What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

April is AUTISM AWARENESS Month

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disorder that is characterised by certain traits and difficulties. A person with ASD will primarily have difficult in relating to the world around them. The word ‘spectrum’ in ASD means that each person diagnosed with ASD may experience a range of difficulties…

What Can I Do If My Child Is Being Bullied At School?

Say “NO” to Bullying

Bullying hurts. Bullying hurts bodies. Bullying hurts bodies and minds. Bullying hurts bodies, minds and communities. What is bullying? Bullying is more than being excluded from a game or being called a name. It is the repetitive, persistent and hurtful dominance and intimidation of another person. Here are some key signs that your child might…

World Diabetes Day 2015 - Why Should I be Bothered?

World Diabetes Day -14th of November

Friday the 14th of November is World Diabetes Day I could give you statistics like “Australia is one of the most obese countries in the world…” and “…diabetes is one of Australia’s fastest growing chronic diseases…”. I could preach about diabetes care practices: “watch your diet…., monitor your sugar levels…., exercise…., remember your medication….” and the…

Men’s Health Week: 11-17 June 2018

What is Men’s Health and Why is it important? Men’s Health is about exploring the causes and factors behind what makes boys and men healthy, or not healthy, in Australian society. What makes someone ‘healthy’? ‘Health’ is a dynamic reality shaped by many factors. An individual’s health is the product of many aspects of their…

Heart Week 2016

Did you know that each year, almost 10,000 Australians die of a heart attack?  That’s one Australian life every 53 minutes.  That’s why during Heart Week – Tuesday 3 May to Monday 9 May – the Heart Foundation will be urging all Australians to learn the warning signs of a heart attack (refer to www.heartfoundation.org.au). What is…