World Lymphoma Awareness Day

Lymphoma Survivors featured in the STRONGER slideshow music video produced by the LymphomaClub.Com to call attention to all Lymphomas, including Hodgkin's Disease and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma cancers. These are actual survivors and members of The Lymphoma Club, a website and online forum for support and awareness for all Lymphomas.

September 15 is World Lymphoma Awareness Day, (WLAD) which was first initiated in 2003 by the Lymphoma Coalition a global network of not-for-profit lymphoma patient organisations including Lymphoma Australia.

 is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which forms part of the body’s immune system. There are many different types of lymphoma, broadly categorised as Hodgkin or non-Hodgkinlymphoma. Currently, the cause of lymphoma is unknown despite this cancer being the fifth most common in adults and third most common in children in Australia. Read More >

With your help we can make sure all Australians affected by lymphoma receives the best possible information and support, treatment and care. Get involved now.

Posted on September 13, 2013 .

R U OK?

Actor Hugh Jackman talks about the importance of staying connected and why he's inspired by R U OK? Day.

U OK? Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging conversations to prevent suicide. 

U OK? Day is a national day of action to remind people to regularly check in with family and friends.  The R U OK? Foundation works collaboratively with experts in suicide prevention and mental illness, as well as government departments, corporate leaders, teachers, universities, students and community groups.

Check in with your family and friends today - as them if they R OK! 

Get involved by clicking here.

Founder Gavin Larkin's father took his life in 1995 and this had a dramatic impact on him and his family. He explains why this tragic event propelled him to found R U OK?Day in honour of his father's memory and offers words of encouragement to people bereaved by suicide.

Posted on September 11, 2013 .

VOTE 1 SUICIDE PREVENTION

About World Suicide Prevention Day

Tuesday 10 September

Why ‘Vote 1 Suicide Prevention’?

This year just prior to World Suicide Prevention Day, you, along with all Australians, will be asked to cast your vote to elect our political leaders in the federal election.

With all the one-upmanship and empty promises thrown around during the election, it can be hard to see how your vote will make a difference.

But there is one meaningful vote that you can make right now. A vote that will help save lives. A vote that shouts to your family and friends that you treasure them and that you will be there for them if the going ever gets tough. It is a vote for suicide prevention.

For the last two decades, under both major political parties, we have seen little change in the number of Aussies lost to suicide. We consistently lose around 2,300 people each year.

We know that the reasons for suicide are complex but we believe that most suicide is preventable. 

We have drawn a line in the sand and say, enough: It is time for a new approach.

Suicide Prevention Australia is leading the National Coalition for Suicide Prevention to deliver a this new approach to suicide prevention. Our goal is to halve suicide in Australia by 2023. However, to achieve this we need the government to join the National Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

We need your support to convince them. That is why we are asking you to Vote 1 for suicide prevention today.

And on World Suicide Prevention Day, we will show our political leaders that Australia has our back, Australians have sent a clear message that they demand the government to take suicide seriously and join the National Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

 

Posted on September 9, 2013 .

National Stroke Week: 9 - 15 September 2013

Throughout September the National Stroke Foundation Dream Team will unite to mark Stroke Week - September 9 - 15 - with a virtual relay around the country with thousands of people participating. The aim is to raise awareness of stroke and encourage all Australians to take action to reduce their risk of stroke.

Simply pledge the distance you plan to reach. It can be to the end of your hallway, the length of a pool, rehab steps or a marathon.

To join click here

Posted on September 6, 2013 .

Waling Works: National walk to work day.

Now in its 15th year, National Walk to Work Day, on Friday 4 October 2013, is an annual event which helps employers and employees to build regular walking into their daily routine.

Did you know that people who exercise regularly are generally healthier and may experience less stress? It can also help to relieve feelings of depression or anxiety. A regular walking habit can also improve your heart health, help you build stronger muscles and lower your risk of some long-term health conditions. And it could even help improve our environment by reducing car dependency.

So we are asking all workers to put their Feet First and take part in National Walk to Work Day on Friday 4 October 2013.
It's easy:

  • If you can't walk all the way, use public transport and get off the bus, train, tram or ferry a few stops earlier and walk the rest of the way to work.
  • If you need to drive, try to leave the car at least a kilometre from your destination and walk the rest of the way.
  • Take a half-hour walk at lunchtime.
  • Where possible use the stairs rather than escalators or the lift.
  • If you sit a lot at work, remember get up and walk around at least once every hour. Go and grab a piece of fruit or a drink of water, or get up to talk to a colleague instead of sending an email.

To support and participate in National Walk to Work Day, every worker in Australia is encouraged to 'register individually.'

CEOs and HR Managers are also encouraged to Register their organisations as a Walking Workplace at walk.com.au. They can help to promote the event locally by contacting our PR consultants in their state or territory (see walk.com.au for details). Management can also Host a Healthy Breakfast for those employees who take part.

Once registered online as a Walking Workplace, organisations will receive WTWD e-newsletters with motivational tips for management and staff on how to Make Walking Work For You. 

 
Posted on September 4, 2013 .

Movember: Changing the face of men's health.

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world. With their “Mo’s” men raise vital funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health. As an independent global charity, Movember’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.

THE MOVEMBER EFFECT - Movember supports world class men’s health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. These programs, directed by the Movember Foundation, are focused on awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, staying mentally healthy, living with and beyond mental illness and research to achieve our vision of an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.

MOVEMBER - A GLOBAL MOVEMENT - Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate across 21 countries worldwide.

In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men's health causes across the globe, from Moscow to Rio de Janeiro, and everywhere in between.

In 2012, over 1.1 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world joined the movement, raising AUD $139.3 million.

HOW IT WORKS - Movember challenges men to grow a moustache for the 30-days of November, thereby changing their appearance and the face of men’s health.

In October Mo Bros sign up at Movember.com, and on the 1st of Movember with a clean-shaven face start their Mo growing journey.

Then for the entire month, these selfless and generous men known as Mo Bros, effectively become walking, talking billboards for 30 days. Through their growing efforts they raise awareness for the often ignored issues of men’s health, by prompting conversations wherever they go.

Another crucial part of being a Mo Bro is to raise funds for men’s health. Men donate their face, and much like taking part in a run or a walk for charity, ask their family and friends to sponsor their efforts.

Movember’s not just for men. The women of Movember, are known as Mo Sistas. They play a vital role in the success of Movember by supporting and encouraging the men in their life to get involved. Mo Sistas also get involved by signing up at Movember.com, and participate by raising funds and awareness themselves. Essentially, Mo Sistas do everything that Mo Bros do, without a Mo. More about Mo Sistas here.

At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their Movember journey by throwing their own Movember parties or attending one of the official Gala Partés held around the world.

 

Posted on September 3, 2013 .

Three or more is very poor. Take Control!

If you use your reliever medication three or more times a week, your asthma is out of control and it's time to see your doctor. 

1-7 September is National Asthma Week. This year Asthma Australia and member Foundations aim to raise significant awareness about improving the lives of people living with asthma.

A critical factor in asthma management is effective self-management by the patient - you, the person living with asthma or the person caring for another who has asthma.

Many people with asthma either do not control or monitor their condition properly, or do not know how. They may not, for example, use their inhalers correctly. They may not take their preventer medications regularly, sometimes due to perceptions about side effects. They may not even think about their asthma as a problem. And most still do not have a written asthma action plan, even though national guidelines recommend it.

This situation confirms the importance of continuing to inform people about their condition and about the best was to manage it. But it also sends a powerful message that information alone is not sufficient to change behaviour. People with asthma need hands-on help. Asthma Australia and Asthma Foundations are ideally positioned as the patient-facing organisation to support you.

This is why for National Asthma Week 2013 we have chosen the theme 'Three or more is very poor'.

If you use your reliever medication three or more times a week, your asthma is out of control and it's time to see your doctor.

View our National Asthma Week edition of Asthma Update here. 

For more information about asthma, contact your local Asthma Foundation on 1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462).

Click here to enrol in a Course in Early Asthma Management

 

Posted on September 2, 2013 .

Keep Australia Beautiful week

Keep Australia Beautiful Week kicks off on Monday 19 August and there are no two ways about it. 

Littering is just plain wrong.

To highlight this message, we are encouraging everyone to get involved in our ‘Littering Is Wrong Too’ campaign.

You can enter your humorous ‘wrong’ for the chance to win one of five $500 weekly, as well as the chance to win one of 20 free whopper vouchers in each state and territory thanks to Hungry Jack’s. You can show your support in any of the following ways:

  • LIKE’ the “Keep Australia Beautiful National” Facebook Page and post or tag your ‘wrong’ and photo on the KAB page.
  • Twitter text: Littering is just plain wrong. Write your ‘wrong’ at LitteringIsWrongToo.org.au   @KABNAHQ  #litteringiswrongtoo
  • Instagram Name:  Littering Is Wrong Too   #litteringiswrongtoo #keepaustraliabeautiful

The results of the annual National Litter Index will also be released during the week to reveal just how much, and what type of, rubbish continues to litter our streets, beaches, parks and other public places.

Schools: Litter fact sheets and campaign promotional materials will soon be available from this website. Classroom activities could include students creating their own tagline and ‘Littering is Wrong Too’ posters for entering into our competition.

Community Groups: Help spread the word via your networks to encourage your participants and supporters to get involved with the competition. KAB Week is also a good time to plan a local litter clean up and generate some media support for your work utilizing our campaign materials and messages.

                                   

Posted on August 17, 2013 .

Gemfest Anakie Central Queensland 8th - 11th August 2013

Gemfest - Festival of Gems - is a non profit organisation committed to generating Tourism throughout the Central Queensland Sapphire Fields

Gemfest this year will be held Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th August 2013 at Allan King Memorial Park, Anakie and will offer exquisite gemstones and jewellery from local, national and international traders.

Visitors come from far and wide to share the excitement, enjoy the Gemfields and marvel at the gems on display. Gemfest visitors often stay for the entire winter season and are regular and loyal visitors to our district. The festival enjoys a high profile in the industry as one of Australia's Premier Gem Shows and promises to be another huge success.

Posted on August 7, 2013 .

How are your choppers???

National Dental Health Week 

While most of us make it though our teens and twenties in one piece, there are some parts of the body that really take some punishment - teeth in particular!

This year, as part of Dental Health Week, the ADA is helping young adults make sure their teeth make it well past their 30th birthday. Commencing on 5th August, DHW is targeting 18-30 year olds and is addressing the impact their lifestyle choices can have on their oral health.

National Dental Health Week have published 'The Young Person's Oral Survival Guide' to show you how to make sure your mouth makes it through your twenties.   Follow this Guide and give your teeth a fighting chance of surviving past your 30th birthday.

National Dental Health Week

             

Posted on August 4, 2013 .

National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day 2013

National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day is a significant day to raise awareness about the child rights concerns that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children still uniquely and disproportionately experience a round the country and stimulate reflection on how communities can ensure that all children live these rights every day.

'It also provides an opportunity to come together and celebrate the wonderful strengths and achievements of our children'.

'We look forward to you joining us to ensure that this year’s National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day is the biggest and most successful yet!'

SNAICC advocate for the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children.  There mission is: 'To provide a strong voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families through a national body which represents Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children's services and promotes the rights, needs and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families'.

What can be done to help?  Head over to their website for plenty of activities and ways to participate in the National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day 2013.

http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=58

                   

Jeans for Genes Day - Friday Aug 2, 2013

Register for Jeans for Genes Day 2013

Register for Jeans for Genes Day 2013

Jeans for Genes Day is a national day when people wear their jeans to raise much-needed funds for research into birth defects and diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, and a range of genetic disorders.

On Friday 2nd August workplaces, schools and streets will become a sea of denim in a united stance against childhood disease.

Every dollar raised on the day will help scientists at Children’s Medical Research Institute discover treatments and cures, to give every child the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.

Learn more @ https://www.jeansforgenes.org.au/once-off-giving.aspx

Get involved  @ http://www.jeansforgenes.org.au/Consignment-Form.aspx?option=FundRaising

                              

Posted on August 1, 2013 .

It's not too late to support cancer by going Dry July

Dry July is a not-for-profit organisation determined to improve the lives of adults living with cancer through an online social community giving up booze for the month of July.

Whether joining as a part of a team or as an individual, DJ's (Dry.July.er [dee-jay] noun: a person or team actively sponsored to participate in Dry July) take on the 31 days of July to raise funds and directly help adults living with cancer and their families to improve their quality of life.

This year Dry July is proud to have on board thirty-four beneficiaries across Australia and New Zealand. The campaign operates a full circle fundraising model, which gives DJ's clarity on how beneficiary funds are used within each hospital. It is important to the Dry July Team to deliver an efficient, low-cost campaign, utilising online technology to minimise administration costs.

Dry July is also a chance to raise awareness of individual drinking habits, the value of a balanced healthy lifestyle, a personal challenge, encourage positive change and an awareness of a healthy attitude to alcohol consumption.

With nearly 20K likes + over 2500 people are talking about Dry July on Facebook.  Show your support for cancer and support Dry July - http://www.facebook.com/dryjuly.

Posted on July 29, 2013 .

Did you know it is Queensland Small Business Week?

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Queensland Small Business Week (24 to 31 July 2013) celebrates the contribution small business makes to our state.

The week is an opportunity to recognise the efforts of small business owners, and the many employees working to help them succeed.

Get inspired about your business! Learn about best practices, latest trends and innovative technologies by attending an activity or event near you, or get online and join one of the many webinars.

Click here to find an event. 

In addition, 27 July will become Buy locally Saturday, which will expand on the successful Think Queensland, buy locally campaign promoting support for your local business community.

Business organisations are also encouraged to register any activities and events they may be running during the week, to give business owners and operators a chance to hear new ideas, connect with other businesses and access information to help them grow and become more resilient.

This guide lets you know how to find Queensland Small Business Week activities and events happening near you, and how you can get involved by hosting an activity or event.

Posted on July 23, 2013 .

Biphasic Training Support Red Nose Day

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Red Nose Day, held annually on the last Friday in June, is the major fundraiser for SIDS and Kids – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.  Funds raised through Red Nose Day activities assist SIDS and Kids in providing vital services and programs to the Australian community.

Each year SIDS and Kids fields thousands of queries through a bereavement support line. Ongoing professional support for families is available 24 hours a day through counselling sessions, after hours counselling, home visits and a range of support groups and events. SIDS and Kids programs are offered free of charge to all family members and friends who need support. For as long as they need them, SIDS and Kids are there!

Support Red Nose Day today!  You can order products online, participate in fundraising, and volunteer to help.  Head over to http://www.rednoseday.com.au or pop on in to Target, Big W or Dick Smith to show your support for this fantastic cause.

Posted on June 28, 2013 .

Got the skills, but no piece of paper?

Did you know that you develop your knowledge and skills through work and through life experience - you may be halfway to a qualification without realising it!

Even if you have never formally studied or trained, you may be able to have your skills formally recognised by a Biphasic Training Qualification.

Study and learn in your workplace while developing your competence portfolio through real-industry experience.  Register today for a Biphasic Training Coach to contact you.  New Qualifications coming soon:

  • Certificate IV in Small Business Management
  • Certificate IV in Frontline Management
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Health and Safety
  • Diploma of Workplace Health and Safety

Head over to our website www.biphasic.com.au and register today, or call for a Biphasic Coach to visit you today 07 4987 6947. 

The Biphasic Training Team.

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Can you perform CPR on a person who has stopped breathing?

Can you perform CPR on a person who has stopped breathing?

According to the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC), sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death for adults in Australia.  While millions of people have been trained to perform CPR, most Australians do not know how to perform the technique correctly.  CPR provided immediately after cardiac arrest can double or triple the chance that a person would survive.

In just 3 hours of your time, Biphasic Training will assist you to develop your knowledge and skills in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), a life-saving technique used on a person who has stopped breathing.  Certifying you for 12 months, you will become competent in: basic anatomy and physiology; infection control principles/procedures; stress management; chain of survival; risks/hazards; performing CPR on unconscious casualties; AED’s (Automatic External Defibrillator); and liaising with heath care professionals.

Head over to our website www.biphasic.com.au and enroll today, or call us today for a workplace visit 07 4987 6947.

Posted on June 12, 2013 and filed under CPR.