Carer Wellbeing Therapeutic Group

Are you caring for a person living in NSW? The Carer Wellbeing group is a five-week therapeutic program for adult carers in NSW. The program is jointly run by Carers NSW and CCNB for carers of people living with a: disability mental illness drug and alcohol dependency chronic condition and the frail aged The group will help carers to: strengthen …

Hannah’s letter to CCNB

To Whom it May Concern, I would like to give some feedback on my participation in The Seasons Program and in particular to thank Kerry Gleeson for her tremendous support. I first met with Kerry late last year, having been referred by Partners in Recovery. Prior to this time I was not aware that such services were available and from …

Comparing Apples with Oranges

People armed with an approved Home Care Package are a customer of choice, for most approved aged care providers. These approved aged care providers think that their “point of difference” is price. So they are quoting prices and in most cases trying to “undercut” their competition. But the “price war” can cause confusion and lead people to compare “apples with …

Carer Wellbeing Therapeutic Group

Are you caring for a person living in NSW? CCNB and Carers NSW are working together to provide a Carer Wellbeing group for carers of people living with a disability, mental illness, drug and alcohol dependency, chronic condition or frail aged. The Carer Wellbeing group is a five week program for adult carers in NSW. The group will allow carers …

Living Well in the End

“His greatest fear was to die in that hospital bed with all those machines around him and no one noticing. It was so good to have him at home…” At 45 years old, my friend still misses her Dad. In many ways it doesn’t matter how old you are- the death of your parents does make you feel “orphaned” in …

Leah’s story

When Leah* was referred to The Seasons Program she was unable to talk with severe depression. She had attempted suicide within her own home, and as a result broke her foot. The Seasons Program Team worked with Leah on her journey to recovery over 12 weeks. In the beginning Leah was very reluctant to have The Seasons Program Team involved …

Narrabeen Markets Wellbeing Activity Day

On Sunday 15th October 2017 at Narrabeen markets, CCNB partnered with other local mental health organisations for Mental Health Awareness Month, for a day of activities, information sharing and fun! The weather held off, and we enjoyed a beautiful spot by the lake to share in wellness activities, and conversation around mental health. The day was a great way for …

Connected Carers

Staying connected to people is one of the biggest challenges people with dementia and their families can have. Social isolation occurs as result of people feeling challenged with fast paced conversations and noise and so often they retreat. People who have known each other a long time report a real sense of loss and grief caused by the changes that …

Should Support Coordination be separate from Service Delivery?

The NDIS continues to evolve and all our work should continue to be driven by the needs and wants of participants. Whilst service providers have needs and without them, the NDIS will not succeed, the end game is participatory lifestyles of choice for people with disability. Support Coordination is meant to support those participants with complex care needs who need …