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Choosing the right service for your mental health and wellbeing

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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.

Oct 15, 2020

Mental Health

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Cycling to save lives

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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.

Oct 13, 2020

Fundraising, Mental Health

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Maryborough welcomes headspace mental health service

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

Oct 8, 2020

Mental Health

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Families reunited with aged care residents

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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.

Oct 1, 2020

Residential Aged Care

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A blanket donation to brighten your day

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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.

Sep 18, 2020

Residential Aged Care

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Disability Action Week 2020 – A heartfelt reflection

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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.

Sep 15, 2020

Creative Arts, Disability

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Wesley Industries do disability support differently

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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.

Sep 11, 2020

Disability

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Get creative with Stellar Arts

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Stellar Arts is a vibrant and exciting collection of creative workshops designed to support those 17-64 years of age who are living with a disability.

Sep 4, 2020

Creative Arts

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The impact of Eden Alternative Philosophy of Care

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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.

Aug 21, 2020

Residential Aged Care

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Seniors Week 2020

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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.

Aug 12, 2020

Residential Aged Care

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RADFLY and Women of Influence donate to YHES house

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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.

Aug 6, 2020

Youth and parenting

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Ice cream to the rescue

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When John Wesley Gardens aged care community had to close its café due to COVID-19 restrictions, residents thought it was also farewell to the much-craved ice-cream fridge. However, staff put their heads together to create an ice-cream cart!

Aug 3, 2020

Residential Aged Care

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Brisbane Relief Hub more important than ever

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The Brisbane Relief Hub continues to support people throughout the COVID-19 crisis that has affected not only Australia, but the whole world.

Jul 28, 2020

Crisis relief

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The mission is the constant and Marcus will always be the inspiration

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When COVID-19 hit the world, suicide prevention initiative Marcus Mission, was faced with the challenge of how they were going to keep supporting the community. The Morgan's share their journey from the beginning to present, while honouring Marcus.

Jul 23, 2020

Mental Health

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Go for it a message to emerging artists for this years QLD Outsider Art Awards

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Sue Yule, winner of a 2018 Emerging Artist Award from AFTM’s Outsider Art Awards, shares her journey and why you should enter in this year’s AFTM Queensland Outsider Art Awards.

Jun 30, 2020

Creative Arts, Mental Health

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Domino's supports local community service Brisbane Relief Hub

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Each week, Brisbane Relief Hub’s Wednesday night community meal sees around 50-70 people. Last week, people in need were treated to a meal provided and cooked by Dominos Culinary Innovation & Development Chef, Michael Treacy.

Jun 11, 2020

Crisis relief

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Reflections from an in-home care worker during COVID-19

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Hear how COVID-19 has changed how Tennile serves her in home care clients at Wesley Mission Queensland.

May 28, 2020

Home Care

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The Wheller Gardens Auxiliary remembers the late Barbara Wood

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Barbara Wood, a kind and dedicated member to our Wheller Gardens community, passed away in early May 2020. Barbara was the President of Wesley Mission Queensland’s Wheller Gardens Auxiliary Garage Sale, which has been operating for over 40 years.

May 21, 2020

Fundraising, Residential Aged Care, Volunteering

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Becoming a mentor with Marcus Mission

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Hear from men that are making a difference in the lives of others through Marcus Mission, a program designed to reduce the risk of suicide in young men in Queensland.

May 15, 2020

Mental Health

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WesleyCare Tewantin shopping consciously and supporting local businesses

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Considering the current COVID-19 pandemic, WesleyCare Tewantin, our supported accommodation community has put measures in place to support local businesses.

May 8, 2020

Disability