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27/02/2024
The Cost of Leadership: Burnout and the High-Profile Exodus

This morning IMPACT Community Services' Managing Director Tanya O'Shea was on ABC Wide Bay Breakfast talking to David Dowsett about her recent Outstanding Leadership Awards nomination, as well as the challenges and burnout facing high-profile figures in intense leadership roles.

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26/02/2024
STRONGER TOGETHER: Embracing Neurodiversity—A Celebration of Individuality and Difference

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses the importance of embracing neurodiversity, advocating for a deeper understanding and acceptance of diverse cognitive perspectives.

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21/02/2024
Join IMPACT’s Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme and brighten someone’s day

IMPACT Community Services is calling for volunteers in Mount Perry and Biggenden to join its Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS), a friendship program that connects volunteers with older people who may be experiencing social isolation or loneliness.

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19/02/2024
STRONGER TOGETHER: The Attention Paradox—Information Rich, Focus Poor

In a world where the buzz of notifications competes with the quiet hum of our thoughts, the analogy of a human attention span equalling that of a goldfish—just 8 seconds—has gained traction. But how did we arrive at comparing the complexity of the human brain to that of a small aquatic creature?

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14/02/2024
Paperbark Forest Mural makes an IMPACT

When you walk into the reception area of the newly refurbished IMPACT Community Health Service (ICHS) at Agnes Water, you might feel like you have stepped into a different world. A large wall mural of the Paperbark Forest, a local tourist attraction, greets you with its serene beauty and calming effect. The mural is the work of Kim Cooke, a local photographer and artist.

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12/02/2024
STRONGER TOGETHER: Behind the Smile—Life Lessons in Vulnerability and Empathy

Continually comparing our life experiences to others can make it difficult to feel, acknowledge and effectively resolve our own emotions and suffering. It can also detrimentally affect our mental health and wellbeing. Therefore, regardless of what other people are going through, it is important to gain perspective and validate our own experience.

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07/02/2024
General Manager Corporate Services

This position is pivotal in providing strategic advice to the leadership team, leading corporate services teams, and contributing to the strategic plan's development and implementation. Key responsibilities include overseeing internal service delivery such as finance, marketing, quality management, IT, WH&S, and people culture.

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06/02/2024
Integrated Health Service a game-changer for Discovery Coast healthcare

IMPACT Community Health Service’s (ICHS) new GP-led Integrated Health Service is off to a promising start since its launch on Monday, November 13, 2023.

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05/02/2024
Bridging Loneliness with Nature and Community: Sharon's Story

Please note: This podcast may contain references to, or feature images, videos, and voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have passed away. In episode 8, "Bridging loneliness through the power of nature and community: Sharon's Story," we invite listeners on a profound exploration of healing and connection through the lens of Sharon's […]

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05/02/2024
STRONGER TOGETHER: How Nature and Nurture Shape Our Lives—A Tale of Two Paths

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses nature versus nurture and the significance of early experiences on our life trajectories.

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29/01/2024
STRONGER TOGETHER: Tangled Threads—Life Lessons from the Design Squiggle

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses Daniel Newman's "Design Squiggle" and how it has served as a reminder that no matter how hard things get, all it takes is one strand, one glimmer of hope, to begin unravelling the mess.

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25/01/2024
IMPACT Community Services Introduces Diamond Pilates Program for Women's Pelvic Floor Health

In a proactive move to address prevalent pelvic floor issues affecting women, IMPACT Community Services is set to launch a transformative six-week Diamond Pilates for Pelvic Floor Strength program.

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24/01/2024
Administration Officer - Training

IMPACT is currently recruiting an Administration Officer to join our Training Services team. This is a Permanent Part Time position for two (2) days per week (15 hours) based in Bundaberg.

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22/01/2024
STRONGER TOGETHER: Navigating Life's Currents—The Power of Mimetic Desire in the Age of Social Media

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses mimetic desire, a concept coined by French philosopher René Girard that refers to our innate tendency to imitate the desires and behaviours of others, ultimately shaping our very essence.

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15/01/2024
STRONGER TOGETHER: The “Destination Happiness” Balance—Planning for tomorrow while embracing today

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses "Destination Happiness Syndrome" and the fine balance that exists between planning for tomorrow and embracing today.

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