Surge in domestic violence during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the world in ways we could never have imagined. There have now been nearly 5 million cases of the virus reported worldwide, and more than 325,000 deaths. The health system in many countries is struggling to deal with the crisis, and around one-third of the…

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Why volunteering is important for you and the community

The 2012 State of Volunteering Report in Australia report revealed that over the last ten years, Australia has experienced a significant growth in the number and rate of people who volunteer. In fact, according to the University of Sydney, Australians now spend no fewer than 700 million hours volunteering each…

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Social distancing the catalyst for social connection amongst seniors

As we consider the impact of COVID-19, the most significant aspect right now is the loss of life amongst our elder communities worldwide. It is absolutely devastating. And yet, there has been an unexpected gift to emerge from this situation. The mandate to stay at home and maintain social distancing…

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The benefits of dance and sports for people living with disability

Dance is a very therapeutic form of exercise, and sports are a great way to foster communication and teamwork. Both sports and dance are excellent for emotional, mental and physical health, especially for people living with  intellectual disabilities. These activities are proven to positively affect wellbeing and mood. There are…

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