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Understanding schizophrenia – do what you can do

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At the Schizophrenia Awareness Week comes to an end, Rob Ramjan, CEO of the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW, urges us all to get to understand the complexity and hopefully be more supportive of people with schizophrenia and their carers.

Schizophrenia Awareness Week

Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW logoIt’s Schizophrenia Awareness Week from 15 to 21 May 2016. This provides an opportunity to raise community awareness of schizophrenia and mental illness in general.

Help replace pain and fear with joy and laughter on Starlight Day

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Friday 6 May is Starlight Day. Karen Kennedy from the Starlight Children’s Foundation urges all Australians to help keep Captain Starlight and Starlight Express Room programs in every children’s hospital in the country open seven days a week to support more sick children.

Prader-Willi Syndrome: gateway to understanding obesity and mental illness

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The Prader-Willi Syndrome is a rare genetic condition affecting the whole of a person physically, intellectually and emotionally. Kathlene Jones, whose daughter was born with the syndrome, explains why research into Prader-Willi could potentially change lives of all individuals struggling with obesity, anxiety and other mental illnesses.

Help sick kids on Starlight Day

Starlight Foundation logoStarlight Day on 6 May 2016 is a national fundraising event run by the Starlight Foundation to support seriously ill children and their families.

One BarbeCURE at a time

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Philanthropy is already a way of life for many individuals and businesses in Australia. Victoria Kvisle, whose family has been involved with Cure Cancer for almost fifty years, encourages us all to find a way to serve and care for those around us.

Funding public hospitals

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Our health system is facing ongoing challenges and will again be one of the big election issues this year. President of the Australian Medical Association (AMA), Professor Brian Owler, says we have reached a crisis point in public hospital funding that puts patients at risk.

Light it up blue for autism

Autism Awareness Day 2016On 2 April 2016 iconic buildings across Australia and around the world turn their lights blue for the United Nations World Autism Awareness Day. You can use #LIUB to share your experience on social media.

 

Time for NDIS critics to show their cards

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There have been comments from the business sector that the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) should be slowed down. President of People with Disability Australia, Craig Wallace, says if the Business Council of Australia really thinks that Australians with disability and families shouldn't get reasonable and necessary support, it should have the courage and integrity to say so.

Smartphones app for early detection of autism ASDetect: The inside story

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Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition present in 1-2 % of the population. In an age of growing technology, can we detect early signs for autism for children between the age of 11 and 30 months using a mobile app? And if yes, how accurate is that technology? Dr Nancy Sadka from OTARC at La Trobe University knows more.