Building organisational capacity

Building Organisation Capacity & Strength through “Program-plus Support”

Charities need more than strong vision, mission and funding for innovative programs to survive and thrive. The key to success often lies with the passion and talent of our people. We work to recruit, develop and retain a diverse workforce of skilled, enthusiastic employees throughout the organisation – and with chronic worker shortages across the…

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility – Add on or integral?

To paraphrase Jane Austen, it is a truth universally acknowledged that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is good for business. From volunteering days to fundraising events, brand partnerships and skilled “experteering” for charities, CSR clearly plays a role in employee wellbeing, recruitment,  engagement, business brand and sales health. And it is expected. The 2020 Edelman Trust…

tips for optimal eye health

Clinicians Corner: Tips from Orthoptist Glenda

Maintaining good eye health is important throughout your life. It is important to have regular eye checks especially as you get older. You should follow these tips to help keep your eyes healthy. Wear protective eyewear Activities such as welding, mowing the lawns, chopping wood, corrosive liquids splashing etc are some such activities, can  cause…

HKBS in community

2019 Programs Update

The Need During 2018-19, Mental Health Support for Country Kids was our fastest-growing service area, with the extended devastating drought increasing both demand for support, and the complexity of cases presenting to us. We currently have more than 200 children waiting to access our services, and we expect the fire situation across eastern Australia to…

My Life Storyq

Children’s Stories from the City and the Bush

Our ‘My Life Story’ Program is back and bigger than ever! When children practise “old fashioned” skills like writing stories, drawing pictures, and developing empathy for others, their fine motor skills, communication ability, social intelligence, general knowledge, and self-esteem are all enhanced.   Recognising this, in 2018-19 we piloted a program called My Life Story, connecting…