May 27 - June 2, 2018: Issue 361
Potential For Newport Paradise of Reserves To Be Expanded: A Greener Sydney Spark! - community leaders and Newport residents seek to expand the positive impact of community held green spaces
Pittwater Artists Trail June Long Weekend Winter Exhibition 2018: New Artists and Silent Auction of Great Works to Support OneEighty - preview of auction items here
Profile: Pittwater Environmental Foundation: 2018 Update - At it’s meeting of May 22nd Council appointed the following five (5) community members as Directors of Pittwater Environmental Foundation for a period of 3 years: Marita Macrae, David Poppleton, Angus Gordon, Roberta Conroy, Jo Tulau.
Council thanked the interim Directors Cathy Griffin and Conny Harris.
The Pittwater Environmental Foundation was established in 2006 to conserve and enhance the natural environment of the Pittwater local government area.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum Makes Appearance In New Midnight Oil Doco - from Northern Beaches Council
Sydney Metro’s Commercialised Future by Alex Gooding (Transport Administration Amendment (Sydney Metro) Bill 2018)
Aquatics: Rubber Ducky Racers Soar At Round 2: 2018 NSW IRB Premiership Season by Surf Life Saving NSW
Needed: School For Plastic Bottle Cap Mural Project from Eco Artist & Designer Angela van Boxtel
New Australian Crew Wins Stunning Silver ICF World Cup in Szeged, Hungary (Jo Brigden-Jones!) by Australian Canoeing
Pictures: Cowan Bay In Autumn by John Vaughan
Park Bench Philosopher: The Collaroy Paddle Steamer: New Ephemera Added To Public Accessible Records - Her Connections To Pittwater
2018 Top 10 New Species: The large and small, beautiful and bizarre are among the newly discovered animals, plants and microbes announced by the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) as the Top 10 New Species for 2018.
Hot Contenders Entered For 28th Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta (June Long Weekend) by Di Pearson
World Environment Day 2018 - Beat Plastic Pollution: If You Can’t Reuse It, Refuse It
- Bring your own shopping bags to the supermarket
- Pressure food suppliers to use non-plastic packagin
- Refuse plastic cutlery
- Pick up any plastic you see the next time you go for a walk on the beach
What is dust made of?
MIDNIGHT OIL - Read About It (Live)
headspace Brookvale provides services to young people aged 12-25. If you are a young person looking for health advice, support and/or information,headspace Brookvale can help you with:
• Mental health • Physical/sexual health • Alcohol and other drug services
• Education and employment services
If you ever feel that you are:
• Alone and confused • Down, depressed or anxious • Worried about your use of alcohol and/or other drugs • Not coping at home, school or work • Being bullied, hurt or harassed • Wanting to hurt yourself • Concerned about your sexual health • Struggling with housing or accommodation • Having relationship problems • Finding it hard to get a job
Or if you just need someone to talk to… headspace Brookvale can help! The best part is our service is free, confidential and youth friendly.
headspace Brookvale is open from Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:30pm so if you want to talk or make an appointment give us a call on (02) 9937 6500. If you're not feeling up to contacting us yourself, feel free to ask your family, friend, teacher, doctor or someone close to you to make a referral on your behalf.
When you first come to headspace Brookvale you will be greeted by one of our friendly staff. You will then talk with a member of our headspace Brookvale Youth Access Team. The headspace Brookvale Youth Access Team consists of three workers, who will work with you around whatever problems you are facing. Depending on what's happening for you, you may meet with your Youth Access Worker a number of times or you may be referred on to a more appropriate service provider.
A number of service providers are operating out of headspace Brookvale including Psychologists, Drug & Alcohol Workers, Sexual Health Workers, Employment Services and more! If we can't find a service operating withinheadspace Brookvale that best suits you, the Youth Access Team can also refer you to other services in the Sydney area.
eheadspace provides online and telephone support for young people aged 12-25. It is a confidential, free, secure space where you can chat, email or talk on the phone to qualified youth mental health professionals.
For urgent mental health assistance or if you are in a crisis please call the Northern Sydney 24 hour Mental Health Access Line on 1800 011 511
Need Help Right NOW??
kids help line: 1800 55 1800 - www.kidshelpline.com.au
lifeline australia - 13 11 14 - www.lifeline.org.au
headspace Brookvale is located at Level 2 Brookvale House, 1A Cross Street Brookvale NSW 2100 (Old Medical Centre at Warringah Mall). We are nearby Brookvale Westfield's bus stop on Pittwater road, and have plenty of parking under the building opposite Bunnings. More at: www.headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/headspace-brookvale
Keep A Look Out For (iOS and Android App)
Keep A Look Out For is a Northern Beaches app, featuring upcoming events, groups, places and job opportunities. Download for free at: http://kalof.com.au/ - for and by young people! Like our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/keepalookoutfor
Follow us on Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/keepalookoutfor
Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/Keepalookoutfor
NCYLC is a community legal centre dedicated to providing advice to children and young people. NCYLC has developed a Cyber Project called Lawmail, which allows young people to easily access free legal advice from anywhere in Australia, at any time.
NCYLC was set up to ensure children’s rights are not marginalised or ignored. NCYLC helps children across Australia with their problems, including abuse and neglect. The AGD, UNSW, KWM, Telstra and ASIC collaborate by providing financial, in-kind and/or pro bono volunteer resources to NCYLC to operate Lawmail and/or Lawstuff.
New “Coastal Management Guide” teaching resource released
Youth Source: Northern Sydney Region
Send In Your Stuff
All Are Welcome, All Belong!
The Project Gutenberg Library of Australiana
Australian writers, works about Australia and works which may be of interest to Australians.This Australiana page boasts many ebooks by Australian writers, or books about Australia. There is a diverse range; from the journals of the land and sea explorers; to the early accounts of white settlement in Australia; to the fiction of 'Banjo' Paterson, Henry Lawson and many other Australian writers.
The list of titles form part of the huge collection of ebooks freely downloadable from Project Gutenberg Australia. Follow the links to read more about the authors and titles and to read and/or download the ebooks.
Tiny Doors: An A-Door-Able Public Art Project For Young People
Midnight Oil - Don't Wanna Be the One
How to stay calm under pressure
Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) Practice run Online
Green Team Beach Cleans 2018!
Get creative and apply for work experience at SBS!
- April: from 9/04/2018 to 13/04/2018
- May: from 7/05/2018 to the 11/05/2018
- June: from 4/06/2018 to 8/06/2018
- July: from 2/07/2018 to 6/07/2018
- August: from 13/08/2018 to 17/08/2018
- September: from 10/09/2018 to 14/09/2018
- October: from 22/10/2018 to 26/10/2018
- November: from 5/11/2018 to 9/11/2018
- December: from 3/12/2018 to 7/12/2018
Sync Your Breathing with this - to help you Relax
Research shows that one in five Australian children aged 8 to 17 has been the target of cyberbullying in the past year. The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner can help you make a complaint, find someone to talk to and provide advice and strategies for dealing with these issues.
Make a Complaint
The Enhancing Online Safety for Children Act 2015 gives the power to provide assistance in relation to serious cyberbullying material. That is, material that is directed at a particular child with the intention to seriously embarrass, harass, threaten or humiliate.
Before you make a complaint you need to have:
- copies of the cyberbullying material to upload (eg screenshots or photos)
- reported the material to the social media service (if possible) at least 48 hours ago
- at hand as much information as possible about where the material is located
- 15-20 minutes to complete the form
The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner is Australia's leader in online safety. The Office is committed to helping young people have safe, positive experiences online and encouraging behavioural change, where a generation of Australian children act responsibly online—just as they would offline.
We provide online safety education for Australian children and young people, a complaints service for young Australians who experience serious cyberbullying, and address illegal online content through the Online Content Scheme.
Our goal is to empower all Australians to explore the online world—safely.
If you’re aged 5-25 the Kids Helpline provides free and confidential online and phone counselling 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 1800 55 1800. You can chat with us about anything… What’s going on at home, stuff with friends. Something at school or feeling sad, angry or worried. You don’t have to tell us your name if you don’t want to.
You can Webchat, email or phone. Always remember - Everyone deserves to be safe and happy. You’re important and we are here to help you. Visit: https://kidshelpline.com.au/kids/