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Movember
The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health.

The Movember community has raised $580 million to date and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries. This work is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.

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The article below is based on two cases that appeared in the coronial courts and what two different aged care facilities did. It still shows Aged Care has a long way to go in being made more transparent and accountable for their actions when someone dies in unusual circumstances. Further links to this story are available at the end of the article – Ed.

Death in a Five Star Nursing Home

The deaths of two nursing home residents with Dementia have raised serious questions about the regulation of the aged care sector, and despite damning findings from two coroners, the nursing homes remain fully accredited. Anne Connolly reports.

 

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Due to our tribute this month to Dr Peter Spitzer I think it is only fitting to promote the Humour Foundation as this month’s web watch – Ed

www.humourfoundation.com.au

 

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This month I thought I would provide you with the Commonwealth Games and the Paralympic Games websites as there are so many activities you can do in a range of industry settings with clients to make up your own version of the games.

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TR Therapeutic Recreation Directory

This website has being around for some time and worth reviewing. It is not affiliated with any organisation and it’s aim is to promote information on Therapeutic Recreation

 

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Summary of MAY, 2014, MISTER. A men’s resource available via online.

May 2014 edition of MISTER is now on the website.
You will find it at: www.misternewsletter.com.au [click on ‘Newsletters’]
MISTER usually is a bi-monthly publication.

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An interesting web site to check out if you are a Diversional Therapist working in Mental Health

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In today’s world, people want to be healthy, they want to be happy, but instead they are getting stressed out, depressed, getting less sleep, more negative thoughts and feeling isolated.

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