Articles

Language Matters When Talking About Mental Illness

It’s often only a few turns of phrase here and there, but many people unintentionally use language that undermines a person living with mental illness.

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CHESS staff nominated for the Ian J Cooper Award for Access & Inclusion!

The Awards are presented to local businesses, services, groups and individuals for providing access to people with disabilities above standard requirements, for good inclusive practise and for championing accessibility and inclusion.

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The Benefits of Employing Someone with a Disability

People living with disability are characterised as having a high level of loyalty and commitment to their chosen role.  Let’s explore the facts.

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How to Manage Vicarious Trauma & Foster Better Life Balance in a Carers Role

As a carer it can be a little too easy to lose yourself in the demands on your role and forget to look after your own mental health. Vicarious Trauma can result from empathic engagement with others experiencing trauma. Vicarious Trauma can affect you at every level of your being and leave you feeling out […]

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Confidence Tips for your next Job Interview

Job interviews can feel be challenging – especially if you’re new to the workforce or returning after an absence. Meeting the challenge head on and cultivating a positive mindset so you can go into your interview with confidence can really make the difference when it comes to connecting with your potential employer.

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What is Psychosocial Disability & 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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