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Read the latest media releases and news on Wesley Mission Queensland, our clients and our community. 

A cuppa and a good chat: Volunteer Visitors making a difference Media release

The Government-funded Aged Care Volunteer Visitor Scheme (ACVVS) is available in WMQ's aged care communities.

Tags: Ageing well

An older and younger man walking and talking in a park
International Nurses Day at Bethesda Aged Care Community Media release

The International Day turned into a Nurses Week! Celebrations showed appreciation for their incredible nurses, complete with all kinds of treats and nurse-themed cupcakes.

Tags: Careers, Residential Aged Care

International Nurses Day 2024 at Bethesda Aged Care Community
Emotional ANZAC Day services at our aged care communities in Brisbane Media release

Some of our special residents include Mavis, from St Marks aged care community, who's 99 this year and served in the Air Force.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Wesley Mission Queensland shortlisted for 3 QLD Training Awards Media release

The Queensland Training Awards recognises individuals and organisations in vocational education and training (VET) programs.

Tags: Wesley Mission Queensland

Logo - QLD Training Awards 2024
Don’t dismiss children’s distress. ‘Listen. Just Listen’ Media release

50% of all adult mental health conditions start before the age of 14. You can help them by simply listening. 'Just Listen' is more than a campaign - it's a call to action.

Tags: Mental Health

Don’t dismiss children’s distress. ‘Listen. Just Listen’
Disability employment to help boost national economy Media release

Initiatives like the ORCA Project can provide young adults living with disabilities with the training and work experience they require to help find a job and achieve their goals.

Tags: Disability and NDIS

Orca Project's coffee cart practice, NDIS post-school work training for people with disabilities, aged 17-21 years old, in Brisbane
'Yalanya – the way it is', book by Aboriginal leader Don Brady Media release

Don Brady's journey in activism and departure from the Methodist church is told in the new book. Pre-order today for the second print.

Tags: Diversity and Inclusion

Pastor Don Brady book launch event - Yalanya – the way it is
Local mother overcomes challenges to land dream job as youth worker Media release

Mother joined the ParentsNext program in May 2022. The program helps parents navigate the challenges of parenting and pursuing career goals.

Tags: Youth and parenting

Mother who had engaged with WMQ’s ParentsNext program land dream job as youth worker
Youth Foyers to help youth in crisis Media release

With the success of Logan Youth Foyer, eight new Youth Foyers in Cairns, Hervey Bay, and Moreton Bay aim to address the urgent needs of young people who are at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness.

Tags: Housing and homelessness

Mural at Logan Youth Foyer
2023 Red Bag Appeal exceeds goal and raises more than $112K Media release

The demand for support was the highest Wesley Mission Queensland has ever seen.

Tags: Crisis relief, Fundraising

2023 Red Bag Appeal exceeds goal and raises more than 112K
Hummingbird House wins Palliative Care Queensland award Media release

The team from QLD's only children's hospice was awarded for its commitment to excellence and compassion in palliative care.

Tags: Disability and NDIS, Hummingbird House, Palliative and hospice care

Hummingbird House team celebrates an award from Palliative Care Queensland 2023 for excellence and compassion.
Public art tour responds to climate crisis Media release

The important role the arts can play in facilitating discussion about current issues has brought together a group of artists to respond to climate change.

Tags: Wesley Arts

Artwork from 'Everyday Adaptations'. a community engaged arts project run by Wesley Arts
The ripple effect of the Red Bag Appeal Media release

With more than 3.7 million Australian households experiencing food insecurity and more than 60% of households reliant on Jobseeker payment , Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ) has set out to distribute more than 3,000 Red Bags for food relief leading up to Christmas.

Tags: Crisis relief, Fundraising

Indigenous Voice to Parliament Referendum result Media release

Through our work, we continue our long-standing commitment to enhancing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and celebrating diversity and we remain committed to supporting the full implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Reconciliation

Hummingbird House volunteer ‘Grumpy’ wins 2023 Westfield Local Hero Media release

Thanks to Grumpy's unwavering dedication, Hummingbird House can now allocate essential resources to enhance its nursing services, benefiting children and families as Queensland’s only children’s hospice.

Tags: Hummingbird House, Children

Hummingbird House celebrates seven years of care Media release

This week, Hummingbird House celebrates its 7th birthday. As Queensland’s only children’s hospice there is much to celebrate about what Hummingbird House has been able to achieve for the children and families it supports.

Tags: Hummingbird House

WMQ recognised as an Advanced Workplace in the Mental Health First Aid Recognition Program Media release

Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ) is currently one of less than 20 organisations in Australia to receive the recognition.

Tags: Wesley Mission Queensland

The tenth Coles Hummingbird House appeal has started - let's make it the best year yet! Media release

Support Hummingbird House children and families by purchasing a $2 donation card at Coles checkout. These cards have been designed by four very special families in memory of their children.

Tags: Fundraising, Hummingbird House

Coles-Hummingbird House Appeal 2023
Hummingbird House raises more than $400,000 in Sponsor a Nurse campaign! Media release

Thanks to the generosity of our amazing community, a whopping $421,427 was raised in Hummingbird House's recent Sponsor a Nurse campaign!

Tags: Hummingbird House

Eight women and a men stand with an oversized novelty cheque in front of a building with Hummingbird House signage
Partnership with UQ to address workforce challenges Media release

Wesley Mission Queensland has announced a promising new partnership with The University of Queensland's (UQ) Healthy Ageing Initiative.

Tags: Ageing well

Student engaging with an older gentlemen in gentle exercise

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