Anglicare NQ provides a wide range of Youth support services across the North Queensland area including Cairns, Mareeba and Townsville, including Youth Support, Case Management, Outreach, Emergency Male and Female accommodation and Out of Home Care.
For those who aren't aware, our beloved colleague Ian Maund is moving his family down to Brisbane. He will truly be missed… As an end of year round up and a farewell to Ian, YSP will be hosting a little lunch gathering. If your available, at 11am Please come down to the YSP drop in space for lunch and a few good laughs. ... See MoreSee Less
We are on again this Saturday afternoon!
If you know an elder in our community that would love to get a bag of Maniota for free, comment or message Kunjur!
Let’s us know if you’d like your young person involved! - Wear hat, closed in shoes and a water bottle! ... See MoreSee Less
Everyday ask someone how they are. Try to at the very least. Great there's a day set aside for awareness, however, every day is the right time.
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I’m over mental illness. Literally, over mental illness. I’ve been depressed since childhood with this brain disease. Why is a kidney illness called kidney disease and my brain disease called mental illness. I feel there is a prejudice against the term mental illness. So I use the term brain disease with myself and my counselor, and I take my medication. Every day is a struggle with the disease and every day I’m glad to be alive. I’m 74 years old. ... See MoreSee Less
I really think 🤔 you are out of touch with reality Beyond Blue. Centrelink make it even harder to have any self esteem whatsoever. You constantly feel demoralized, worthless, and made to feel like a bludger by the rest of the public. Not only that, Rent takes most of your Centrelink payments, even with Rent Assistance. Give as many “tips” as you like but that won’t help those that are not getting the help they really need + a lot more support so they don’t feel so degraded by Centrelink who couldn’t care less any way!! 😡😥
Many people are are unemployed/under-employed because of mental/physical health issues and suggesting they take these 8 steps to alleviate their 'unemployed-ness' is just naive. How can people eat well, remain positve, be motivated etc. on $39 a day.
Getting a job when you ARE physically and mentally able is hard enough, being unwell makes it much more difficult. Not many employers want a 'liability' - unless they are being given government 'incentive money' to exploit ...I mean, employ you.
Beyond Blue could lobby the government to increase the Newstart allowance and for more transparency into Centrelink's automated debt recovery debacle, and also take a good look at job service providers/employment agents' practices, to stop the exploitation of vulnerable people. Improving these things could help peoples' mental health and raise their self-esteem. Or, is Beyond Blue hampered by not wanting to rock its 'funding boat'? Mental health won't really improve until the whole system improves.
Im 40 and been on disability pension for over 10 yrs. I used to work physically demanding jobs but i enjoyed it, each week i felt like i earnt my pay check. I was very independent, living on my own or with friends, doing everything. I enjoyed life. I was born with degenerative disease which i found after my body started hurting a lot with work i was doing.....then a fall down a set of stairs .......did me in. I live with my mum, she is my carer, the biggest thing i struggle with is losing my independence. I think i will always struggle with it. I suffer depression. Mental illness is a bitch. Im sending out huge hugs for those of you that struggle to get up and go to work each day or struggle to find work cos of mental illness....please find strength in your physical abilities.....if you can physicallly work, play that as strength my dears........i would love to be able to work like i used to. Best wishes to all., and Merry Xmas.
Thanks for the tips Beyond Blue 💙 Rejection after rejection does take a toll on ones self worth ☹even on the most positive of us!🤷♀️ great tips to help look after ourselves ❤ Thanks for all you do 😘
Never let work define you. One day you could be a boss, next in Centrelink.
Daniel Burchall 😔
Take over the means of production?
Alexandra Tsoukas 💕
Tristan James Williamson
And when your Centrelink payments have been cut off...
Government needs to protect local employments. And put control on outsourcing overseas and selling companies to foreign investors more than 50%. To maintain both trade and secure jobs fo Australians. Do this and we prevent anxiety from happening. Prevention is better than cure.
Hannah Smith and Lachlan Smith maybe some good advice. Love you💖💖
Amanda Mabin Angie Forrester good advice for our clients
Politicians bash those on employment benefits because it’s low hanging fruit. Lazy popularism.
And how do you do that trying to ‘ live’ on measly Centrelink - which destroys your self worth, is demoralising, you are made to feel like a bludger by Centrelink and general public, when you constantly worry about what will happen or how you will manage your future and so on ...... I really wonder if you guys are in touch with reality.
How can you sell yourself in interviews when you feel worthless, useless, old etc.
Hi Tamya, we are sorry if your journey has been a difficult one. Please know that you are not alone in this and there is a lot of support out there. We would encourage you to get in touch with one of the professional mental health counsellors at our Support Service. We can be reached 24/7 on 1300 22 4636 or on email and Webchat (3pm-12am AEST) through our website: www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport
If you'd like to connect with or receive advice from others who may be going through similar experiences to yourself, we'd recommend you join the welcoming and supportive community at our Online Forums here: www.beyondblue.org.au/forums
Anglicare North Queensland relies on the financial support of generous people to help all those who turn to us for assistance. There are specific services that are government funded, but a large number of our programs are only made possible by your donations. Your support enables us to meet the needs of the most vulnerable and at-risk members of our community.