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St John of God Raphael Services in Blacktown has celebrated a special anniversary during the month of July 2015 - five years of providing secondary mental health care to parents and families in need.
St John of God Accord’s new Greensborough facility is now fully operational, and in four months of occupancy it’s been a vibrant hub of activity as clients and staff enjoy their daily programs in the new studios or venture out on community activities.
To facilitate the rapid and significant growth planned for Raphael Services in Western Australia, on 1 July 2015 (i.e. the beginning of the new financial year) the two existing teams joined forces to become one.
Timor-Leste’s Prime Minister, Dr. Rui Maria de Araújo praised the capacity building work of St John of God Social Outreach’s International Health team.
Congratulations to Bendigo local, Esther McRae whose heart-warming photo of her husband, Sam and daughter, Billie was awarded first place in this year’s Healthy Men, Healthy Minds photo competition.
Photo competition aims to improve awareness of depression affecting dads.
Geelong local, John is in his early-twenties and already has some impressive accomplishments under his belt which become truly remarkable when you consider that just three years ago, John was homeless.
Ballarat local, Jim Brown, has been volunteering for St John of God (SJG) International Health for 10 years and made multiple trips to Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea (PNG) to support our capacity building work in the regions.
The first babies have been born at in the new birthing suite at the remote Walamu health centre in Papua New Guinea, supported by St John of God Health Care (SJGHC) caregivers.
St John of God Raphael Services in Blacktown's second annual Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (PIMH) Conference, held in May was a resounding success.
Can you help our Raphael Services in WA researching positive influences on mums and babies during pregnancy?
St John of God Social Outreach recently farewelled a very dear friend, Paul Maguire.