Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Tell us what you thought

did you attend the conference ? We'd really like to hear your thoughts on the event. Please participate in our very quick survey HERE...

If you have trouble with the link please contact Kerry via

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Presentations online

Minister Mark Butler [379B]

Professor John Mendoza [3.45MB]
Professor Barry Golding [604kKB]

Michael Newman: link to web and free access to books

Associate Professor Jo Barraket, QUT - [1.55MB]
May Lam, Social Traders - [515KB]
Dea Morgain, Social Firms Australia - [30.5MB]
Nic Bolto, Ostara [1.77B]

Elizabeth McGregor - [6.09MB]

WHY the Nambucca Valley?

Recognised as one of the most disadvantaged communities in Australia (Professor Tony Vinson) the Nambucca Valley has long been recognised for what the local community doesn’t have. Even through the best efforts of the community to bring about change, the community remains in this stage of disadvantage.
Rather than allowing the disadvantage to remain a burden, some local service providers recognised the opportunities that exist through applying different ideas and working together. But none of these opportunities could be realised in isolation and with this view the Nambucca Valley Collaboration was born.
Social Enterprise for Wellbeing and Mental Health 2011 is the first initiative of the Nambucca Valley Collaboration (including service providers, individuals and private enterprise) to create a shift not only for the local community but also about how the services of the community are viewed.
The Collaboration recognises the importance of social enterprise activities in making change in the local community. The Collaboration sees social enterprise as having capacity to ultimately aid sustainability for non government organisations.
The Collaboration also recognises the importance of wellbeing, health, education and support services as a component of social enterprise projects.
There are several well established social enterprise entities in the Nambucca Valley, the longest serving of these being Nambucca Valley Phoenix, The Positive Living Skills Centre, The Men’s Shed. Between these and newly established enterprises the Valley can offer participants supported experiences (be they educational, social or employment) in industries including building, fashion, horticulture, metal trades, hospitality, retail and bush regeneration.
These are early days for this Collaboration, however already successes are being felt. We thank you for being involved at the ground level by attending the conference.
The group is not closed and we invite you to participate at any point. Come and meet with us at 10am on 29th March at the Nambucca Valley Neighbourhood Centre, 27 Wallace Street Macksville. For further information please contact Paul at the Nambucca Valley Neighbourhood Centre on 65682305 or e-mail

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Find out more about Funkya @ Unkya market click HERE

The market will host a WELLNESS EXPO in conjunction with Social Enterprise for Wellbeing and mental Health from 8am on Sunday 27 February...

Monday, 21 February 2011

Information for delegates

Have you registered to attend SEWMH2011?

More information is available HERE

For further details please contact the conference producer on 0404887473 or e-mail


Sunday, 13 February 2011

DAY ONE Scholarships announced

For the opportunity to gain a scholarship to DAY ONE of Social Enterprise for Wellbeing and Mental Health 2011 please write, in 25 words or less the reason that you'd like to attend the conference and send by e-mail or post to PO Box 323 Bowraville NSW 2449. Your entry must arrive prior to 5pm on friday 18 February. Successful applicants will be notified on Monday 21 February. Please contact the conference producer on 0404887473 for any further details

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Check out the program

The program is online via this link for more details please contact the conference producer via e-mail