Precious Breath Festival Saturday 2nd November 2019

We were thrilled with the success of The Precious Breath Festival on Saturday 2nd November at Avalon Bowlo. ​ The day was an outdoor celebration of life, a collaboration with great conversations for the Northern Beaches community to support positive mental health. A big thank you to the bands that played on the day –  Amish Tech Support, The Ginger …

Legacy Art Project

Legacy Art Project brings people, their memories and future together. CCNB led a Project using Art as a connector. This is what happened……  Dear Juliane and Cate, I think the residents at RSL Lifecare who were involved in the Legacy Art Project may remember our presence in the space provided for art activities for a short while, but the degree …

CCNB Graduate Program

Established in 1994, CCNB is known and respected as the Northern Sydney region’s largest, non-denominational, community led and operated organisation. We know that strong and healthy communities support people to get the most out of life. That’s why we invest in our communities and lead initiatives that grow and develop our community connections. CCNB launched a Graduate Program earlier in …

RUOK DAY 12th September 2019

Today for  R U OK? Day the CCNB team had a shared lunch which sparked lots of conversations. Please remember to check in with family, friends and colleagues because a conversation could change a life. Today is also a good time to remind oneself to be kind to others because we never know what they might be going through. Thanks …

Shining a light on World Suicide Prevention day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, this is an opportunity to talk about suicide and collectively shine a light on suicide in Australia. Please watch our CCNB Suicide Prevention video In 2017, 3128 Australians took their life, which equates to eight suicides a day. We can all work together to prevent suicide, raise awareness and encourage conversations. Everyone has a …

The Young Leaders Room

A Leadership Development Program for Young People Call for Expressions of Interest Are you a young person (Aged 18 – 23) that lives, works or regularly visits the Northern Sydney Region? Do you believe in the power of community? Have you got what it takes to be a community leader? CCNB is launching a unique leadership development program specifically for …

CCNB Carer Movie Day

Today our CCNB staff hosted a complimentary carer movie morning with over 150 people attending to watch the Lion King movie at Warriewood cinemas. We love the CCNB staff jungle uniform that Michele and Chantelle are wearing and we hope everyone attending enjoyed the movie and their complimentary popcorn or choc top!

Awareness of phone scams regarding Home Care Packages

We have been made aware that there have been recent reports of scammers targeting Home Care Package recipients via phone. These scammers often start by offering a better Home Care Package and attempting to lure the client into making a payment of some description, including through the purchase of vouchers. In one reported case, a scammer advised the client they …

Understanding the Impacts of Loneliness and Isolation Event July 2019

Did you know that that 1 in 4 Australians are lonely? Did you also know that loneliness is really bad for your health and a cause of early death?Loneliness;• is as harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes a day;• is worse for a person’s health than obesity;• increases the risk of early death by up to 32%.Source: Brigham Young University, Utah …

Pop-up Wellness event – Coffee, Cake and Wellbeing

CCNB want to thank everyone that came to our Wellness pop-up event: ‘Coffee, Cake and Wellbeing’ on 18th June. The event was a great success and it was wonderful to see everyone sharing their ideas on wellness and enjoying good conversation and delicious cake! We have created a CCNB Wellness Directory listing wellness-oriented services, programs and resources located on the …

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 …

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 …