Community & Inclusion
Waterfront Welcomers recruits and trains Port Phillip residents as volunteers in a visitor greeting and information service to cruise ship passengers at Station Pier. With over a 100 cruise ships docking at Station Pier each season, the volunteer Waterfront Welcomers have got plenty to do. They help connect passengers to local activities and sites, complementing the many other services geared up to welcome in excess of 300,000 passengers annually. Not forgetting the many thousands of crew, the Welcomers have been involved in the set up of a new Crew Club with free wifi, mission to seafarers and refreshments. Its proved to be popular with crew who have different needs to the regular cruisers.
Voices of the South Side is an exciting program for people who may be feeling isolated and interested in creative projects. It is a supportive program that connects people up to new networks and activities in the City of Port Phillip. There will be a variety of opportunities for people to explore their creativity, speaking and leadership skills through free courses. The new ‘Speaking out’ Course is a ten week course offered to a small group of people who want to: Feel comfortable speaking in public, Talk off the cuff, Really listen, Feel comfortable in meetings, Improve your communication skills, Get your point across clearly, Handle conflict, Develop self-confidence, Look after yourself and others, Be connected to new social networks, Gain access to a range of other courses and activities
Monday Drop In
Want to have a day out? Share a meal and maybe a laugh? Have a say in the food you eat and the places you see? Then Monday Drop In is for you! We meet every Monday in Port Melbourne for a meal followed by an activity. Monday Drop In is designed for people who have mental health issues, other disabilities, socially isolated and live in local rooming houses or SRS accommodation. We’d love to see you there! Location: SouthPort Community Centre, 154 Liardet St, Port Melbourne
Women’s Activity Group
Would you like to meet other women in an interactive environment and supporting social network? Then Women’s Activity Group is for you! WAG is a fortnightly social and recreational program for low-support independent women with mental health issues, who may also have other physical challenges/disabilities.The group is supported by two facilitators and generally involves a social outing, activity, presentation or workshop and there is a dynamic range of activities offered. The group is designed the interests of the participants wherever possible. Transport is provided for those who live in the area.