Samaritans hosts Youth Camp

Recently, Samaritans hosted 15 young people at an SOS Camp held at Glenrock Lagoon, Newcastle. SOS camps aim to positive experience for both our Young People and Staff, giving them the opportunity to get to know each other better, while also providing valuable education in areas that are relevant to the Young People. This year’s focus was on

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Bishop Greg welcomes Royal Commission hearings in Newcastle

Today’s Newcastle Herald has published an article that relates to the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and a hearing related to the Diocese. Although the Diocese has not received formal notification from the Commission, it is foreshadowed that a two week public hearing into Newcastle Anglican Diocese is

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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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