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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Recruitment – The First Step Toward Business Growth

Strong business means strong community. It’s more important now than ever to look after the well-being of businesses and their staff. Opportunities are developing in our region with investment in infrastructure, emerging export markets and growing demand for local goods and services. This is great news for business owners, managers and people looking for work […]

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CHESS Hits Home Runs at the 2017 Clarence Valley Business Excellence Awards

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 […]

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It’s Time for Management to Lead the Way in Mental Wellness

A trending article caught my attention recently. It related the story of a manager who supported a staff member for being open and disclosing the reason for taking a personal leave day was to focus on her mental health. The fact that mental health is still stigmatised in our community and in our workplaces is […]

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A Vision in the New World of Disability and Employment Services

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is setting Human Services on a new path, transforming the sector to customer choice and open market competition (well…nearly). Health services are being transformed through the integration of services and greater collaboration by providers to deliver earlier intervention. Other sectors including employment services are also experiencing the same level […]

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Fun Times at the CHESS Recruitment Drive

Our Recruitment Drive events kicked off this week with a student forum in Coffs and a community event in Grafton. Both events were a great success! Our turnouts were bigger than expected and we got to meet a group of really amazing and motivated individuals who I’m sure will make great Peer & Case Workers. […]

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Office Artwork a Symbol of a Supportive Community

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 […]

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