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November 2018

Muddy Puddles Therapy Centre Official Opening


A big thank you to everyone that was able to come along and enjoy the celebrations at the opening of Muddy Puddles Therapy Centre on Friday 19 October.  We were grateful that The Hon Andrew Constance MP, Member for Bega was able to attend our special day and cut our ribbon, along with Muddy Puddles client Frankie Minato.  The day was a huge success with over 200 people attending.  The assistance of our volunteers was invaluable in making the day run so smoothly.  Thank you to all involved! 

Art Journey

 

Art Journey is art therapy that allows children to express their feelings, problems or concerns onto a page in a creative way.  Art therapy involves a different part of the psyche and can enable insight and development of inner resources.  Lin Barnes is available for individual sessions or small groups including family-based therapy can be arranged with consultation.  Appointments available Tuesdays & Fridays.  Read more

Youth Advocacy Skills

 

Are you aged between 16-24 and would like to learn how to have your voice heard on what you think matters in our community? Then you’re the person we want to see! We would like to start Muddy Puddles first Self Advocacy and Advisory skill building group to ensure that all young people living with a disability have a say on what matters to them. Read more 

Caring for Carers support group

 

Support, contact and resources for parents and carers with a disability.  Come and have a cuppa, meet some new people who 'get it', share your knowledge and have some time just for you.  Free childcare provided.  Next group meets Tuesday 27 November 9.30am  Read more

Muddy Puddles Client Satisfaction Survey

 

We would like to know what you think of our service and how we can improve. Your feedback is confidential and will be used to design our service to meet your needs. This survey should take less than 5 minutes.  To complete the survey click here 
Thank you to everyone that has already taken the time to complete our survey.

Snapshot Superstars

 

Two students have been participating in the Muddy Puddles Drama therapy program 'Snapshot' since its development at the beginning of this year. Their creative talent has been steadily growing throughout their therapeutic journey. During term three this year the students felt confident enough to enter into the South East Arts YOOF tube film festival     for youth aged 12-25 in Bega Valley, Eurobodalla and the snowy Monaro regional shire councils. The competition required the entrants to create a film with the theme of ‘change’. As the film was to be submitted during Mental Health Awareness Week in October, they decided to focus on anxiety, which allowed them to draw on their own experiences to develop the characters. The film is 7 minutes in length and follows the story of a young girl with social anxiety. Discussions in the Drama therapy program around strategies to manage anxiety and how to help others, inspired the story line and the characters journey. The film was designed to highlight that we all have the internal strength to ‘change our reality. The film was selected among 10 others to be screened in the finals at Merimbula cinema, and will go on to be screened in Narooma and Cooma cinema's.
The students traveled down with the Drama therapy team to attend the Merimbula screening and award night last Monday, which was a sold out event. Despite being among the youngest participants, they received the encouragement award and $100 dollars for having such a strong message for young people. The student's success has been celebrated in three local newspapers throughout the Eurobodalla.
The film will be shown 5-6pm the 3rd
 of December for International Day of People With Disability. This Muddy Puddles event hosted by Batemans Bay library will be catered by Muddy Puddles cooking group. Please come along and see this incredible film and meet its talented creators. 

Term 4 programs

 

A complete list of our current therapy groups  Read more

MP Information Session 

 

Muddy Puddles information sessions are a good opportunity for parents and carers to meet with our CEO and learn about the different therapies and programs our centre provides.  It's also a good chance to learn about how to access NDIS funding.  Read more
Our next session is Monday 10 December 4pm

Fundraiser - Jukebox Hits From Heaven

 

Come and join us for a great evenings entertainment by Rod Toovey at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club.   'Jukebox Hits from Heaven' will feature songs from the greats including Elvis, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash.  Tickets are $50 per head and include dinner and the show.  To purchase tickets please call Tina on 0490 830 473 or email events@muddypuddles.org.au  

Volunteer news

 

If you would like to find out more about the work done by our volunteers, have a look at our Volunteer Newsletter.  This month we catch up with volunteers Marilyn Rowland and Linda Gorman. 

EACH

 

EACH is the NDIS partner in the Eurobodalla providing Early Childhood Early Intervention for children aged 0 - 6 with a developmental delay.  EACH can assist you to access funded support through the NDIS Click to read more about EACH

Companion card

 

The NSW companion card program is for people with significant and permanent disability who have a lifelong need for a high level of care to participate in community events and activities.  The allows a persons carer free entry into participating venues and events.  For more information on companion cards click here
Muddy Puddles is offering free support to families navigating the NDIS.
Please contact Cate on 02 4472 6939 to talk about how we can help you and your child get ready for their first NDIS plan.
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