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Alzheimer's Australia WA

As Australia’s oldest and largest dementia organisation Alzheimer’s Australia WA is at the forefront of dementia care services, world class research and education and training programs. We provide specialised services to more than 24,000 people with dementia and their families and carers including respite, counselling and social support.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Aged Care,Health

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Description

 

We also offer education, nationally recognised training and advisory services to people working in health and aged care and community education programs for the general public.

Our staff

With two metropolitan and six regional offices and a regional branch, Alzheimer’s Australia WA employs more than 200 specialist staff including:

  • Physiotherapists;
  • Social workers;
  • Occupational therapists;
  • Qualified counsellors;
  • Educators; and
  • Dementia specialist support workers.

Ambulance Wish Western Australia

Ambulance Wish Western Australia’s mission is to give people living with terminal illness the resources, specialist transport and medical care they need to fulfil their final wishes.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Health

Details

  • Established:2019

Description

The mission of the Ambulance Wish Western Australia is to fulfil the wishes of terminally ill patients who are no longer mobile and unable to travel without medical intervention, equipment and support. Medically trained volunteers and adapted ambulances provide the means to make these last dreams come true.

During a patient’s final weeks or days, it is possible to bring them joy and comfort through visiting a familiar place that reignites precious memories. It is also possible to fulfil something special on their bucket list that can give them a sense of achievement and excitement. Finally, it is possible to gather a family and friends to create one last memory, one last celebration of their loved one.

It’s usually the little things that mean the most to a person nearing the end of their life, but these can seem impossible.

Arthritis & Osteoporosis Western Australia

The objective of Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA is to reduce the incidence and disabling effects of arthritis, osteoporosis and related conditions in the people of WA.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Health

Details

Description

The Western Australian Arthritis & Rheumatism Foundation (WAARF) was inaugurated in October 1972, as a non-government organisation, through the efforts of Drs Phyllis Goatcher, Evan Owen and Roger Dawkins. Its first home was an office freely offered by the ANZ Bank in Murray St. Its main aims were care, education and research.

In 1991, the organisation's name was updated and changed to its present form. From this modest beginning, the Foundation opened its own custom built Resource Centre in 1994 after a successful Capital Fundraising Appeal, naming the building after Mr Bill Wyllie in appreciation of his significant personal contribution.

In addition to staff offices, the Wyllie Arthritis Centre houses a hydrotherapy pool, gymnasium, seminar and board rooms, café, book shop and leased office space to other tenants. Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA offers a range of support groups and branches which have evolved from the self-help courses conducted over the years. As the population ages, the incidence of arthritis, an umbrella term for over 100 types of disease, is increasing at alarming rates and in 2004 was made the 7th Health Priority by the Federal Government enabling state wide Foundations to benefit by access to government funding.

Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA adheres to the The West Australian Carers Charter. 

Asthma Foundation Of WA

The Asthma Foundation WA is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping people breathe better.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Health

Details

Description

The Foundation was founded in 1964 from the personal concern of a group of dedicated people, brought together to consider how they might help people affected by asthma.

Forty years on, the Asthma Foundation WA has established itself as a leading community organisation that funds local research into asthma and provides education and support services for people with asthma, their families
and carers.

In 2010, the Foundation undertook a new strategic direction and launched a new look. The membership programme was also redesigned to cater more for the individual needs of people with asthma.

Our Vision
To free Western Australians from asthma

Our Mission
Working with the Western Australian community to help people with asthma and linked conditions breathe better

Our Core Values
Collaboration – Working with the community and medical, corporate and government partners to get the best outcomes for people with asthma and linked conditions

Trust – Being a proven, reliable source of information, education and advocacy for consumers, health service providers, funders and supporters

Passion – Working hard to make a positive difference for people living with asthma, their carers and linked conditions

Creativity – Using innovation and efficiency to solve problems and anticipate and respond to the varying needs of the community

Breast Cancer Care WA

Breast Cancer Care WA is a WA charity that provides personalised emotional, practical and financial support and care to people affected by breast cancer.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Financial & Legal,Health

Details

Description

 

Breast Cancer Care WA (formerly Breast Cancer Foundation of WA) has been providing personalised emotional, practical and financial support and care to people affected by breast cancer since 2000.

Receiving no government funding, Breast Cancer Care WA relies on the generosity of the WA community in order to provide its range of services at no charge.

We are staffed by a team of professional women from various backgrounds, who share a common passion for making a difference in the Western Australian community.

What we do

Every person will have a unique experience with breast cancer and Breast Cancer Care WA aims to provide each person with the support that will best suit them.

Breast Cancer Care WA provides a range of services designed to alleviate some of the stresses that may be faced after diagnosis, during treatment and in the long term. Services are also offered to carers and family, who have their own challenges and needs through the experience.

Breast Cancer Care WA also places a strong emphasis on educating the community to increase awareness and early detection of breast cancer.

Our services

Breast Cancer Care WA supports families from all over the state and places the highest value on each individual by asking “how can we support you?”

If you or someone you know is affected by a diagnosis of breast cancer and needs some support, please contact us.

Our support services include access to specialist breast care nurses, counselling, specific support groups, financial assistance including; travel and accommodation expenses for country people, help with general household bills and gaps in medical expenses, practical assistance including; transport to and from medical appointments and help with basic living needs during treatment like cleaning, peer support or just being a friendly shoulder in times of need

Thanks to the generosity of the Western Australian community, all of our services are free of charge and tailored to meet the needs of each individual.

Click here to read some examples of how we have been able to help.

Indigenous support and education

Breast Cancer Care WA was the first of its kind to establish services specific to Indigenous women and their families. Our full time program coordinator conducts free breast cancer information workshops throughout WA and works with health organisations in each region to provide emotional, practical and financial support.

Education and awareness

Early detection leads to more effective treatment and can save lives, which is why Breast Cancer Care WA places a strong emphasis on educating the community about breast cancer.

With one in nine women being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, educating the community is paramount.

Early detection saves lives, so be breast aware!

Why are we purple?

We chose purple as our corporate colour to set ourselves apart from other breast cancer organisations. So when you’re looking for breast cancer support services – think purple!

How we are funded?

Breast Cancer Care WA receives no recurrent government funding and relies solely on the generosity of the WA community to continue its vital work. Sponsorships and donations are the life source of the assistance we provide to those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are in need of basic support and care.

Importantly, money raised in WA stays in WA.

You may also know Breast Cancer Care WA by its fundraising campaigns;

Long Table Lunch in April, is not just another charity lunch. Established as a celebration of women, this event importantly embraces the opportunity to honour, remember and celebrate the lives of women who have lost their battle with breast cancer. It is also a chance for those who have survived and thrived to celebrate with their family and friends.

Purple Bra Day in June, raises awareness and funds in a light-hearted manner with men and women wearing purple bras on top of their work clothes for a day and receiving sponsorship from friends, family and colleagues for being brave enough to do so.

 

 

Breastique Art

Whether you have two breasts, one breast, or both breasts removed, you can make the most incredible art with your body.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Fundraising,Health

Details

Description

About Us

Shiona preparing a canvas….
Let's start off with a story...

In January 2009 I hosted a housewarming party in Stirling, inviting dear friends to bring their energy and love into my new home. Standing in the courtyard was a white canvas that guests were encouraged to paint to remind me of the great night we had.

Throughout the evening, friends offered splashes of colour, shapes, stripes, etc, but a cheeky friend however, caused quite a stir when she said she was going to paint the canvas with her breasts! We looked at her dumbfounded – we're all quite liberal minded, but we don't get our 'assets' out at the drop of a hat, so we watched intently to see how she was going to achieve such a task.

With great gustso, she whipped off her top, plonked some paint on her breasts and then pressed herself up against the canvas. We all held our breath as she peeled herself off to reveal two large circular imprints that looked like to two big happy eyes!

Everyone was impressed by this random act of freedom and creativity,
and it created quite a buzz in for the rest of the evening.

For quite some time after, our close-knit group would talk about how fun and liberating it must have been to paint with breasts rather than a brush, so I made the suggestion that we all get together for a workshop and BYO our own canvas and paints and do some 'breast art.' This was met met with inspired smiles and nodding of heads at this which spurred on my next idea: "How about we sell the breast art we create and give proceeds to a breast cancer charity?" The crew responded with: "YEAH, LET'S DO THAT!" And so Breastique Art was born.

Many of us who brainstormed the Breastique Art concept could relate to breast cancer on a very personal level. We had all known someone who had died from breast cancer or who were receiving treatment for it, and many of us had already experienced the fear and dread of having a breast lump examined.

For me on a personal level, my I felt a real sense of loss when my Aunt Marion died of breast cancer. 'Mazz', as I used to call her, was a vibrant, cheeky lady who always saw the bright side of life. She never cared if she looked silly while enjoying herself, she just wanted to create a fun, dynamic, space wherever she went. Even during her last days, she talked about all the things she was grateful for and continued to focus on the positives in her life.

Breastique Art reveals my Aunt Mazz's attitude toward living by highlighting the fun and creativity of life, not caring about looking silly, but honouring what we've lost while celebrating what we still have.

Our connection to art recognises that art is often unique: no two pieces of art are the same, just like our breasts. Breasts are all different shapes and sizes and we are all magnificent in our uniqueness. 

Cancer Council Western Australia

Cancer Council is connecting with the community in the hope of a future without cancer.

  • Type:Charity,Non Government,DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Health

Details

  • Employees (FTE):11
  • Established:1950

Description

There’s every chance that you or someone close to you will be affected by cancer. In fact, one in two Australians will hear the words “You have cancer” before the age of 85. Cancer Council is connecting with the community in the hope of a future without cancer. It is our mission to minimise the incidence and impact of cancer in Western Australia through advocacy, research, education and providing people affected by cancer with support to enhance their quality of life. Cancer Council WA relies on community support to achieve this mission, and each dollar raised makes a real difference in helping us fight this disease.

How we can help:

•    Helpline – talk to a trained cancer nurse
•    Accommodation for regional patients in Perth
•    Practical and Financial Assistance
•    Life Now Exercise, Yoga and Meditation classes
•    Emotional support and counseling services
•    Regional support close to home
•    Lymphoedema Management Service
•    Wig Service
•    Healthy Lifestyle Education
•    Volunteer engagement
•    Cancer Research Funding
•    Advocacy
•    Cancer prevention such as SunSmart or healthy eating campaigns

 

Cancer Support WA

Supporting and empowering West Australians and their families through cancer for the past 29 years

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Financial & Legal,Health,Information & Referral

Details

Description

Cancer Support WA is a charitable organisation based in Cottesloe, WA. Cancer Support WA is the only cancer wellness organisation in WA which directly supports people through every stage of every type of cancer.

As the pioneer of the 'Wellness Approach to Cancer' in WA, for almost 30 years, Cancer Support WA has helped and supported thousands of West Australians with cancer and their families to achieve wellness and healing.

Cancer Support WA's Wellness Approach to cancer integrates wellbeing therapies such as nutrition, exercise and meditation with mainstream treatment. 

How we help:

Support Services
•  24 hour cancer support phone line (08) 9384 3544

•  Support Groups
  – Cancer Wellness Support Group
  – Grief & Loss Support Group
  – Women’s Healing Circle

•  Wellness counselling for emotional wellbeing
•  Mentoring
•  Financial counselling

•  Advance care planning

 

Wellness Program
•  5 Week Wellness Courses
•  1 Day Cancer Wellness Workshop
•  Emotional Wellbeing Workshops

•  Guest Speaker Program

•  Inspired Living Series
•  Regular Classes and Sessions
•  1 Day Retreats

 

Information & Resources
• Library & Resource Centre
• Cancer Wellness Handbook
• Cancer Care Packs
• Wellness News magazine
• Moss Reports

• Referral Network

 

Community Events

• Annual Concert
• Healthy Habits Week
• Healing and Meditation Outreach Program
• You Are Beautiful Exhibition
• Walk for Wellness - Great Wall of China Challenge 2014

 

During 2013 and 2014 major works will occur on the Wanslea site and will see many of Cancer Support WA’s core services conducted at the nearby Cottesloe Civic Centre and also our Armadale venue, Kookaburra Creek Yoga Retreat Centre.

Diabetes WA

Founded in 1965, Diabetes WA is the peak body and voice of diabetes in Western Australia.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Health

Details

Description

Our vision, Freedom from Diabetes, captures the focus of what we do: to minimise the impact of diabetes in Western Australia. We strive to achieve this by:

  • Providing diabetes-related products to the Western Australian community to help people manage the condition. (To browse the online shop click here).
  • Providing a range of support and education services to make living with diabetes easier.
  • Offering programs that inform the community about the ways of safeguarding against or reducing the impact of diabetes, including type 2 diabetes prevention initiatives.
  • Providing resources and information for health professionals.
  • Advocating on behalf of people with diabetes to eliminate unfair practices and stigma.
  • Representing a membership base of over 12,000 people affected by, or at risk of, diabetes.
  • Raising vital funds to support research and programs.
  • Supplying information and advice to anyone wanting to know more about diabetes.

This important work cannot be achieved alone. It is through the generosity and support of the WA community that we are able to ensure this work is delivered and sustained for the future. 

Diabetes WA, Get On Track Challenge

Encouraging regular exercise and healthy eating, the Diabetes WA Get on Track Challenge has you competing against your colleagues to establish a healthy lifestyle while raising awareness for diabetes.

  • Type:Volunteer,Non Government
  • Charity:Health

Details

Description

 With benefits like improving employee health, wellbeing and morale as well as reducing your risk of diabetes and heart disease, getting your 30 minutes of physical activity and daily dose of fruit and veg will have you feeling great. You can track your progress for free online and see how you stack up against rival departments and offices around the country.

For those who do best, the first Diabetes WA ‘Challenge for Champions’ begins on 10th June with prizes and giveaways up for grabs.

Ear Science Institute Australia

A commitment to improving the quality of life of people with ear, balance and associated disorders.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Health

Details

Description

The team at the Ear Science Institute Australia (ESIA) is dedicated to improving ear and hearing outcomes through education and translational research (bed-to-bench-to-bed) that is multi-disciplinary in nature.

We are uniquely placed to provide evidence based service excellence when addressing hearing loss issues.

We draw on:

  • Our mandate in research, education and training
  • A dedicated team of experts
  • National and international networks
  • Skills from many fields including otolaryngology, audiology, engineering, computer science and molecular and cellular sciences.
     

Healthway

Healthway provides sponsorship to sports, arts, and racing organisations to promote healthy messages, facilitate healthy environments and increase participation in healthy activities.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Health

Details

Description

Healthway seeks to promote and support healthy lifestyles to reduce the burden of preventable disease in Western Australia.

Healthway (the Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation) was established in 1991 under Section 15 of the Tobacco Control Act 1990 as an independent statutory body reporting to the Minister for Health. Healthway now functions under Part 5 of the Tobacco Products Control Act 2006.

Healthway provides sponsorship to sports, arts, and racing organisations to promote healthy messages, facilitate healthy environments and increase participation in healthy activities. Healthway also provides grants to a diverse array of organisations to encourage healthy lifestyles and advance health promotion programs.

The key priorities for Healthway are reducing harm from tobacco, reducing harm from alcohol, reducing obesity and promoting good mental health.

Sponsorship

Healthway provides sponsorships to Sport, Arts and Racing organisations and community groups which encourage healthy lifestyles.

The objectives of the Healthway sponsorship program are;

To encourage healthy lifestyles through the effective promotion of health messages relating to Healthway priority areas;
To reduce, where ever possible, the promotion of unhealthy messages or brands which undermine Healthway objectives;
To facilitate structural and policy change within organisations and venues to create healthy environments; and
To increase opportunities for priority populations to participate in healthy activities.

 

Kidney Health Australia

Founded in 1968, Kidney Health Australia is a not for profit organization whose focus is to promote good kidney health through education, advocacy and research. Kidney Health Australia develops initiatives to save and improve the lives of Australians affected by kidney disease.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Health

Details

Description

OUR MISSION, VISION AND VALUES

KIDNEY HEALTH AUSTRALIA - EDUCATION, ADVOCACY, RESEARCH AND SUPPORT

Kidney Health Australia was first incorporated on 9 August 1968 as a non-profit organisation which has served the kidney community of Australia for well over 40 years. Kidney Health Australia's mission, vision and values are at the core of how we conduct our business and form the foundation for our future direction.

Our Mission

To promote good kidney health through education, advocacy, research and support.

Our Vision

To save and improve the lives of Australians affected by kidney disease.

Our Values

Commitment to excellence
Working cooperatively
Proactive leadership
Commitment to ‘making a difference'
Kidney Health Australia is a not for profit organization whose focus is to improve kidney health outcomes leading to substantial improvements to the quality of life for people with kidney and urinary tract diseases, their families and carers, as well as developing initiatives that reduce the incidence of kidney disease in the Australian community.

Kidney Health Australia has given a long term commitment to families and children affected by kidney disease, but the biggest challenge remains for us to reach those two million Australians who do not know they have early kidney damage.

Fast Facts on CKD
Kidney disease has no warning signs which means that a person can lose up to 90% of their kidney function before they realise they are sick. It is for that reason that kidney disease is referred to as ‘the silent killer'. Kidney Health Australia works tirelessly to make a noise about this 'silent' disease' which claims many lives every day in Australia. Refer to Fast Facts on CKD for statistics.  

Medical Cannabis for Patients and Carers

PERTH - Medical educational seminar for patients to learn how this new medicine may benefit them to treat symptoms of epilepsy, chronic pain, chemo-induced nausea and vomiting and Multiple Sclerosis.

  • Type:Non Government
  • Charity:Health

Details

Description

Perth - Medical Cannabis for Patients and Carers

Medicinal cannabis was legalised in Australia in November 2016. There is good clinical evidence that it may be of benefit in chronic pain, MS, intractable epilepsy and nausea in cancer related chemotherapy. Come and learn how your medical condition may be treated by medical cannabis.
On Thursday 14 September 2017 at 7:00pm

PRESENTERS INCLUDE
Paul Mavor - Health House International
Paul is a pharmacist who has been researching the potential of medicinal cannabis as a treatment for several years. His company was granted the first medicinal cannabis import license in Australia and he is currently distributing medicinal cannabis products to eligible patients. Paul brings a wealth of knowledge from his hands-on research in the U.S., Canada and Israel.www.healthhouse.com.au 

Dr Joe Kosterich - author, keynote speaker, general practitioner and health industry consultant
Dr Joe Kosterich is a Perth-based GP with more than 20 years’ experience in the media, writing for newspapers and online, and providing expert comment on health and medical issues via print, radio and television, both in Australia and internationally. While continuing to practice, Dr Joe can also be seen regularly on the Channel Nine Morning Show in Perth and has written several books on health and wellness. His website, www.drjoe.net.au, provides information, articles and tools on a wide variety of health and medical topics. He regularly engages in social media commentary via Facebook and Twitter.
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Cameron Scadding - Source Certain
An expert in supply chain integrity and ensuring that consumers get what is both promised and from the source claimed. www.sourcecertain.com

Two Patient advocates will be discussing their journey

A representative from Epilepsy Action
Established in 1952, Epilepsy Action Australia undertakes research and advocacy, and delivers innovative, high quality services across Australia to optimise life outcomes for people with epilepsy. The organisation's aims are to increase epilepsy awareness and understanding in the community, and facilitate self-management of epilepsy for people with the condition.www.epilepsy.org.au

LOCATION

Bendat Parent and Community Centre - Auditorium (Telethon Speach & Hearing)
36 Dodd St, Wembley, WA 6014

CONTACT DETAILS
Medical Cannabis Research Australia
www.mcra.org,au
[email protected],au
08 9388 0810

A not for profit dedicated to lobbying, education and research in medicinal cannabis

Early Bird Tickets only $25 - available until 31 August 2017
BOOK NOW
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Perth Children's Hospital Foundation

Here at the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation we’re helping to transform the health care of WA’s sick children and young people so they can live their healthiest and happiest lives.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Health

Details

Description

It’s sometimes surprising for people to learn that Our Foundation is the largest funder of Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) and the wider Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) after government. In the last 21 years we’ve contributed over $81 million with a further $28 million committed over the next five years.

With the help of our generous donors, corporate partners and volunteers, our efforts ensure that WA sick kids and young people continue to receive world class paediatric care that comes from groundbreaking research, the most advanced equipment and technology, the expertise of highly trained experts from Australia and around the world, innovative education and training programs and positive patient and family experiences.

PlusLife

PlusLife is a WA not-for-profit organisation licenced to retrieve, process & distribute human bone & tissue. Just like organ transplants some people need bone or tissue transplants.

  • Charity:Fundraising,Health
  • Type:DGR 1 Status

Details

Description

<p> As a registered charity and the only bone bank in Western Australia, PlusLife provides an essential service to the health sector. Amongst the recipients are children and adolescents with spinal deformities, bone tumour patients (generally young people who have avoided amputation of a limb by recieving a transplant); and many patients with arthritic joint disease caused by dibilitating arthritis and trauma, whose mobility and general wellbeing has been improved by receiving bone grafts from PlusLife.</p> <p> <u><strong>Primary Objective</strong></u></p> <p> To enhance the life of patients by providing the highest quality grafts (transplanted tissue) for their surgical treatment and to acknowledge the generous gift of donation.</p> <p> <u><strong>How Can People Donate Bone/Tissue?</strong></u></p> <p> PlusLife operates two bone/tissue donor programs:</p> <p> <strong>Living Donation</strong> - PlusLife accepts donations from patients undergoing hip replacement surgery. These patients may donate the femoral head (ball part) of the hip joint, which is otherwise discarded as a routine part of the hip replacement surgery. PlusLife Donor Liaison staff discuss donation with hip replacement patients and obtain their consent before surgery.</p> <p> <strong>Cadaveric (deceased) Donation</strong> - with the consent of the next of kin, PlusLife may also retrieve bone and tissues (including tendons and ligaments) from deceased persons. This program provides the large structural grafts used for major limb saving and reconstruction procedures for patients with bone cancers and those requiring complex joint replacement surgeries. </p>

St John Change Lives

Join the team at St John today - many exceptional individuals, one great community.

  • Type:Association,Non Government
  • Charity:Health

Details

Description

The team spirit and camaraderie that runs through our organisation is one of the most wonderful benefits of working at St John.

 

There’s a deep understanding and knowledge across our organisation that to deliver our first aid and ambulance services throughout our State, everyone has an important role to play.

 

It’s the special St John team spirit and culture that has been created by our people, proud to be part of something truly worthwhile, where every person in our team has an understanding that each and every one of us is part of the whole and we are stronger together.

 

If this sounds good to you, get in touch today to find out more about our volunteer and career opportunities!

St John Of God Foundation

The St John of God Foundation was established in 1994 by the Sisters of St John of God to ensure the Sisters could continue their very important work.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Health,Mental Health

Details

Description

Our Vision

To live and proclaim the healing touch of God’s love where we invite people to discover the richness and fullness of their lives, give them a reason to hope and a greater sense of their own dignity.

Our Mission

To continue the healing mission of Jesus Christ through the provision of health care services that promote life to the full by enhancing the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual dimensions of being human.

In February 2010, the Foundation was integrated into St John of God Health Care to continue to raise funds to improve the health and wellbeing of the community, and particularly people experiencing disadvantage.

Our Values

  • Hospitality
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Justice
  • Excellence

Symphony of Hope: Hope For Matilda

Experience uplifting music in a beautiful Anglican Cathedral, enjoy afternoon tea, buy raffle tickets and make heartfelt donations to show support to courageous toddler Matilda Page.

  • Type:Charity
  • Local Clubs:Music
  • Charity:Disabilities,Health

Details

  • Arts:Music,Youth
  • Established:2013

Description

In celebration of Matilda Page’s second birthday, the South Side Symphony Orchestra (SSSO), is hosting a Symphony of Hope on 15 June.

This matinee concert is to raise vital medical research funds in the fight against Sanfilippo Syndrome – the rare and sadly fatal genetic condition Matilda Page was diagnosed with when she was just 3 months old.

Experience uplifting music in a beautiful Anglican Cathedral, enjoy afternoon tea, buy raffle tickets and make heartfelt donations to show support to the courageous Page family. Concert-goers will be helping to bring Hope to Matilda and a generation of children just like her.

Tickets can be purchased for $25 per person, $5 per child or $55 per family at www.sanfilippo.org.au/symphonyhope. There are also concession rates available.

 

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is an annual event held worldwide on 14th November every year. Light up your front porch or workplace with a blue light to show your support for the 371 million people living with diabetes.

  • Type:Association,Charity
  • Charity:Health

Details

Description

Thursday 14 November celebrates World Diabetes Day (WDD); an annual campaign, held on the same date every year and led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. The theme for this year's WDD is Diabetes Education and Prevention. For more information about the IDF's international campaign, click here, and for merchandise available through the IDF website, click here.

At a local level, you can show your support for your family and friends living with diabetes by lighting your front porch with a  blue light on 14 November. (If you don't already have a blue light globe, they are widely available from all good light retailers, and are generally inexpensive). Diabetes WA will be showcasing your efforts to turn Perth blue on their social media pages, so please email your photos to [email protected]

It is critical that the impact diabetes has on the Western Australian community is continually highlighted, and initiatives such as lighting up buildings or your own home are simple but effective ways of drawing attention to diabetes and the fact that tens of thousands of people live with type 1 and type 2 diabetes every day.

Prevention
Diabetes is our nation’s fastest growing chronic disease and unless action is taken now, it is expected to overtake heart disease and cancer to become the largest cause of disability and premature death in Australia.

Some good news is that type 2 diabetes can be prevented through positive lifestyle changes. In fact, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes can be reduced by up to 60% by maintaining a healthy weight, being physically active and following a healthy eating plan.

Early detection
Diabetes is a condition that cannot be ignored, but sadly, there are many people within our community that have diabetes without knowing it.

In fact, it is estimated that for every diagnosed case of type 2 diabetes, there is another that goes undiagnosed and untreated. Diagnosis and appropriate management is paramount: research has shown that if people with diabetes can manage their diabetes well, the risks of complications are greatly reduced and may be either prevented or significantly delayed.

Wungening Aboriginal Corporation

Wungening's mission is to heal Aboriginal people's mind body and spirit.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Charity,Association
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Drugs & Alcohol,Health,Mental Health

Details

Description

<p> Wungening seeks to provide culturally secure and holistic programs and strategies that inform, educate and address the harmful effects of alcohol, drugs and other substances on individuals, families and communities that strengthen the mind and body, and heal the spirit.</p> <p> In 1988 a group of forty local Aboriginal people met to discuss their concerns that mainstream services were not responding effectively to the needs of Aboriginal people in the area of alcohol and substance abuse. A decision was made to set up an Aboriginal service that catered more appropriately to Aboriginal needs. The service became known as the Noongar Alcohol and Substance Abuse Service Inc (NASAS) and was incorporated in 1989. By 1993 NASAS had purchased an office and program facility base in East Perth from where it conducted counselling, family intervention, community development, education and drug awareness programs and always in the context of “our people’s needs are our major priority”.</p> <p> The Board of Director made the decision to put forward a special resolution to the members in 2015 to consider a name “Wungening Aboriginal Corporation”.  This was endorsed by the Board and members.</p>

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Local bakeries delivering hot cross buns to your door

Local bakeries delivering hot cross buns to your door

Once again, the time to indulge in the iconic fruit-and-spice-filled hot cross bun is upon us... Whether you prefer them...
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Three local chefs recommend their best takeaways dishes

Three local chefs recommend their best takeaways dishes

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Join virtual cooking classes with celebrity chefs from around the globe

Join virtual cooking classes with celebrity chefs from around the globe

In response to a shut-down of much of the world’s hospitality sector, celebrity chefs from around the globe, such as...
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Alternative free streaming services delivering Arthouse, Aussie flicks, and awesome blockbuster knockoffs

Alternative free streaming services delivering Arthouse, Aussie flicks, and awesome blockbuster knockoffs

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Live cocktail mini masterclass brings Perth’s best bars to your home

Live cocktail mini masterclass brings Perth’s best bars to your home

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