Volunteers are vital to our economy. According to a 2017 report by Volunteering Australia, they provide more than an estimated $290 billion per year in economic and social contributions to our society. But more than that, volunteering also has a positive effect on...
In the aged care and disability industry we know that work can be stressful. We deal with a variety of people who require our attention and support, as well as having to complete tasks within a tight timeframe. As team leaders or coordination staff, we have deadlines...
This week we recognised World Mental Health Awareness Day. On Thursday the 10th October, people around the world are reminded to consider how they support their own mental health and wellbeing as well as that of others around them. There are experiences that can make...
Thursday October 10th is World Mental Health Day 2019. The World Health Organisation notes that mental and neurological disorders make up 6.6% of the total disability of older adults aged 60 and over. Additionally, approximately 15% of adults aged 60 and over suffer...
Many clients living with a mental health diagnosis on remote communities have traditionally been supported by the community’s aged and disability program. But what will they do when they are no longer eligible for these supports? This is the situation facing some...
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