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By Jeremy Kennett, NWMPHN A new ‘social prescribing’ program is providing personalised solutions to the growing problem of social isolations and loneliness in our community. Emily* had always been capable, active and independent, even as she reached 80 years old. But when her husband died, she started to withdraw, slowly cutting herself off from her…
By Jeremy Kennett, NWMPHN A new ‘social prescribing’ program is providing personalised solutions to the growing problem of social isolations and loneliness in our community. Emily* had always been capable, active and independent, even as she reached 80 years old. But when her husband died, she started to withdraw, slowly cutting herself off from her community. Victoria* loved losing herself…Read More
By Amal Abikar Recently I joined a packed audience at Deakin Edge at Federation Square to listen to the former administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and first female Prime Minster of New Zealand Helen Clark about her incredible political journey and her exploits in the international development sector. I sat next to a woman who was more…Read More
Caring sucks! A month or so ago I was at a very low point. I desperately wanted to hit a refresh button. Surely there is more to life than feeling alone when balancing caring responsibilities? Loneliness is the lived reality of carers. While loneliness affects all ages, all backgrounds, carers too often have a worse time of it. Diagnosis My…Read More
Paper planes: a partnership When you think about making a paper plane you might think of your childhood. Perhaps days in the sun or your childhood classroom exploring the science of flight? But do you think of partnerships? For me, paper planes are a great metaphor for partnerships. A paper plane represents the ideas and projects that we want to…Read More
Leading together Effective leaders, teams or businesses harness different ideas, people, and resources. Experience tells us that diverse teams produce stronger and more creative results as they encourage diversity of thought and skills. Recently I met with key executives, policymakers and program specialists from all over Melbourne’s northern growth corridor to discuss opportunities available to us collectively through Shared Vision…Read More
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