It’s a brave new world out there once you leave school. It’s a transition that’s exciting, scary and at times totally unexpected. Whilst I’ve got a few grey hairs, I’m still young enough to remember it vividly. I was full of juice, eager to see what the future would bring and had a somewhat vague […]
A wonderful initiative that we're happy to support – helping our regions homeless get easy access to laundry and shower… Posted by CHESS Employment & Support Services on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Very thankful to be a finalist in this year's Sunny Business Awards! Our team had a great night at the ceremony on the… […]
The Facts Untreated mental health conditions cost Australian employers $10.9 billion every year through absenteeism, reduced productivity and compensation claims. With approximately 1 in 5 Australian’s experiencing a mental illness each year; it’s become increasingly important for employers to understand how to support a mentally healthy workplace. Stigma Stigma surrounding mental health conditions often stems […]
What is the NDIS? The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support to Australians living with permanent and significant disability. The independent agency that is responsible for delivering the scheme is the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Who can access the NDIS? To become a participant in the NDIS your […]
We’re proud as punch to announce that we took home not one but TWO awards at the 2017 Clarence Valley Business Excellence awards! We were very grateful to be presented with the Community & Not for Profit award. We’re committed to the community we live and work in and it is lovely to be recognised […]
CHESS’ informal NDIS Planning Café’s are a safe space where locals across the Mid North Coast and Clarence Valley can come in for a coffee and a chat, and get more information about the upcoming NDIS rollout and what it means for them. We’ve found that there is a lot of confusion or lack of […]
Staff at our CHESS office in Kempsey are doing terrific work engaging with and supporting the community! Sue Read (Employment & Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) and Karen Vidler (Partners in Recovery) are pictured here in the vibrant Kempsey office which features artwork from the local community. Kempsey has a significant Aboriginal community and both […]
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.