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headspace Maitland releases Youth Activity Report

headspace National and headspace Maitland have released a report on youth engagement in the mental and health wellbeing support service, highlighting that participation from young people in the Hunter region has increased over the last twelve months. The report presents a snapshot of centre performance against national averages, and shows that headspace Maitland is achieving

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Church group shares its produce with the community

Food grown by a Maitland church group and given free to those who need it is a project treated with great respect by local people, their members said. For the past six months, members of the Rutherford-Telarah Fiacre’s Feast Community have grown herbicide-free vegetables that have been made available to whoever wants them. Group members were

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Building Youth Engagement in Indigenous Communities this Easter

ABM’s 2016 Easter Appeal is supporting young people in communities across the top end of Australia. Youth engagement will be a strong focus for the ABM Reconciliation Program in 2016 as it is clear that more needs to be offered for youth to find identity and purpose. ABM’s Reconciliation Coordinator, Mal MacCallum said, “Youth suicide

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Samaritans Opens New Emergency Relief Centre

Samaritans has provided emergency relief in Newcastle, the Hunter Valley, Central Coast and Mid North Coast regions of NSW for over thirty years, and soon will launch a new centre in Rutherford. Each month Samaritans provides more than 1,000 families with emergency assistance and relief throughout the Hunter Valley and Central Coast regions, supporting people

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