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Unemployment being tackled head-on by job agency

Victoria's high unemployment rate is being tackled head-on by local employment service provider MatchWorks through an innovative initiative called Destination Work,which has been rolling out across the state since June this year. This ground-breaking program aims to assist long-term unemployed and over 45 year old job seekers from Cranbourne and Sunshine back into work through support to overcome individual barriers.

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Taking workplace volunteering to new heights

On Friday 14 November young Karingal participants will have an action-packed day abseiling and bushwalking at the You Yangs Regional Park alongside volunteers from Geelong-based health insurance provider GMHBA during a Karingal BacLinks (Business and Community Links) facilitated event.

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Project Pamper a perfect evening

Fashion, styling, shopping and champagne - a feel-good night was had by all at Project Pamper, which welcomed women who had been touched by cancer.

Pictured: Guests received complimentary champagne on arrival and showbags thanks to event sponsors and Target

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Rolling up the sleeves for Narana

A dam at the Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre was re-generated thanks to GMHBA employee volunteers and Karingal BacLinks.

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Building resilience to tackle men’s mental health

On Wednesday 15 October experts in mental health and resilience will address 100 representatives from Geelong businesses at the annual Karingal BacLinks (Business and Community Links) Big Boys Don't Cry: But They Should Men's Mental Health Forum.

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GMHBA help paint a picture of a happy, healthy school community

On Wednesday 15 October volunteers from Geelong-based health insurance provider GMHBA will spend the morning helping students from Geelong East Primary School paint a large mural in their school grounds to promote community inclusiveness and mental health and wellbeing during a Karingal BacLinks (Business and Community Links) facilitated event. 

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Karingal launches Disability Action Plan

Karingal's commitment to providing an inclusive community has been re-enforced through the introduction of the Karingal Disability Action Plan
2013 - 2017.

Pictured: CEO Daryl Starkey, Capacity Development manager for the Office of the Disability Commissioner Anthony Kolmus, Karingal Disability Action Plan project officer Jacqui McKim and Karingal Chair Rod Payne at the Disability Action Plan launch.

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World-class performers kick start Eastern Geelong Community Centre appeal

More than 650 people turned out to Deakin University's Costa Hall on June 25 to see world renowned artists Eddi Reader and Tim McCallum in concert to officially launch the Karingal Foundation's Eastern Geelong Community Centre Appeal. 

 

Pictured: Eddi Reader performs at the concert

 

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NDIS price rise: a small step in the right direction

The National Disability Insurance Agency is paying service providers higher prices for some supports from July 1, however there are concerns that the full cost of service delivery will not be met.

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