3 traineeship I was offered a position at Macksville Ex-Services Club.

I have now been employed by the Club for 2 years and absolutely love my new life. I am so much more confident, have new friends, am motivated and have money to buy things for myself.

My new found confidence has enabled me to do things I never could before, like attend Supanova Pop Culture conventions, go to the gym and get fit.

Without the assistance of CHESS who knows where I would be now? At home playing video games, eating and wasting my life away? I would like to thank the wonderful staff at CHESS who have been so friendly and supportive and have made this possible for me.

Jonathan's Story

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