• Creating a better community for everyone

    Ron McCallum     |      December 2, 2013

    Today is the International Day of People with Disability. The Patron of this event, Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum, urges us as a community to become more aware of persons with disabilities.

  • Attitudes and evidence will underpin disability reform

    Craig Wallace     |      December 2, 2013

    There still remain a lot of barriers in our urban landscape for people with a disability. Craig Wallace would like to see a national survey on community attitudes towards disability to give us solid evidence about what these attitudes are and what could leverage change.

  • Tips to reduce stress

    Edwina Griffin     |      December 2, 2013

    Occasional moments of stress are normal, but they shouldn’t be our constant state of being. Edwina Griffin suggests how we can reduce stress and stay healthy.

  • What is really important?

    Meiron Lees     |      December 2, 2013

    Surviving cancer shifts one’s perspective. Meiron Lees shares his attitude to life that offers new meaning, purpose and appreciation of what truly matters.

  • Eddy’s five health tips

    Edwina Griffin     |      December 2, 2013

    With the year coming to an end, celebrations with overeating and –drinking are common. Edwina Griffin shares five things everyone can do to stay healthy and feel and look great.

  • Change the face of men’s health

    Open Forum     |      November 1, 2013

    During November each year, millions of moustaches around the world are grown for Movember to raise funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health.

  • Pink Ribbon Breakfast

    Open Forum     |      October 17, 2013

    Pink Ribbon Breakfast is an annual, nationwide fundraising initiative of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This year’s theme is ‘storytelling’.

  • Mental Health Week

    Open Forum     |      September 30, 2013

    Mental Health Week runs from 7 to 13 October. The theme for Mental Health Association Australia’s inaugural Creative Heroes Arts Competition the MHAA 2013 Superhero Grants Program is ‘My Inner Superpower”.

  • Odd Socks Day

    Open Forum     |      September 30, 2013

    Community-based mental health organisation Grow is hosting Odd Socks Day on 4 October. The organisation promotes a light-hearted approach to reminding people that anyone can have an odd day.

  • Cigarettes anytime, anywhere – taking tobacco temptation away

    Kathy Chapman     |      September 12, 2013

    Tobacco is easily available throughout NSW. Kathy Chapman, Health Strategies Director for Cancer Council NSW, argues that instead of only regulating demand, the NSW government should address the issue of supply of cigarettes.

  • Help fight Prostate Cancer

    Open Forum     |      September 9, 2013

    Now in its fifth year, the Big Aussie Barbie is a chance for you to do something positive for men’s health and raise money to help fight Prostate Cancer.

  • Do it with heart

    Open Forum     |      September 9, 2013

    Every year big-hearted Australians help save lives and make research possible by supporting the Heart Foundation Big Heart Appeal.