Relationships Australia Blog

Families and Children
Family Connect – Connecting Families in Four Practical Steps

Family Connect – Connecting Families in Four Practical Steps

Relationships Australia is proud to announce its custodianship of the popular Family Connect program aimed at increasing emotional well-being and encouraging families to connect in practical and meaningful ways. The Program, created by Uplifting Australia, is a four...

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Managing Loneliness

Loneliness is not a single emotion, but rather a cluster of emotions.[1] Being lonely can feel like grief, jealously, sadness, shame or anger. This suggests that loneliness is a very personal experience and reactions to loneliness can vary. Despite this, almost...

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Neighbour Day
Our neighbours

Our neighbours

By Helen, Relationships Australia QLD - Tell Us Your Story 2016, Staff Winner I’d like to share what being a neighbour means for us working in the Valley, inner-city Brisbane. Just days ago Johnno*, a local homeless man, died on the street corner across from our...

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COVID-19

Relationships Australia can help you during COVID-19

By Claire Fisher, Research and projects officer, National Office 11 May 2020   Since the Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions were put in place, many have felt inundated with information about what might happen, who it will effect and how long it may last for....

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Domestic and Sexual Violence
Knowledge gaps about domestic violence leaving children at risk

Knowledge gaps about domestic violence leaving children at risk

By Dan Moss, Workforce Development Manager, Emerging Minds 7 May 2020  Concerns that COVID-19 social distancing requirements will exacerbate domestic violence reinforce the need to bridge critical knowledge gaps amongst front-line community and health workers, so they...

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COVID-19

Supporting healthy relationships during COVID-19

As a trusted, leading provider of relationships services for over 70 years, Relationships Australia continues to support all people in Australia to live with positive and respectful relationships. In light of current circumstances, Relationships Australia is committed...

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COVID-19
COVID-19 and supporting healthy relationships in Australia

COVID-19 and supporting healthy relationships in Australia

Relationships Australia acknowledges that right across the country, Australians are facing unprecedented times. We are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic and the strength we draw from each other, from our relationships and our wider communities, has never been more...

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Neighbour Day
We’re All In This Together – Neighbour Day

We’re All In This Together – Neighbour Day

By Nick Tebbey, National Executive Officer, Relationships Australia 24 March 2020 The concept of what it means to be a neighbour is changing, both as a result of advances in technology and in response to rapidly changing world events. Today, a ‘neighbour’ can include...

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Neighbour Day
Creating a village through play

Creating a village through play

By Playgroup Australia* 11 March 2020 They say raising a child takes a village, but our villages have become smaller, more complicated and less connected. Playgroup Australia is looking to change that. Every year, playgroups across Australia open their doors during...

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Neighbour Day
Children need friendly communities

Children need friendly communities

By Helen Fogarty National Communications Manager NAPCAN* 27 Feb 2020 The bus driver…  There’s a story that often comes up in discussion at NAPCAN. We’re not sure where it came from. We’re not sure if it’s entirely true. But it always helps us to explain the power of...

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Neighbour Day

From neighbours, to volunteering together, to best friends

By Georgie Cardillo, Deputy Controller at the VICSES* Euroa Unit 13 February 2020. Keith Barns and James (Jim) Cerini have been neighbours for almost seven years. As soon as Jim moved next door to Keith he jumped at the chance to meet his new neighbour and introduce...

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Neighbour Day

Nextdoor Australia

We’d love to welcome aboard our newest ‘Very Neighbourly Organisation’, Nextdoor Australia! Jennie Sager, Australia’s Country Manager for the world’s largest neighbourhood network, Nextdoor, sat down with us here at Neighbour Day to talk about the synergy between our...

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Neighbour Day

Love, heroism, generosity and community

By Alison Brook | Chief Executive Officer | Relationships Australia Canberra and Region Writing from the ACT at a time when we’ve had extensive fires for more than a month in several states across Australia, and devastation in the past week over large tracts of the...

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Neighbour Day

Measuring Neighbourhood Liveability – by people, for people!

By Ainsley Milton, Account Manager Place Score There are lots of ways government and business measure neighbourhood liveability, but only one that is measured by people living there! At Place Score we take a ‘human-centric’ approach to measure liveability by capturing...

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Neighbour Day

Problem + Problem = Solution

We interviewed CEO Anthony Chesler about the amazing work of Thread Together and this is what he had to say. What can you tell us about Thread Together? Millions of items of unsold, brand-new clothing are dumped by stores into landfill every year. As a society we...

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Neighbour Day
Neighbour Day

Neighbour Day

Relationships Australia is home of the year round community campaign Neighbour Day. For 2019, the theme for Neighbour Day was ‘loneliness - what neighbours can do to create connections’. We challenged Australians to do whatever they could to create connections – and...

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Mental Health and Wellbeing
The mental health of my child – is there an app for that?

The mental health of my child – is there an app for that?

By Brad Morgan17 July 2019All families face challenges that can impact the social and emotional wellbeing of their children.Particularly during times of family conflict or relationship breakdowns, a lot of parents worry about how their children are coping mentally and...

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Relationships
70 years strong

70 years strong

By Dr Andrew Bickerdike3 July, 2019In 2018, Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) celebrated our 70th anniversary – an important milestone in our organisation’s history.RAV first began in 1948 as a modest but aspirational organisation called the Marriage Guidance...

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Older Australians and Aged Care
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2019

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2019

By Paula Mance12 June, 2019In 2017-18 more than 10,900 calls were made to elder abuse hotlines across Australia according to new statistics released by the Australian Institute of Health and WelfareA large percentage of elder abuse cases go unreported, due to the...

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