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Networks & Partnerships

Bega Valley Community Drug Action Team (CDAT)

The Bega Valley Shire Council (BVSC) was a participant in the establishment of, and continues to participate in the Bega Valley Community Drug Action Team.  The BVSC is committed to participating in work that aims to improve the health of people in the local Community.  Consultations undertaken by BVSC have identified a lack of local health services orientated to meet the needs of young people. In particular there is growing concern over the prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse involving young people and a lack of effective interventions available.

Bega Valley Koori Interagency Network (KIN)

The Koori Interagency Network (KIN) meetings are a strong Aboriginal Inter Agency Network in the Bega Valley Shire. The KIN provides a forum where Agencies both Aboriginal and non Aboriginal, Government and non Government can discuss events, issues or general information relating or pertaining to the Aboriginal representatives and/or community.  Koori Interagency Network (KIN) meetings are held the first Monday of each month from 9:30am to 11:30pm at Playability, Church St Bega.

For more information contact Jo Norton-Baker, emial: jnortonbaker@lyndon.org.au

The Bega Valley Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN)

SPAN was established in late 2010. The community-based committee works to reduce the impact of suicide in the Bega Valley. The group produces local resources, organises workshops, activities and events to increase the community’s early intervention skills.  By raising awareness of the issue, SPAN hope to reduce the stigma associated with suicide.

The Hon Dr Mike Kelly, Federal Member for Eden-Monaro is a patron of SPAN and other partners include the Council, Bega Valley Community, Wesley LifeForce and the Federal Government.

SPAN Meetings are held monthly, on the third Thursday of the month from 1-3pm, alternating between venues in Eden, Bega and Merimbula. 

For further details contact Liz Seckold (SPAN Chair) on 0447 272 893 or email lizseckold@gmail.com or download the Bega Valley Suicide Prevention Action Network Brochure.

The Bega Valley Child and Family Network

This Network is made up of service provider’s in the region. Key projects include Transition to Schools, Volunteer Home Visiting Service and supporting indigenous families.  The Network meets bi-monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month at a location alternating between Bega, Pambula and Eden.

For further information about Network meetings and dates, please phone (02) 6496 4681.

Bega Valley Domestic and Sexual Violence Committee Meeting

This Committee has been operating in the Bega Valley for about 15 years. Its main role is to further the key approaches of the NSW Strategy to Reduce Violence Against Women. The committee promotes community education strategies to eliminate domestic and other forms of violence through special events held throughout the year.  Events include, 16 days of activism, White Ribbon Day, Stop DV Day and Harmony Day.

The Committee meets bi-monthly, usually in February, April, June, August and October.

For further information contact Gabrielle Powell (02) 6492 1367 or email wrcbega@bigpond.com

Community Training Partnerships (CTP)

The CTP was established in July 2010 and aims to create and develop jobs, as well as focussing on educational and vocational training for young people in Eden.  The Council works with other local organisations to support the growth of local industry and deliver outcomes.

For further information please phone (02) 6492 2203


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