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Girl hospitalised after water park visit

The mother of a five-year-old Forrestfield girl is considering taking legal action after her daughter was left partially blind in one eye following a visit to the bacteria-plagued new Elizabeth Quay water park. Since its opening earlier this year, the ...

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From hell to place of positivity

A FORMER drug addict who grew up in government-run housing has turned his life around and is bringing good food and vibes to families at his new community-centered cafe in Midvale. Positivity Place Café owner Joey Tran said as a ...

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Facing up for MS

IT WAS a soccer match of epic proportions with hills soccer players facing off in a marathon all day game to raise funds for multiple sclerosis research in Western Australia. Face Up to MS organiser Brittany Mucciarone said the 12 ...

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How one family copes with dementia

WITH 32,000 people living with dementia in Western Australia and that number set to grow as the population ages no one should experience stigma due to a medical condition, which  already brings considerable challenges, says Alzheimer’s Australia WA chief executive ...

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Stigma hurts dementia sufferers

ALZHEIMER’S Australia has a goal of building dementia friendly communities. The organisation’s WA chief executive officer Rhonda Parker said research findings released by the State Government in September, which was Dementia Awareness Month, were timely and important. “We have recently ...

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Mental health courses available

THE City of Swan is hosting Mental Health First Aid Training, which will teach how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or is in a mental health crisis. The courses will run at Bullsbrook, Ellenbrook and ...

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Helpers need support too

By Anita McInnes PATTY Williams of Ellenbrook gets to share the ups and downs of many young people due to her choir and dance teaching roles in the community. Lately she gets to feel too often the pain and loss ...

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Cooking up food for thought

AN employee at a dementia day centre in Mundaring is using her cooking skills to stimulate the memory of patients through taste. When Helen Mitchell joined Rise in April last year she noticed the members who attended a weekly dementia ...

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Headspace launches in Midland

HEADSPACE Midland launched this week to provide much needed resources to young people, helping them to combat depression, self-harm and suicide. The centre provides information and support to people aged 12-25 who may be going through a hard time or ...

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