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Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day, A Day of Mourning: What’s in a name? A call for historical truth to be acknowledged

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Our Reconciliation Manager debunks some of the things that people have said to him about changing the date over the years.

Jan 25, 2023

Tags: Reconciliation, Belonging, Reconciliation

Newspaper image of stolen kids in 1950. Their eyes reveals the anguish as children are taken from their parents.

Up to 30% of Wesley Mission Queensland office staff chose to work on Australia Day

Media release

To demonstrate allyship and live out its values, WMQ has given employees the choice to work on the Australia Day public holiday.

Jan 25, 2023

Tags: Reconciliation, Wesley Mission Queensland, Belonging, Reconciliation

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Want to understand more about First Nations past? These books are a good start

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Books offer a window into First Nations peoples and the often-overlooked history of this land we call home

Jan 25, 2023

Tags: Reconciliation, Belonging, Reconciliation

5 books on First Nations peoples

Your Story is Our Story video series - WMQ’s First Nations Staff on reconciliation

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Video series shares the stories of some of our First Nations staff and sheds a light on what reconciliation means to them

Jan 25, 2023

Tags: Reconciliation, Belonging, Reconciliation

What does January 26 mean to WMQ staff?

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In this video we ask some of our team, both First and Second Nations, what 26 January means to them.

Jan 23, 2023

Tags: Reconciliation, Belonging, Reconciliation

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How to make your money stretch further these holidays

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Problematic weather conditions down south and skyrocketing prices have impacted your grocery shopping this season. To help you save money and plan ahead, our Head Chef Russell shares his tips and tricks.

Dec 9, 2022

Tags: Wesley Mission Queensland, Story

Peas been cooked at Wesley Dining Services

New accommodation to help plug gap in housing for people living with a disability

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Wesley Mission Queensland has partnered with RF Corval to deliver six new state-of-the-art disability needs apartments in Brisbane’s East.

Nov 8, 2022

Tags: Disability

Render of an outdoor roof terrace with dining table and chairs and umbrella and plants and tree

A safe space for all

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Wesley Mission Queensland has helped launch the Brisbane North Safe Space Network initiative in Redcliffe this week to offer an alternative form of support for people experiencing distress and vulnerability.

Sep 21, 2022

Tags: Mental Health

Safe Space Network coordinators and supporter standing together during the launch event

Aged Care Employee Day - it's all because of you

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Aged Care Employee Day, is a time each year to recognise and celebrate those who care for our ageing family and friends.

Aug 9, 2022

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Aged care worker laughing as she dances with a WMQ resident

90 years old, 13 days, 300kms and $21,000 raised - Athol you're a star!

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After 13 days and 300 kilometres, 90-year-old Hummingbird House volunteer and fundraiser Athol Alcorn walked over the finish line last Sunday, to the delight of his crowd of supporters.

Jul 6, 2022

Tags: Fundraising, Palliative and Hospice Care, Volunteering

Group of people who have been hiking

You've got a friend in me

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Friendships play an important role at all stages of life and studies have found them to be critical for a healthy aging process. It has even been suggested that social contact is more beneficial than physical exercise and healthy habits (not smoking, weight management) for health and longevity.

Jun 16, 2022

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Two elderly ladies smiling. One is in a red jacket holding a book she is reading to the other in a purple cardigan with a crochet blanket over her

We did it, together we raised $218,500 at WMQ's Giving Day!

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We are delighted to announce that Wesley Mission Queensland raised over $225,000 at our Giving Day!

Jun 7, 2022

Tags: Fundraising

Group of people wearing white tshirts and masks celebrating with party poppers

Double your impact on WMQ's Giving Day!

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Join us on Thursday 2 June as we raise much needed funds for mental health, palliative care, disability and emergency relief.

May 19, 2022

Tags: Fundraising

Young girl with long brown hair wearing a red shirt with her arms around the neck of a man with a beard in a yellow shirt sitting in a grassy field

WMQ retirement offering grows as buyers seek space

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WMQ is about to expand its retirement living offering with building work set to begin on Stage Two of Rosemount Retirement Village at Sinnamon Park.

May 3, 2022

Tags: Retirement

Artists impression of a building with bushes around

For Morse code Mavis, war memories never fade

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At 96 years of age, St Mark's resident Mavis Obst may have lost the touch for her Morse code training, but her memories haven’t faded.

Apr 24, 2022

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Elderly woman sitting on a park bench holding framed war memorabilia

International Women's Day 2022

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Today we celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and call for action on gender equality. Watch this message from people across WMQ on International Women's Day.

Mar 8, 2022

Tags: Wesley Mission Queensland

Three woman pictures. One wearing a green polo shot, one in personal protective equipment and an elderly woman

Her Excellency the Governor of Queensland announced as patron of Hummingbird House

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Queensland’s only children’s hospice, Hummingbird House, has announced the Governor of Queensland, Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM, as its new patron.

Feb 14, 2022

Tags: Palliative and Hospice Care, Wesley Mission Queensland

Queensland Governor Dr Jeanette Young standing dressed in a suit jacket in front of a photo of Queen Elizabeth II

Isolated but not alone – aged care workers step up for elders

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As the pressures faced by the aged care sector continue to increase due to COVID-19 and sector issues, an underrecognised workforce has taken on even more responsibility to support residents who have been isolated from families.

Feb 8, 2022

Tags: Residential Aged Care

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Celebrating life's joys in lockdown

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Sometimes it is the small gestures that mean the most, and WMQ frontline workers have demonstrated this as they care for residents who have been in lockdown due to COVID-19.

Feb 7, 2022

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Elderly man and woman sitting at a table with a white table cloth and balloons in the background clinking champagne glasses

Christmas wrap up raises much needed funds

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Christmas may seem a distant memory but we are still celebrating the efforts of our volunteer Christmas wrappers who raised more than $32,600 for our Emergency Relief Hub.

Feb 1, 2022

Tags: Crisis relief, Fundraising

Two women wearing red aprons holding presents wrapped in Christmas paper and smiling