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Celebrating 30 years of outstanding service to people with disability

ABOUT ESSENTIAL

Our vision is for a society where inclusion is the norm.

Our purpose is to provide quality support to people with disability in response to their life choices and individual needs.

Latest News

The Shack needs your support

The Shack is a collaborative project between EET and Southern Cross Housing Nowra, which commenced late 2015 through the invaluable financial support of local businesses: Real Aussie Sheds – South Nowra, Strongbuilt Constructions – Berry, and Shoalhaven...

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Sharon Holz Endorsement

Chris Laraghy, our Disability Employment Service Team Leader in Warilla has received a glowing endorsement from Sharon Holz. Sharon is a service user of Essential Employment and Training and a Community Connector for Physical Disability Council of NSW. Check it out...

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Latest Events

May
21
Mon
Lifeline South Coast safeTALK seminar – Dunn Lewis Centre @ Dunn Lewis Centre - Alley Gallery
May 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thanks to the generous support of the Milton Ulladulla Ex-Servos Club, Lifeline South Coast is offering a FREE safeTALK suicide awareness seminar to members of our community.

safeTALK is an alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognise these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources.

Who should attend a safeTALK workshop?

safeTALK offers valuable skills to everyone 15 and older and requires no formal training or prior experience in suicide prevention. safeTALK is an excellent tool for people who want to become alert to the dangers of suicide in a convenient timeframe. Although formal caregivers such as social workers and counsellors employ safeTALK skills, the program is also used by students, teachers, community volunteers, first responders, military personnel, police, public and private employees, and professional athletes—among many others. By providing a universal model with adaptable components, safeTALK offers useful skills to every audience.

What can I expect from a safeTALK workshop?

safeTALK is a powerful experience. You can expect to feel challenged, empowered, and hopeful. Your safeTALK trainer will demonstrate the importance of suicide alertness and help you identify ways people invite help when they’re at risk. safeTALK’s steps provide a simple yet effective method to engage with people at risk and connect them with resources that can carry out a full-scale intervention. At the end of the workshop, you’ll have a chance to practice these skills firsthand. All in all, you can expect to leave safeTALK with practical knowledge of how to identify someone at risk and link them to life-saving resources.

A support person will attend every safeTALK workshop.

Lifeline is available 24/7 on 13 11 14

May
22
Tue
Lifeline South Coast safeTALK seminar – Wests Illawarra @ Wests Illawarra
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thanks to the generous support of Wests Illawarra, Lifeline South Coast is offering a FREE safeTALK suicide awareness seminar to members of our community.

safeTALK is an alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources.

Who should attend a safeTALK workshop?

safeTALK offers valuable skills to everyone 15 and older and requires no formal training or prior experience in suicide prevention. safeTALK is an excellent tool for people who want to become alert to the dangers of suicide in a convenient timeframe. Although formal caregivers such as social workers and counsellors employ safeTALK skills, the program is also used by students, teachers, community volunteers, first responders, military personnel, police, public and private employees, and professional athletes—among many others. By providing a universal model with adaptable components, safeTALK offers useful skills to every audience.

What can I expect from a safeTALK workshop?

safeTALK is a powerful experience. You can expect to feel challenged, empowered, and hopeful. Your safeTALK trainer will demonstrate the importance of suicide alertness and help you identify ways people invite help when they’re at risk. safeTALK’s steps provide a simple yet effective method to engage with people at risk and connect them with resources that can carry out a full-scale intervention. At the end of the workshop, you’ll have a chance to practice these skills firsthand. All in all, you can expect to leave safeTALK with practical knowledge of how to identify someone at risk and link them to life-saving resources.

A Lifeline South Coast support person will attend every safeTALK workshop.

Lifeline is available 24/7 on 13 11 14

May
26
Sat
National Sorry Day
May 26 all-day

Aboriginal Flag

National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance held on May 26 each year. This day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. Stolen generations refer to Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families and communities.

May
27
Sun
National Reconciliation Week
May 27 – Jun 3 all-day

National Reconciliation Week Poster - 27th May - 3rd June 2018

What is National Reconciliation Week?

27 May – 3 June
These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Make reconciliation part of your story, and your future.

May
29
Tue
Lifeline South Coast safeTALK seminar – Dapto Citizens Bowling Club @ Dapto Citizens Bowling Club
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thanks to the generous support of The Dapto Citizens Bowling Club, Lifeline South Coast is offering a FREE safeTALK suicide awareness seminar to members of our community.

safeTALK is an alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognise these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources.

Who should attend a safeTALK workshop?

safeTALK offers valuable skills to everyone 15 and older and requires no formal training or prior experience in suicide prevention. safeTALK is an excellent tool for people who want to become alert to the dangers of suicide in a convenient timeframe. Although formal caregivers such as social workers and counsellors employ safeTALK skills, the program is also used by students, teachers, community volunteers, first responders, military personnel, police, public and private employees, and professional athletes—among many others. By providing a universal model with adaptable components, safeTALK offers useful skills to every audience.

What can I expect from a safeTALK workshop?

safeTALK is a powerful experience. You can expect to feel challenged, empowered, and hopeful. Your safeTALK trainer will demonstrate the importance of suicide alertness and help you identify ways people invite help when they’re at risk. safeTALK’s steps provide a simple yet effective method to engage with people at risk and connect them with resources that can carry out a full-scale intervention. At the end of the workshop, you’ll have a chance to practice these skills firsthand. All in all, you can expect to leave safeTALK with practical knowledge of how to identify someone at risk and link them to life-saving resources.

A Lifeline South Coast support person will attend every safeTALK workshop.

Lifeline is available 24/7 on 13 11 14