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The Home Stretch Campaign reaches NSW

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Last week a campaign was launched in NSW promoting the extension of the leaving care age from 18 to 21. It is called Home Stretch, mirroring the efforts in Tasmania, South Australia and Victoria. The campaign launched alongside a Deloitte…

Samaritans offers free Youth Mental Health training

In recognition of Mental Health Month, Samaritans has announced free Youth Mental Health training to be held in Maitland and Dungog across October in partnership with Hunter New England Local Health District. Samaritans Youth Development Officer for Maitland and Dungog,…

Child Protection Week: 3 Benefits Of Fostering A Child

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In September, Samaritans recognises Child Protection Week, an initiative which encourages the community to think about how we can work together to keep children safe from child abuse and neglect, while rebuilding relationships between children and their birth families. There…

Bean Counters Roll Up for a Good Cause

Local accountants from around the region are again collaborating to raise much needed funds to support youth and education in the Hunter Region. Half of the funds raised at the annual Bean Counters Ball support Samaritans Student Accommodation in Newcastle…

Community partners gather to end homelessness

On any given night in Australia, one in every 200 people are experiencing homelessness and the Manning, Great Lakes  and Gloucester community are banding together this week to show their support to end homelessness. Service providers in the region have…

Bring Your Bills Day: Cessnock

Samaritans will partner with the Energy and Water Ombudsman and Hunter Water for a free consultation day to help people to resolve outstanding financial issues on Thursday 30th August. Bring Your Bills Day will be held in Cessnock following successful…

Samaritans Announces New CEO

Samaritans Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Brad Webb as Samaritans CEO. Brad has been Samaritans Deputy CEO – Strategy and Innovation since 2017 and has recently been in the role of Acting CEO. He has led…

A New Start

In an unhealthy relationship for many years, Natasha describes her marriage as a place filled with darkness. “As a religious person, I took my marriage seriously. And leaving it was hard.” “His drinking and behaviour kept getting worse. One night…