It is so wonderful to see your smiling faces back in our centre!
Check out the many different courses we have on offer at GEALC. You might like to gain more computer skills, learn about Early Childhood Education, understand the MYOB Accounting system or join our Friendship Garden wellbeing group! You can still register but BE QUICK!
Next week we have Nissim, one of our local Victorian Jobs Advocates coming to GEALC. If you would like to chat with him about work, study, life opportunities and options, he will be available from 12.00pm-1.00pm on Wednesday 4 May at GEALC. Hap will be joining us the following week on Tuesday 11 May from 11.30am-1.00pm.
Don't forget we have our Neighbourhood House Week Afternoon Tea on Wednesday 11 May - let's get together to celebrate our community! And also coming up is the GEALC Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday May 26 - let's enjoy a morning tea together and raise important funds for cancer research. More details below!
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! For 1:1 pathway guidance meetings with Lindy, make a booking at: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/GEALC@gealc.org.au/bookings/
CURRENT COVID SETTINGS IN VICTORIA - MANY RESTRICTIONS REMOVED! MASKS
Please note that for the safety of all our students and staff, GEALC continues to recommend masks in our classrooms.
ATAGI RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A 4th DOSE OF COVID VACCINE
ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) recommends an additional booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine to increase vaccine protection before winter for selected population groups who are at greatest risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and who have received their primary vaccination (2 doses) and first booster dose (3rd jab). These groups are:
Adults aged 65 years and older
Residents of aged care or disability care facilities
People aged 16 years and older with severe immunocompromise (as defined in the ATAGI statement on the use of a 3rd primary dose of COVID-19 vaccine in individuals who are severely immunocompromised)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and older.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER ROLE?
MS Community Visitors Scheme is looking for volunteers. Contact Lindy if you are interested: email@example.com
Did you know that May 1 is World Laughter Day??
What a great opportunity to have a laugh - it is good for your mind and your body!
Check here for details about this fun day and here for information about the benefits of laughter.
How can a Jobs Victoria Advocate assist with my job search?
Your local Advocate can:
*help you find employment support, training and education
*share information and tips about getting a job
*support you to apply for jobs on the Jobs Victoria online hub
*connect you to other services such as housing support or counselling.
Nissim Ben-Salamon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hap Dan: email@example.com OUR LOCAL JOBS VICTORIA ADVOCATES WILL BE AT GEALC IN THE NEXT WEEKS!
Come and talk to Nissim on Wednesday 4 May between 12pm and 1pm and speak with Hap on Tuesday 10 May from 11.30am-1.00pm!
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