Anglicare NQ provides a wide range of Youth support services across the North Queensland area including Cairns, Mareeba and Townsville, including Youth Support, Case Management, Outreach, Emergency Male and Female accommodation and Out of Home Care.
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The Great Dream Project went great today!
Embracing some special Great Dream philosophies for a happy Life with Random acts of Kindness, exercise and yummy food! Great job everyone! 🌈🌻 ... See MoreSee Less
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Youth Support Program - Cairns added 7 new photos.
Hands On Project took us to a well known local Motorcycle dealership today for a great information session all about the industry! Clients also engaged in Online Training and a yummy lunch! 🏍🛵👍🏽😊 ... See MoreSee Less
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I am dumbfounded at how the community carries on about Schapelle Corby the drug dealer but no-one wants to support “Justice For All – Louisa” Louisa was found dead in the Northern Suburbs Preston creek after six days murdered by so called boyfriend at the time Joe Asaad, who still has a severe major ICE addiction. But no one cared about Louisa. Why because she was living in the Northern Suburbs from a Greek background, but if she was Kerry Packer’s or Lloyd Williams daughter the whole world would care! Also no-one has shown any real interest towards supporting the “GoFundMe Page “Lean On Me” Support by Mental Health Clinician Eleni Blacky this page is about supporting little children born with an addiction from their parents. The little poor children in great need are crying out for help asking for a safe place to love and prosper. Shame on the community! ... See MoreSee Less
beyondblueHi Eleni, we're sorry to hear that 's how you are feeling. There are lots of thing in the news and community that affect us all differently. Whether it be – through our phones, the TV, newspaper - we are exposed to it and digesting that can become overwhelming and even distressing. If you or anyone else you know has experienced grief, loss, depression and or anxiety we are here to help. We are here to listen and provide support, provide info and referrals should you need them. If you'd like to talk these feelings through please, contact us anytime on 1300 22 4636 or get in touch with us on Webchat 3pm-12am AEST here: www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport42 minutes ago
I would like to share my story:
Every day I wake up and start again. Sometimes I feel like I meander through life like a zombie, staggering down a street looking for my next feed. Other times the world around me moves so fast I can barely keep up. Then there is the voice. It's not the kind that is telling me to burn things; but it's there. Sometimes it's a whisper, sometimes it screams so loud it's hard to hear anything else. The inner monologue that we all have. It shares your feelings of self doubt and contempt. Constantly questioning yourself "Why do you bother?" "What's the point?" "They would be better off without you, nobody needs you". These are just some of the things that the voice says. The hardest part is understanding that just because it's in your head that doesn't make it true.
With the recent passing of Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, once again suicide is thrown into the spotlight; but only for a short time, because it's too hard to talk about it. We NEED to talk about it. We talk about kids dying in car accidents because they don't have enough experience behind the wheel, but in 2012 there were more young people between 15 & 24 whom died by their own hand than there were road fatalities; 324 suicides to 198 road deaths. In 2015 the leading cause of death in children ages 5-17 was suicide. There are young people out there, who feel that there is no way forward, this needs to change.
I have lived with suicidal tendencies since my early teens and I know it is not easy. There are hard days, then there are worse days. We need to remember that there is always another way, no matter how hard it is to see that light. Talk to your friends, your family, even your co-workers. You never know when just saying “How are you?” could be the difference between life and death. It is not going away, it's just getting worse. We need to stop, ask the questions and try to make a difference in the lives around us.
To the people who live with this constant battle; you are stronger than you know, you have made it this far. Just take it 1 day at a time, or even just 1 hour at a time. If you can make it through today you can make it through tomorrow. There is always someone who wants to listen, who wants to help you and who truly loves you. You are not a waste, you ARE worth something. You may not see it, but your life does have meaning and you can make a difference. Breath in and out and always look forward.
“Suicide doesn’t end the chances of life getting worse, it eliminates the possibility of it ever getting any better.”
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beyondblueHi Daniel, Thankyou for sharing your story. We are sorry to hear that your journey has been such a difficult one for you. Please know that you are not alone in this and there is a lot of support out there. If you or anyone else you know are at risk of self-harm or if you are feeling suicidal, we would strongly urge you to seek professional help as it is really important that you take immediate steps to keep yourself safe. You can do this by: - Speaking to your doctor if he or she is not available right now - Attending the Emergency Department of your local hospital -If you feel unable to keep yourself from acting on your thoughts about suicide or self-harm this is an emergency and you need to call 000 (triple zero). We would also encourage you to call our Support Service on 1300 22 4636. We can help 24 hours a day, seven days a week with counselling support, information and referrals. Our online forums are a place you can share your experiences of depression and anxiety and talk to many others who may be experiencing or have experienced something similar: www.beyondblue.org.au/forums7 hours ago
Racial discrimination damages mental health. By challenging discrimination, you can directly impact some of the factors that are proven to contribute to poor mental health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
We can all play a role in the social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. By calling out racism and embracing one of the oldest and richest continuing cultures in the world you can help the healing process between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the ‘67 referendum – an important step in the journey towards ending institutional racism in Australia.
There are a number of ways you can commemorate and celebrate during Reconciliation Week. Make it part of your story: www.reconciliation.org.au/
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Brendan Buschsorry, but this is an incredibly hypocritical and uncomfortable post considering how beyondblue itself acted last year when people and organisations called out the discriminatory and harmful comments made by its founder and former chairperson jeff kennett, and subsequent actions by the organisation itself. instead of responding to many arguments on how jeff Kennett had actively dismissed and silenced concern for the mental health needs and overall welfare of Aboriginal children in Don Dale, beyondblue absolved themselves from holding their own chairperson accountable by repeatedly saying his harmful comments were made in ‘a private capacity’. For whoever manages the social media of beyondblue, as well as others reading this post, think about how football clubs, workplaces, as well as media organisations take initiative in holding their employees responsible for public behaviour and comments against their own values. Check out this article here for a summary of events: croakey.org/kennetts-comments-on-don-dale-a-personal-opinion-or-beyond-conscionable/ . this includes quotes and links to the responses of Indigenous academics, trauma experts, organisations, and advocates.1 day ago · 1
Matthew HollisWell done boys. It takes great courage to stand up for what you believe in. You should be proud of yourselves.21 hours ago · 1