Sports program instils confidence in girls

Suncorp Team Girls

GEORGIA SCHAMPERS AND STAFF WRITERS Suncorp Australia’s Team Girls program is expanding thanks to a recent partnership with Sports Australia, which will help them get more young female players involved in a range of sports.   Suncorp’s … [Read more...]

Program helps new mums in Tweed Shire

Hannah Van de Werff

KIARA BLINCO New mothers in the New South Wales’ Tweed Shire now have access to a free assistance program.   The volunteer-based program known as Support for New Mums offers a free home visiting service that supports the health and … [Read more...]

Pandemic makes youth addiction help harder

Youth addiction treatment problems

DINA GETOVA The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on youth drug and alcohol treatment, with self-isolation and safety restrictions making it more difficult for young people to seek help.   COVID-safe restrictions imposed … [Read more...]

‘The Mowerman’ hits Gold Coast for Bravehearts

Bravehearts White Balloon Day

SAMARA MCRAE AND STAFF WRITERS Seventy-five-year-old Robina resident Claude ‘The Mowerman’ Harvey will be pushing his famed lawn mower from Coolangatta to Hope Island and back this week to help raise money for Bravehearts’ White Balloon … [Read more...]

Cancer Council tool targets Queensland youth

Cancer Council Queensland risk calculator scores

LILY NOLAN Cancer Council Queensland have rolled out their latest tool to promote skin cancer awareness and this one is aimed specifically at the state’s youth.   The campaign, which kicked off in August, uses a Cancer Risk Calculator … [Read more...]

New joke book fights fear with fun

Laugh-A-Bull will donate 500 copies of the book to the Starlight Children’s Foundation

HAYDYN EVANS A new joke book is taking dad jokes to the next level by using puns to help families fight fear with fun during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The book, named Laugh-A-Bull, was written by Melbourne dad Daniel Stones, who came up … [Read more...]

Program set to inspire environmental crusaders

Larissa Rose Project 2020

ROSIE BALL A new Gold Coast environmental education and waste management program is preparing to inspire the next generation of environmental crusaders.   Project 2020 – a program designed to educate four to 12-year-old students about … [Read more...]

Social distancing allows music to go on

Instrumental music

JEAUN LEWIS The implementation of COVID-safe practices has had a significant impact on the way instrumental music programs are run, particularly in schools.   School and youth-based instrumental music programs, such as those run by … [Read more...]

New theatre school opens on Gold Coast

Sun Stage classes

KIARA BLINCO Gold Coast resident Veronica Wnuk has founded a new theatre school in Tugun, giving local children a new outlet to release their creative energy.   The theatre school, which is known as Sun Stage, allows children aged from … [Read more...]

COVID-19 leaves new mums feeling alone

Chelsea Griffin Midwife

COURTNEY THOMAS New mums and mums-to-be around Australia have been left feeling anxious and lonely due to ongoing social distancing measures put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.   While some states and territories maintain eased … [Read more...]