Friday 6th August 2021

Hope for healing anxiety lies in therapy, not just medication

ANXIETY Disorders Week, which commenced on Wednesday, 4 August, aims to raise awareness of these debilitating conditions and learn from people who suffer how best to offer help, support, and treatment. Lyn English is a long-time health and mental health consumer consultant. In 2020, she was appointed a Member of…

The answer to homelessness is not just a roof

HOMELESSNESS Week, an annual awareness-raising series of events, is held the first week of August highlighting the over 105,000 Australians who are homeless on any given night. On Monday, 2 August, Homelessness Australia, the country’s national peak body for homelessness,…

Charities in the spotlight

Hero in life and death

WHEN former paramedic John Griffiths suffered a catastrophic brain haemorrhage after a fall, his teenage children were left with a daunting choice. Do they honour his organ donor registration and donate his organs after his…

Health advocates

The killer in your kitchen

ENGINEERED stone benchtops might be reaping savings and prestige for many new homeowners and renovators, but they also wreak a terrible human toll on stonemasons. The workers who cut, drill, grind and polish the artificial…

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Environmental defenders

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