Community

One foot in front of the other – how men cope during tough times

Lifeline WA celebrates community initiatives such as community members coming together to support each other. In light of Men’s Health Week, we pose the question: how do men cope during tough times? In this article, we focus specifically on men and how community projects support their mental well-being. During Men’s

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Men’s Sheds improving mental health

For years Men’s Sheds have been seen as a place where retired men come to pick up the tools and make some nifty things, but Men’s Sheds have so much more to offer than that. Men’s Sheds play an important role in the wellbeing of men across Western Australia, particularly

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Local Council

Local councils help communities to reconnect

Lifeline WA believes connection is a vital part of maintaining positive mental health. If you are seeking to re-establish social connections in the post-isolation world, your local council could be a good place to start.  One council taking a proactive approach is the City of Melville, which has been finding new ways to bring

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Sharing more than a driveway

Carla shares her story of getting to know her neighbours better over a new daily ritual while isolated at home. If you’d asked me if I knew my neighbours before COVID-19, I would have said of course! We share cheery driveway greetings. We hold serious verge discussions on errant drivers

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Sunny with a chance of sprinkles

A small business owner served up happiness in an ice cream cone to residential care residents in Rockingham. Leah Endersby believes old-fashioned soft serve ice cream is the ultimate feel good food. When she heard people at Baptistcare Gracehaven Residential Care in Rockingham couldn’t receive visitors due to COVID-19 restrictions,

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Creating meaningful moments with grandparents

Playdates, dinner parties, coffees and birthday parties all had to go on the back burner. This sacrifice can be a huge loss for grandparents to cope with. Lifeline WA love seeing the creative ways families are making moments of connection, while keeping everyone safe. We’ve seen a granddad drop off

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There’s a bear in there – neighborhood games take off

Parents and neighbourhoods are finding engaging ways to make walks fun for kids. Drawings and teddy bears are popping up in windows, and gnomes are hiding in front yards. I spy with my little eye In one neighbourhood in Indiana, a mum asked residents to tape paper shamrocks to front

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Partnership gets basic essentials to City of Swan residents

A collaborative effort between Midlas, Foodbank and the City of Swan is getting basic essentials to residents. The Midland Information Debt and Legal Advocacy Service Inc (Midlas) provides a range of disability services, financial counselling, legal and tenancy services, and emergency relief. If you live in the City of Swan

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