Surf Life Saving - Sydney Northern Beaches

 

Today marks the official launch of the SLSNSW Brand Centre!
The SLSNSW Brand Centre enables clubs to create professional customisable materials to support club activities such as recruitment, course promotion and member recognition. You can upload club logos and images to pre-prepared templates, download your creations to both high and low resolution PDFs, print directly through the platform or send to your own local printer. You can also create social media tiles to help you to communicate and promote your activities online. 
Over the past few weeks we have been running a test and learn phase to ensure that the platform works as expected and we know that a number of you who have been involved in this test phase have been busily creating away! For those of you who haven’t, take a look at some examples of what other members have been up to.

If you were not part of the test phase or are new to your position this year – please contact Claire Bevis via email with the name of your club to have an account set up and login details sent to you. The platform is pretty intuitive, but we do have a handy video tutorial to help you get up to speed if you need it.  
We encourage you to take advantage of this great platform throughout the season, and look forward to receiving your feedback along with any ideas for additional collateral that we could add to the Brand Centre in the future.

For further information please contact;

SLSNSW Member Services Team

P: 9471 8000

E: memberservices@surflifesaving.com.au

 

Please find attached a copy of the 2019/20 Working with Children Check (WWCC) Requirements.  This document outlines the legal requirements and responsibilities for members and clubs in relation to WWCCs in NSW.
These updated requirements include an amendment to the parent exemption section following advice from the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG).  This exemption clarifies that parents require a WWCC if their child is participating in a different age group to the one they are volunteering with.
Can you please review this information and share with members, working with them to implement these requirements.  It is important for clubs and members to take action now, so that members have time to apply for and obtain a WWCC prior to season start.  A flowchart has been included to assist with understanding who needs a WWCC. 
Please note that every WWCC needs to be verified by the Club with the Office of Children’s Guardian, and steps on this process are included.  A number of clubs have been flagged by the Office of the Children’s Guardian as needing support with their verification processes, and SLSNSW will be in touch with a number of clubs in the coming weeks to provide assistance with this process. 
2019 SLSNSW Working with Children Check Requirements
FAQ – Working with Children Checks


Mental Health First Aid Course 
10th& 17thNovember 2019 Candidates must attend both days of the course
8.30am - 4pm @ the Branch Office
Morning tea & lunch provided 
Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance. Physical first aid is accepted and widespread in our community, however most do not cover mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people the skills to help someone who they're concerned about. Completing an MHFA Course will help you to develop the skills to support a friend, family member or co-worker. Having mental health first aid skills means that you can assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and make a real difference to your community.
This is an accredited course under the auspices of Mental Health First Aid Australia and all participants will receive a certificate on successful completion.
The course is facilitated by Lindsay Smith who is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable Mental Health first aid trainers in Australia.
Normally these course cost between $290- $350 however the Branch is offering a subsidised rate of $120 for SLS Members and $200 for Non Members
Candidates must be Over 18 to attend this course
Bookings here