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Registrations open for Wellness Walk 2019

The Samaritans ARAFMI Wellness Walk will return to the Newcastle CBD on Saturday 19th October. The first annual Wellness Walk was hosted in 2005 and continues to grow in popularity, with an estimated 800 attendees expected in 2019. We are currently welcoming…

Heidi’s Story

Heidi* never imagined she would spend her 40s selling her belongings in order to afford necessities like food. But that’s precisely what she was doing before she visited Samaritans. Heidi is a single mother who has worked her entire life.…

Playspace at Saint Luke’s Anglican Church

Did you know you can help decide which projects in your area get funding? Voting is open now for My Community Project. Samaritans and Saint Luke’s Anglican Church, Wallsend, have been shortlisted to build a new playspace for children experiencing challenging…

Waves of Wellness for Premier’s Youth Initiative

Over the last eight weeks, participants from our Premier’s Youth Initiative (PYI) program engaged in the Wave Of Wellness (WOW) Surfing Experience. WOW is an eight-week evidence based learn-to-surf program for people experiencing mental health issues. The primary focus of…

Kinship Carer Support Group

Profile – Leonie Lund Leonie has been a volunteer facilitator with the Nelson Bay Kinship Care Support Group for the past 10 years. She became a grandparent carer to her two grandsons when they were just 2 and 10 years…

How will you celebrate NAIDOC week 2019?

Samaritans would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work and pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Aboriginal Australia.…

Wellness Walk 2019

The Samaritans ARAFMI Wellness Walk will return to the Newcastle CBD on Saturday 19th October. The first annual Wellness Walk was hosted in 2005 and continues to grow in popularity, with an estimated 800 attendees expected in 2019. With one…

Beauty and the Beast: charity night

Metropolitan Players is supporting Samaritans this year with a charity opening night of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Wednesday 14 August at Civic Theatre, Newcastle at 7:30pm. Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a cold-blooded prince who has been magically transformed into an…

5 truths from survivors of domestic violence

Woman with fair skin stands in dark looking away from camera

May is recognised as Domestic Violence Prevention Month – a community-based initiative which aims to raise awareness of the social and personal impacts of domestic and family violence, plus highlight the support services available in the community. Domestic Violence Prevention…

Sea of Hands for National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. As a symbol of reconciliation, rights and respect,…

Federal Budget has missed the mark

Samaritans has expressed disappointment following last night’s Federal Budget. “We have looked beyond the budget numbers to the underlying policy indicators from the Morrison Government, and it’s a disappointing result,” Samaritans CEO, Brad Webb, said. “Last night we saw no…