Jacob’s made, mixed and mastered his first original song!

Jacob’s made, mixed and mastered his first original song! Budding songwriter Jacob has released his first original song, created during his private music sessions at Mai-Wel on Vincent in Cessnock. Participants are able to explore the world of music one-on-one- with a Creative Arts mentor during weekly one hour sessions. Jacob first started his private music sessions back in February 2021. During these sessions, participants can create their own music goal. From the beginning, his goal was to learn how to write, record, mix and master songs, as [...]

Getting Out and About with Work Life Connect, Cessnock

Getting Out and About with Work Life Connect, Cessnock Each Friday Work Life Connect’s Community Access program takes off to explore the greater Hunter. The Community Access programs aims to assist participants of Work Life Connect meet up in a small group, practice using public transport and participate in activities and events happening in the wider Hunter community. Starting in May, the participants came together to develop a 12 week schedule of locations throughout Maitland and Newcastle they wanted to explore. Since then, each Friday the group get [...]

By |2021-07-19T12:18:01+10:0019th July, 2021|Good News Stories, Work Life Connect|

Learning to cook is a piece of cake at Work Life Connect!

Learning to cook is a piece of cake at Work Life Connect! Hunter’s making caramel cake and gaining confidence in the kitchen at Work Life Connect in Cessnock! “Confidence in the Kitchen” is a program available at Mai-Wel’s Work Life Connect in Cessnock. Hunter started this program back in May 2021. The first step was to develop a 12 week schedule of recipes that he wanted to learn to make. Each week, Hunter is supported to make a new recipe, taking part in each step of the process; [...]

By |2021-07-19T12:04:51+10:0019th July, 2021|Good News Stories, Work Life Connect|

Build Confidence in the Kitchen at Work Life Connect, Cessnock

Build Confidence in the Kitchen at Work Life Connect, Cessnock Katie, Emily, Erin and Jessica have been building their confidence in the kitchen at the Work Life Connect Café in Cessnock! Confidence in the Kitchen is a 12 week planned activity. Each Monday from 9am to 3pm, the team comes together to plan their meals for the week, researching recipes, writing shopping lists, learning Work Health and Safety practices and a number of other preparations required in order to go home with a delicious meal. By the end [...]

By |2021-06-18T12:02:17+10:0018th June, 2021|Good News Stories, Work Life Connect|

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|

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