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 0475 582 995 to register for your Hamper OR email rob.mcdonagh@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
     

  • DUE TO THE CURRENT LOCKDOWN OUR TAI CHI PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED.  CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE  LATEST UPDATES.

    Tai Chi is a meditative, low impact form of exercise that involves slow and controlled movements.  It has many health benefits including improved balance and coordination, strengthens bone density, relieves the effects of stress, helps with arthritis pain, plus much more.

    When: Monday's 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
    Where: Narellan Child, Family and Community Centre
      16-24 Queen Street, Narellan
    Cost: $10 per session
     
  • DUE TO THE CURRENT LOCKDOWN OUR YOUTH DROP IN PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED.  CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE  LATEST UPDATES.

    A FREE weekly opportunity for young people aged 12-18 to meet with a Youth Worker, spend time with friends, socialise and access support in a safe, inclusive space.

    When:  Monday's 3.00 pm - 5.30 pm
    Where:  Julia Reserve Youth Precinct
       Peter Brock Drive, Oran Park
    Cost:  FREE
     

     

  • 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 02 8713 9200 for appointments.

    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

WEDNESDAY'S

  • Calling on all parents and kids to come and join us at the new Playlinks Virtual Playgroup. 

    For the remainder of Term 3 Wednesday's Playlinks Zoom Playgroups will enjoy craft, games, books, songs with the following themes:

    18th August - Australia Theme – (45 mins)

    25th August - Dinosaur Theme - (45 mins)

    1st September - Fathers Day - (45 mins)

    8th September - Letters Theme - (45 mins)

    15th September - Numbers Theme - (45 mins)

    22nd September - All About Me Theme - (45 mins)

    When:  Wednesday's, from 9:30 am
    Where:  Via ZOOM, every Wednesday from 21st July 2021
    Register: Call Leanne on 0468 355 492 or email children@yellowumbrella.org.au
     
  • Calling on all parents and kids living in Wollondilly to come and join us at the new 'Virtual' Playgroup.

    For the remainder of Term 3 Wednesday's Wollindilly Playgroup will enjoy craft, games, show and tell, sing-a-longs and more...

    Registration essential. Email children@yellowumbrella.org.au

    When:  Wednesdays, 10.30 am - 11.30 am 
    Where:  Online, via ZOOM
    Ages:  1 - 5 yrs 
    Cost:  FREE
     



  • DUE TO THE CURRENT LOCKDOWN OUR RAYN NETWORK GROUP HAS BEEN SUSPENDED. CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.

    Starting in Term 3, ZOOM 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 3 -Wednesday's 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Where:  Online, via ZOOM
    Cost:  FREE
     

    Call us to register 4647 1283 or email community@yellowumbrella.org.au

     

     

  • DUE TO THE CURRENT LOCKDOWN OUR YOUTH DROP IN PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED. CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.

    When: Wednesday's 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Where:  Julia Reserve Youth Precinct, Peter Brock Drive, Oran Park
    Cost: FREE
     

    Call us to register 4647 1283

       
  • DUE TO THE CURRENT LOCKDOWN OUR SKATE OR SCOOT PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED. CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.

    Beginners and experienced skaters welcome.  Come along to develop or continue building on your skateboard or scooter skills.  Enhance your resilience and respect for yourself and our proud community. A healthy body and mind allows us to shine.  Bring your board or scooter. Call us to register 4647 1283

    When:  Wednesday's 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Where:  Airds Bradbury Central, 52 Riverside Drive, Airds
    Cost:  FREE for 6 yrs +
     
       

     

THURSDAY'S

  • FREE information sessions on various SERVICES AUSTRALIA payments and services.  

    When:  Thursdays, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
    Where:  Online
    Cost:  FREE
    Register: Email Nicole at community@yellowumbrella.org.au

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

    For the remainder of Term 3 Thursday's Zoom Playgroups will enjoy craft, games, books, songs with the following themes:

    19th August - Australia Theme – (45 mins)

    26th August - Dinosaur Theme - (45 mins)

    2nd September - Fathers Day - (45 mins)

    9th September - Letters Theme - (45 mins)

    16th September - Numbers Theme - (45 mins)

    23rd September - All About Me Theme - (45 mins)

    When:  Thursdays, from 9.30 am 
    Where:  Online, via ZOOM
    Cost:  FREE

    Please let Leanne know which sessions you would like to attend and email your child's(rens) name and age. Email children@yellowumbrella.org.au

  • Support and social group for LGBTQIA+ young people and their 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:  Thursdays, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 
    Where:  Online, via ZOOM
    Cost:  FREE
    Register: Email Nicole at community@yellowumbrella.org.au

  • An online space for people to meet others who share a common interest in arts & crafts.

    When: Thursday's 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Where: Online, via ZOOM 
    Cost: FREE
    Register: Call 4647 1283 or 0422 946358 or email community@yellowumbrella.org.au

  • DUE TO THE CURRENT LOCKDOWN OUR YOGA PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED.  CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE  LATEST UPDATES.

    Registration essential. Please book online here.

    When:  Thursdays, 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
    Where:  Narellan Child, Family & Community Centre
       Queen Street, Narellan
    Cost:  $10 per session
       
  • DUE TO THE CURRENT LOCKDOWN OUR SKATE OR SCOOT PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED. CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.

    Beginners and experienced skaters welcome.  Come along to develop or continue building on your skateboard or scooter skills.  Enhance your resilience and respect for yourself and our proud community. A healthy body and mind allows us to shine.  Bring your board or scooter.  registration essential. 
    Call 4647 1283.

    When:  Thursday's 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Where:  Airds Bradbury Central, 52 Riverside Drive, Airds
    Cost:  FREE for 6 yrs +
       
     

     

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 0475 582 995 to register for your Hamper OR email rob.mcdonagh@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
     

  • Have a catch up while doing a creative activity.  Email to register and receive a ZOOM link
    community@yellowumbrella.org.au

    When:  Friday's, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Where:  Online via ZOOM
    Cost:  FREE
    Register:  Email community@yellowumbrella.org.au
     

  • DUE TO THE CURRENT LOCKDOWN OUR FREE MEAL SERVICE PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED. CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.

    Every week on a Friday, we run a FREE meal service from the Community Hall in partnership with We are Community.  Call us to register on 4647 1283.

    When:  1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
    Where:  Narellan Child, Family & Community  Centre
       16-24 Queen Street, Narellan
    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.

    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 given to multicultural services and refugee support.  Call 02 8713 9200 for appointments.

    When:  Monday's 8.30 am - 4.30 pm
     Every Fortnight
    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.