Kayla's Good News Story

Over the past few months I have overcome many obstacles I’ve had trouble dealing with in the past, and all credit goes the wonderful people who are associated with the Burnie Community House.

Before becoming a part of the kitchen and the team up at the house, I suffered severely from anxiety. Not wanting to participate in any social activities, not wanting to put myself out in to the world or associate with anything outside of my own comfort zone.

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Hilltop wins contract for Burnie Primary School Canteen

This year we were delighted to be awarded the contract to run the Burnie Primary School Canteen, which allows us the opportunity to work with the Tasmania Canteen Association to deliver the very best food options to the school and develop our food hub model across the region. Another great outcome from running the canteen is that it has created a full-time permanent position for one of our jobseekers and a venue for learning for a small team of suitable volunteers. 

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Mental health is defined as a state of well being

Burnie Community House endorses the following definition for mental health - “Mental Health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” - World Health Organisation 2014

We are an all inclusive space, focusing our efforts on providing various programs, services, projects, activities and workshops that have an emphasis on health and well-being, accredited and informal learning with a strong focus on building individual and community capacity.

We are located at 24 Wiseman Street, Shorewell Park, Tasmania 7320

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