Do you want to be more organised, focused, productive and in control of your days?  One way to achieve this is by developing a routine.  It doesn't need to be a strict, ridged schedule but more a flexible plan that works for you, a guide for how to approach the day or week, so that you can achieve the things you want to get done. 


Pay someone a compliment, open a door or simply smile at a stranger are all easy ways that we can show kindness to others.  This Friday is World Kindness Day and a chance to celebrate all the kind things you see and do everyday that takes on a special importance during difficult times .  And remember that being kind to yourself is okay too.     


Providing connection, tools, stories and inspiration is the aim of Blue Knot Day.  Held on October 28th to recognise the more than 5 million or 1 in 4 Australian adults who have experienced complex trauma in their lifetime.  Abuse and trauma can be difficult to understand, however the Blue Knot Foundation has some helpful tips so you can offer appropriate support to others.


“Incredibly proud to have the title of ‘carer’ for someone who is his best friend” is how Michael Casha describes being part of his brother David's support network.  The past year has seen us all having to adjust to new ways of living and has presented a big challenge to those who are providing unpaid, informal care to someone else.


A double celebration for us here in Tassie this week so we've teamed up with 'Mental Health's Mate' Mr Perfect and the NW Suicide Prevention Trial Site to host a free BBQ breakfast in Ulverstone for  Seniors Week and National Carers Week.  Over 22,000 Tasmanians aged 65 years and older provide unpaid, informal care and support to someone, making a huge difference in the community.  


National Carers Week kicks off next Sunday and one highlight will be the  'Let's Talk About Male Carers' online event hosted by Lane Cove Council.  Relationships Australia NSW counsellor Michael Riley will be talking with men in caring roles about caring from a male perspective.  Visit state or territory Carer Organisations for other events and activities in Carers Week    


Carer Gateway: 1800 422 737

MensLine: 1300 789 978

Open Arms (Veterans): 1800 011 046

GriefLine: 1300 845 745

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