Celebrating Mental Health – School Competition

At the beginning of October, Aftercare gave our local schools near our sites the opportunity to take part in celebrating Mental Health with a colouring and design competition.


Primary Schools were given colouring pages with book gift cards up for grabs!

Senior Schools were asked to create their own design, with the winners design being distributed nationally on our postcards!


There is still time to take part, even if you aren’t near an Aftercare site! Simply upload your entry to our facebook page or email it to events@aftercare.com.au , with all the entrants details.


Download the primary school colouring pages here

GroovABILITY Festival

Burwood Park

The GroovABILITY Festival is a large community festival that features entertainment, films, activities and a free BBQ. This event is FREE and open to all the community.

Burwood Park is located near Burwood train station which is an accessible station. It is accessible and has accessible toilets on site. Burwood Park is opposite Westfield Burwood which has ample parking including accessible car spaces.

Date: 03/12/2015
10am -3pm
Address: Burwood Park – Burwood Rd, Burwood NSW 2134
For more info: Contact clayton.freeman@facs.nsw.gov.au

My Career Mental Health Practitioner 2016 National Conference

Sydney Masonic Conference and Function Centre – 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney NSW

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to network and participate with key stakeholders around the evolution and professional development of the Mental Health Practitioner role!

Speakers include:

The Hon. Pru Goward, MP

Minister for Mental Health

Mr David Butt

CEO, National Mental Health Commission

Mr Damien Edwards

General Manager, Investment Approach, Work and Income, Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand

More speakers to be announced soon! Watch this space for more information to be updated! Visit www.mycareer2016.com.au to register soon!



Several Locations in New South Wales

NAIDOC is a celebration of the culture, history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia to be held in the first week in July.

Aftercare will be involved in several events in New South Wales, such as Close the Gap (a Rugby League event about the Aboriginal Community sponsored by Aftercare) and celebration events in Penrith. Aaron Mclean, our HASI West team leader, is coordinating the events and acts as the main contact person.

Professional Practice Academy (PPA) Launch

Parramatta Town Hall

The Professional Practice Academy is an independent professional development, certification and learning content hub for the Community, Health and Human Services sectors. PPA is committed to enhancing the social and emotional well-being of our community by providing a world class networking and professional development platform, world class certification programs and pathways to attaining nationally recognised qualifications through recognition of prior learning (RPL) pathways.

The Professional Practice Academy (PPA) will be officially launched on Wednesday 27th July in Parramatta. NSW Disability Minister, the Hon John Ajaka, will be speaking at the launch.

Visit the PPA website here.

Aftercare does City2Surf

Sydney CBD to Bondi

Aftercare will be participating in the annual City2Surf event, running and walking from the Sydney CBD all the way to Bondi Beach. We would like to raise awareness for mental health and raise money for a good cause at the same time.

If you would like to support the Aftercare team, you can donate on our Everyday hero website page. Please also spread the word by sharing our page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!