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Hopes are resting on the state government’s Royal Commission into Mental Health after its talks in October last year.
The enquiry will be the first of its kind in Australia, and work will begin within the government’s first 100 days. Hope for mental health - 15th January 2019
Hopes are resting on the state government’s Royal Commission into Mental Health after its talks in October last year. The enquiry will be the first of its kind in Australia, and work will begin within the government’s first 100 days.
Website: https://ncreview.com.au/2019/01/15/community-hope-for-mental-health/
Shaun Barry's company Extra Specialists helps find veterans work on the screen, often playing the kind of roles they had in real life.

A former soldier himself, Mr Barry now has more than 650 people on the books including former police, firefighters and paramedics.

It is a remarkable turnaround for Mr Barry, who just a few years ago found it too painful to even look at his army uniform.

In 2011 he was medically discharged with post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression. Army veterans forge 'life-changing' new careers as movie extras - 10th January 2019
Shaun Barry's company Extra Specialists helps find veterans work on the screen, often playing the kind of roles they had in real life. A former soldier himself, Mr Barry now has more than 650 people on the books including former police, firefighters and paramedics. It is a remarkable turnaround for Mr Barry, who just a few years ago found it too painful to even look at his army uniform. In 2011 he was medically discharged with post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression.
Website: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-09/army-veterans-forging-new-careers-in-movies/10625652?fbclid=IwAR1fkd8vVzbKiR7qSja-_vSWIchFW4xIe1b5unKzLaSQ0iT_Rpp1jEGuuQI
A ground-breaking program designed in Sydney is helping stroke patients using virtual reality technology. Virtual reality technology used to help stroke patients - 7th January 2019
A ground-breaking program designed in Sydney is helping stroke patients using virtual reality technology.
Website: https://www.9news.com.au/videos/virtual-reality-technology-used-to-help-stroke-patients/cjqkmiju000170grl73l0qp9z
Donating money to a charity or nonprofit organization just got easier for people who use Google Assistant. The voice-activated program now responds to commands to "donate to a charity" or to "make a donation." Google launched the feature last month. You can now donate to a charity using Google Assistant - 2nd January 2019
Donating money to a charity or nonprofit organization just got easier for people who use Google Assistant. The voice-activated program now responds to commands to "donate to a charity" or to "make a donation." Google launched the feature last month.
Website: https://mashable.com/article/google-assistant-donate/#9.G6hbvk6OqY
Merry XMAS everybody!
Please everyone, put your feet up, relax and unwind!

Also, please stay safe on the roads if travelling! 
Wishing you the best Xmas and happy new year!

- Hunter Care Group Merry XMAS :) - 21st December 2018
Merry XMAS everybody! Please everyone, put your feet up, relax and unwind! Also, please stay safe on the roads if travelling! Wishing you the best Xmas and happy new year! - Hunter Care Group
"Thank you too all our staff at the Hunter Care Group office who made donations towards making these lovely hampers, for those in need over Christmas.
Also a big thanks to our organiser KS for putting them all together and donating hours of her own time to make this happen!

Merry Christmas from the Hunter Care Group family too yours” Hampers for community - 18th December 2018
"Thank you too all our staff at the Hunter Care Group office who made donations towards making these lovely hampers, for those in need over Christmas. Also a big thanks to our organiser KS for putting them all together and donating hours of her own time to make this happen! Merry Christmas from the Hunter Care Group family too yours”
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Huntercaregroup/
In a scathing draft report released on Friday, the commission found Australia's veterans' support system was out of date, poorly administered and in need of an overhaul.

It recommended the Department of Veterans Affairs be folded into a single Ministry for Defence Personnel and Veterans, to be overseen by an independent statutory agency. Veterans' support 'outdated, needs reform' - 17th December 2018
In a scathing draft report released on Friday, the commission found Australia's veterans' support system was out of date, poorly administered and in need of an overhaul. It recommended the Department of Veterans Affairs be folded into a single Ministry for Defence Personnel and Veterans, to be overseen by an independent statutory agency.
Website: https://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/veterans-support-outdated-needs-reform/news-story/14d176cbbcf736f2010f1963d70e51eb
UNIVERSITY of Newcastle academics have been awarded $12.4 million by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to support 14 projects aimed at solving critical health problems. Newcastle Uni researchers receive federal funding to tackle major health problems - 13th December 2018
UNIVERSITY of Newcastle academics have been awarded $12.4 million by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to support 14 projects aimed at solving critical health problems.
Website: https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5808843/newcastle-uni-academics-share-124-million-in-health-research-grants/?fbclid=IwAR1dAQHdgAFUbGQ8S6qZDpn-BNWofWwOE3u7ZV5x_WZGVNx0Zr506emGBCk
Beyond Blue will get a $34 million funding boost from the federal government to help people battling depression and anxiety.

The money will be used to break down barriers preventing people from speaking up and reduce stigma related to mental health issues. Beyond Blue will get a $34 million funding boost - 10th December 2018
Beyond Blue will get a $34 million funding boost from the federal government to help people battling depression and anxiety. The money will be used to break down barriers preventing people from speaking up and reduce stigma related to mental health issues.
Website: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/aap/article-6477329/Funding-injection-mental-health-group.html
Hunter Care Group assisted one of our great Support workers in the Share the Dignity campaign.
This aims at supporting women who are homeless or experiencing domestic violence.
These bags are filled with personal care and sanitary items  :) Share the Dignity - 6th December 2018
Hunter Care Group assisted one of our great Support workers in the Share the Dignity campaign. This aims at supporting women who are homeless or experiencing domestic violence. These bags are filled with personal care and sanitary items :)


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