• Host a dinner party and help kids with cancer

    Open Forum     |      August 11, 2013

    Home cooks are invited to arrange a dining experience in support of children living with cancer and their families with the Dine at Mine campaign. This is a fundraiser for the children’s cancer charity Camp Quality. Throughout August 2013, hosts invite family and friends to a dining experience and ask them to donate what they would have spent eating out to Camp Quality.

  • Gender selection: Is it a boy? But we want a girl!

    Professor Michael Chapman     |      August 6, 2013

    Sex selection for social reasons is illegal in Australia on moral and ethical grounds. Professor Michael Chapman, a fertility specialist with IVFAustralia, argues that the issue of sex selection for gender balance needs to be addressed.

  • Jeans for Genes day – Erin’s story

    Kate Horvath     |      August 1, 2013

    On Jeans for Genes day everyone is invited to wear jeans to support a good cause – raising funds to fight childhood diseases. Kate Horvath from the Children’s Medical Research Institute tells the story of how the life of a little girl was saved.

  • Do you want emotionally resilient teenagers? Start early

    Ron Rapee     |      July 24, 2013

    Anxiety and depression is much too common among teenagers. Ron Rapee, Professor of Psychology at Macquarie University and director of the Centre for Emotional Health, talks about a program that teaches parents how to give their shy and withdrawn child skills to better manage negative emotions.

  • The ages and stages of diabetes

    Lamees Kaoutarani     |      July 15, 2013

    It is Diabetes Awareness Week, a national event to increase knowledge of this very common condition. Dietitian Lamees Kaoutarani provides facts about risk factors and managing diabetes.

  • Clear your head, make a difference

    Open Forum     |      July 12, 2013

    Give up alcohol as part of a team or as an individual for the month of July and raise funds for adults living with cancer and their families to improve their quality of life. Dry July is also a chance to raise awareness of drinking habits, the value of a balanced healthy lifestyle, a personal challenge, encourage positive change and an awareness of a healthy attitude to alcohol consumption.

  • Learn more about diabetes this week

    Open Forum     |      July 12, 2013

    Diabetes Awareness Week is 14 – 20 July. Each year the focus is on the prevention of diabetes and its complications with a specific spotlight. This year’s it is ‘Diabetes by Ages and Stages’. As diabetes spans a lifetime, this theme concentrates on the diabetes lifecycle and on fitting diabetes around the life of the person suffering from diabetes, not the other way around.

  • Dry July – clear your head and make a difference

    Brett Macdonald     |      July 10, 2013

    The Dry July initiative raises funds for adults living with cancer and their families. Brett Macdonald, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Dry July, explains how an idea on the back of a coaster became a national charity.

  • Fertility – what you should know and when to seek help

    Professor Michael Chapman     |      July 4, 2013

    An increasing number of couples chooses to delay the decision to have children. Professor Michael Chapman from IVFAustralia delivers the facts about fertility.

  • Wear jeans and fight childhood disease

    Open Forum     |      June 30, 2013

    Jeans for Genes Day is a national day when people are invited to wear their jeans to raise funds for research into birth defects and diseases such as cancer, epilepsy and a range of genetic disorders. On Friday 2nd August workplaces, schools and streets will become a sea of denim in a united stance against childhood disease. The money raised goes to the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI).

  • Go wild and silly for a serious cause

    Leanne Raven     |      June 27, 2013

    Today SIDS and Kids celebrates the 26th Red Nose Day, their not-for-profit’s major fundraiser. Leanne Raven, CEO of SIDS and Kids, explains why support for this event is so important.

  • Red Nose Day

    Open Forum     |      June 18, 2013

    The last Friday in June is Red Nose Day. The initiative raises funds for SIDS and Kids that go towards services and programs in bereavement support, education, research, national awareness campaigning and advocacy. SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and to supporting bereaved families.