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22/11/2022
STRONGER TOGETHER: Inclusion at work - better for wellbeing and better for business

Inclusion is so much more than just a buzz word or feel-good exercise – it’s good business and good for mental health and wellbeing. An inclusive culture fosters a happier work environment that fosters effectiveness, innovation, better customer service and higher employee satisfaction.

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14/11/2022
IMPACT Community Services named as Inclusive Employer for 2022-2023

As an organisation, equality and diversity is a priority for us. Inclusivity is much more than just a buzz word or a feel-good exercise; it’s something real and tangible that we’ll continue striving towards. We know that now isn’t the time for complacency, but to keep moving forward.

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14/11/2022
STRONGER TOGETHER: Making a difference in our community through social enterprise

Every time we turn on the news, we’re bombarded with stories about homelessness, the rising cost of living and the impact on mental health. The opportunity for social enterprises to make real and tangible differences within our community has never been greater.

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10/11/2022
IMPACT’s Community Visitor Scheme celebrates 30 years of connecting isolated elderly

This month, the Community Visitor Scheme is celebrating it’s 30 year anniversary. The program links visitors with older people who live at home and receive an aged care package or live in an aged care facility and aims to combat social isolation in the elderly.

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09/11/2022
Turn your social enterprise idea into reality with Emerge

IMPACT has partnered with StartSomeGood to Emerge. IMPACT will host the course in a face-to-face environment, allowing participants to benefit from learning alongside other likeminded people while building a local network and sense of community.

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08/11/2022
STRONGER TOGETHER: Boosting productivity with the Pomodoro Technique - a simple way to create extra time in your day

Research suggests that people who struggle with time management are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, sleep issues, stress, professional burnout and other mental health issues. Cue ‘The Pomodoro Technique’ - a useful way of reducing distractions and focusing on just one thing.

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02/11/2022
Ariah leads the way for young people to combat social isolation in the elderly

24 year old Ariah Goodluck is encouraging other young people to get involved with IMPACT Community Services’ Community Visitors Scheme, a friendship program that links volunteer visitors with people living in aged care facilities or who receive in-home care throughout the Bundaberg and Burnett regions.

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31/10/2022
STRONGER TOGETHER: Make a conscious effort to broaden your lens of society before judging others

Some people make aspersions about others. They put people under the microscope like the dot; examining its colour, shape, size, position, wondering what’s wrong with it or what could change. We don’t always focus on the bigger picture – all the things going on in the white space. But it’s worth refocusing our view.

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25/10/2022
"I’m Sam and New Image Laundry has helped improve my life"

Samantha Russell is a proud new mum who works at IMPACT’s New Image Laundry.

Sam is an integral part of the team and has made incredible progress both personally and professionally in the four years since she started work at the laundry.

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20/10/2022
STRONGER TOGETHER: Is fear taking a lead role in your decision making?

What are you afraid of? Heights, snakes, flying?
All of these fears are valid, and very common amongst us. But what about when it comes to your day-to-day life? Is fear holding you back from doing something you want to do? Perhaps it is related to a relationship, work, or study.

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17/10/2022
STRONGER TOGETHER: Why don’t people enact their self-care plan?

The human capacity for creating and upholding habits and routines is incredibly fascinating – and the adoption of positive wellbeing practices, and lack thereof, is no exception.

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11/10/2022
Anton answers industry call for disability care workers

When professional tennis coach Anton Hanssen decided to leave Melbourne and return to his old home-town of Bundaberg to be closer to family, he knew it was also time for a career change. Having worked closely with tennis athletes of all abilities, Anton felt a calling to work in the disability sector. For years, Anton […]

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06/10/2022
Self-care and wellbeing survey

As part of a project through Queensland Alliance for Mental Health, IMPACT Community Services’ Managing Director Tanya O’Shea is undertaking research into the space of mental health and wellbeing with regards to the implementation of self-care practices. Focusing on accountability and discipline, Tanya is interested to hear from you about what you know about wellbeing […]

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04/10/2022
How Containers for Change Scheme ID holders can win $50 when recycling with IMPACT

Recycle with IMPACT and go into the draw to win a monthly $50 voucher.

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28/09/2022
IMPACT to host disability sector meet and greet day for aspiring support workers

Speaking to industry professionals and relevant organisations can make taking the leap into a new area of work all the more exciting!

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