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

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 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!

Bulldogs Match Day Sponsorship

ANZ Stadium

As part of the community partnership between Aftercare and Bulldogs, Aftercare will be the Match Day Sponsor on Thursday 11th August at ANZ Stadium for the match against the Manly Sea Eagles.

Odd Shoe Day

Werrington Lake
October 12, 2016

To raise awareness for Mental Health Month and to stomp out stigma, Aftercare invites you to put your odd shoes on.

Mental health is so prevalent in Australia that statistics indicate around one in two of us will experience a mental illness in our lifetime, and one in five of us will experience a mental illness in any year.
– ABS National Survey of Mental Health & Wellness 2007

Due to stigma, people may live less satisfying and contributing lives than they would like, and are able to make.
– A Life Without Stigma – A SANE Report

Help Aftercare stomp out the Stigma!

This event will take place at the BBQ area in Werrington Lake.

Aftercare at the International Mental Health Conference

Sea World Resort Conference Centre, Gold Coast

We are pleased to announce the representation of Aftercare and the Professional Practice Academy at the upcoming International Mental Health Conference to be held on the Gold Coast, 10th – 12th August 2016 at the Sea World Resort Conference Centre.

Deputy CEO, Ivan Frkovic will be presenting at the Conference on the topic: Working Together – Optimising the recovery oriented approach through collaborative mental health care in the community. Ivan aims to highlight the success of the Floresco model to provide an innovative approach to mental health service delivery; breaking new ground in the area of community managed & multidisciplinary mental health care.

The Professional Practice Academy (PPA) is sponsoring the event and staff will showcase the product and value of the platform to Conference attendees and interested delegates – spreading the word about this distinctive tool beneficial for organisations, employees, service providers and clients in the community & health services industry.

“The Professional Practice Academy is a globally unique disruptive online platform developed by the industry to specifically address the changing professional and career development needs of the Community Services sector. The PPA is specifically designed to address workforce capability and capability issues to support the mental health and disability reform landscape.”

PPA has worked closely with Aftercare, and other Community Services and Health Industry Providers to develop necessary workforce solutions to the changing face of our industry, as brought about by the roll out of NDIS. PPA is part of the PUT institute, which is a not-for profit enterprise working in the Community Services sector, dedicated to the facilitating of practice generated knowledge, the valuing of the lived experience, and promoting respect & inclusion amongst all members of our society.

PPA is a membership platform providing exclusive access to standardised training, professional linking, certification & industry information and Aftercare staff are encouraged to sign-up for FREE by emailing

We wish Tess Stewart & Maria Model all the best with promoting PPA at the Conference in QLD!

Floresco model

Aftercare Art Exhibition – 14 JULY

Location: The NSW Writers’ Centre, Lilyfield

Event Date: 14/07/2017

Be part of the celebration by creating an artwork for a special Art Exhibition with Aftercare.

‘Calling for Your Artworks’ flyer – download HERE

Art Workshop Submission – details can be downloaded  HERE

Email your application to:

For more information or to request a late artwork submission email: