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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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Upskill to maintain meaningful employment

Bob came to CHESS with over 20 years experience in construction. Due to a number of changes to his health he was unable to work within this industry anymore and found himself unsure of where to turn for employment. CHESS assisted Bob to gain two qualifications and supported him into part-time employment. After two months […]

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Tradies down tools for a week to ride 2000KM

Tradies down tools for a week to ride 2000KM on postie bikes to support beyondblue More than 20 people from across Australia and New Zealand will be riding from Melbourne to the Gold Coast on ‘postie bikes’, to raise awareness of depression and anxiety and funds for beyondblue. More Info

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