Category: Health & Wellness

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Go Dry This July

What is Dry July? Dry July is a not-for-profit organisation aimed at improving the lives of adults living with cancer, and is a fundraising campaign aimed at challenging social drinkers to change their habits for a month in order to make some healthy lifestyle changes. By giving up alcohol for

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Occupational Therapy vs. Autism.

What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational Therapy (OT) is the use of assessment and intervention to develop, recover, or maintain the meaningful activities, or occupations, of individuals, groups, or communities. Occupational Therapists often work with people with mental health conditions, disabilities, injuries, or impairments.   What is an occupation? An occupation is defined

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World MS Day: Saturday 30th May

ProActiv People are here to help members of our community who are affected by disability, injury and mental health. Saturday the 30th of May 2020 is officially marked as World MS Day. It brings the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness, and campaign with everyone affected by

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Glaucoma Week: March 8 – 14, 2020

World Glaucoma Week This week ProActiv People would like to acknowledge World Glaucoma Week. With 111.8 million people are expected to have glaucoma by 2040, it is one of the leading causes of blindness. Having almost lost his sight to glaucoma at 29, Kirk Pengilly from INXS helps to encourage

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Dealing With (Job) Rejection

Rejection sucks! You write and submit an application, wait for what feels like an eternity for a response and then get a rejection – or worse – no answer or acknowledgement that you applied for the position at all!

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December 20th is International Human Solidarity Day

International Human Solidarity Day was established in 2005 by the General Assembly of the United Nations as an initiative in the fight against poverty. It is a day to raise public awareness of the importance of solidarity, celebrate our unity in diversity, and to remind governments to respect their commitments

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ARE YOU LIVING WITH CANCER?

An estimated 145,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in Australia this year, with that number set to rise to 150,000 by 2020. Although the cancer incidence rate has increased by just over a quarter since 1982, the mortality rate has gone down. [The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare  (AIHW) report] The most common

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LET’S CELEBRATE!!!

Today we celebrate the 4.3 million Australians living with disabilities through local events in schools, workplaces and community groups. International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on the 3rd of December annually. By recognising their personal achievements and contributions, it increases public awareness, understanding, and acceptance of people

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COPD: SIMPLY BREATH TAKING.

What is COPD? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a diagnosis for the group of lung diseases that block airflow and cause narrowing of the bronchial tubes in the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. These progressive lung diseases are: Chronic Bronchitis Emphysema Chronic Asthma Who can get COPD? COPD

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WEDNESDAY NOV. 20TH IS NATIONAL GO HOME ON TIME DAY.

“Now in its eleventh year, Go Home on Time Day on Wednesday 20th November 2019 is a great way to remind ourselves that life shouldn’t revolve around work alone. Go Home On Time Day is an initiative of The Australia Institute, Australia’s most influential progressive think tank. Learn more about

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