Saturday, November 14, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Do you know of an amazing, inspiring, hopeful love story from around our great nation?
This journey will be an impressive reflection of life on the land, complemented by anecdotal stories that capture the resilience and strength of the people who live and work on it.
Collecting stories from every corner of our heartland.
Please drop a direct line if you know of a love story worth mentioning!
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Friday 20 November 2015 Orange Conservatorium
Ten speakers, six musicians, a poet and lunch.
- Professor Gordon Parker of the Black Dog Institute and the grandfather of rural mental health.
- Dai Le, Financial Review Woman of Influence, will be talking about diversity and inclusion (and is on ABC TV's Q & A Monday 2 November!
- Journalist Mieke Buchan will be talking about the power of having a yarn.
- Architect Al Baxter will be talking about sustainable regional architecture (he played a bit of footy in his younger days).
There will also be talks on solutions journalism, food security, loneliness, using words to shape our futures, how to run a circus and the challenge of feeding billions. Add in half a dozen local musicians and a poet and there’s a big day on offer.
Orange TEDX is part of a worldwide not for profit phenomenon that aims to spread ideas to create change with in communities through sharing - one talk at a time.
This will be the first ever TEDX to Orange with live streaming through the central and far west with the support of Optus and TAFE.
Here is a link to a 1 minute YouTube clip to give you a quick overview of what TEDX is all about if you are not familiar with the concept: http://youtu.be/
For tickets: http://www.
The 2016 CEF Scholarships Guide is a comprehensive list of tertiary scholarships developed for rural and regional students.
The Guide includes a wide variety of scholarships which range from a $500 textbook or accommodation grant up to $50,000 per year for education and living costs.
This Guide is a must read for rural and regional students who face greater financial barriers when pursuing higher education. If you need financial assistance, you are strongly encourage you to APPLY, APPLY, APPLY.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
The Regional Wellbeing Survey’s mission is to support research that improves the wellbeing and quality of life of people living in rural and regional Australia. To achieve this, we need to hear the views of all people living in rural and regional Australia.
Everyone aged 18 or over who takes part in the survey can enter the draw to win one of 16 prizes worth a total of $7,000.
Do the survey online at www.regionalwellbeing.org.au
Call 1800 981 499 if you’d like them to post you a paper survey, or for help with the survey.
This year, you can choose to do a short or long version of the survey. People who choose to do a longer survey receive additional entries into the prize draw.
Your participation helps them produce data your community can use, as they produce results for every community from which they receive more than 100 responses.
Many communities are now using the Regional Wellbeing Survey’s results to help inform their planning and decision making processes. To see last year’s results, click here.
The survey is voluntary, confidential and anonymous, and closes on 1 December 2015, at midnight.
The MindSpot Clinic is a free telephone and online service for Australian
adults troubled by symptoms of anxiety or depression.
We provide free Online Screening Assessments to help you learn about
your symptoms, free Treatment Courses to help you to recover, or we
can help you find local services that can help.
For more information visit: https://mindspot.org.au/