What on earth is a silent disco? IMAGE Social Services

What on earth is a silent disco?

March 27, 2017 Comments Lizzie Watkin

Imagine walking into a room. The energy is electric. People are smiling and engaging with one another. Everyone around you is dancing. Dancing in rhythm to the music… but the only audible sounds are those of feet tapping on the timber floor.

Closing the gap IMAGE Social Services

Closing the gap

March 20, 2017 Comments Maryanne Kerrins

It is no secret that there is a significant gap between the outcomes across many different domains for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples when compared with the non-Indigenous Australian population.

Calling a CatholicCare midwife! IMAGE Aurora

Calling a CatholicCare midwife!

March 01, 2017 Comments Lizzie Watkin

Recently I received an email with the subject ‘Baby’. It caught my attention. Intrigued, as no one I knew was expecting a baby, I opened the email. The message that followed was succinct but powerful.

Exam results do not measure success in life IMAGE Aurora

Exam results do not measure success in life

March 01, 2017 Comments Tanya Russell

Q  My son Jack has completed his first term of Year 12 and his anxiety levels are climbing. He has set himself high standards and wants to proceed to university. I want to support him and would appreciate some strategies, including how best to prepare him for the HSC exams.

Families, not orphanages IMAGE Aurora

Families, not orphanages

March 01, 2017 Comments Therese Osland

During the ten years I worked in humanitarian and development programs in Asia and the Pacific, I saw increasing numbers of children in orphanages and began to ask ‘Why?’, knowing that orphanages no longer exist in Australia. 

CatholicCare Restoration Program IMAGE Social Services

CatholicCare Restoration Program

February 28, 2017 Maryanne Kerrins

One of the meanings attributed to the word restoration is “a putting back into a former position, dignity”.

Two sessions announced for Dr Tony Attwood autism event IMAGE Social Services

Two sessions announced for Dr Tony Attwood autism event

February 13, 2017 Lizzie Watkin

Last week we brought you news that world renowned Autism guru, Dr Tony Attwood, would be presenting in Taree on Friday 3 March. We’re pleased to report that in addition to a morning session, aimed at parents of children with Autism and adults who suspect they may have Autism, CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning has invited Tony to present an additional session in the afternoon for clinicians and professionals.

14 things you can do for your relationship IMAGE Social Services

14 things you can do for your relationship

February 10, 2017 Comments Robyn Donnelly

What a lovely reminder is St Valentine’s Day on 14th February for those in a relationship! The day’s a reminder that we should be thinking daily about what we should be doing for our partner.