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Helping with HEALing Matters
Regular physical activity is recognised to help improve mental health, cognitive functioning and social connectedness, as well as reducing the risk of many diseases. As part of the new HEALing Matters initiative, our Barwon region has engaged a personal trainer to boost the fitness and activity levels of young people in care.
Voice. Treaty. Truth: MacKillop celebrates NAIDOC Week
As NAIDOC Week comes to a close, we reflect on some of the celebrations MacKillop staff have been part of over the past week.
No two days are ever the same – the joys and challenges of working in residential care.
Looking out for people’s welfare comes easily to Theressa Nero, who has been a Residential Care worker for the past eight years. For more than 20 years before that, Theressa worked as a full-time high needs carer for the city of Greater Geelong, initially looking after the elderly before moving on to caring for children with disabilities.