Welcome to the latest edition of the Work 'n' Care newsletter. Each month we try and bring you stories that embody all aspects of a carers life. Our aim is to empower you in your caring role and to make your life a little easier. Contact us with your experiences and ideas as the process of sharing can make a carers life just that little bit easier. Read the latest edition below or use the links on the right to navigate our story archives.

 

Mental health app shows promising results for carers

New research has highlighted the benefits of using a mobile phone app to manage stress and build the resilience of informal carers.

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Mental Health First Aid

2 Day – Free - Mental Health First Aid Training Course Murwillumbah Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd February 2018

9.30am – 4.00pm (Both Days)

Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre – Canvas & Kettle Room

10-14 Tumbulgum Rd, Murwillumbah, NSW 2484

Mental Health First Aid

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The Try, Test and Learn Fund: Tranche 2 Now Open.  

The priority groups comprise Newstart Allowance recipients aged 50 and over, migrants and refugees aged 16‑64 and receiving income support; carers aged 16‑64 and receiving Carer Payment; and at‑risk young people aged 16‑21 and receiving income support. Click here

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Dad’s at home while Elizabeth is interstate

George calls himself a ‘COLB’, which he says is short for ‘cranky old Luddite bugger’

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Challenges of fostering children with disabilities can be rewarding

FOSTER care can be a difficult beast at the best of times but for people with a disability it is even more challenging, something a young Lane Cove woman and her carer know all too well... Fostering Children

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