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People seeking refuge in Australia hail from all corners of the globe, driven from their homes by war, persecution, terror, poverty and natural disasters. There are a number of community agencies who seek to support these people and many welcome volunteer assistance in providing their services. In many ways, large and small, we can help.
Mother’s Day is always a mixed bag of emotions for me. On one hand I celebrate the two beautiful Rainbow Babies I have here with me, and on the flipside I mourn the babies who did not make it home with me in the past five years. The truth that most do not see, is that I am a mother to five sweet babies, not two.
Let's face it, hospital visits can be awkward. Unless there's a new baby involved, few of us relish the idea of spending an hour in a too small cubicle making small talk, dodging nurses and skirting around the elephant in the room. Especially when it's a big elephant.
Helping others is not only good for them and a good thing to do, it also makes us happier and healthier too. Action for Happiness explains how and why doing things for others is a powerful way to boost our own happiness as well of those around us.
It’s common to feel unsure about how to talk about anxiety or depression, or to worry about saying the wrong thing. Here are some useful phrases people who have experienced anxiety or depression say are most helpful to hear during difficult times.
Erin Kelly shares six things you probably want to know about her cerebral palsy but are too afraid to ask.
When visiting a friend or relative in hospital, you might like to take along a special gift. It doesn't need to be much and the thought here is very much what counts.
Cooking for someone who is ill or going through treatment requires a little extra thought. These guidelines should help you in preparing that special meal.
Self care is an important part of everyone’s schedule but especially a carers. Everyday carer, Rachel James shares her tips on self care and managing priorities.
Alzheimer's Australia's 12 Top Tips help sheet combines a common sense approach with practical strategies for interacting with people who have dementia.
In the face of the need we see daily, most of us want to help. But sometimes, it is hard to know just where to start. Turn good intentions into effective action with the help of these five charities.
When seeking to comfort someone grieving the death of a loved one, it is important that we choose our words carefully. The Dougy Center offers some helpful suggestions.
It's hard to ask for help when you are dying. Ruth Terracini wrote this letter just months before she died to let people know how they can support people in their final days.
How connected is your school community? If a family is going through a tough time and needs help, who can they turn to? Find out how having a Lovlist can help.
This short video from COPMI is aimed at children over the age of 10. It is designed to help them to understand symptoms a parent may experience.