Surf Life Saving - Sydney Northern Beaches

Better off with you.

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches is supporting local suicide prevention efforts by partnering with SANE Australia to evaluate a new campaign pilot called Better Off With You (BOWY). The campaign features real stories of people who have been suicidal and will be delivered on the Northern Beaches in early 2020. 

Members are invited to participate in the study which will involve reviewing campaign video and website materials online over a one week period. Details Click here


2019/2020 Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop 

SLSNSW invites nominations for the 2019/20 YOMs workshop which is geared towards creating greater awareness of opportunities and individual abilities in 15-17 year old members.

As a Branch, we are encouraged to use this workshop as a method of recognising members who have the potential to develop skills further by working with like-minded youth.  This age group has one of the largest dropout rates and it is up to Clubs to nominate and recognise their members for programs like YOM’s.

The workshop will be sponsored by SLSNSW and is held from Tuesday April 14 to Thursday April 16, 2020 at The Collaroy Centre.

Attached is the YOMs Circular which contains information and nomination form link.  All applicants will need to complete the Jotform Application online (link contained within the Circular which is attached here).  Please note that no handwritten nominations will be accepted.

Nominations close 9am, Monday February 3, 2020.

All nominations must be submitted directly to SLSNSW.  SLSNSW will then forward the nominations to Branch for endorsement.

Mental Health First Aid Course 
9th & 16th February 2020 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