We’re excited about Community Hub Partnerships, why?

Collaboration with our Community Hub Partners in Manly and Brookvale increases accessibility to responsive and holistic support for the Northern Beaches community. For example, a person experiencing domestic and family violence can arrive at the Manly Community Hub Drop-in and find assistance with initial safety planning and implementation, and then be referred to emotional, legal and financial counselling all under one roof. It’s an important collaboration that can make a huge difference.

 

Why join us?

We believe that developing these warm referral pathways for assistance and easing the process for people in crisis has a tangible impact on them. It creates a greater sense of certainty and feeling safe, supported and connected, streamlines the way support can be accessed, reduces the compounding overwhelm of having a long list of tasks and reduces obstacles that can prevent people from getting the care they deserve. We want to help people access and benefit from your services.

 

Will you partner with us?

We want to grow the Community Hub’s capacity to have a greater impact on our mutual clients. This could look like your service operating in one of our interview rooms or hot desks or group work in the conference room once a week or every month. If you can think of creative ways to benefit your clients by having a presence in either Manly or Brookvale, please get in touch, and we can discuss a solution that works best for your service or organisation.

 

Is there a cost involved?

Not necessarily, this depends on several factors which we can discuss. If there is a cost, we want to make this as accessible and affordable for service providers as possible.

Current Community Hub Partners and Services 

  • One Meal 
  • Centrelink (Services Australia) Outreach 
  • Legal Aid NSW – Family Law EIU 
  • Manly Legal Advice Service 
  • Mentoring Men 
  • Northern Beaches Women’s Shelter 
  • Paula James Psychology (Bulk Billing) 
  • Family Drug Support 
  • Gotcha 4Life 
  • Northern Beaches Youth and Family Counselling Service (Northern Beaches Council)
  • Oz Harvest 
  • Marijuana Anonymous 
  • CAPAH Multicultural Services 
  • ATO Tax Help 
  • Lifeline Financial Counselling
  • Codependents Anonymous 
  • Manly Business Chamber 
  • Love Scout Counselling
  • Clarity Counselling 

 

Our Hubs were also utilised by organisations providing an array of recreational and educational activities:

  • Photography classes
  • Acting classes
  • Laughter yoga
  • Multicultural community yoga
  • NDIS yoga
  • Music Classes
  • Greek language classes
  • First Aid courses
  • Safe driver programs 
  • Religious worship groups
  • Massage therapy
 

Counselling

Community Northern Beaches offers an array of evidence-based best practice treatments in consultation with clients. Each client is unique and requires an individualised plan dependent upon the issues and goals of that person.

Clients types: Adolescents, Adults and Couples

Services Offered: Domestic Violence, Adult survivors of sexual abuse, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Rehabilitation/Injury Counselling, Shyness and Social Skills deficit, Anxiety and phobias, Bullying, Divorce/separation, Life transition and adjustment issues, Relationship counselling, Stress Management, Assertiveness training, Conflict Resolution, Grief and loss, Psychosis, Self-esteem and self-development, Workplace bullying.

Bulk billing is available (please enquire).

Make an inquiry today.

Legal Aid

Family Law Early Intervention Unit

Please call 1800 551 589 to make an appointment for free confidential legal advice

What Legal Aid can help you with:

  • Problems seeing your children.
  • Arrangements to look after children within the family.
  • Property problems after separation.
  • Child support.
  • Problems with the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) (once called FaCS or DOCS).
  • We can assist you to apply for a grant of legal aid and connect you with other legal aid lawyers, court duty lawyers, private practitioners, or family mediation services.

Services Legal Aid provides:

  • Legal advice and information.
  • Finding a family mediation service.
  • Finding a lawyer to represent you in an ongoing case if you are eligible for legal aid.
  • Helping you to apply for a grant of legal aid.
  • Referring you to court duty services.
  • Writing a letter, or contacting an agency, such as a government department, on your behalf.

There is no means or merit test.

legalaid.nsw.gov.au

Centrelink Outreach

A community engagement officer from Centrelink attends the Manly Community Hub Drop-in on Wednesdays from 10am – 12pm to provide assistance to our service users.

Please see below Smart Centre numbers for your information:

  • Employment services 132850
  • Youth and students 132490
  • Families and parents 136150
  • Disability, sickness and carers 132717
  • Indigenous call centre 1800136380
  • Medicare 132011
  • Child support 131272
  • Phone self-service 136240

servicesaustralia.gov.au/community-engagement-officers

Manly Legal Advice Service

Free legal advice coordinated by The Law Society of NSW and operated by private volunteer solicitors.

Held every Thursday 6:00 pm – 8.00 pm and 3rd Saturday of every month, 10 am – 12 pm.

This is a first-come-first-served walk-in service ie. no appointment necessary

Manly Business Chamber

The Manly Business Chamber is one of the strongest in New South Wales, providing a platform to help members prosper and succeed through a productive working partnership with all levels of Government and other community organisations. The Chamber acts as the collective voice of businesses and seeks the involvement and participation of a cross-section representative to:

  • participate in debates on matters of public importance

  • provide exposure for our members and their businesses

  • encourage the retention of community dollars within Manly to maintain and strengthen a prosperous business climate

  • actively promotes Manly’s attractions and lifestyle with a view to drawing new residents, visitors and tourists

  • pursues objectives and strategies to favour development in Manly

  • recognises the need for links between Chamber, Council and tourism bodies when working towards common goals

  • provide the opportunity for all members to prosper within the Manly region whenever possible.