Mark MacManus, a recovered addict will share his harrowing story of substance abuse and his courageous path to recovery at the Conversations that Matter event on Friday 16 July at the Italian Australian Club, Morwell.
Supported by Morwell Neighbourhood House, the event will feature Mark and fellow guest speaker Sergeant Mark Smith from Victoria Police speaking about anxiety, self-esteem, depression, alcohol, narcotics, and rehabilitation.
“My story is raw and powerful and breaks all the stigmas associated with mental health and addiction. I wish to deliver hope to families and people who are suffering. I wish to educate the youth of tomorrow of the dangers of alcohol and narcotics and the effect it can have on your life.” – Mark MacManus
Morwell Neighbourhood House manager Tracie Lund described the report’s findings as “pretty astounding”. “Neighbourhood Houses are front-line responders in the community and we’ve seen them across the sector respond to emergencies,” Ms Lund told The Express. “This is really about immediate need, for example, during the first lockdown we were doing welfare checks, groceries and
RISE OF THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH SUPERCENTRE: THE COMPLEX AND EVOLVING ROLE OF NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSES Our society has changed substantially since the Neighbourhood House movement emerged from the1970s. Like other oganisations historically staffed by female volunteers such as the CWA, the Neighbourhood House movement has frequently been trivialised by popular culture as a light weight community
At Morwell Neighbourhood House, our goal is to help individuals and families of our community. We even go beyond our community and extend our aid to Morwell’s surrounding communities.
We are a registered charity and non-profit centre, working for the welfare of those suffering from distress and isolation, or experiencing poverty and disadvantage.
Even though we have a modest budget, we do the best with what we have in an efficient and effective manner. Our services have been set up in a way that help in advancing the public and social welfare of the Morwell Neighbourhood and nearby communities.
In order to increase the independence of disadvantaged people, our centre provides:
• Educational Support
• Skills Learning
• Training and Volunteering Opportunities
• Support Programs
However, we cannot do it without your help!
If you wish to make a positive impact in our community, you can do so by becoming a donor to the Morwell Neighbourhood House donations in the following ways:
• Cash Donations (Any monetary donations over $2 are tax deductible!)
• In-Kind Donations (Donating Goods and Services!)
• Direct Deposit to Bank Account: Morwell Neighbourhood House, BSB: 313 140, Account 12006545
Rest assured all your donations will be utilised for the betterment of those in need!
Located in the town of Morwell, Victoria, her name is Honeybell Lollipop and she is training to be the first Neighbourhood House therapy dog in Australia!
Believe it or not but 1 in every 5 Australian either suffers, or has suffered from some sort of mental illness in their lives. Depression and anxiety make the top of the list.
Feeling low once in a while is alright. But if this is something that has been going on a for a long time, you need to take this matter seriously.
In order to help those suffering from clinical depression, anxiety disorder, or want help in reducing social isolation and enhancing their wellbeing, Honeybell Lollipop is here!
To advance the social and public welfare of the more vulnerable members of our community. We provide a range of supports and programs for people experiencing hardship & disadvantage.
Hello and welcome to our Emergency Food Bank at the Morwell Neighbourhood House. We realise how difficult it can be for some people to provide for themselves and their families when they are facing tough times.
If you find yourself in such a situation, please don’t hesitate to visit us.
For families and individuals struggling to put food on their table, our emergency food bank is here to help.
At Morwell Neighbourhood House, we take the aesthetics of our community’s homes very seriously. We want our neighbourhoods to be in their best shape, and what better way to keep them that way than having a beautifully trimmed and maintained lawn?!
Chances are there are many people who cannot afford to purchase or rent a lawn mower. If that’s the case with you then our lawn mower bank is just the place for you.
Having a nicely trimmed and shaped lawn will not only make your house look graceful, but also enhance the beauty of the neighbourhood.
To ensure that the Morwell community and its surrounding areas look their best throughout the year, we are offering a FREE lawn mower bank service!
We have a wide range of services available at Morwell Neighbourhood House.
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