On a health kick

Jonathan O'Neill Meet the players kicking goals for men's health. Soccer ball by J Dimas on Flickr Work, family, friends, a global pandemic - there have been a million excuses not to hit the gym this year. A new league in Queensland … [Read more...]

Explainer: Domestic Violence in Queensland

Monique Mita Queensland’s next Premier is all but guaranteed to be a woman, but where do the major parties stand on an issue that disproportionately affects women? The brutal murder of Hannah Clarke and her three children in the Brisbane … [Read more...]

Rural communities fight mental health strain

NSW farming photo Bec Ritchie Unsplash

ERIN RIETDYK There’s no arguing that rural communities in New South Wales have had it tough in recent years, being hit by drought, flood, bushfires, and now COVID-19.   But with the right amount of support and community engagement, … [Read more...]

Cultural safety training helps close health gap

Close the gap

HAYDYN EVANS Griffith University’s First Peoples Health Unit is leading the charge when it comes to eliminating racism in Australia’s health care system.   Over the past five years the First Peoples Health Unit has been working to … [Read more...]

Gold Coast yoga studio offers supportive space

Soul Squeeze studio clients

GEORGIA SCHAMPERS AND STAFF WRITERS A Gold Coast mother has embraced COVID-19 lockdown and found a solution for those seeking mental and physical stability during the pandemic by transforming an old work shed on her property into a yoga … [Read more...]

Mindfulness proves effective for students

Mindfulness and meditation Simon Rae Unsplash

ELIZABETH FOSTER Mindfulness has been a hot topic in the media in recent years, but despite the impression social media influencers and the burgeoning adult colouring book industry may have created, the practice is far from new.   In … [Read more...]

Stylish headwear helps women with hair loss

Sam Corbett’s Bald & The Beautiful turbans

HONGYUE WU AND STAFF WRITERS When Gold Coast mother Sam Corbett was diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2012 and started chemotherapy, one of the biggest hurdles was losing her beautiful brown hair.   But the Reedy Creek … [Read more...]

Get checked for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

BCNA Pink Bun campaign

TAYLAH GRAY Experts are reminding Australian women of the importance of regular check-ups and early detection ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which kicks off on October 1.   Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) spokesperson … [Read more...]

Leukaemia Foundation prepares to Light the Night

Light the Night Leukaemia Foundation

YUAN LIU AND STAFF WRITERS Thousands of Australians around the country will take part in a special virtual lantern lighting ceremony to raise money for blood cancer on October 10 this year.   The event, called Light the Night, is … [Read more...]

Week puts focus on Queensland’s mental health

Queensland Mental Health Week

JADE MACBETH There’s no arguing that 2020 has been a stressful and unsettling year, which is why Queensland Mental Health Week couldn’t come at a better time.   The state-wide event runs from October 10 to 18 and is a joint initiative … [Read more...]