Photography exhibition fights mental health stigma

Collective Minds pop up gallery

JESSICA AMBLER LIVIN is partnering up with Robina Town Shopping Centre to raise awareness and break the stigma surrounding mental health conditions with a special pop-up photographic exhibition called Collective Minds.   The Collective … [Read more...]

Griffith Uni starts R U OK? Day conversation

Griffith University RUOK? Day

ASHLEIGH HARTLEY Tomorrow is R U OK? Day and Griffith University is taking the opportunity to create a safe space for its students to start a conversation about mental health.   R U OK? Day is a national movement with the goal of … [Read more...]

Aged care residents need more support

Aged care

COURTNEY KRUK Since commencing in December 2018, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has highlighted extensive issues surrounding the quality and regulation of care in Australian residential aged care facilities.   As … [Read more...]

Currumbin expo supports veterans

Veteran Support Services Expo stall holders

JESSICA AMBLER The recent Veteran Support Services Expo on the Gold Coast showcased just what sort of services are on offer for veterans living in the area.   Eighteen businesses that either offered services for veterans, or … [Read more...]

Fundraiser helps feed the homeless

Walk With Us Christmas lunch

KRISTINA TRAJKOVSKI Walk With Us is holding the second annual Slices and Schooners charity fundraiser tomorrow to help support and feed homeless people living on the Gold Coast.   The fundraiser is the charity’s main fundraising event … [Read more...]

Pocket Fest celebrates 10 years of growth

The Pocket Community Garden

ATHENA ZELANDONII The Pocket Community Garden in Woolloongabba will celebrate its 10-year anniversary this Sunday with Pocket Fest, a special community festival and fundraiser.   All members of the public are welcome to attend Pocket … [Read more...]

Event tackles body image in female athletes

Female athlete in training

JADE MCGARRY Bond University is hosting a seminar and panel discussion tonight to investigate the way body image and performance requirements can affect female athletes.   The Female Athlete Body Image and Performance seminar will focus … [Read more...]

Removing the taboo of mental illness

by Jade McGarry REMI drawing an enthusiastic crowd at the GrandePhoto cred: Dylan Crawford Finally, it feels like we can talk about mental illness and it’s about bloody time. The struggles faced by people silently enduring the pain of … [Read more...]

Mu’ooz – the little food stall with a big story

JADE MCGARRY Saba Abrahams, founder of Mu'ooz, prepares the morning's Eritrean coffee More than 20-thousand refugees come to Australia every year, leaving many women, men and children experiencing unemployment, trauma and social … [Read more...]

Supportive housing aids city’s vulnerable

Common Ground Queensland’s apartments

JASON NYKIEL In Brisbane’s West End is an apartment complex with a difference. Unlike the multitude of other new housing developments that seem to be filling the suburb’s streets, this complex has a special mission: To provide safe and affordable … [Read more...]