Life Skills & Self-Development

Self-Development tips 

Learning support for young people with a disability

On line self-help symptom-focused courses and programs for mental health well being (based on CBT and other therapies) 

The Community Links Wollondilly- CLW

Youth Workers aim to increase social opportunities and promote youth culture in Wollondilly and Camden through fun and engaging programs and activities. Programs can focus on building social skills; transitioning to high school and helping young people make healthy choices. Activities provided by the Community Links Youth Workers include:-Wollondilly Music Capers, Drop In Arvo, Rock and Water, Drumbeat, Amplify, Warrayites, School Holiday Activities, Events, Resume Writing, Educational/Vocational Workshops, Information and Referral.

Phone: (02) 4683 2776

Web: www.communitylinks.org.au

Mission Australia – South West Youth Services- 12 to 25 years

They provide education, employment, life skills and other support to young people at-risk. South West Sydney Youth Hub is a preventative and early intervention service. It assists young people who are at risk of entering the ‘no home, no job’ cycle, through the provision of social housing assistance linked to education, training, employment and life skills programs, to support their transition to independence. The service runs youth specific activities and offers drug and alcohol counselling, anger management, conflict resolution and peer mediation. South West Youth Services has a youth centre that provides many programs such as the Drug and Alcohol Awareness Program (DAAP), post-release support programs, employment skills programs for young people leaving detention and Job Placement Employment and Training programs (JPET).

Phone: (02) 46217 400

Web: www.missionaustralia.com.au

Workventures

Offering traineeships, access to technology including low cost refurbished computers and laptops and skills training in communities around the country, including Connect Centres: Claymore, Macquarie Fields and Minto.

Workventures work with people at risk of social and economic exclusion who are seeking to improve their lives. They aim to improve the employability of the people they work with, by providing people with skills, attitudes, behaviours and resources that result in; work experience, traineeships & apprenticeships, volunteering, mentoring, or other community contributions, self-employment/permanent employment.

Phone: (02) 9275 8199, (02) 9275 9399

Connect Centres- run a range of free activities specifically for members of the local community

Airds- (02) 4628 8622

Macquarie Fields- (02) 9618 0677

Claymore- (02) 4628 2901

Web: www.workventures.com.au

Body Matters Australiasia

BodyMatters Australasia is an innovative eating disorder clinic specialising in eating disorders treatment and prevention. We offer a range of services including counselling, education, consultancy and speaking.

Web: bodymatters.com.au

Look Good… Feel Better

Operates from various locations in region- Teaches women beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Also has a program for teens (12-20 females)

Phone: (02) 9659 8559

Web: www.lgfb.org.au