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Creative Ministries Network

CMN is a charitable UnitingCare agency, inspired to embody the gifts of reconciliation, justice and healing, through serving people, families and communities suffering work-related harm, and by supporting and developing creativity at work for the common good.

The Director of CMN is very passionate about Dignity at Work and developing Social Enterprise to support the work and achievements of the Creative Ministries Network.


[1418] vox pops VIC with Jackie
Bette Phillips – Coordinator, GriefWork


Provides support for families bereaved by work-related death, with focus on transforming grief to build workplace cultures that embody health and safety.  Ryan Carlisle Thomas Lawyers supports this program. We also thank the National Union of Workers (NUW) and Australian Nursing & Midwifery Association (ANMF) (Vic.) for their support.

GriefWork – make a Creative donation!

Creative Ministries Network is making a special appeal for people to support our GriefWork service. SHARE Community Appeal have set up a special online donation page for this purpose.

You can make a Creative donation for GriefWork (click here – SHARE makes it easy and secure to donate online).

GriefWork – light a remembrance candle

candle-iconClick here to light a remembrance candle for your loved one on their anniversary or special day.

Restorative Justice Service

A research and action program for people affected by a loved one’s work-related death or death from road trauma.

Veterans Chaplaincy Service

Counselling and support for  Australian Defence Force veterans and their families affected by the trauma of war.


Expressions of Interest called for: research & development, vocational supervision

Over thirty years, Creative Ministries Network (CMN), an agency in the UnitingCare network in Victoria and Tasmania, has conducted a viable Workplace Relations Consultancy and Research service; and, over half that time is has also conducted a viable fee-for-service program of pastoral/professional supervision for clergy and church workers.

Antony McMullen, the new Director of CMN wishes to develop a team of people capable of continuing and extending these important services in new and creative ways.

Injured workers share their experiences of being on Worker’s Compensation

A report by researcher Sarah Pollock.  Sarah interviews  long-term injured workers about their experiences of the WorkCover system. All hoped the report would help to improve the system for others.

Filling The Dark Spot Report

You can also check out the launch speech from Rev. Prof. Brian Howe, former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia.

Brian Howe – launch speech Filling the Dark Spot

Link to the report on the Deakin University Website

Read the report in “The Age”.

 News & Events

  • Download PDF Report on Shopping Centre Cleaners
  • Download PDF TRUST at WORK: how UnitingCare agency businesses serve God’s mission