For this busy mum, 'something's gotta give' IMAGE Social Services

For this busy mum, 'something's gotta give'

December 01, 2016 Comments Tanya Russell

Q As a parent of three children I feel I have lost who I am.  I have put so much effort into what I perceived as being a great parent. I have always put my kids first and now they rule our house.  I have done this out of love but now feel stuck and don’t know how to change this.  My relationship with my husband is strained because I have given everything, including all my time and attention, to my children, believing I had to do this to meet their needs. But I have done this at the expense of my relationship and now have nothing left in my tank to give him.  How do I reclaim ‘me’?  I feel like I am just ‘surviving’ − trying to cope as a mother of three, work and run a household.   I am in a rut and don’t know how to get out.

GALLERY - Minister and MP visit our Taree office IMAGE Social Services

GALLERY - Minister and MP visit our Taree office

November 28, 2016 Comments Lizzie Snedden

We were honoured to have Minister Pru Goward and Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead visit our Taree office today.

Psychology Week 2016 – Ways to Thrive IMAGE Social Services

Psychology Week 2016 – Ways to Thrive

November 07, 2016 Comments Tanya Russell

Psychology Week is an annual initiative established by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) aimed at increasing awareness of how psychology can help people and communities lead healthier, happier and more meaningful lives.

GALLERY: Taree Community Kitchen officially opens IMAGE Social Services

GALLERY: Taree Community Kitchen officially opens

November 07, 2016 Comments Kate Bennett

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning (CatholicCare) officially opened the Taree Community Kitchen on Wednesday 2 November 2016, seeing the people of Taree able to access fresh, home cooked meals five days a week.

New appointment for fearless advocate IMAGE Aurora Magazine

New appointment for fearless advocate

November 02, 2016 Comments Helga Smit

Chair of Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA), Dr Maria Harries AM, has announced the appointment of Fr Frank Brennan sj AO as Chief Executive Officer of the peak national body for social services in Australia. CSSA represents a national network of 53 Catholic social service providers.

CARETALK: Anticipating retirement IMAGE Aurora Magazine

CARETALK: Anticipating retirement

November 02, 2016 Comments Tanya Russell

Q   I have been looking forward to retirement at the end of this year for so long. I have worked as a school teacher for many years and suddenly I feel lost and fearful. I don’t know who I will be or what I will do if I am not teaching. Can you suggest how to deal with my fears and forge into the unknown with positivity rather than fear?

Domestic violence: Remember the frog in the pot IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Domestic violence: Remember the frog in the pot

November 02, 2016 Comments Stacey Northam

Domestic and family violence is one of the most significant and visible contributors to trauma-related mental illness within our community, and can single-handedly create significant behavioural, cognitive and developmental impairment in children.

Taree Community Kitchen provides service with a smile IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Taree Community Kitchen provides service with a smile

November 02, 2016 Comments Lizzie Snedden

Volunteers, donors, staff, Members of Parliament and the wider community all watched with smiles on their face as Rev Brian Mascord VG blessed the Taree Community Kitchen. Their elation was fitting since serving wholesome meals to the public, with a smile, is what the kitchen is all about.