Self Harm Prevention Workshop & Building Resilience Workshop

Please see attached flyers for “Working with Young People who Self-Harm / Self-Injure” Workshop and “Building Resilience in Young People” Workshops in Rockhampton. These half day workshops will give real skills that are easily implemented into your daily work with young people. They are targeted at youth workers, shelter staff, psychologists, foster carers, school staff and counsellors. There are limited places available so don’t miss this opportunity to access the most recent information on this issue. See for more information.
Garry King

Indigenous Sports Awards nominations closing Friday

I have had a request from Wayne Coolwell to help spread the word on the murri grapevine about the up and coming Indigenous Sports Awards scheduled to be held in October. Please see information in regards to his request seeking nominations from a regional level, also please feel free to pass on to other networks. Wayne apologises for the “patch-up” nomination form (attached) but it will do the job.

Wayne Coolwell is the President of Indigenous Sports Queensland  and chairperson of the Centre of Aboriginal Independence and Enterprise (CAIE) and is seeking regional nominations for the 2015 Indigenous Sports Awards from the Brisbane Region which will be held in October. Do you have someone in the community you would like to nominate? The criteria for nominations are as follows:

The athlete is:

  • 18 years old and upwards
  • Have performed outstandingly  in their sports during 2015
  • Nominee does not have to be a representative but has exceeded their personal best and has made a significant contribution both on and off the field
  • Can be from any sport
  • Nominee does not have to be high profile
  • Deadline Friday 19 June 2015 ( or contact Wayne directly )

If you have an athlete that fits this criteria please send Wayne your nomination ASAP. This is  a great opportunity to acknowledge that person in your sport from your community who deserves to be recognised. Please take advantage of the opportunity that Wayne is providing to showcase up and coming ATSI talent . Your  nominations can be expressed by contacting Wayne on email  by Friday. There have not been too many nominations from CQ, so please consider your local sportspeople and recognition of their achievements.


Lifeline Training Rockhampton

Lifeline Rockhampton is looking for new volunteers to answer calls made to Lifeline’s 13 11 14 crisis line. This service helps thousands of Australians in crisis every year and is an important resource for the community. Without the support of dedicated volunteers, Lifeline would not be able to support help seekers from all over Australia 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To apply for the Lifeline Crisis Supporter Training Course, please visit

Applications close July 06, 2015.

For any further information please contact or call 49307300