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Event Title: Essential Oils for ADHD, Anxiety & Sleep Term 4
Organisation: Northern Beaches ADHD Support Group
Posted On: 10/11/2017

Essential Oils for ADHD, Anxiety & Sleep

Join me and a small group of ADHD mums/dads for a relaxing, social evening learning which essential oils may help your child's ADHD, anxiety & sleep & how you can also use them to live a more low-tox lifestyle, whilst enjoying healthy snacks & drinks. During the evening, you'll have the opportunity to experience the oils, a beautiful hand massage and everyone will leave with a gift to take home!

I've been an ADHD mum for 20 years but I've also had to help my daughter deal with chronic anxiety as well as sleep difficulties, digestive issues and chronic fatigue syndrome. We've found that getting to the root cause of problems and treating them naturally has proved most effective and this has led us to leading a more clean eating, low-tox lifestsyle. Adding therapeutic grade essential oils to our daily routines has enabled us to make this shift so easily. I've loved using essential oils for years and they are my go to remedy for anything from a headache to sunburn and everything in between - skincare, haircare, cooking, cleaning, first aid, emotional support and the list goes on.

Essential oils are an affordable, easy to use and extremely effective way to assist many health and behavioural issues.

Come join me as I take you on an essential oils journey to empower yourself with natural solutions to enhance your family's wellbeing.

You will learn:

* What essential oils are & how to use them safely
* The potent affect essential oils have on the brain
* How to effectively use essential oils to detox your daily life
* Which oils will assist your ADHD child and your family to:

Enhance focus & staying on task
Relieve anxiety & calm emotions
Allow deeper, higher quality sleep
Support the nervous system
Support the immune system
Improve digestive health

Follow my Facebook page Low Tox Living with Essential Oils or Essential Oils for ADHD, Anxiety, Sleep & Mumma Self Love or you can check out my DoTERRA website

If you can't make it on this date, but are interested in coming to a future event, in finding out more about DoTerra's oils or to join me in sharing these oils with others, please drop me an email at
Event Title: Domestic and Family Violence Awareness Seminar
Organisation: Waverley Council
Posted On: 30/10/2017
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Waverley Council, in conjunction with Bondi Beach Cottage and Waverley Local Area Command, are holding a free Domestic and Family Violence Awareness Seminar on

Thursday 7 December 2017
Waverley Library Theatrette
Level 1 Waverley Library
Cnr Ebley and Denison Streets
Bondi Junction

This is a FREE event and open to anyone in the community who would like to know more about
• What domestic and family violence is
• How to recognise when it is happening
• Pathways to support

The seminar is also suited to people who may have a concern about someone they know and would like information about how to assist, and professionals who work with children, young people and families who want to better understand how to work with someone who may be experiencing DFV.

Further information about the seminar can be obtained by contacting Finn Callanan on 9083 8938 or

To RSVP go to
Event Title: Mums Bag of Tricks Talk
Organisation: ACEKids
Posted On: 25/10/2017

Hey Mums, we changed the date of our talk to 19/11/17 which is a week earlier than first stated. Please send a txt to 0412002250 with your name and no: of attendees so that I can book you in.

Event Title: Connect Youth Group: For high-school aged young men whose parents are separated
Organisation: Uniting, Unifam Counselling and Mediation
Posted On: 24/10/2017
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Connect Youth Group meets fortnightly through school terms. The group will cover topics around parent's separation and conflict as well as friendships, other relationships, managing feelings, school, goals for the future and more. It is also a chance for group members to socialise and have fun together.

Group is free and dinner is provided. The group runs from 4.00pm to 5.30pm.

This group is facilitated by Child and Family Therapists from The Anchor: Supporting Kids Through Separation.

Please call (02) 8830 0700 for more information, group session dates and to register a young person for the group.
Event Title: FREE Tafe Native Plant Course
Organisation: Mission Australia
Posted On: 11/10/2017

FREE Tafe Statement of Attainment

Are you interested in learning about Australian Native plants?
This course teaches you about different types of Australian Flora, plant identification, planting, feeding, soils and more. This course is and hands on course.

WEDNESDAYS : 18th October - 13th December
9.30am - 12.30pm

Please call Maria: 0458 20460
Event Title: Tafe Introduction to Floristry
Organisation: Mission Australia
Posted On: 11/10/2017

FREE Tafe Outreach Introduction to Floristry

Tuesdays: 9.30am - 12.30pm
17th October-12th December
St Marys Community Precinct
Memorial Hall 26 Swanson St, St Marys

Please call Jerry: 4724 3018
Event Title: Tafe Barista and Food Handling
Organisation: Mission Australia
Posted On: 11/10/2017

FREE TAFE Accredited - Statement of Attainment

This is a theory and practical course, you will learn how to make the perfect espresso and complete espresso menu drinks. Training also includes
customer service and correct cleaning,
maintenance of machine.

This course is designed for those wanting to further their education in the hospitality industry.

DATE: Tuesdays 24th Ocotber-28th November
LOCATION: Nth St Marys Neighbourhood Centre
TIME: 9.30am—12.30pm
Please contact Jerry: 472403018
Event Title: Silver Steps What's Next Parenting group for over 25s
Organisation: Mission Australia
Posted On: 11/10/2017

Silver Steps group work through the trials and tribulations of parenting in a supportive environment. We work together through topics such as: finances, the mind, the body, the spirit and loads more.

Mondays: 9.30am - 11.30am
starting -16th October

More information please call Jerry: 47243018
Event Title: Mix & Mingle
Organisation: Mission Australia
Posted On: 11/10/2017

Enjoy meeting other parents and carers, share experiences and gain new strategies and resources. There will be guest speakers, and hear about opportunities in the area.

North St Marys Neighbourhood Centre
Dates TBC
For more information call Jerry: 0427243018
Event Title: Strong Women Walking Together
Organisation: Family Support Service Newcastle
Posted On: 03/10/2017
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A group for Indigenous women who are healing from the effects of domestic Cate on 49263577

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