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How the NDIS Supports Independent Living for People with Intellectual Disability

Recently, the CHESS NDIS intake team was contacted by Emma* the mother of Sarah,* a young woman living with intellectual disability. Emma had heard of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and knew that it could assist her daughter but was unclear where to start. As many of our readers will know, a lot of […]

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Is there a place for Mindfulness Meditation in Management?

I am a keen meditator and believe that mindfulness meditation can be introduced to all aspects of our lives. Recently I conducted a short mindfulness meditation exercise prior to a Senior Managers Meeting for the first time. After just a few minutes of sitting quietly and being guided through a meditation I noticed that managers […]

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Job Interviews – How to Make a Great Impression

We asked our HR Manager Linda Williams about some of the best and worst things you can do in an job interview. Linda can call on a wealth of experience in recruitment, staff induction, training and development. She provides advice and assistance in a range of areas, including workplace relations, helping employees to reach their […]

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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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