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How I Didn’t Get a Haircut & Got a Real Job

It is big news when a new fast-food chain opens in a small country town like Gunnedah. “Gunnedah” I can hear you saying, “Isn’t that where Miranda Kerr is from”. Yes, that’s right. And yes, I did know her. It’s also the “Koala Capital of the World”, but that doesn’t seem to rate a mention! […]

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Inclusion and Equality

As an employee of CHESS I am a daily advocate of inclusion, not just for those with a disability but for equality and human rights. Our motto is to support people to live a Strong Life, not only for our customers but for our employers and staff too. Our commitment to diversity and equality for […]

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Share the Dignity Fundraiser

Share the Dignity is a charity assisting women in crisis, homelessness, domestic violence. “We believe that sanitary items should be a right NOT a privilege.” On Saturday 2nd September thousands of people around Australia participated in the annual fundraising Yoga4Dignity Event with all proceeds going to Share The Dignity. Linda Williams CHESS’s Human Resources Manager […]

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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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