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New mental health program supporting Gold Coasters

Media release

A new mental health service on the Gold Coast delivered by Wesley Mission Queensland will provide support to hundreds of residents struggling with the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.

Mar 25, 2021

Mental Health

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A trip down memory lane at the Paragon Theatre

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Around 1953, Gordon Turnbull worked as Projectionist at the heritage-listed Paragon Theatre in Childers. Now almost 70 years on, 83-year-old Gordon took a surprise trip down memory lane and revisited the Paragon Theatre.

Mar 10, 2021

Home Care

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Meet the team at headspace Capalaba

News

The team at headspace Capalaba are passionate about working with young people and pride themselves on creating a safe, friendly, confidential and non-judgmental environment.

Mar 8, 2021

Disability, Mental Health

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Finding meaning and purpose through pastoral and spiritual care

News

Late last year, WMQ welcomed Julie, the new Team Leader to Pastoral and Spiritual Care. The Pastoral and Spiritual Care team are here to help and improve people’s quality of life.

Mar 3, 2021

Residential Aged Care

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The upside to downsizing

News

Is your family home becoming a little too much to handle? Discover the upside to downsizing with these 5 key benefits to retirement living.

Feb 24, 2021

Retirement

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A safe and supportive place to call home

News

When Gemma came to the Logan Youth Foyer six months ago, it was important for her to have a safe and supportive place to live.

Feb 19, 2021

Housing and homelessness, Youth and parenting

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A new year, a new CEO for WMQ

News

As we commence the New Year, Wesley Mission Queensland is excited to welcome Ms. Jude Emmer to the role of CEO.

Feb 10, 2021

Wesley Mission Queensland

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A day in the life of a workplace coach in residential aged care

News

Meet Donna, an Enrolled Nurse and a Workplace Coach for Wesley Mission QLD’s Kentish Court aged care community within Sinnamon Village at Sinnamon Park.

Feb 8, 2021

Residential Aged Care

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Those who received - Red Bag Appeal

News

The best part about the Red Bag Appeal is its ability to touch the lives of real people living in our community.

Feb 5, 2021

Crisis relief, Fundraising

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Those who gave - Red Bag Appeal

News

This year WMQ again held the charity gift wrapping station at Westfield Chermside.

Feb 5, 2021

Fundraising

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Those who donated - Red Bag Appeal

News

Our corporate and community volunteers keep the Red Bag Appeal in motion.

Feb 4, 2021

Fundraising

Two people with red shopping bag full of groceries

Providing relief at Christmas

News

To understand the impact of the Red Bag Appeal is to know that it is not just one story – it is many stories.

Feb 4, 2021

Crisis relief, Fundraising

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A place to call home - WesleyCare Wynnum

News

At 57 years of age, Jackie suffered a stroke during open heart surgery and went from living an independent life at home with her family to living in aged care home. Jackie has since moved into WesleyCare Wynnum, Specialist Disability Accommodation.

Feb 2, 2021

Disability

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The ripple effect of the Red Bag Appeal

News

When the Red Bag Appeal first started six years ago, no one knew the reach and impact it would have on the lives of Queenslanders. This Christmas, over 4000 Queenslanders will receive a hamper full of Christmas groceries.

Dec 22, 2020

Crisis relief, Fundraising

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Together we can, through volunteering

News

Today marks International Volunteer Day, an official date designated by the United Nations to say thank you and to recognise the importance of volunteers in our communities.

Dec 5, 2020

Volunteering

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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.

Nov 27, 2020

Crisis relief, Fundraising

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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.

Nov 19, 2020

Disability

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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.

Nov 13, 2020

Wesley Mission Queensland

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Festive food bags bring a brighter Christmas

Media release

With almost 700,000 Queenslanders living in poverty and 365,000 living on Jobseeker or youth allowance payments, Wesley Mission Queensland has set out to distribute a quarter of a million dollars’ worth of food relief leading up to Christmas.

Oct 30, 2020

Fundraising

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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.

Oct 28, 2020

Fundraising, Mental Health