BE INFORMED

Be informed, ask questions about what's going on in your life to better understand and to know what services are available if you get stuck and need a hand.

MONEY SMART

30/08/2020

Why is money called dough? Because we all knead it.  Bad joke but an honest statement.  We all rely on some type of income to pay for basic needs such as shelter and food but it can be hard managing when other expenses such as bills, medicine, and transport costs start to add up.  When money is tight, plan your spending and focus only on what is needed.  

POST-NATAL

16/08/2020

"I didn't know enough" says Gold Logie winner, TV show host and motor racing driver Grant Denyer, when talking about his wife's experience with post-natal depression.  Although not diagnosed at the time, not being able to help more is a disappointment for Grant who did not recognise the extent of what his wife was going through. 

CREATIVE DIY

16/08/2020

Using his creativity and a $3 ironing board, 80 year old Tony Earle adapted an electric wheelchair used by his wife Sally so they could continue enjoying walks along the river Leven.  The idea came after Mr Earle began to find himself 'totally exhausted' pushing Sally around in a regular wheelchair.  Great story and clever man! 

THE MALE

09/08/2020

More than 16,500 Australian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year and the latest edition of 'The Male' aims to 'shed some light onto common problems and what men can do to help themselves'. The magazine published by 'Healthy Male' features candid reflections by a father and son on the impact of prostate cancer along with articles on a variety of topics including the importance of pelvic floor exercises for men.

$77.9 BILLION

02/08/2020

More than 35 hours a week is the estimated time unpaid, informal primary carers spend providing care and support to others and a new report commissioned by Carers Australia, estimate family and friend carers in Australia will provide 2.2 billion hours of unpaid care per week in 2020.  This research shows the value of unpaid carers to the community.

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