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ORCA hits a sweet spot with Nodo donuts

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In celebration of International Day for People with Disabilities, we caught up with Kate, founder of Brisbane's best gluten-free donuts Nodo, about her business's participation in the ORCA Work Experience Project.

Dec 15, 2021

Tags: Disability

Box of six different flavoured donuts

Congratulations YHES House

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Congratulations to the YHES House (Youth, Health and Education Service) team for winning the Meritorious Award at the City of Gold Coast Safer Community Award in the not-for-profit category for the amazing work they do.

Nov 24, 2021

Tags: Youth and parenting

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It pays to be green

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Parkview resident Barry Norton’s passion for the environment has been contagious – and brought in thousands of dollars for his home in the process.

Nov 2, 2021

Tags: Residential Aged Care

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Festive food bags bring a brighter Christmas

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WMQ has launched its annual Red Bag Appeal to deliver a some much-needed festive cheer to families doing it tough as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nov 1, 2021

Tags: Crisis relief

Coles Hummingbird House appeal raises $1 million

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This year's Coles Hummingbird House appeal raised more than $1 million to support babies, children and young people living with a life-limiting condition.

Oct 27, 2021

Tags: Fundraising, Palliative and Hospice Care

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Spread Christmas cheer with Stellar Arts this year

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Participants from Stellar Arts have created a beautiful range of Christmas cards that are now available to purchase with all profits going to the artists.

Oct 14, 2021

Tags: Creative Arts

Range of Christmas cards in a circle

Happy birthday Hummingbird House

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Hummingbird House has celebrated five years since it opened its doors to Queensland families. A huge milestone for an organisation that began as one couple’s dream, and has since grown to support hundreds of families across the state.

Oct 7, 2021

Tags: Palliative and Hospice Care

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Wesley Mission Queensland wins two Safe Work and Return to Work Awards

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Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ) has taken top honours in two categories of Worksafe Queensland’s Safe Work and Return to Work Awards 2021.

Oct 5, 2021

Tags: Wesley Mission Queensland

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Taking steps to better mental health

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A new campaign focused on supporting and strengthening Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing was launched this week.

Oct 5, 2021

Tags: Mental Health

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Gold Coast mayor visits Wesley Kids

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Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate visited Wesley Kids last week to learn more about the important work the service is doing on the Gold Coast.

Aug 22, 2021

Tags: Mental Health

Four people standing in front of a pull up banner promoting Wesley Kids

Covid vaccine blitz for Wesley Mission Queensland staff

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Wesley Mission Queensland is providing gift vouchers to thank frontline staff who receive their COVID-19 vaccine, as well as on-site vaccination hubs to ensure all clients and staff are protected from the impacts of coronavirus.

Jun 28, 2021

Tags: Disability, Residential Aged Care, Wesley Mission Queensland

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New specialist disability accommodation development on Sunshine Coast

Media release

A new residential development offering specialist disability accommodation has opened on the Sunshine Coast at Maroochydore. The building, WesleyCare Maroochydore, will support nine people under the age of 65 living with a disability.

Mar 26, 2021

Tags: Disability

WesleyCare Maroochydore modern exterior

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

Tags: 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

Tags: Home Care

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Meet the team at headspace Capalaba

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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

Tags: Disability, Mental Health

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Finding meaning and purpose through pastoral and spiritual care

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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

Tags: Residential Aged Care

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The upside to downsizing

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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

Tags: Retirement

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A safe and supportive place to call home

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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

Tags: Housing and homelessness, Youth and parenting

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A new year, a new CEO for WMQ

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

Feb 10, 2021

Tags: Wesley Mission Queensland

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

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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

Tags: Residential Aged Care

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