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Fun Times at the CHESS Recruitment Drive

Our Recruitment Drive events kicked off this week with a student forum in Coffs and a community event in Grafton. Both events were a great success! Our turnouts were bigger than expected and we got to meet a group of really amazing and motivated individuals who I’m sure will make great Peer & Case Workers. […]

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psychosocial disability and the ndis

Psychosocial Disability & the NDIS

Services operating in the mental health sector have progressed the language around mental illness to promote recovery and wellness for people living with mental illness. With this culture of language in mind, the word disability has not been a term used often within mental health recovery focused services or organisations, like CHESS Employment. Because of […]

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We Need to Talk about Mental Health in the Construction Industry

The construction industry employs more than 625,000 people across Australia, making it one of the biggest employers in the country and the statistics surrounding suicide in this industry are quite confronting. According to recent reports from MATES in Construction and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC):       Construction workers are more than twice as likely to suicide […]

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Testimonial

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.

Jonathon's Story

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