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:  Colo Vale Memorial Hall, 28 Railway Avenue, Colo Vale
    Cost:  FREE
    Contact:  SMS Nicole on 0422 946 358
     
  • 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 SMS Nicole on 0422 946 358 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

  • The Energy Accounts Payment Assistance (EAPA) Scheme is funded by the NSW Government and administered by the Division of Energy, Water and Portfolio Strategy. The purpose of the EAPA Scheme is to help customers who are experiencing a financial crisis or emergency and need help to pay their home electricity and/or natural gas (energy) bills to avoid disconnection. The Scheme is designed to help these customers stay connected to essential energy services. It is a crisis scheme and not intended to offer ongoing income support. Call or SMS Nicole on 0422 946 358

    When:  Every Tuesday
    Where:  Narellan Child, Family & Community Centre
       16-24 Queen Street, Narellan 2567
    Cost:  FREE
       
  • 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:  From Term 4 -Wednesday's 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Where:  Julia Reserve, Peter Brock Drive, Oran Park
    Cost:  FREE
     

    Call or SMS Nicole to register 0422 946 358 or email community@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.

    Registration is essential so please call 4647 1283 to book your place.

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

    *If you are over 16 years you must be fully vaccinated to attend.

  • 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 00423 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
     

  • Every week on a Friday, we have a group of like-minded people who get-together for a cuppa and a catch up while completing their own art, craft or creative projects (this is not mandatory).  SMS Meg on 0424 169 206

    When:  Every Friday, 9:30am - 12pm
    Where:  Narellan Child, Family & Community Centre, 16-24 Queen Street, Narellan
    Parking: You can park in the carpark at the rear of the Community Centre or use the parking in Narellan Town Centre.
    Cost: FREE
     
  • FREE Youth Counselling providing strategies for preventing and coping with Drug &/or Alcohol Concerns, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Conflict & Relationships.

    Appointments are Essential. Call 02 4647 1283

    When:  Every Friday (Over the phone)
    Where:  16-24 Queen Street
       Narellan 
    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. 

     

  • By Telephone Appointment only

    The Energy Accounts Payment Assistance (EAPA) Scheme is funded by the NSW Government and administered by the Division of Energy, Water and Portfolio Strategy. The purpose of the EAPA Scheme is to help customers who are experiencing a financial crisis or emergency and need help to pay their home electricity and/or natural gas (energy) bills to avoid disconnection. The Scheme is designed to help these customers stay connected to essential energy services. It is a crisis scheme and not intended to offer ongoing income support.

     

  • By Telephone Appointment only

    The Sydney Water Payment Assistance Scheme (PAS) helps Sydney Water customers pay their water bill when they’re in financial crisis. Sydney Water customers experiencing financial difficulties who own and occupy their property and private tenants are eligible for PAS (social housing tenants are not eligible). PAS credit is not available for customers who own more than one property, but we have other support available. Social housing tenants should contact their housing provider.

     

  • Referrals for this service are available by appointment only on the first Wednesday of the month.

    Macarthur Legal Centre’s solicitors can give you free and confidential advice about various legal issues, including:

    • Family law
    • Child support
    • Care and protection
    • Minor traffic matters
    • Neighbourhood disputes
    • Wills, power of attorney and guardianship
    • Employment
    • Debts and fines
    • Victim support
    • Centrelink issues
    • Consumer complaints

    Macarthur Legal Centre’s solicitors can provide advice on most legal issues. If they are unable to offer advice on your matter we can refer you to someone who can.

     

  • 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.