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Seasons Greetings from CHESS 2017

As 2017 draws to a close we celebrate our achievements and look forward to another successful New Year!

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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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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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Smart, Skilled & Hired – Taylor

The Smart, Skilled and Hired Youth Employment Program is a new service delivered by CHESS that helps young people and young people connect with training, mentoring and work experience so they can become work ready and kick start a fulfilling career. Since launching this service in September we’ve had several successes within our local community! […]

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Smart, Skilled and Hired – Tommy

The Smart, Skilled and Hired Youth Employment Program is a new service delivered by CHESS that helps young people and young people connect with training, mentoring and work experience so they can become work ready and kick start a fulfilling career. Since launching this service in September we’ve had several successes within our local community! […]

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Change the Story Film Night

On Wednesday 25th October CHESS, together with our contract partner CoAct celebrated the efforts of those who embrace change in their own lives and the people who are willing and able to support that change. Our event launch was held at the Coffs Jetty Theatre, presenting a series of short films highlighting the journeys of […]

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Looking Forward to Each Day Again – CHESS Good News Story

At this year’s Community BBQ for Mental Health in Dorrigo we reflected on the importance of community events in reaching out and connecting with vulnerable people. Last year’s BBQ saw CHESS staff member Deb Snow connect with a mature aged male who took literature from our stand. The following week Deb followed up with a […]

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Finding Home Amongst the Gumtrees

We would love to share with you a good news story from our Partners in Recovery Program. This story comes from CHESS staffer and PIR Support Facilitator Deb Snow who recently supported a client into housing and community engagement. Here is a short rundown from Deb that outlines the important work that she and others […]

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