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Creative Youth Competition Winning Entry Series – Louis

22 September 2020

Recently CatholicCare facilitated a Creative Youth Competition for 10-18 year olds living in the Blue Mountains, where we asked them to be creative and send in original works. We’d like to thank all those who submitted entries. In this series, we will be displaying the winning entries across the different age categories. This post will…

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Creative Youth Competition Winning Entry Series – Miley

15 September 2020

Recently CatholicCare facilitated a Creative Youth Competition for 10-18 year olds living in the Blue Mountains, where we asked them to be creative and send in original works. We’d like to thank all those who submitted entries. In this series, we will be displaying the winning entries across the different age categories. This post will…

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Lex

Walking Two Paths: 
From Tradie to Counsellor

14 September 2020

Meet Lex Dignam, Family Relationship Counsellor At 30, feeling stagnant in his career, Lex Dignam set out to rekindle his long-standing dream of becoming a Counsellor. Along the way, he would learn to truly support his clients through the art of listening. And in helping others, he found himself again.   The tradie who talks…

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Sr Janet’s Teaching Career Lasts Long into Retirement

07 September 2020

Sister Janet Woods RSM has a long and distinguished career in teaching and administration. But it was after she retired in 2007 that she found the most satisfying role of her career. For the past 13 years Sr Janet has volunteered as the coordinator of Mamre Refugee Program on the grounds of CatholicCare teaching English…

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CatholicCare’s first newsletter

13 August 2020

Our first newsletter is hot off the press (as they say)!  Click below to read all our latest news!

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Volunteers Needed for Visiting Residents of Aged Care Facility

11 June 2020

Are you interested in visiting an elderly person in a nursing home who has no or very few visitors. You would visit on average once every two weeks. This service is organised through CatholicCare. After talking with you about your interests, we will match you with a resident in a nursing home within approximately 10km…

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Young people showcase creativity to cope with COVID-19

03 June 2020

Calling all creative youth! If singing, making art or music helps you to work through challenging times like COVID-19, CatholicCare Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains invites you to showcase your talents in its Creative Youth Competition. Springwood Drop-In Centre Coordinator Ms Celia Vagg said the competition aimed to encourage freedom amid COVID-19 restrictions and…

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Couples Keeping It Together During Corona Crisis

27 May 2020

Lockdown need not equal breakdown. Marriages and relationships are under stress from the vastly ramped-up pressures of the COVID-19 crisis, but help is at hand. People feeling the pinch are certainly not alone. Specialists in Australia and around the world report sharp spikes in the number of people experiencing relationship and mental health problems as…

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CatholicCare deals a helping hand to those in need during COVID-19

27 May 2020

CatholicCare Social Services is urging people experiencing financial stress during COVID-19 to seek help.   Executive Director Mr Peter Loughnane said the Coronavirus pandemic had not discriminated and people from all walks of life have found themselves unexpectedly without an income, or a reduced wage.   ‘This is incredibly stressful as people have families to…

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Could a counsellor help?

26 May 2020

If you are feeling the pressure on your family or relationship from the changes and uncertainty during COVID-19, please reach out for support. We have provided a link to our article in the Blue Mountains Gazette below: https://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/6753621/could-a-counsellor-help/

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