Happy teen girl looking upwards and smiling

Would you like to mentor a young person in your community? Youth Frontiers is a NSW Government funded mentoring program for young people 12 to 16 years old who would benefit from a mentoring relationship. OTEC Limited is delivering the 2018 program in the Blue Mountains, Penrith, Lithgow and Hawkesbury and they are now looking for volunteer mentors.

diary with vegetable and tape measure

The feedback survey results on the strategic directions for 2018-2023 for the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) reveal that the top 5 areas of concern in the community are mental health, hospital care, obesity, drug and alcohol, and population growth. Comments from staff and residents indicate the highest priorities for the future are:

boy with a disability on a swing

FutureAbility, Settlement Services International & Sydney Multicultural Community Services
Multicultural Communities Getting NDIS Ready: Regional Round Table Discussion
8 March 2018, 10.00am-1.00pm
Macquarie Room, Penrith RSL, 8 Tindale St, Penrith

Carer walking with girl in wheelchair

Carers NSW 
Carers & the NDIS Workshop
9 & 23 May 2018

Boy with disability being pushed on swing by dad

SydWest Multicultural Services
NDIS Community Education Sessions in Nepalese
5 March 2018, 10.00am–12.00pm
Penrith RSL, 8 Tindale, St, Penrith

Man and woman with disability smiling at each other

Physical Disability Council of NSW (PDCN)
NDIS: Plans in Practice
20 & 21 March 2018

Hawkesbury River

Sydney Water wants to better understand community expectations for the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment and its waterways so they can include community values for water quality in decision-making. They are forming 10 Community Reference Groups across the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment and are inviting people to apply to be members of the groups.

Parramatta Mission & Uniting
Mental Health Carers NDIS Forum
22 March 2018, 10.00am–2.00pm
Penrith RSL, 8 Tindale St, Penrith


Upcoming training and events include:
- Impact of Neglect on Your Children - CALD Focus
- The Grey Areas Between Disciplining, Neglecting, Harming & Abusing Children
- Smart Phones & Tablets - Are They Good for our Babies/Children?