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20/09/2021
STRONGER TOGETHER: What if?

If the past 12 months have taught us anything it’s that the IMPACT team is not short of ideas. Without any action though, an idea is just an idea. This is where IMPACT’s culture of innovation shines.

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16/09/2021
Tanya O'Shea revealed as on of the 40 Bundaberg Women of Influence in 2021

Currently the Managing Director of IMPACT Community Services, during her 20-year tenure Tanya O’Shea has […]

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14/09/2021
STRONGER TOGETHER: National Child Protection Week

Every young person deserves access to ongoing support and opportunities in life, but unfortunately this is not a reality for many children.

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06/09/2021
STRONGER TOGETHER: Start the conversation - there's more to say after R U OK?

R U OK? Day encourages us to check in with our friends, family and loved ones about how we’re really doing. In a time where there seems to be more dividing us than ever before, this day is about putting our beliefs, passions and views to the side, to allow us to be there for one another as people.

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03/09/2021
Visiting Optometrist now operating out of IMPACT's Discovery Coast Health Service

The Agnes Water and Discovery Coast region has long been known for its picturesque and laid-back atmosphere but has historically lacked pivotal services to welcome community expansion. 

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03/09/2021
Ann Duffy celebrates her 78th birthday with colleagues at New Image Laundry

Most people in their 70s have said goodbye to their working years, are enjoying retirement and might even set off travelling to different parts of the country when possible. But retirement couldn’t be further from Ann Duffy’s sights, with the New Image Laundry worker recently celebrating her 78th birthday with her colleagues. 

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30/08/2021
STRONGER TOGETHER: Visiting the lonely is more important than ever

In a time where travel and visiting interstate is trickier than ever, and national mental health concerns are on the rise, visiting our lonely and elderly residents has never been more important.

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20/08/2021
STRONGER TOGETHER: Why we have a "grow your own" philosophy at IMPACT

As the common saying goes, you either work to live or you live to work, but does it have to be one or the other? It can often seem that determined, career-oriented people must make sacrifices in their personal lives to achieve their goals professionally, but at IMPACT we don’t see that as the case.

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16/08/2021
STRONGER TOGETHER: Breaking down the "busy" for our mental health

If there’s one thing I hear on a day-to-day basis, it’s that people are busy. Busy in their jobs, busy in their social lives, and even busy during time at home.

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11/08/2021
IMPACT's CVS volunteers are ending loneliness in the Bundaberg region one visit at a time

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day demands of leading a busy life, but it’s important to remember there are pockets of our community that face barriers to human interaction which can lead to ongoing loneliness and depression.

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04/08/2021
STRONGER TOGETHER: Shining a light on homelessness in the Bundaberg region

Homelessness is a rising issue in many areas of Australia, and the ongoing lack of housing is causing a ripple effect throughout our community in several areas. These include increased violence, deteriorating mental health conditions and joblessness to name a few.

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02/08/2021
STRONGER TOGETHER: Discovery Coast Health Precinct provides access to all

Having access to quality healthcare is important for all people at any stage of life. In Bundaberg we are fortunate to have a number of services available to us when it comes to maintaining our health and wellbeing, but other areas in our region are not so privileged.

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