Community Wellbeing

Big Yellow Umbrella's (BYU) Community Wellbeing programs provides a wide range of services to residents and their families living in the Macarthur Local Government Area (LGA) and surrounds.
BYU works in partnership with a number of Macarthur based organisations to deliver quality programs and Big Yellow Umbrella delivers quality programs and activities for all members of the community.

MONDAY'S

  • Every week on a Monday, we run a FREE food relief program from our Yellow Hampers collection point in the Narellan Library forecourt.  Everyone, of any age and of any situation can attend.  Call us to register on Call 0423 758 091 to register for your Hamper OR email julie.rae@yellowumbrella.org.au

    When: Collection available from 1:00pm until 3:00pm
    Where: Unit 1, Corner Elyard & Queen Streets
      Narellan Library Forecourt
    Parking: Please park in the Library car park and follow the signs to the Yellow Hampers collection point
     

  • SSI is a provider of Disability Employment Services (DES), the Australian Government’s employment service that helps people with a disability, injury or health condition to find work and keep a job.  Referrals given to multicultural services and refugee support.  Call 0401 946 321 or email acharamand@ssi.org.au

    When:  Monday's 8.30 am - 4.30 pm
     Every Fortnight
    Where:  16-24 Queen Street
       Narellan
    Cost:   FREE
    Age:  16 - 64 years

     

TUESDAY'S

  • Build meaningful connections with people in your community. Use art as a tool to express yourself and make new connections in a safe, non-judgemental environment with other like-minded people. This is a free group with all materials supplied for Wollondilly and Wingecarribee residents.

    When:  Tuesday's 10am - 12pm
    Where:  Yerrinbool Community, Sunrise Road, Yerrinbool
    Cost:  FREE
    Contact:  tomeka.warren@yellowumbrella.org.au or call 02 4647 1283
       

     

  • The bushfires of 2019 affected us all in different ways. Hang out with us after school to have a chat and create some art (creating art is not compulsory)

    When:  Tuesday's 1.15pm - 2.45pm
    Where:  Picton High School
    Cost:  FREE
    Register:  Call BYU on 4647 1283 or  speak to Picton High School's Wellbeing Coordinator
     
  • Big Yellow Umbrella's Case Manager works collaboratively, with a strengths-based approach to support children and young people, and their families.  Case Management involves an Intake, Assessment, Case Planning and Referrals to appropriate programs and services. Every Case Plan is unique to the individual, using a holistic approach.  We accept referrals from other agencies, Government Departments, families, and self-referrals.  For more information SMS Stephanie Roberts on 0434 812 951 or Email youth.services@yellowumbrella.org.au for our referral form.

    When:  Every Tuesday and Wednesday
    Where:  Julia Reserve Community Centre, Peter Brock Drive, Oran Park
    Cost:  FREE
    Register: Call 0434 812 951 or email youth.services@yellowumbrella.org.au

  • A support group for family, friends and carers of people living with a mental illness.

    When:  Fourth Tuesday of each month
    Where:  Contact Janelle for more information
       Mob 0423 767 501 or Email janelle.hint@onedoor.org.au
    Cost:  FREE
     

WEDNESDAY'S

  • Calling on all parents and kids to come and join us at our Playlinks Playgroup. 

    During this supported playgroup children will enjoy craft, games, book and songs.

    When:  Wednesday's, 10am to 11:30am
    Where:  Narellan Child, Family & Community Centre, 16-24 Queen Street, Narellan
    Register:  Call Leanne on 0468 355 492 or email children@yellowumbrella.org.au
       
  • Big Yellow Umbrella's Case Manager works collaboratively, with a strengths-based approach to support children and young people, and their families.  Case Management involves an Intake, Assessment, Case Planning and Referrals to appropriate programs and services. Every Case Plan is unique to the individual, using a holistic approach.  We accept referrals from other agencies, Government Departments, families, and self-referrals.  For more information SMS Stephanie Roberts on 0434 812 951 or Email youth.services@yellowumbrella.org.au for our referral form.

    When:  Every Tuesday and Wednesday
    Where:  Julia Reserve Community Centre, Peter Brock Drive, Oran Park
    Cost:  FREE
    Register: Call 0434 812 951 or email youth.services@yellowumbrella.org.au



  • RAYN, the Rainbow Advocacy Youth Network. For young people who identify as LGBTQI+ and their friends or allies. This is an inclusive, celebratory group that supports young people throughout their diverse journeys and helps them navigate complex feelings, confusion and promotes safety in expression.

    When:   Wednesday's 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Where:  Julia Reserve, Peter Brock Drive, Oran Park
    Cost:  FREE
    Contact:

     Call 02 4647 1283 or Email  - tanisha.daluz@yellowumbrella.org.au

     

     

THURSDAY'S

  • FREE supervised 2 hour sports session at AB Central for 6-17 year olds who live in the Campbelltown area, every Thursday from 5 - 7pm.

    No equipment is needed however feel free to bring along a pair of boxing gloves if you have them - all other equipment will be supplied, along with afternoon tea.

    When:  Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
    Where:  AB Central, 52 Riverside Dr, Airds
    Cost:  FREE
    Register: Call 4647 1283 to book

  • Calling on all parents and kids to come and join us at the  Little Umbrella Playgroup.

    Playgroups will enjoy craft, games, books and songs.

    When:  Thursdays,  9.30 am - 11:00 am
    Where:  Narellan Child, Family & Community Centre, 16-24 Queen Street, Narellan
    Cost:  FREE
    Register: Call Leanne on 0468 355 492 or email children@yellowumbrella.org.au

     

     

FRIDAY'S

  • Every week on a Friday, we run a FREE food relief program from our Yellow Hampers collection point in the Narellan Library forecourt.  Everyone, of any age and of any situation can attend.  Call 0423 758 091 to register for your Hamper OR email julie.rae@yellowumbrella.org.au

    When: Collection available from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
    Where: Unit 1, Corner Elyard & Queen Streets, Narellan Library Forecout, Narellan
    Parking: Please park in the Library car park and follow the signs to the Yellow Hampers collection point
    Cost: FREE
     

OTHER SERVICES & PROGRAMS

  • Watch this space for the next School Holiday calendar.  Why not 'Like' our Facebook Page BigYellowUmbrella for the latest updates.

  • Big Yellow Umbrella's case management process is whereby we work collaboratively to support children, young people, adults and their families/carers.  Case management involves intake, assessment, case planning, referral to appropriate services, monitoring and review. 

     

  • SSI is a provider of Disability Employment Services (DES), the Australian Government’s employment service that helps people with a disability, injury or health condition to find work and keep a job.  Referrals are given to multicultural services and refugee support.  Call 0401 946 321 or email acharamand@ssi.org.au02 8713 9200 for appointments.

    When:  Monday's 8.30 am - 4.30 pm
    Where:  16-24 Queen Street
       Narellan
    Cost:   FREE
    Age:  16 - 64 years

     

     

  • Every week on a Friday, we run a FREE food relief program from our Yellow Hampers collection point in the Narellan Library forecourt.  Everyone, of any age and of any situation can attend and no ID, registration, or sign in required.

    Dates are subject to change so please call Big Yellow Umbrella on 02 4647 1283  or Email rob.mcdonagh@yellowumbrella.org.au for further information.

    When: Collection available from 12:30pm until 2:00pm
    (Please book your pick-up time by calling us on 4647 1283)
    Where: Unit 1, Corner Elyard & Queen Streets
      Narellan Library Forecourt
    Parking: Please park in the Library car park and follow the signs to the Yellow Hampers collection point
    Cost:


    FREE

     

  • Referrals for this service are available by appointment only.

    Ongoing therapeutic interventions and coordination of clinical services for those with severe and persistent mental illness that significantly impacts social, personal and work life. A Credentialed Mental Health Nurse will provide regular reviews, medication monitoring, physical healthcare information and liaison with carers and relevant mental health support services for free as required. A GP mental health treatment plan must be developed within one month of commencing the service.