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Raising funds for research into genetic disease

Staff at a local hospital have participated in Jeans for Genes Day on August 15. The day is held by the Children’s Medical Institute to raise funds for research into genetic disease and disorders in…


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Young authentic and social hangout at Ettalong

An “RUOK” Day event for sexuality and gender diverse young people will be held in Ettalong on September 12. The Young Authentic and Social Hangout will be presented by sexuality and gender diverse youth organisation…


Paper planes donated for mental health awareness

Residents at a Umina aged care facility have made 200 paper aeroplanes to be displayed at Newcastle Airport in October as part of Mental Health Month. Residents at Peninsula Villages teamed up with children from…


Lost bird project to aid mental health

A Lost Bird Found workshop was held at the Peninsula Community Centre in Woy Woy on August 27. The workshop created birds in all shapes, sizes, colours and materials, to be tagged with mental health…



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Suicide prevention walk at Umina Beach

A local welfare organization is helping organise Lifeline’s Out of the Shadows national suicide prevention walk at Umina Beach from 9am on September 8. This will be the fourth year that Coast Community Connections has…



Hospital introduces therapy dog

A local hospital has added a therapy dog as part of its service. Woy Woy’s Brisbane Waters Private Hospital introduced Bonnie the therapy dog on August 5. Hospital chief executive Ms Kathy Beverley said Bonnie…


Nurses learn about endoscopy

Nurses from a local hospital have received endoscopy reprocessing specialist training at a training day on August 10. Brisbane Waters Private Hospital chief executive Ms Kathy Beverley said: “Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for…