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Crystal’s Journey with Inclusion Services

Crystal is a young lady who has been accessing various services with the Y for many years, including 1:1 support, social groups and Support Coordination. Up until recently Crystal has been living in a unit at the rear of her family home. Along with her support coordinator, steps were put in place to begin the […]

Y Support Staff Establish A New Routine for Chelsea

Chelsea’s mum Gabby called us at the start of August quite distressed as they were having issues with Chelsea at home. She explained that Chelsea was becoming aggressive and violent more often towards all the family members in the home including her younger 8-year-old brother. Since Chelsea is unable to go to school, her routine […]

Job opportunities at Y Whittlesea

The Y Whittlesea team is growing! Want to work for a values based organisation in the local community? We currently have lots of job opportunities including: ▪️ Early Childhood and Family Inclusion Support Coordinator ▪️ Disability Camp Support Worker ▪️ Home and Community Support Worker ▪️ Disability Services Program Coordinator ▪️ Early Childhood Educator (Assistant […]

Emergency Food Relief Resources

Below are resources for our community to use in order to get emergency food relief. Please visit the relevant sites linked below for any further information on that service. Whittlesea Food Share is open on Tuesday 12-3pm and Wednesday 11am – 2pm – Contact details – Whittlesea Council Call Encompass Care Vic on 0422 461 […]

Vaccination for people with disabilities and staff

Vaccination centre for people living with a disability  A vaccination centre specifically for people living with a disability, and staff who care for them in their homes, is now open. Eligibility:   People living within supported accommodation and the support staff for those facilities  If there are 2 or more people living with a disability at a single […]

From the dark to the light

The story of the young person behind the Y’s national ‘Inside Our Minds’ campaign

Keeping Active over 50

Staying active in your 50’s and beyond can be the best gift you give to yourself and those around you. Exercise can enhance your energy levels, keep you at a healthy weight, and even possibly reduce some of the symptoms associated with ageing. Exercise can be good for your brain and emotional state as well […]

Resources for Managing Stress

Mental health support and information Beyond Blue Coronavirus support  Head to Health COVID support Lifeline  Black Dog Institute Youth Mental health support and information  Youth Beyond Blue  Kids Helpline  Headspace  Reach Out  Mindfulness and Mediation Apps Wellbeing apps that can assist with mindfulness and meditation practice. Here are some recommendations to explore: Smiling Mind – Guided mediations […]

Everyday Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness by Laura Eason (Y NSW) At times, we all struggle to stay present. This becomes even more common during stressful times, like many of us may now find ourselves in. This article will cover some information about the benefits of mindfulness, how to get started, and what to do if you’re struggling […]