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Singleton Interagency

This webpage contains information from the community for the Singleton Interagency and is used to keep the Singleton Interagency Members informed about events, projects and services within the Singleton Local Government Area.

While reasonable care has been taken to ensure that the content is accurate, Singleton Council does not accept responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of content. Please contact the original source of information stated in the listings or on the flyers to confirm the information and for further details.

The Singleton Interagency is a group of community organisations and agencies which deliver services in this region. The group meets regularly at 1pm on the second Wednesday of every second month.

If you have information for services in Singleton or would like more details about Singleton Interagency, please contact Jen Holland, Community Development Officer: ph (02) 6578 7570, email

Interagency and other meetings

Singleton Interagency Meeting
11th October 2017, 1.00pm - 3.00pm.
Singleton Library, Queen Street, Singleton

Lyndon: Drug and Alcohol First Aid
A one day workshop about recognising and responding to alcohol and drug issues. Newcastle, 11 October 2017 and Muswellbrook, 31 October 2017. The training is free. Click here for more information.

Upper Hunter Youth Service: Keep Calm and Communicate

Free morning tea for parents who struggle to communicate with their child/teenager.

Singleton Youth Venue, 1 September 2017 from 11am-12.30pm. Click here for more information.

Upper Hunter Youth Service, Muswellbrook on 29 August 2017 from 10.30am-12pm. Click here for more information.


One Door Mental Health: Assisting Families workshop

4x4hr sessions beginning Monday, 18 September 2017 from 10am-2pm. For family and carers of someone living with a mental health challenge. Click here for more information.

East Maitland Counselling and Mediation: Workshop for separated parents with children 0-4 years

East Maitland Counselling and Mediation (EMCM) is interested to hear from organisations which can make a venue for their workshop in Singleton available. The workshops run for 90 mins. Please contact Nina Curtis for more information: and click here for more information.


Lifeline-Hunter: DV-alert

Domestic Violence Response Training for health, allied health and community frontline workers. Singleton Neighbourhood Centre, 9 & 10 November 2017. Click here for more information.


Counselling Service for youth
Service for youth aged 10-18 years: self-referral or referral by parents, teachers, carers or service providers. 
Referral form. For more information contact Michelle Burns at Upper Hunter Youth Services Inc. ph: 6543 4841, emails:


Upper Hunter Mental Health Services List and Drug and Alcohol Services
Upper Hunter Mental Health Interagency has put together the Upper Hunter Mental Health Service list and the Drug Alcohol Services list.


APM employment Services

APM runs a youth employment service for people aged 15-24 years who are unemployed or casually employed and seek more hours or security with a job. For further requirements see

“Set them on the right path" flyer and the “Nor sure of your next step” flyer. Referral form. For further details contact Vicki Eastwell, ph: 0429 862 377, email:


Samaritans, EWON and Hunter Water: Bring Your Bills Day in Cessnock
If you have missed out on the Bring your Bills Day in Singleton in July, there will be a Bring your Bills Day in Cessnock: Samaritans, 198 Vincent Street, Cessnock, 14 September 2017 from 9am to 3pm. Click here for more information.

Funding Opportunities

2018 Seniors’ Festival Grant Program
Category 1 & 2 are open to the non-for-profit sector. For more information see attached funding guidelines and go to: http://www.nswseniorsfestival.com.au/events/grants
Applications close on 8 September 2017.


Information, Linkages and Capacity Building - NDIS
The National Readiness Grants Round 2 closes on 29 September 2017. For more information go to: https://www.ndis.gov.au/communities/ilc-home/key-ilc-documents.html and https://www.ndis.gov.au/communities/nr-grants.html

Community Groups

Challenge Community Services: Picnic Day at Maitland Park
Challenge Community Services invites all services and agencies to join their monthly Picnic Day at Maitland Park on the 1st Thursday of every month. This is a good opportunity to come and meet new friends and socialise with new people. For more information see flyer.

Upper Hunter Perinatel Anxiety & Depression Support Group
The group is run by community members who understand through personal experience. Every second Friday of the month in Scone and Muswellbrook. For more information, call Shannon: 0439 156 645 (Muswellbrook); Katrina: 0411 587 655 (Scone). See flyer for more information.


HNECC Health Literacy Guide
Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network has published a health literacy guide.



Good Practice Guidelines for the Domestic and family Violence sector in NSW

Domestic Violence NSW has published the guidelines to provide good practice direction.

NSW Grandparent of the Year 2017 – nominations

The nominations for the NSW Grandparent of Year are open now. The nominations close on 2 October 2017.

Training Opportunity

Upper Hunter Mental Health Interagency 
The Upper Hunter Mental Health Interagency would like to hear from workers who currently provide services to people with mental health conditions as part of their day to day work and are interested in taking part in a Certificate IV in Mental Health course. Click here for more information about the course.   
For expression of interest contact: Kirsten Noack, Carer Advocate, One Door Mental Health, ph: (02) 6542 3555; mobile: 0466 453 078, email:  

The Office of the Children's Guardian: Safe series workshop

The Office of the Children’s Guardian will provide a training session for workers working with children 2-6 years about 4 books containing protective behaviour messages. The participants of the course will receive the books for free. See emails below for more details. The training will take place in Singleton on 20 September 2017. Click here for more information.

Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290