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CareTalk: Good Leadership Begins With Me

March 02, 2016 Tanya Russell

Q I’m a new manager in a fairly large organisation and I’ve taken on a team that seems to be in constant conflict. I am sure the members have the skills to communicate better with each other, but I feel I need to begin with myself and work out the skills I need as a manager in order to help them. Where do I start?

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A Refugee’s Story: Just Being Kept Alive Is Not a Life

March 02, 2016 John Sandy

My name is John Sandy. I came from Sierra Leone to Australia, as a refugee, in 2011. As a result of the conflict in my country, I was separated from my family, including my wife, for over 12 years. 

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Zero Discrimination Day: A Stand Against Marginalisation

March 01, 2016 Lizzie Snedden

Did you know that today, 1 March, is Zero Discrimination Day?

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Advocating for Ability

January 29, 2016 Joanne Isaac

Henry and Wendy Ponsen are two of the most caring people you are ever likely to meet. Parents of two sons, Andrew, a teacher, and Jonathan, born with an intellectual disability, they speak with such love about both their boys.

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Assessing and Supporting Autism

January 29, 2016 Tanya Russell

One in 100 Australians has autism – and we have much to learn.

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CareTalk: Permission to Grieve

January 29, 2016 Tanya Russell

Q. One of my dearest, lifelong friends died by suicide recently. Although we know he was struggling, there were never any signs that he would take his own life. In fact he was making travel plans for the future. It seems so sudden and I am devastated. How do I help myself get through this awful time as well as support his family?

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Counselling, Family and Clinical Services Expands

January 28, 2016 Joanne Isaac

Over the past 12 months, CatholicCare’s Counselling, Family & Clinical Services team has continued to provide support to many people across the Hunter, Lake Macquarie and Manning regions.

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Christmas Morning Joy at CatholicCare Supported Accommodation

January 20, 2016 Alyssa Faith

On Christmas morning, the people at McNeil House in CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning supported accommodation, woke to a big surprise of donated presents.