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Retiree shows a love heart craft at Wesley Mission Queensland aged care respite centre
Christmas Appeal Giving Day raises more than $180,000 News

On Wednesday we held our first ever 24-hour Christmas Appeal Giving Day. Over $180,000 was raised for our Emergency Relief services throughout South East Queensland for those doing it tough during the holiday season.

Tags: Crisis relief, Fundraising

group of people celebrating
Maroochydore's newest specialist disability accommodation News

Wesley Mission QLD (WMQ) recently opened their newest Specialist Disability Accommodation, WesleyCare Maroochydore, on the Sunshine Coast. The community is already at full occupancy, with nine people calling WesleyCare home.

Tags: Disability and NDIS

people cutting a ribbon at the opening of a building
Jim and Rita - Community Aged Care Testimonial

We feel so lucky to have gone with Wesley Mission Queensland and especially to have been assigned Donna as our Care Leader.

Tags: Home Care

Jeljo - Community Aged Care Testimonial

WMQ have a long history of supporting people. We take responsibility for the services we organise and provide, and we make sure our front-line workers are passionate about the important work they do.

Tags: Home Care

Man smiling
Celebrating NAIDOC Week at Wesley Mission Queensland News

Across all our WMQ services and programs, we had the opportunity to reflect, connect and learn about the history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in this year’s NAIDOC Week – Always Was, Always Will Be.

Tags: Reconciliation

three people standing in the bush
Verka - Community Aged Care Testimonial

I’d like to formally acknowledge our In Home Care Coordinator, Donna. Donna has always been there for us from the moment we started with Wesley Mission QLD. Donna is so competent, knowledgeable, professional and is a credit to Wesley Mission QLD.

Tags: Home Care

man sitting in chair
Cycle for Mental Health raises more than $49,000 News

During Queensland Mental Health Week 267 cyclists took part in Wesley Mission Queensland’s first Cycle for Mental Health. Each participant pledged to ride 220km during the week and could do it from anywhere in Australia.

Tags: Fundraising, Mental Health

Group of cyclists
Choosing the right service for your mental health and wellbeing News

If you or a loved one are seeking guidance to find what service or program works best for you, you’ve come to the right place. This article provides an overview of what services and programs are on offer at WMQ.

Tags: Mental Health

Man comforting other man
Cycling to save lives News

To bring awareness to Queensland Mental Health Week, WMQ and Chapter 10 have joined forces to create a cycle for mental health. From 11 to 18 October, 226 cyclists from around Australia will be riding 220kms and raising funds to save lives.

Tags: Fundraising, Mental Health

Woman and man smiling
Maryborough welcomes headspace mental health service News

Wesley Mission Queensland is proud to partner with leading youth mental health service, headspace to open a new satellite centre in Maryborough.

Tags: Mental Health

people at construction of office
Families reunited with aged care residents News

Once again, residents and their loved ones can come together to celebrate birthdays, see grandchildren or just catch up for a cup of tea. Anam Cara aged care resident and her daughter were one of those families that enjoyed being together again.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Elderly mother and daughter
Jack - Volunteer, Community Transport Testimonial

My aim as a volunteer is to get every client to laugh and smile.

Tags: Volunteering

Man standing in front of transport
A blanket donation to brighten your day News

We’ve been blown away by the generous donation from Women’s Creative Centre, a craft hub at Greenslopes Mall. They handed over 40 hand-knitted, colourful crocheted blankets to Wesley Mission Queensland Sinnamon Village residents on Tuesday.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

group of women with crochet blankets
Disability Action Week 2020 – A heartfelt reflection News

To celebrate Disability Action Week 2020 and its theme Access-Ability: Making things better for everyone, we spoke with Stellar Arts Visual Program facilitator, Margie. Margie shares with us her heartfelt experience with Matthew.

Tags: Disability and NDIS, Wesley Arts

man in wheelchair holding painting
Wesley Industries do disability support differently News

To celebrate the start of Disability Action Week, we are sharing how our supported employment printing and packaging service, Wesley Industries, is breaking the norm by creating a more dynamic workplace.

Tags: Disability and NDIS

Workers smiling
Kathy - Volunteer, Community Transport Testimonial

Late last year I found myself unemployed, after deciding not to pursue a job, I searched volunteering and I found Community Assisted Transport (CATS) program at WMQ. They welcomed me into their work family in February and I have not looked back.

Tags: Volunteering

Woman standing in front of a minibus
George - Volunteer, Community Transport Testimonial

I really enjoy the fact that my simple volunteering work has the potential to do something practical and positive for someone.

Tags: Volunteering

Man assisting woman out of minibus
The impact of Eden Alternative Philosophy of Care News

No matter our age or stage of life, we all want the opportunity to build relationships, have new experiences and enjoy a lifestyle that suits us. In all our aged cares we embrace the internationally recognised Eden Alternative philosophy of care.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

woman in uniform holding hands supportively with older womans
Seniors Week 2020 News

To mark the 60-year milestone of celebrating Seniors Week, we spoke with the inspirational 81-year-old Ann, who has hit the books and embarked on an online course in Understanding Dementia at the University of Tasmania.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Older woman in wheelchair sitting with computer
RADFLY and Women of Influence donate to YHES house News

Recently RADFLY and Women of Influence made a fantastic donation to YHES House of 10 laptops to benefit disadvantaged young people on the Gold Coast. We spoke to Naomi Middlebrook from RADFLY to find out how this wonderful gift came about.

Tags: Youth and parenting

two woman standing outside YHES House

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