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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Finding Home Amongst the Gumtrees

We would love to share with you a good news story from our Partners in Recovery Program. This story comes from CHESS staffer and PIR Support Facilitator Deb Snow who recently supported a client into housing and community engagement. Here is a short rundown from Deb that outlines the important work that she and others […]

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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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A Young Woman’s Journey to Recovery & Independence

Our Partners in Recover (PIR) services addresses a number of challenging issues that effect our local population including, complex mental health conditions, drug and alcohol abuse and homelessness. The CHESS staff who provide the invaluable PIR service have an inspiring story to share. By sharing our successes we also hope to highlight the importance of […]

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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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