If you change nothing, nothing will change IMAGE Aurora

If you change nothing, nothing will change

July 07, 2018 Tanya Russell

Q I’m not coping with being at work at the moment. I feel like I am a hated person and a group of staff now ignores me because I told them they made me feel uncomfortable for speaking badly about other staff. There seems to be a culture of negativity and when I raised my concerns with the manager, I was told to lodge a formal complaint and to access counselling. I just don’t see how counselling will resolve the bullying I am now experiencing. I am also afraid to lodge a formal complaint because these colleagues will know it is me and will probably make my work life even worse. I feel stuck and miserable – what if I lodge a complaint, put myself through a process and the investigation comes back in favour of the colleagues I have issues with? This has happened before and I don’t want to have to leave another workplace due to something like this. What do I do?

CatholicCare hosts an evening with Tracey Spicer IMAGE Social Services

CatholicCare hosts an evening with Tracey Spicer

July 03, 2018 Britten Thompson

When it comes to coping with impostor syndrome, being a powerful female in a male-dominated field and daring to start a family while working as an on-air news personality, Tracey Spicer certainly has some stories to share.

CatholicCare partners with Sweet Dreams Baby to help parents and their babies get more rest IMAGE Social Services

CatholicCare partners with Sweet Dreams Baby to help parents and their babies get more rest

June 18, 2018 Britten Thompson

In an effort to support the wellbeing of parents and carers, CatholicCare’s counselling services have partnered with Renee Sciulli and her organisation, Sweet Dreams Baby, to teach parents effective techniques aimed at solving infant and toddler sleep challenges. The goal is to help carers and their young ones get the restful sleep they need.

A call for more foster carers in mid-north coast IMAGE Social Services

A call for more foster carers in mid-north coast

June 04, 2018 Britten Thompson

CatholicCare director, Gary Christensen, recently met with Minister for Family and Community Services, Pru Goward and local member, Stephen Bromhead MP, in Forster to discuss the need for foster carers throughout the Hunter.

There are no age limits on counselling! IMAGE Aurora

There are no age limits on counselling!

June 02, 2018 Comments Gary Christensen

Over the past six months or so I have had immediate or distant contact with members of our community who fit into the ‘Seniors’ category, that is, those who are over 60 years old. My contact with these wonderful and wise older people has come because they have been touched by some form of adversity in their lives.

CatholicCare participates in Vinnies CEO Sleepout IMAGE Social Services

CatholicCare participates in Vinnies CEO Sleepout

May 23, 2018 Britten Thompson

On 21 June, Bryn Hoskins, CatholicCare’s NDIS Program Manager, will be braving the cold on one of the longest nights of the year to show support for the thousands of Australians for whom homelessness is a reality.

Finding a home for Mark: a foster care story IMAGE Social Services

Finding a home for Mark: a foster care story

May 22, 2018 Lizzie Snedden

CatholicCare is urgently seeking someone - a single, couple or family - to provide care for a 15-year-old boy, Mark*, who has been living in crisis motel accommodation for over six months.

Can you help? We will provide you with an allowance, 24/7 emergency support, training and a dedicated care team that will guide you and Mark on your journey together.

CatholicCare aims to address foster carer shortage IMAGE Social Services

CatholicCare aims to address foster carer shortage

May 17, 2018 Britten Thompson

The number of children and young people requiring foster care has skyrocketed compared with what was required not even a decade ago. There are more than 20,000 children in New South Wales who rely on the foster care system, and approximately 49% of these children are located right here in the Hunter Valley says the Maitland Mercury.