"Do you love me the same as the other children in your family?" IMAGE Aurora Magazine

"Do you love me the same as the other children in your family?"

October 05, 2016 Comments Fiona McCalden

It was a sunny autumn afternoon and my class of Year 2 students had just left for the day when I opened a newsletter in my emails. I was reading through it when an advertisement from CatholicCare, calling for foster carers, caught my eye. There was a phone number to call. I picked up the phone…

Brighter Futures craft day IMAGE Social Services

Brighter Futures craft day

October 04, 2016 Comments Lizzie Snedden

On Thursday 6 October CatholicCare staff in Taree are supporting families with young children to “Brighten their Futures” via a morning of glitter and glue, sparkles and snakes.

Mental Health Month 2016 IMAGE Social Services

Mental Health Month 2016

September 26, 2016 Comments Tanya Russell

October, Mental Health Month, is a timely reminder to take stock of our mental health and that of those around us.

Rage program teaches anger management IMAGE Social Services

Rage program teaches anger management

September 19, 2016 Erwin Webb

As a counsellor, I work with many clients battling with their anger or the effects of anger. Often, they have never learned to manage effectively this powerful emotion and so they represent a very vulnerable group.  

Parliament right to ditch cuts to benefits for poor and disadvantaged communities IMAGE Social Services

Parliament right to ditch cuts to benefits for poor and disadvantaged communities

September 15, 2016 Comments Lil Bryant-Johnson

Plans to place the burden of budget repair on those who can least afford it were wrong morally and economically.

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has welcomed the Federal Parliament’s decision to change their plans to cut the energy supplement to welfare recipients.

Foster care: A willingness to provide love and a nurturing environment IMAGE Social Services

Foster care: A willingness to provide love and a nurturing environment

September 12, 2016 Comments Lizzie Snedden

As I arrived at her home, Marg greeted me with a warm smile and an enthusiastic wave. Upon entering, I felt instantly at ease, despite only having met her once, very briefly.

Business student benefits from experience of CatholicCare Director IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Business student benefits from experience of CatholicCare Director

September 07, 2016 Comments Komal Pingle

Lucy Mentoring Program is an innovative leadership program focusing on women studying business, commerce and law. The program communicates to women the diversity of opportunities available to them in the private and public sectors and the personal advantages of achieving job satisfaction. The main aim of the program is to allow women to work with senior business and professional managers to improve and encourage their active decision-making in terms of their careers.

Achieving the elusive work-life balance IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Achieving the elusive work-life balance

September 07, 2016 Comments Tanya Russell

Q I work in a very demanding job and am finding that due to the high workload, I have to take work home with me. I feel like this is a never-ending cycle and it is having an impact on my family. I feel resentful sometimes when one of my kids has an issue I need to deal with that takes me away from work and I know this is wrong. I love my family and actually like my job too but don’t know how to achieve a good balance between the two.