Our NDIS plan: what I've learnt about tackling the first planning meeting

Julie Jones, author of “Have Wheelchair Will Travel” has recently taken the leap of faith entering into the NDIS to gain extra support for her son BJ, who lives with cerebral palsy. Julie shares her experience setting up their NDIS plan and provides some great advice for others needing to do the same. read more

Julie Jones
Julie Jones 09 April 17 Stay independent

Not all breast lumps are sinister but all must be checked out

During a not-so routine breast check, mother of two Danielle Colley found a breast lump. She shares her experience of doctors’ appointments, mammograms and ultrasounds, and her new-found respect for self breast examinations. read more

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 10 April 17 Cancer

How to get back into the swing of things after an operation

If you’re recovering from an operation, and feeling ready to tackle life again at full pace, this article is for you. Here’s some tips on how to know when you’re ready, and how to ease into it. read more

Madeline Graham
Madeline Graham 24 February 17 Wellness

Vitamin D may help ward off dementia

Vitamin D is essential for good health for everyone, but it is especially crucial to the ageing adult. read more

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 03 February 17 Dementia
  1. Our NDIS plan: what I've learnt about tackling the first planning meeting
  2. Not all breast lumps are sinister but all must be checked out
  3. How to get back into the swing of things after an operation
  4. Vitamin D may help ward off dementia

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Our NDIS plan: what I've learnt about tackling the first planning meeting

Julie Jones, author of “Have Wheelchair Will Travel” has recently taken the leap of faith entering into the NDIS to gain extra support for her son… read more

Julie Jones
Julie Jones 09 Apr 17 Stay independent
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What is the NDIS and who is eligible?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can be confusing but it’s also an exciting opportunity for many people to receive support which they… read more

Christie Cooper
Christie Cooper 06 Apr 17 Stay independent
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Life with cerebral palsy and the drive to make a difference

Kristy Trajcevski opens up about what it’s like to live in her uncooperative body. The 35-year-old with cerebral palsy is now working to give choice… read more

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Is there a 'terrible twos'?

Having had twins who sailed through their twos without much of a challenge, I was convinced there was no such thing as the ‘terrible twos’. Then my… read more

Chris Pavey
Chris Pavey 30 Mar 17 Raising children
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Taking ten with Carolyn Creswell

Carolyn Creswell, owner and founder of Carman’s Fine Foods, talks about the  importance of spending time with your family and shares how she tries to… read more

Peter Wilmoth
Peter Wilmoth 28 Mar 17 Raising children
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Jade's story: Cerebral Palsy and living life to the fullest

Jade Heinstman has a lesson for us all with her approach to living with a disability and not letting it hold her back from reaching her goals.  

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 21 Mar 17 Raising children

Healthier

If you’re committed to improving your health, Healthier has the information, inspiration and advice to help you reach your goals.

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6 biggest mistakes people make when brushing teeth

If you brush your teeth twice a day, for “two minutes”, there’s still a good chance you could be getting it wrong. Bupa Dental’s Executive Clinical… read more

Dr Mark Psillakis
Dr Mark Psillakis 19 Mar 17 Wellness
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How to help someone who has recently been discharged from hospital

Recovering from a stay in hospital can feel a whole lot more manageable when you’ve got a good support network around you. Here are a few ways you… read more

Madeline Graham
Madeline Graham 27 Feb 17 Wellness
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Services to help make life easier after a hospital stay

If you’ve recently been discharged from hospital, you may be experiencing reduced mobility, tiredness, discomfort, or you may have been advised to… read more

Madeline Graham
Madeline Graham 26 Feb 17 Wellness

Manage & Recover

Manage & Recover provides information and support to help you or a loved one with a heart condition, cancer or diabetes.

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Not all breast lumps are sinister but all must be checked out

During a not-so routine breast check, mother of two Danielle Colley found a breast lump. She shares her experience of doctors’ appointments,… read more

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Danielle Colley 10 Apr 17 Cancer
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Life after stroke: taking over my daughter's role in life

At 53, I became a surrogate mother to my daughter’s 2 children, a carer to someone with a severe disability, and a person who felt completely alone… read more

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Anonymous 01 Mar 17 Stroke
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Under the Jacaranda tree: One family's journey with cancer

In 2015 my wife Teresa lost her decade long struggle with Cancer. My apologies for the drama from the get go but there really is no other way to… read more

Alan
Alan 17 Feb 17 Cancer

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