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08/04/2024
STRONGER TOGETHER: Rewriting the Script—Exploring Neurodiversity in Modern Narratives

This week Tanya discusses the evolving portrayal of neurodiversity in mainstream media, highlighting both its strides towards inclusivity and the ongoing need for nuanced and respectful representations that move beyond stereotypes.

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05/04/2024
NDIS Service Manager

Join the dedicated team at IMPACT Community Services as an NDIS Service Manager and play a pivotal role in empowering NDIS participants through strategic leadership and innovative service delivery. With significant benefits and a supportive environment, make a real difference in our community.

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01/04/2024
STRONGER TOGETHER: Beyond the Classroom - Navigating the Challenges of School Avoidance and Mental Wellbeing

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses the pressing issues facing our young people, from the rising tide of mental health challenges to the troubling phenomenon of school avoidance.

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25/03/2024
STRONGER TOGETHER: Beyond the Celebration -Diagnosis Challenges for Neurodivergent Women

This Neurodiversity Celebration Week, Tanya reflects on the challenges faced by neurodivergent women and girls, whose experiences are often overlooked, misdiagnosed, or even dismissed.

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21/03/2024
Prep Transition Program Prepares Children for Positive Start at School

The first five years are crucial for child growth and development, and IMPACT Community Services’ innovative Prep Transition Program offers a guiding hand to parents and their little ones, ensuring children get the best possible start in life.

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18/03/2024
Recycling & Collections Manager

IMPACT Community Services in Bundaberg, QLD, is looking for a Recycling & Collections Manager to oversee sustainable recycling processes and manage a dedicated team. This role offers significant benefits, including salary packaging, professional development opportunities, and a commitment to community and environmental sustainability.

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18/03/2024
STRONGER TOGETHER: Resilience—The Forgotten Playground Skill

This week Tanya discusses the paradox of modern parenting, where children are physically protected but lack mental resilience, advocating for a recalibration of parenting approaches to foster strength and adaptability in the face of adversity.

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11/03/2024
STRONGER TOGETHER: Reflections on International Women's Day—Celebrating Uniqueness

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya reflects on the profound meaning of International Women's Day, while encouraging women to embrace and celebrate their imperfections as sources of strength and uniqueness.

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04/03/2024
STRONGER TOGETHER: Recognising and Valuing Neurodiversity in the Workplace

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses the challenges neurodivergent individuals face in the workplace due to a lack of understanding and accommodation, and how employers can create inclusive environments to unlock their full potential.

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29/02/2024
Discovery Coast Health Professionals Network for Better Care

IMPACT Community Health Service (ICHS) Discovery Coast hosted its second Health Professionals Network Evening in Agnes Water on Tuesday 23 January 2024, attracting 15 attendees from various health sectors.

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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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