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What is Psychosocial Disability and How Can the NDIS Help?

Psychosocial Disability (PSD) is a term used to describe disabilities that may arise, due to mental health issues. There is potential for the upcoming National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to greatly improve the lives of people living with PSD

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CHESS expands its PIR footprint

CHESS expands its PIR footprint employing a Support Facilitator and Peer Support Worker based in Kempsey and a Peer Support Worker in Coffs Harbour.  With this growth we establish a full time office in Kempsey to incorporate PIR and PHaMs.

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Vocational Intervention Services

CHESS has won a 2 year contract to deliver Vocational Intervention Services to people with brain injury in a pilot funded by the Lifetime Care and Support Authority.  The Fast Track and New Track programmes will support people into employment and assist them to retain their job.  The service will commence on March 16th 2015 and […]

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Mental As on ABC Television

For Mental Health Week on 5-12 October, the ABC is launching Mental As: a week of distinctive programming across the ABC. You’re invited to take action, start talking and to give to mental health research and help fund the next wave of breakthrough solutions. For more information visit http://www.abc.net.au/mentalas/

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CHESS success at the Clarence Valley Business Excellence Awards

We are pleased to announce that CHESS has won the Community & Not for Profit Award at the Clarence Valley Business Excellence function held in Grafton on Saturday night. The award was accepted by June Stone and Naomi Elliott, Managers of Grafton and the Lower Clarence sites. In June’s acceptance speech she encouraged all employers to “think a […]

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A note of thanks from a CHESS jobseeker

Thank you. I am very happy with CHESS Employment, and not just CHESS as an organisation, but you have all been so supportive. You have kept me informed continuously about everything and anything, whether to tell me there’s nothing available or a glimmer or a concrete contact or a job prospect. You guys make me […]

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The facts about Mental Illness and the Disability Support Pension

The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) has released a Key Issues Brief containing key facts about people on the Disability Support Pension (DSP) to address a range of misconceptions in relation to mental illness. For more information visit MHCA

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Summary and Recommendations – ACOSS Review of Australia’s Welfare System

Social security for people with little or no private income is a fundamental obligation of Government. The social security system sits at the centre of a network of support services that are essential for people who need or provide care, and those seeking paid employment. ACOSS called for, and welcomes, a comprehensive review of these […]

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Mentally healthy workplaces vital to economy

The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) has called on businesses across the country to make mental health and wellbeing a priority for staff and management. More info

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Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey – the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision. The week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and […]

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