Explore your musical goals at Work Life Connect, Cessnock!

Explore your musical goals at Work Life Connect, Cessnock! At Mai-Wel’s Work Life Connect at Cessnock, Bruce has been taking part in the 1:1 music program to explore the world of music. As part of this program, Bruce has been learning how to play the acoustic guitar and has been loving every minute of it! Each week, Bruce attends Work Life Connect in Cessnock to take part in a weekly hour session with Mai-Wel Creative Arts mentor, James. During these sessions, Bruce is able to explore his passion [...]

Kathy’s helping out and expressing herself through art!

Kathy’s helping out and expressing herself through art! Meet Kathy, a participant of Work Life Connect’s Creative Arts program, which runs at Mai-Wel on Vincent, Cessnock. Through the program, Kathy has been learning new art techniques and really enjoying herself. Have a look at some of her amazing artworks and textile creations! Kathy became interested in Creative Arts to help achieve some of her goals. Kathy said, “Creative Arts helps me to socialise and keeps my brain active. I get to go out into the community as well [...]

Oliver’s been getting out and about with Work Life Connect

Oliver’s been getting out and about with Work Life Connect! Meet Oliver, a participant at Work Life Connect who has been getting out and about in Cessnock to increase his confidence, independence and skills. You may have seen Oliver attending supports down at the local park, where he’s been building his skills and confidence while having some fun at the same time. Oliver wanted to have some new experiences and thought it would be a good idea to try his hand at basketball. This is something he hasn’t done [...]

By |2021-05-28T12:02:04+10:0028th May, 2021|Good News Stories, Work Life Connect|

Emily’s trying new things during work experience

Emily’s trying new things during work experience As part of Mai-Wel’s Work Life Connect ‘School Leaver Employment Supports’ program at Cessnock, Emily has been taking part in some work experience at Bombora Surf Shop. Emily started with Work Life Connect using her School Leaver Employment Supports funding, with the goal of trying new things, adapting to change and gaining some skills for employment. Work Life Connect offers School Leaver Employment Support programs with aims to prepare participants for the world of work by providing opportunities for skill-building, building workplace [...]

Thomas Chills Out with his friends at the bowling alley!

Thomas Chills Out with his friends at the bowling alley! The Chill Out Group are back out bowling again this week with Thomas getting to try for a strike! Thomas takes part in the Chill Out Group with Mai-Wel on Vincent in Cessnock. With Chill Out, he gets an opportunity to socialise with a group of new friends. Together they socialise, relax and ‘chill out’ together, with the aim of building up social and communication skills essential for daily life. Bowling is one of the activities the Chill [...]

By |2021-03-30T13:37:06+11:0025th March, 2021|Good News Stories, Work Life Connect|

Mai-Wel on Vincent boogie down and get active with Zumba sessions!

Mai-Wel on Vincent boogie down and get active with Zumba sessions! At The Hub, participants have been working out and having a boogie while doing Zumba at Mai-Wel on Vincent Cessnock! The Zumba sessions are part of the Body & Soul program, which aims to teach participants to keep fit and healthy both in the mind and body. The Zumba classes, which are accessed via online sessions, have become a quick favourite among participants, who have bundles of fun dancing around the big open space in the Mai-Wel [...]

By |2021-03-25T13:07:47+11:0025th March, 2021|Good News Stories, Work Life Connect|

Getting fit IS a walk in the park for participants with supports from Mai-Wel in Cessnock

Getting fit IS a walk in the park with Mai-Wel on Vincent! At Cessnock’s Mai-Wel on Vincent, the participants have been going out and getting fit as part of the weekly ‘Move Fit’ program! Move Fit activites are held both at Mai-Wel on Vincent and at various locations in the Cessnock Community, depending on the session plan. This time Jessica, Hunter and Thomas got to head out with their support worker to the park at East Cessnock, getting active on the outdoor gym equipment available and the playground. The [...]

By |2021-03-25T14:55:48+11:0015th March, 2021|Good News Stories, Work Life Connect|

Douglas’ Week at Mai-Wel on Vincent, Cessnock!

Douglas' Week at Mai-Wel on Vincent Back in July of 2020, we got to introduce you all to Douglas, who was excited to return to supports with Mai-Wel’s Life FUNdamentals at Cessnock after three months social distancing due to COVID-19. In 2021, Douglas is continuing to take an active part in supports at Mai-Wel on Vincent, Cessnock’s new hub for all Mai-Wel services, ranging from lifestyle and leisure supports to employment services for people with disability and disadvantaged youth. Last week, Douglas got to take part in the [...]

Malachy and Douglas are hitting targets and goals at the archery range!

Malachy and Douglas are hitting targets and goals at the archery range! Once again Feral Archery in Rutherford have invited our participants at Mai-Wel to come and get involved in a sport that is both exciting and accessible for any age, skillset and ability! As part of their Tuesday supports with Mai-Wel on Vincent at Cessnock, both Malachy and Doug spent a day getting out in the community. This included an hour-long archery lesson with a trainer at Feral Archery’s indoor archery range. Both Malachy and Douglas loved [...]

By |2021-03-15T15:14:52+11:0015th March, 2021|Good News Stories, Work Life Connect|

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