Tag 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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Act pink and fast track research

You can fast track breast cancer research and help find more answers! Join today at http://www.register4.org.au Last year I supported a friend who’s mother was diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer. At the time my friend also found a lump … Continue reading

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Country Autism Network helping families

Sharing this post from the BushBelles Blog, 22 May … The Country Autism Network is helping country families find their way through the maze of ASD therapies and to promote autism awareness more broadly. It is a place where country … Continue reading

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Fires, floods, tsunamis… build resilience with great tips from Petrea King & QRRRWN

The Recovering from Trauma Series is a three part conversation between Petrea King, from the Quest for Life Foundation and Georgie Somerset, from the Queensland Rural Women’s Network. This series focuses on practical tools and techniques for recovering from trauma, for children, … Continue reading

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If you think you’re having a bad day – watch Janine Shepherd and be inspired!

Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd hoped for an Olympic medal — until she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. She shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery. Her message: you are not your body, … Continue reading

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Launch of Mate Helping Mate CD – Life can always get better!

Many of you will have heard the name John Harper. For those that haven’t, John is a farmer from Stockinbingal (Southern NSW) who, in 2006 began running what came to be known as Mate Helping Mate events in rural communities. … Continue reading

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Depression is an illness, not a life choice

Depression is an illness, not a life choice. This very powerful statement centres on an excellent article by Kim Lester from the ABC. She openly and honestly describes life with this illness and how pretending it isn’t happening can lead … Continue reading

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