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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How Small Business Can Achieve Workplace Diversity

Having the right people working in your business is crucial to its on-going success and growth. It’s no secret that the quality of your staff can either boost your business profile or work against you. Word of mouth reputation, referrals and positive brand awareness can all hinge on the experiences your customers have with your […]

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Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

When working and collaborating with others, interpersonal relationships are very important. Supporting positive staff relationships helps to build a more productive and cooperative work environment. Emotional intelligence is a valuable tool in creating collaborative workplaces both for management and for front line staff. What is Emotional Intelligence? Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify, evaluate […]

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7 Pieces of Expert Advice for Local Jobseekers

Finding fulfilling work in regional NSW has its challenges, so anything that gives you an edge and makes you stand out from the crowd is an advantage. Often it’s the little things that count and make the difference when an employer is deciding if you’re the right fit for their business. We work with people […]

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5 Real Life Tips for Mental Health Recovery

Current stats indicate that in each year, approximately one in every five Australians will experience a mental illness. (Mindframe Media Facts & Stats) With this in mind, it becomes increasingly important that we support open and honest dialogue about mental health and how to promote recovery and wellness for people experiencing mental illness. CHESS have […]

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