Felicity (Flic) Ryan is a Wadi Wadi woman, and her mother’s family are freshwater people from the Swan Hill and Moulamein areas of Victoria and New South Wales. Flic’s father is of Scottish background and his family hail from the region below Glasgow in the central lowlands.
"Spread a culture of tolerance and learn to engage respectfully with people who passionately disagree with you". This was the dominant theme of Jesuit priest Father Frank Brennan’s presentation at Catholic Care’s, Towards Practice Excellence, two day staff conference at Hunter Stadium from 27-28 February.
In our cities and rural areas, domestic and family violence is ruining lives.
For the second consecutive year, NSW has had the lowest rate of children and young people admitted to "out of home care” in the country. These encouraging results were announced recently by the Secretary of the NSW Department of Community Services, Michael Coutts-Trotter and based on data provided by the NSW Productivity Commission
A cancer diagnosis usually leaves people in a state of shock – unsure what to do or where to turn. In a world first, Calvary Mater Newcastle has unveiled a new cancer App, CANcierge, to give patients and their family a ‘roadmap’ to follow on this distressing journey.
CatholicCare recently created a series of videos aimed at promoting a proactive approach to managing mental health and breaking the stigma associated with accessing counselling.
In recognition of Foster and Kinship Care Week 2018 (9-15 September), Catholic Care Social Services Hunter Manning launched two short films aimed at debunking misconceptions and reinforcing the importance of foster care in our community.