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Summer newsletter out now!

22 December 2020

Hot off the press, our summer newsletter is out now. In this edition, you can read about: Project Elizabeth’s leadership award A new program supporting families with healthy screen time and cyber safety Sr Janet’s inspiring teaching career Our newly released Year in Review. We also introduce you to one of our wonderful Family Relationship Counsellors. Click…

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Off Screen

Young Gamers to benefit from Smart Play program

17 December 2020

As online gaming grows as a trend among young people, parents are being urged to look out for the unwanted side effects. CatholicCare Gambling Help Counsellor Jenna Tarudeyataworn said young people were at risk of being exposed to the concept of gambling while online. ‘Some games are using technology referred to as Lootboxes, that use…

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Year in Review

Year in Review

17 December 2020

Our 2019-2020 Year in Review is now available. The review captures our key work and achievements for the year, including our response to COVID-19. You can read the report here.

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Belara workshop

Off screen and Smart Play workshops

17 December 2020

Worried that the kids are having too much screen time and what they are potentially being exposed to online? Our ‘Off Screen and Smart Play’ workshops in January are designed to support families to learn about healthy screen time, cyber safety and how to plan for more time off screen together. Workshops will be held…

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Project Elizabeth

Congratulations Project Elizabeth

16 December 2020

Project Elizabeth has won the Leadership in Pregnancy Support Award in the 2020 Pregnancy Support Awards. Congratulations to the team! You can read the full story here. Photo: Project Elizabeth team members (L to R) Lavy Castelino, Natalie Jacobi and Linda Davis.

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Creative Youth Competition Winning Entry Series – Katie

06 October 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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