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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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5 Key Benefits of Hiring Young People

With 18% of the Australian youth labour force underemployed the employment outlook for many young Australians is profoundly different than it was for past generations. – SMH, March 2017 With youth underemployment rates the highest they’ve been in 40 years it’s more important now than ever to embrace and explore the benefits that young people […]

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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.

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