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Edition 49 -  24 March 2022

This newsletter brings GEALC and the community to you.

What is new? What is happening? What do I need to know?


IN THIS ISSUE (click to jump to the sections)

What's Happening at GEALC Multicultural Festival Photos > Walk & Talk > iPad Loan ProgramGood News Story: our AGM
Health Information > Masks at GEALC > Translated health resources from Health Translations > Checklist if you test positive > The Flu Vaccine (Influenza) > Central Bayside Community Health Services
Interesting Things Happening in the Community  > Charities supporting those in need  > No Interest Loans 
This month.. March > Cultural Diversity Week and Harmony Week
AMEP & Pathway Guidance >Job Ready course at GEALC 
Wellbeing & Mental Health Supports
A warm hello to all GEALC community members!

It was so fantastic to see so many of you at our Multicultural Festival yesterday. There was such a beautiful atmosphere there - we all enjoyed the music, the dancing, the good company and of course, the food!

While we watch the devastation in Ukraine and the ongoing hardship for flood-affected people in New South Wales and Queensland, it is important to look after our mental health and wellbeing. Events like the Multicultural Festival are an opportunity to join with others to CELEBRATE the DIVERSITY in our COMMUNITY. To celebrate our difference and our common values. To show RESPECT, and to BUILD CONNECTIONS. Such events make us feel good, feel like we BELONG and give us HOPE for the future. 


We were so pleased to have Hon Tim Wilson MP, Member for Goldstein as well as representatives of Glen Eira Council, Brotherhood of St Lawrence NDIS, Monash Health, Sandringham Ambulatory Care Centre and Jobs Victoria Advocates join us at the Festival. We thank them all for coming and for providing important information and referrals.

As you know, we are here at GEALC to support you so if you need anything, please get in touch. If you need general welfare or career guidance or any help understanding health, COVID or vaccination information, please ask - I can help you!

Have a great week! 🙂 Lindy
 

Don't forget to follow GEALC on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/gleneiraadultlearning/

And now on Instagram:
@gleneiradultlearning 
https://www.instagram.com/gleneiraadultlearning/

 
 
WHAT A GREAT TIME WE HAD AT OUR MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL YESTERDAY!
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US! 


Thanks to all our AMAZING VOLUNTEERS and FANTASTIC PERFORMERS and also to Glen Eira Council for sponsoring the Festival.



We appreciate and thank Hon Tim Wilson MP, Connect Health, Brotherhood of St Laurence/NDIS, Glen Eira Council and Jobs Victoria Advocates for their presence on the day.
GLEN EIRA iPAD LOAN LIBRARY
If you need an iPad to be able to study and learn from home, we can help you. Click the image or go to: https://forms.office.com/r/TN4L6B0r8u to apply.


 
MASKS
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Please note that for the safety of all our students and staff, GEALC continues to recommend masks in our classrooms.

TRANSLATED HEALTH RESOURCES

For an incredible range of translated, verified health information, the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health manage HEALTH TRANSLATIONS, a free, online library with over 24,000 multi-lingual resources!
https://www.healthtranslations.vic.gov.au/



 
INFLUENZA VACCINES FOR WINTER
Doctors and health professionals are encouraging the Flu Vaccine for this coming winter season.

Click the image for more information and ask your pharmacist or doctor for their advice.


https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/immunisation/vaccines/influenza-flu-vaccine

CENTRAL BAYSIDE COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES
Local Community Health Service providing support for all your vaccination needs
as well as group activities and general health, disability, dental and child services.

Community Health Centres Melbourne | Community Health Services Melbourne (cbchs.org.au)

 
Supporting those in need
Reliable Charities supporting current crisis in Ukraine
https://www.savethechildren.org.au/donate/appeals/ukraine-crisis-response
https://www.care.org.au/appeals/ukraine-humanitarian-crisis/
https://www.unicef.org.au/appeals/ukraine-emergency-appeal
https://www.redcross.org.au/ukraine/
Ukrainian charity Voices of Children: https://voices.org.ua/en/
 
  
Reliable Charities supporting flood victims in NSW and Queensland
https://www.redcross.org.au/floodsappeal/
https://donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-nsw/vinnies-nsw-flood-appeal
https://www.foodbank.org.au/QLD/flood-emergency-appeal/?state=qld
https://foodbank.raisely.com/helpnswfloodvictims
Amazing charity, GIVIT - donate money or check the list of items required to donate goods or the funds to provide them: https://www.givit.org.au/storms-and-flooding


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No Interest Loans for vehicles up to $5000
In addition to no interest loans for essential goods and services, Neighbourhood Houses Victoria and Good Shepherd are now offering loans up to $5000 for ESSENTIAL VEHICLES for health care card/ pension card holders.

Click the image or go to https://www.nhvic.org.au/nils to find out more and check if you are eligible

CELEBRATING DIVERSITY, BELONGING AND HARMONY AT GEALC, IN VICTORIA AND AROUND THE COUNTRY....


HARMONY WEEK AUSTRALIA and CULTURAL DIVERSITY WEEK VICTORIA

CLICK IMAGES FOR MORE INFORMATION


Finding a Job Can Be Hard Work!

GEALC’s JobReady program can help you get on your way: understand your skills, set career goals, learn about job-hunting, work on your resume and prepare for interviews! Call GEALC on 95788996 or go to https://gealc.org.au/course/building-employability-skills/ to sign up.

LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DOING THIS COURSE IN TERM 2
We ask all GEALC AMEP students to please complete the
Individual Pathway Guide (IPG) Form.
This is a requirement for us to receive funding. 
Click to complete (approximately 10-15 minutes):

https://forms.office.com/r/ZGZ5hK0XjA

You only need to complete the form once.
Please contact Lindy if you have any difficulty with this.

 In an emergency, if you or someone you know is at immediate risk of harm, call 000 for police, ambulance or fire.
 
  LIFELINE provides crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  Call 13 11 14 or go to
www.lifeline.org.au

  BEYOND BLUE provides anxiety, depression and suicide prevention support including Coronavirus mental wellbeing support service
  - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
  Call 1300 22 4636 or go to
www.beyondblue.org.au

  NURSE-ON-CALL provides expert health advice from qualified nurses   - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  Call 1300 60 60 24 or go to 
www.health.vic.gov.au/primary-care/nurse-on-call

 

Click here to find a full list of phone and online services with information and contact details or go to: 
https://gealc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Emergency-contacts-phone-and-online-services.pdf


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