Referral Information for Services
MCRN is developing a new Service Referral Guide which will be available to all MCRN Members early in 2016.
Other resources available to MCRN Members to assist in making referals is available in the following:
Where is MCRN?
MCRN is located in the old Shire Offices building
(Same building as Lawson Library)
Cnr San Jose Avenue & Loftus Street
PO Box 152
LAWSON NSW 2783
(02) 4759 3599 - temporarily disconnected.
0458 626 210 - Kris Newton, Manager.
0408 249 044 - Glenda Kelly, Admin/Communications Officer, 9 am to 12 pm Mon, Wed, Thurs.
MCRN Main Office is open 9am to 5pm Mondays to Thursdays and 9am to 12pm on Fridays
However, please note that the office may not always be attended during these hours due to off-site appointments.
Please contact MCRN on 4759 3599 if you need to confirm that we are open.
MCRN Administrative Office is open 9am to 12pm every Wednesday for meeting room bookings and enquiries.
MCRN Equipment Hire
MCRN currently has the following equipment available for loan to community organisations:
- Data projector
- Viewing screen
- Display boards
- Video camera
- PA system for public speaking
Loan of the equipment is governed by the MCRN Equipment Hire Policy.
Equipment Hire Documents
Emergency Recovery & Preparedness - Resources for Services
Lessons Learned in Recovery - 2013 Blue Mountains Bushfires
The Wellbeing Sub-committee of the Bushfire Recovery Committee (now the Wellbeing Working Group of Blue Mountains City Council) has benefited greatly from ‘lessons learned’ documents produced by other disaster-affected communities, and time has been devoted to documenting our own lessons learned report.
This document covers primarily the period of immediate response and recovery – from October 2013 to the period of transition from State-led to Council-led Recovery (April-May 2014).
Dr Rob Gordon's Six Tips for Disaster Recovery
Dr Rob Gordon is a psychologist and disaster recovery expert. In this video he provides six tips to assist people living in Canterbury who may be affected by the earthquakes.
Jolie Willis - Supporting the Supporters in Recovery
Jolie Wills has spent two years leading the psychosocial earthquake recovery programmes for the New Zealand Red Cross recovery team in Canterbury. Jolie is a cognitive psychologist whose background has been working in community development in a range of sectors including the disability sector, community-based mental health and the older person's sector.
Jolie is currently working as the Psychosocial Knowledge Sharing and Research Advisor for New Zealand Red Cross, and spoke to both the Blue Mountains Community Interagency (BMCI) and the Wellbeing Sub-committee on 26th May 2015 to share her learnings and strategies about practice based upon people-focused recovery, and her research into the important task of Supporting the Supporters in recovery.