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CEO Message
New Team Member- IFSS
New Team Member - CASS
Choir Performance Video
Mental Health Week 2019
October School Holidays Program Report
ATOD Service Information

eNewsletter
October 2019

SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

Family Planning Tasmania
EDCFC Event - Lunch with Barnsey

CEO MESSAGE

Here we are already in October, with auditing, reporting and AGMs taking priority. YFCC held its AGM on the 23rd October. Keep an eye out for our Annual Report which you can see here (https://yfcc.com.au/resources/annual-reports/). As a sneak peak, I can tell you that 87% of our clients are already showing an improvement after intervention and 100% of our clients would recommend YFCC services to others. We provided services to 3,255 clients, with 24% of those identifying as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Reflecting on the journey with our Transitional Accommodation Support Service, one client stated “I was able to have temporary accommodation when I needed it. Transport to appointments was helpful when I didn’t have a car. I improved my mental health and started attending the gym and now I am employed”.

This month I am also very pleased to announce we have been successful with an application for funding to the Tasmanian Community Fund. The funding will support a new YFCC program, Fit For Work. Working with local Job Services Agencies, participants in this program will be intensively supported for 6 – 12 months to address health and wellbeing issues, build relationships and social connections and participate in soft employment skills training with the aim of rebuilding health, confidence and lost social capital, so they are more likely to break the cycle of welfare dependency.

I hope you enjoy the rest of our newsletter. If you would like to contribute in our next edition, please contact us at reception@yfcc.com.au

Regards,

Ros Atkinson
CEO

NEW TEAM MEMBER - MELISSA PERREN

I have been working in my role as Integrated Family Support Services Worker for about 6 weeks now and am working out of our Devonport Office.

I graduated from UTAS last year (2018) and absolutely love my job with YFCC! I have been fortunate in having previous careers prior to my current Social Work career.

Melissa

NEW TEAM MEMBER - LEA YANOCK

I have been working at the Crisis Accommodation Service in both Devonport and Burnie for the last three months.

I moved to Australia 10 years ago and have been working within the sector since moving to Australia. My background prior to moving to the country, has been working with the Sector 8 housing program in America and playing professional women’s football (grid iron as Aussie’s call it).

Lea

COMMUNITY VOICES CHOIR PERFORMANCE


The Community Voices Choir held their first performance recently at the YFCC Homelessness Week Luncheon in Devonport. Please click the 'Read More' button to find the link.

If you would like to see them perform, the choir’s next public performance will be at the East Devonport Has Talent concert on Saturday 16th November, 2.30pm to 4.00pm, at the East Devonport Primary School.




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MENTAL HEALTH WEEK 2019

With the support of a small grant from the Mental Health Council of Tasmania, YFCC once again was able to support Mental Health Week in 2019. The theme this year is ‘we all have a role to play’ which is a powerful yet simple reminder that supporting our mental wellness and those suffering from mental ill-health is the responsibility of the whole community.
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OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS PROGRAM REPORT

That’s a wrap!! The October school holidays were a great success with Devonport and Burnie crews joining together to participate in 4 awesome activities
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ALCOHOL, TOBACCO & OTHER DRUGS SERVICE INFORMATION

One of the main services offered by YFCC is our Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs (ATOD) service.
We offer ATOD counselling right across the North West and West Coasts as well as a regular service to King Island. Through therapeutic counselling and case management we are able to work with a broad range of community members to reduce or cease their substance use.

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SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

Pregnancy Choices & Support

Around one in three women has an unplanned or unexpected pregnancy at some time in their life.
Unplanned pregnancy can leave some women feeling confused and scared, whereas others may feel happy and excited; all these feelings are normal.

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East Devonport Child & Family Centre Event - Lunch with Barnsey

The East Devonport Child & Family Centre are coordinating a mental health event focusing on men’s mental health.

Jimmy Barnes has kindly donated his time to film a 30 minute video answering questions about his journey with mental health issues (from questions provided by the event organising committee).

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