Spend time with us at Refugee Service IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Spend time with us at Refugee Service

May 04, 2016 Comments Lizzie Snedden

I recently lunched with a group of ladies I had never met, yet it was like breaking bread with long lost friends. They are warm-hearted, passionate, open-minded and driven. I asked many questions, perhaps too many; nevertheless, with each response they grew in enthusiasm and conviction. They are passionate about what they are doing − and helping others has helped them too.

CARETALK: Strategies to manage ADHD IMAGE Aurora Magazine

CARETALK: Strategies to manage ADHD

May 04, 2016 Comments Tanya Russell

Q  My eight-year-old son has recently been diagnosed with ADHD and has been prescribed medication to help manage the condition. Although we are relieved that the medication has created a calmer home, I don’t want to rely on medication. Can you recommend any strategies to help us manage the ups and downs that come with ADHD?

Mayfield fete a success IMAGE Social Services

Mayfield fete a success

May 03, 2016 Comments Lizzie Snedden

CatholicCare Refugee Service and Mayfield Parish brought the local neighbourhood together on Saturday 30 April 2016.

Mayfield Parish and CatholicCare Refugee Service fete IMAGE Social Services

Mayfield Parish and CatholicCare Refugee Service fete

April 22, 2016 Tania Kelland

Mayfield Parish and CatholicCare Refugee Service are holding an Autumn Fete in the church grounds of Christ the King, 288 Maitland Road, Mayfield West, on Saturday 30 April from 9am–2pm.

CatholicCare funds St John’s NSW First Aid course IMAGE Social Services

CatholicCare funds St John’s NSW First Aid course

April 19, 2016 Geri Williams

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning funded a nationally recognised St John’s two-day First Aid course for six young people being supported by CatholicCare’s Out Of Home Care (OOHC) service at the Mayfield head office last week. Participants included young people who are currently in foster care or have recently left foster care and moved into CatholicCare’s Supported Independent Living and After Care programs.

CareTalk: Read the signs of burnout and compassion fatigue IMAGE Aurora Magazine

CareTalk: Read the signs of burnout and compassion fatigue

April 06, 2016 Comments Tanya Russell

Q  I have worked as a senior nurse for the past 15 years and have mostly enjoyed it. However, over the past 12 months, I have become increasingly frustrated as there are petty workplace issues that are unresolved. Also, I feel I care too much, and sometimes I carry my sadness and frustration home with me. One of my colleagues suggested I might be “burning out”. I don’t think I am depressed but I find it increasingly difficult to go to work each day. Could ‘burnout’ explain what is going on with me?

CatholicCare helps young people face adulthood with confidence IMAGE Social Services

CatholicCare helps young people face adulthood with confidence

April 05, 2016 Comments Lizzie Snedden

For two young locals, this year’s Youth Week Celebrations are particularly poignant, as they reflect on their incredible 12-month journey into adulthood.

Out of Home Care celebrates Easter IMAGE Social Services

Out of Home Care celebrates Easter

March 29, 2016 Comments Lizzie Snedden

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning recently held its Out of Home Care (OOHC) Easter Egg Hunt at Blue Gums Regional Park, Minmi.