Category Archives: Media Releases

We welcome funding announcement for support after suicide

StandBy – Support after Suicide, a program of United Synergies, has heralded the announcement by the federal government to award the not for profit organisation $11.4M under the National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program. United Synergies’ CEO Christopher John welcomed the funding announcement and said that it will help the StandBy continue to make

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Tait-Duke Community Cottage rebuilding dreams

Tait-Duke Community Cottage and garden restoration commenced this week to the delight of project participants, partners and supporters who today gathered on-site for the “tools and belts” presentation to trainees. The restoration of the 98-year-old Queenslander, gifted by the Tait-Duke family to Noosa Council, realises the dream of 92-year-old Esme Tait to see her childhood

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Suicide postvention group welcomes Government’s plan for mental health

The StandBy Response Service, run by United Synergies, has today welcomed the Coalition’s commitment to suicide prevention. United Synergies CEO Christopher John said it was positive to see a bipartisan approach to investing in suicide prevention. “The Coalition’s response today provides an investment to better understand how suicide prevention efforts can respond early to the needs of those contemplating suicide,” Mr John said. “The $12 million

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Construction trainees wanted for historic Tait-Duke Community Cottage restoration in Tewantin

Local not-for-profit organisation, United Synergies, is looking for 10 community members to undertake a 16 week paid traineeship in construction as part of the exciting historic Tait-Duke Community Cottage restoration project in Tewantin. The traineeship, to commence on 1 July this year, provides a Certificate I in Construction and is open to anyone over 15

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Youth job courses available at headspace Caboolture

headspace Caboolture is excited to be hosting short job skills courses for local young people to help them get the practical skills and work experience to secure a job. Not-For-Profit organisation United Synergies is running six week courses from headspace Caboolture starting in June and July. The courses are free for young people aged between

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Local young people making headspace Caboolture youth friendly

Construction of the new headspace Caboolture youth mental health service is well underway, with a local youth committee helping to design and create a space that is engaging for local young people. Five local young people have volunteered to provide advice on the layout, interior design and youth friendly features in the new space. The

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United Synergies making services more LGBTI friendly

Sunshine Coast based not-for-profit and provider of community services, United Synergies, has signed an agreement with the national LGBTI Health Alliance aimed at making the service even more accessible to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex community. Under the agreement, United Synergies is a partner to the ‘LGBTI Champions Project’, which is part of

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Booin Gari festival celebrates Indigenous culture on the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Indigenous festival Booin Gari has announced a stand out program for 2016, which centres on a cultural immersion in music, traditional art and craft, and storytelling. Booin Gari will be held on Tuesday, 5 April from 9.30am to 3.30pm at Noosaville Lions Park, with a range of activities on land and water for

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Site chosen for headspace Caboolture mental health service

A site for the new headspace Caboolture youth mental health service has been announced. Lead agency for the headspace Caboolture consortium, United Synergies, confirmed ‘The Lakes Centre’ at 8-22 King Street will be home to the service when it opens next year. Progress on headspace Caboolture is well underway, with the building fit out starting

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New Cooroy café giving young people a helping hand

United Synergies officially opened a café at Cooroy Library on Thursday 1 October that supports young people to address barriers to employment and gain valuable work experience skills. The ‘Coffee United’ brand of social enterprise cafes was developed by United Synergies in response to a need for a ‘supported’ real life work experience for young

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