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STRONGER TOGETHER: Women's mental health and the lipstick effect

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses Liptember and how 'the lipstick effect' drives the agenda on women's mental health. By IMPACT Community Services Managing Director Tanya O'Shea It’s amazing the power that something as simple as a bright shade of lipstick can hold. I recently read an article […]

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NDIS TechHaven: Gaming, Growth, Belonging

In a groundbreaking endeavour to support individuals with disabilities, IMPACT Community Services has launched the TechHaven, a new initiative, aimed at providing National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants in the Bundaberg region with a diverse range of tech-based resources and activities.

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The Outback Mind Foundation Mental Health Workshop 2023

With the climbing rates of mental health issues and male suicide, the Foundation works to proactively get ahead of the problem, providing men with the tools and solutions to find self-awareness and reach their full potential.

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STRONGER TOGETHER: Where we start matters

Within the walls of our own households, we've been presented with a golden opportunity to be fully present, to truly listen, and to lay the foundation for our children's futures.

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Episode 4 - Unmasked : Domestic and Family Violence, how we can make changes

Welcome to "Stronger Together", a transformative podcast experience that delves deep into the fabric of community wellbeing and individual resilience. Hosted by Tanya O'Shea, Managing Director of IMPACT with a bachelor's degree in psychology, and Kate Rumballe, IMPACT's Communications Officer with over two decades of experience as a journalist and communications professional. This series is […]

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STRONGER TOGETHER: Fill your cup with glimmers

I was therefore delighted to learn recently that there is an opposite reaction to trigger, a concept that’s delightful and uplifting and personally, warms my heart. The alternative is glimmer, an internal or external cue that brings you have to a sense or joy or safety. Think a smile from a stranger, a beautiful sunset or seeing a picture of your pet.

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"Dadirri is inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness. Dadirri recognises the deep spring that is inside us. We call on it and it calls to us. This is the gift that Australia is thirsting for. It’s something like what you call 'contemplation'.”

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New Image Laundry Enhances Efficiency and Service with the Introduction of new 25kg Dexter Washing Machine

New Image Laundry has taken a leap forward in its commitment to excellence with the recent installation of a new Dexter T900 washing machine. This addition has not only elevated the laundry's productivity but has also led to an enhanced continuity of service for its valued customers. The new washing machine is a game-changer for […]

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STRONGER TOGETHER: The lost art of patience

We live in a world dominated by rapid-fire updates, endless options, and the allure of instant gratification; the once-cherished virtue of patience seems to have faded into obscurity. Let's face it, in today's turbocharged life, patience feels like an endangered species. We're all about "now, now, now," and taking a breather? That's so last season.

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STRONGER TOGETHER: Nurturing a more hopeful community

Hope is inextricably linked to psychological well-being and extends its benefits beyond immediate situations. What this means is that people with hope, will experience higher levels of life satisfaction, less stress, and an overall improved sense of resilience. Moreover, studies have shown that those who embrace hope are more successful in achieving their goals, resulting in greater self-esteem and well-being, and leading to a perpetuating cycle of self-positivity.

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STRONGER TOGETHER: The TED talk no one wants to hear

What if we tried a less is more approach and found a way to create a shortcut between intention and impact? What would this look like in practice?

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Popular GP practice to relocate within IMPACT Community Health Precinct as major refurbishment work begins

Shore Care Family Practice, a well-established healthcare provider in the Discovery Coast region, will relocate within the IMPACT Community Health Precinct as a significant refurbishment project begins this month. Shore Care’s relocation from Building 1 to Building 2 represents a significant opportunity for growth and the enhancement of healthcare services for the local GP provider. […]

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STRONGER TOGETHER: The power of why

By asking "why" repeatedly, we delved deeper into the heart of the issue, exploring its root causes and understanding the broader implications.

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Bridging the gap

Adult with intrusive suicidal thoughts failed by mental health services Introduction: This case study examines the experience of a distressed and suicidal adult living in a regional town who faced significant challenges in accessing timely mental health support. The individual eventually sought assistance from IMPACT Community Services. The case study highlights the barriers encountered by […]

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STRONGER TOGETHER: Sweating the small stuff

it’s often not those big moments – the chaos, disappointment, loss, trauma – that tip us over the edge. Those are the moments we often take in our stride, head held high, dignity and confidence in check. Instead, it’s those seemingly insignificant yet irritating moments that send us into a tailspin.

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