Helping others gives happiness to Theresa

Local community member Theresa Martin has stopped in at IWC with boxes overflowing with products destined for those in need, including being at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Pictured with Dylan Green and Agnes Vaeagi of the IWC Communities team, the former Drug ARM employee said she has lived in Bundaberg for 15 years, and has worked with homeless people over the past 10 months as a community support officer. With more than 10 years' experience in the community sector, she has seen first-hand the benefits of support for those on hard times. As she downsizes things in her own life, she wanted to donate blankets and hygiene pack items to IWC, so that local staff could continue to make

Artefacts join permanent display

IWC has been gifted into its custodianship some more Indigenous artefacts, which will join the collection on permanent public display at IWC Health & Wellbeing Complex in Bundaberg. The ancient artefacts, provided by a local community member, are a pair of axe heads and a grinding stone set. The information accompanying them is as follows: “These pieces of grooved stone are part of a special pair of stones used for grinding wild grass seed to make a type of bread/cake and are from the Quilpie area. These axe heads were recovered from a farm paddock at Kepnock in 1996 after a small section of previously unused ground was open up by a deep ripping. These brought up the volcanic rock that preva

FREE 'come and try' Tai Chi Qigong session to be held at IWC

As part of the Stage 2 expansion of IWC, a new space has been made available to practitioners of alternate healing practices - including Tai Chi! ​Instructor Heidi Brown from HB Tai Chi offers these classes every Thursday at 5.30pm, usually at a cost of $15 per class. To help spread the word about the benefits of this ancient practice, she will be hosting a free 'come and try' session on Thursday, January 23, at IWC Gym. Tai Chi and Qigong are ancient Chinese arts that combines meditation and breathing exercises with slow, deliberate movements. Tai Chi has its roots in ancient Chinese martial arts and philosophies. Many of its movements live on through modern-day martial arts. Qigong transla

IWC Communities Christmas break-up

The IWC Communities team hosted its 2019 breakup following another great year. They marked the occasion with a small feast, inviting community members and staff to get together to celebrate the progress and healing made over the year. Over the festive season Communities were the driver for IWC's Christmas giveaway, working in partnership with organisations like Knitting for Brisbane's Needy and private citizens to distribute gifts, sanitary products and other important goods to those in need. IWC provided many other supports through its Communities team in 2019. This included Healing Circle Work, an initiative which saw almost 20 participants successfully complete a cycle of healing across c

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