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.



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.



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.



Did you know that 1 in 5 Aussies over the age of 45 live with chronic pain?  National Pain Week runs from July 27th to August 2nd with Chronic Pain Australia a great source of information and stories. For many people medications play a vital role in managing pain.  If you provide care or support to someone else, take some time to understand how different medications work and potential side effects to watch out for.



Do you know a young person (12-25) who has caring responsibilities and is also studying?  With around 1 in 20 young people in a caring role, the $3000 Young Carer Bursary offers a financial helping hand encouraging young carers to continue their education through school, uni or an apprenticeship.  Young Carer Bursary applications are open early next week.



"The more information and tools you have at your disposal the more confident you can be in how you approach this incredibly important job." A great piece of advice featured on the Family and Carer page of the Diabetes Australia website.  National Diabetes Week runs from July 12-18 this year and features the "Heads Up" campaign aimed at highlighting the mental and emotional health impact of living with diabetes.

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