Category Archives: Health

Writing my life

by Kath Henry, Gloucester/Sydney As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. I have heard people say; ‘If someone told me a number years ago that I would … (fill in the blank with your own unexpected life experience) … I … Continue reading

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Sober in the Country: the conversation we need to have

by Shanna Whan, Founder of Sober in the Country As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. If you haven’t yet heard of Sober in the Country (#SITC), it’s a rural conversation, and indeed a movement, that’s happening right now and … Continue reading

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Little Wings

by Richelle Koller, CEO Little Wings As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual Little Wings is a not-for-profit organisation providing a free flight and ground transport service to seriously ill children and their families from the country who are needing … Continue reading

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Active Farmers

by Ginny Stevens, Mangoplah As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. 2018 NSW-ACT AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award finalist, Ginny Stevens, lives on the family farm at Mangoplah, in the Riverina, with her husband Andy, their 12-month-old twins Henry and Isabella, … Continue reading

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Women’s Health: social connectedness, confidence and wellbeing

As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health Our social connections – made up of the people we know, friends we confide in, family we belong to and the community in which we live – … Continue reading

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Lived experience of mental health can open new doors

by Johnathon Harms As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. Women in rural and regional Australia will be only too familiar with the limited access to mental health support services. These problems are all the same, only worse, outside … Continue reading

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Women’s health: 3 steps to treating perimenopause

by Jeff Butterworth B.App.Sc, N.D As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual. If 50 is the new 40 and 40 is the new 20, then perimenopause seems to be the new PMS. It’s very common and affects women between the … Continue reading

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Time running out to nominate your ‘Hidden Treasure’

Nominations closing soon for the 2017 NSW Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.   The annual Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is an important tribute which captures inspirational stories, documenting and celebrating the unpaid work of women who are ensuring the viability of … Continue reading

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Smart ways to leave farming

by Ted O’Kane, Goulburn DPI Rural Resilience Officer. As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual. Respected Monaro grazier and cattle breeder, Howard Charles, cites a number of logical reasons for ‘half retiring’ and leasing his property but admits that if it were … Continue reading

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Families in recovery: Are you struggling with a loved one’s use of alcohol or drugs?

Are you struggling with a loved one’s use of alcohol or other drugs? Do you want to live without the chaos? Anne Leigh from Families in Recovery shares her strategies for dealing with the situation in a healthy and productive way. Continue reading

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