Change, Grief & Loss 4-week support group- Week 1

At some point in our lives we are each affected by events that are beyond our control. Sometimes we struggle to make sense of these events and what is happening to us. Exploring the Seasons of Grief is a small group grief and loss program, aiming to strengthen the social and emotional wellbeing of adults who are dealing with significant …

CCNB AGM

CCNB Annual General Meeting Key Note Address Suicide Prevention: A Conversation with Superintendent David Darcy – Northern Beaches Police Area Command The incidence and prevalence of suicide across our local region continues to confront families, communities and our local service systems. How we work together to identify those at risk and respond to prevent suicide really matters. Please join this …

Community of Practice- Support Coordination, Northern Sydney Region

Providers across the Northern Sydney Region have been delivering Support Coordination under the NDIS for over two years. Local Support Coordinators are invited to participate in the next regional Community of Practice. This Community of Practice session will be focussed on “a day in the life of an NDIS planner” and “a day in the life of an NDIS Support …

Carer Wellbeing Theraputic 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 goup is a five week program for adult carers in NSW. The group will allow carers …

Ladies in Black Carer Movie Day

Join us on 17th October 2018 for our special showing of Ladies in Black as part of Carers Week. This delightful Australian movie promises to be a huge hit, and has been selected purely for your enjoyment. Set in the summer of 1959, when the impact of European migration and the rise of women’s liberation is about to change Australia …

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 …