GALLERY: NAIDOC Week IMAGE Social Services

GALLERY: NAIDOC Week

July 11, 2017 Lizzie Snedden

NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

NAIDOC Week 2017 celebrates Indigenous languages IMAGE Aurora

NAIDOC Week 2017 celebrates Indigenous languages

July 05, 2017 Comments Jackelyn Bassett

CatholicCare Social Services’ Jackie Bassett spoke to Ian Eggins, Manager of Supported Independent Living, as he anticipated NAIDOC Week (2-9 July).

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Feel the fear and face it with courage

July 05, 2017 Comments Tanya Russell

Q  I feel stuck in my life. My friends are achieving success in many aspects of their lives while I seem to be watching life pass me by. My friends tell me that I seem to be afraid of putting myself “out there” and I need to try new things. I tend to agree! I let my fears get in the way of applying for promotions at work and generally living the life I want to live. How do I let go of my fears and take some chances?

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A Different Approach with Therapeutic Parenting

June 28, 2017 Comments Jackelyn Bassett

We all know that foster carers do very special work. They provide a loving, supportive home for vulnerable children in our community. What many may not know is that most foster carers need to learn, and apply, parenting techniques different from the usual, ‘common sense’ techniques. This alternative parenting framework is required for children who have experienced trauma in their early lives.

GALLERY: Art for more than art's sake IMAGE Social Services

GALLERY: Art for more than art's sake

June 20, 2017 Comments Lizzie Snedden

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning hosted its Annual Indigenous Art and Cultural Program on 11 and 18 June, with participants thrilled by the artworks they created with guidance from artist Lesley Salem, daughter of renowned artist Les Elvin.

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Being mindful, thinking mindfully

June 07, 2017 Comments Tanya Russell

Q I have friends who highly recommend mindfulness meditation as they say it quietens their minds and has done wonders for their worrying thoughts and mental health. However, I am not one for meditation and would like some ideas of how to incorporate mindfulness and mindful thinking into my everyday life. What do you suggest?

CatholicCare’s serving the Muswellbrook community IMAGE Aurora

CatholicCare’s serving the Muswellbrook community

June 07, 2017 Comments Gary Christensen

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning opened the doors of its new office in Muswellbrook on Monday 5 June.

Supported Accommodation Superstar: Penny’s Story IMAGE Social Services

Supported Accommodation Superstar: Penny’s Story

May 23, 2017 Jackelyn Bassett

With a beaming smile and confidence that any Hollywood actress would envy, Penny is a natural in front of the camera.