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A recipe for success

  • Dec 03, 2020

Big things are on the horizon for CatholicCare’s Food Programs, who have recently partnered with St Pius X High School to secure the use of their commercial kitchen to cook meals for those in need. The new space at Adamstown provides CatholicCare wit…

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Incarcerating youngsters is no solution

  • Nov 25, 2020

In 1996, I responded to a NSW Department of Juvenile Justice positions vacant advert for the role of Senior Youth Worker at what was then the Worimi Juvenile Detention Centre in Broadmeadow. At that time, I was a 23-year-old youth worker at a Newcast…

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CatholicCare celebrate NAIDOC Week

  • Nov 13, 2020

CatholicCare held a NAIDOC Week Celebration Morning Tea to recognise the First Nations people that have occupied and cared for our continent for over 65,000 years. NAIDOC Week is currently being celebrated around Australia and the theme for 2020 is A…

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Workplaces to the fore

  • Oct 23, 2020

With mental ill health now the number one reason for absence from employment, and long-term incapacity, the workplace has become an ideal environment in which to address the issue. It is estimated that one in six working-age people will at some stage…

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Baby, what a ride

  • Oct 14, 2020

They say when a woman gives birth, two people are born; the baby and the new mum. It is a moment  described as the happiest feeling in the world, but the highest highs can also mean the lowest lows. In fact, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says m…

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Fight, flight, or freeze

  • Oct 09, 2020

Trauma is an emotional response to a shocking and distressing event such as exposure to violence, abuse, neglect, an accident or injury, sexual assault, or natural disaster. It is often the result of an overwhelming amount of stress that exceeds the…

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