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Discover the magic of mates, mental health and a good old yarn in the rain with Bunyas Rugby League and Anglicare Southern Queensland: “Well, obviously with Rugby League, I think it’s a great vehicle for mental health to help bring the guys together. Part of that journey, as well, is to come together and remember people in our community that have passed through struggles with mental health”

Features The Rev'd Selina McMahon and The Rev'd Dr Gemma Dashwood Features

Marathon walk for mental wellness: dawn to dusk

“The idea for our walk came when we were considering some way of raising awareness about clergy mental wellness to churchgoers, as well as to the wider community. With one of us based in Ipswich and the other at the Cathedral, a walk from one church to the other seemed a natural idea,” say The Rev’d Dr Gemma Dashwood and The Rev’d Selina McMahon

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From living on Christchurch’s streets to helping those living on Toowoomba’s

“My own experience being homeless, hungry and cold for six months in my mid-teens has helped me to empathise with those doing it tough on the streets…We opened our Winter Shelter in the parish hall in early June to provide a safe haven at night for people sleeping rough,” says The Rev’d Pauline Harley from the Parish of Toowoomba West, as Homelessness Week approaches in the first week of August