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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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DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: How We Can Help You.

What is DES? Disability Employment Services (DES) is an Australian Government initiative which helps people with disability find work and keep a job. Through DES, eligible people with disability, injury or health conditions can receive help to prepare for, find and keep a job. Help can include career advice, employment

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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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COVID-19: Maintaining Your Recovery From Workplace Injury

The onset of COVID-19 has radically disrupted the way we live, and with constant change, the feelings of fear, uncertainty and loss are natural… however, they can overwhelm us. Alongside the physical danger that COVID-19 brings there is another risk, often hidden, and that is to our mental health. And

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Hire Someone with Autism? Employers will Benefit.

  What is Autism? Autism is a lifelong developmental condition characterised by difficulties in social interaction, communication, restricted and repetitive interests and behaviours, and sensory sensitivities. An estimated 1 in 70 Australians are on the autism spectrum; that is around 353,880 people. It is four times more common in boys

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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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