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Welcome to Stronger Together, a compelling podcast series presented by Impact Community Services. I'm Tanya O'Shea, Impact's managing director, bringing my expertise in psychology. With a experience spanning over 2 decades in the community services sector, we have witnessed the transformative power of meaningful support and services within communities. At Impact, we are dedicated to improving lives, and in this podcast, we tackle a diverse range of topics that impact our overall health and well-being, discussing the challenges we all face in today's social climate. Join us for monthly episodes where we delve into significant issues like mental health, physical wellness, parenting, unemployment, self-care, and living life on your own terms. By subscribing, you'll be part of our engaging conversations aimed at shattering barriers, igniting action, and fostering a vibrant sense of community and understanding. Remember, we're stronger together, and we can't wait to chat with you.

Location:

Australia

Description:

Welcome to Stronger Together, a compelling podcast series presented by Impact Community Services. I'm Tanya O'Shea, Impact's managing director, bringing my expertise in psychology. With a experience spanning over 2 decades in the community services sector, we have witnessed the transformative power of meaningful support and services within communities. At Impact, we are dedicated to improving lives, and in this podcast, we tackle a diverse range of topics that impact our overall health and well-being, discussing the challenges we all face in today's social climate. Join us for monthly episodes where we delve into significant issues like mental health, physical wellness, parenting, unemployment, self-care, and living life on your own terms. By subscribing, you'll be part of our engaging conversations aimed at shattering barriers, igniting action, and fostering a vibrant sense of community and understanding. Remember, we're stronger together, and we can't wait to chat with you.

Language:

English

Contact:

617 41534233


Episodes

Stronger Together: Zonta Empowering Voices in Our Community

11/23/2023
In this episode of "Stronger Together," join us as we explore the powerful theme of community strength in the face of adversity. We delve into the critical issue of violence against women, highlighting the transformative power of collective action. Our special guest, Jo Leverett of the Zonta Club of Bundaberg, shares inspiring stories of advocacy and resilience, including the legacies of Hannah Clarke and Allison Baden-Clay. Their stories have spurred significant legislative reforms and heightened awareness of gender-based violence. We discuss the 16 Days of Activism campaign, a global movement that transcends awareness to foster real change and solidarity. This episode is not just a conversation; it's a call to action, urging listeners to engage in grassroots activism and support those impacted by violence. As we gear up for the Day of Community, we invite everyone to join us in a united stand for a safer, more equitable world. Tune in for an enlightening discussion on the power of unity and the role we all play in being agents of change. đź”— Need support? Contact Lifeline at 13 11 14 or visit impact.org.au. Thank you for listening to this episode of "Stronger Together" We hope you enjoyed the conversation and gained valuable insights. Stay connected with us: TwitterFacebook pagewebsiteYouTube channelLinkedIn Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast to stay updated on future episodes. Remember, we are STRONGER TOGETHER.

Duration:00:41:13

Gold Medal Resilience: A conversation with 5 time Olympian Natalie Cook

11/15/2023
In this inspiring Stronger Together episode, we are thrilled to welcome Natalie Cook, an esteemed Olympian, to share her incredible journey and insights. Natalie delves into her experiences, discussing the significance of resilience, the mindset that propelled her through five Olympic Games, and how these principles apply to everyday life. She offers an engaging narrative of her start in sports, the power of dreams, and the importance of asking the right questions to overcome life’s barriers. Natalie also highlights her commitment to supporting emerging athletes through her initiative, Athletes Australia, emphasising the impact of community support and mentorship. This episode is not only a reflection of Natalie's remarkable career but also a testament to the power of belief and encouragement in shaping one’s destiny. Join us for this enlightening conversation that transcends sports, offering valuable life lessons and motivation for all listeners. Thank you for listening to this episode of "Stronger Together" We hope you enjoyed the conversation and gained valuable insights. Stay connected with us: TwitterFacebook pagewebsiteYouTube channelLinkedIn Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast to stay updated on future episodes. Remember, we are STRONGER TOGETHER.

Duration:00:52:09

Outback Mind: Creating change for men’s mental health

10/17/2023
In this enlightening Stronger Together episode, we tackle the often overlooked topic of men's mental health with our esteemed guest, Aaron Schultz, founder of the Outback Mind Foundation. Aaron's insights shine a spotlight on the unique challenges faced by men in today's fast-paced society, particularly those grappling with the unpredictability of shift work and other modern-day pressures. Drawing from his extensive experience and personal journey, Aaron underscores the significance of aligning with the Earth's natural circadian rhythms. He believes that by attuning ourselves to these inherent patterns, men can find a more harmonious mental space, even amidst the complexities of contemporary life. We further discuss a myriad of actionable strategies for maintaining balance and mental wellness. From the grounding effects of nature and the calming benefits of stretching, Aaron offers practical techniques to help men release tension and achieve inner tranquillity. The conversation also touches on the vital role employers and communities play in creating supportive environments for men's mental wellbeing. Emphasising the importance of community-wide efforts, Aaron passionately advocates for a collective approach in addressing and de-stigmatising men's mental health issues. This episode serves as a poignant reminder of our shared responsibility to uplift and support men in their journey towards mental harmony. Thank you for listening to this episode of "Stronger Together" We hope you enjoyed the conversation and gained valuable insights. Stay connected with us: TwitterFacebook pagewebsiteYouTube channelLinkedIn Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast to stay updated on future episodes. Remember, we are STRONGER TOGETHER.

Duration:00:45:23

Unmasked : Domestic and Family Violence, how we can make changes

9/6/2023
Welcome to "Stronger Together", a transformative podcast experience that delves deep into the fabric of community wellbeing and individual resilience. Hosted by Tanya O'Shea, Managing Director of IMPACT with a bachelor's degree in psychology, and Kate Rumballe, IMPACT's Communications Officer with over two decades of experience as a journalist and communications professional. This series is a lifeline for those in need. In this gripping episode, we tackle the often taboo and deeply unsettling topic of Domestic and Family Violence. We're joined by Emily, a courageous survivor willing to share her harrowing journey from the clutches of abuse to the path of recovery. Her story is a stark reminder that domestic violence doesn't discriminate; it could be happening right next door. Emily's narrative begins seven years ago when she met a man who seemed like the epitome of charm and kindness. However, the facade soon crumbled, revealing a cycle of coercive control and escalating violence that culminated in life-threatening situations. Emily's story is not just a tale of survival but also a call to action. With alarming statistics indicating that last year alone, 57 women lost their lives to domestic violence, and this year, the count has already reached 35, the episode underscores the urgent need for community intervention and systemic change. But what about the bystanders? This episode also addresses the crucial role that friends, family, and even strangers can play in breaking the cycle of abuse. Domestic violence is not just a private issue; it's a community crisis that requires collective action. Bystanders have the power to intervene, offer support, and even save lives. Whether it's noticing the signs, offering a listening ear, or taking steps to ensure someone's safety, your actions could make a world of difference. This episode is not just an eye-opener; it's a call to action. We discuss the grim statistics, the laws around coercive control, and the steps that each one of us can take to make a difference. We also provide resources for immediate support, making it a comprehensive guide for anyone affected by or working in the field of domestic violence. Please visit https://impact.org.au/unmasked-domestic-and-family-violence-how-we-can-make-changes So, tune in and be part of the change. Because we are all Stronger Together. Thank you for listening to this episode of "Stronger Together" We hope you enjoyed the conversation and gained valuable insights. Stay connected with us: TwitterFacebook pagewebsiteYouTube channelLinkedIn Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast to stay updated on future episodes. Remember, we are STRONGER TOGETHER.

Duration:00:39:17

Mental Health Peer Support Workers : Bridging Gaps, Building Bridges

8/8/2023
In an era overshadowed by mental health challenges, this month's "Stronger Together" podcast by IMPACT Community Services is a call to action. Host Tanya O'Shea challenges organisations, mental health experts, and community leaders. It's not just about recognising mental health issues; it's about taking action against the growing crisis. We're joined by Jannene Thorn, Manager for Mental Health at IMPACT. Together, they highlight the crucial role of Peer Support Workers. These individuals, shaped by their personal journeys and compassion, bridge the gap between those facing challenges and the support they need. Why is peer support so vital? And how can organisations leverage it for real change? We address these questions, emphasising the need for systemic shifts and shared responsibility. Are you struggling with your mental health or stuck on a waiting list? This episode will give you insight into navigating the mental health system, and how you can access support while you wait. It's not just about recognising the mental health challenges; it's about taking proactive steps to address the escalating mental health crisis. Thank you for listening to this episode of "Stronger Together" We hope you enjoyed the conversation and gained valuable insights. Stay connected with us: TwitterFacebook pagewebsiteYouTube channelLinkedIn Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast to stay updated on future episodes. Remember, we are STRONGER TOGETHER.

Duration:00:35:14

Financial Fitness Empowering Individuals

7/12/2023
Welcome to Stronger Together, our new podcast series presented by Tanya O'Shea & Kate Buckland. In this second episode, we are joined by Sandy Higgins, the Support Services Manager for IMPACT Community Services. This month, we address the current challenges that many people are facing, such as the rising cost of living. Sandy shares practical strategies and tips on managing finances and improving financial fitness. We also discuss the importance of open conversations about money and seeking support from financial counselors. Sandy provides insights on how to make small changes that can lead to big impacts over time, and shares ideas on finding joy and creativity within a limited budget. We also explore strategies for tackling debt and making proactive choices to improve one's situation. Additionally, we touch on the topic of homelessness and discuss practical strategies for individuals and families in these circumstances, such as obtaining quality tents and accessing gym facilities for showers and other amenities. Join us as we delve into these important topics and provide valuable resources and ideas to help individuals and families navigate through challenging financial situations. Remember, we're all in this together, and together we can become stronger. Visit https://impact.org.au/episode-2-financial-fitness-empowering-individuals to download our resources. Thank you for listening to this episode of "Stronger Together" We hope you enjoyed the conversation and gained valuable insights. Stay connected with us: TwitterFacebook pagewebsiteYouTube channelLinkedIn Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast to stay updated on future episodes. Remember, we are STRONGER TOGETHER.

Duration:00:46:22

Navigating Mental Wellbeing: Understanding, Disrupting Patterns, and Achieving Flourishing

6/7/2023
In this captivating podcast, join our hosts Tanya and Kate as they delve into the complex and timely topic of mental wellbeing. Coming out of the challenging times of COVID and facing various crises, many individuals are struggling with their mental health. However, mental wellbeing is not always easily understood or visible. Through insightful conversations, Tanya and Kate explore what mental wellbeing truly means and how it can be nurtured. Drawing from their experiences at Impact, they discuss the use of simple scales, such as the flourishing scale, to understand and articulate mental wellbeing. They shed light on the importance of connections and purposeful living, emphasising the impact of social relationships, personal competence, and optimism for the future. The hosts also examine the role of technology in mental wellbeing, acknowledging its potential to both hinder and support flourishing. They explore the detrimental effects of doomscrolling and offer practical strategies to regain control, such as disrupting patterns and engaging in digital detox. Small changes can make a significant difference in breaking free from negative loops and reclaiming agency over our lives. With the aim of helping listeners move towards a state of flourishing, Kate and Tanya delve into the concept itself. They delve into the research that shows only a small percentage of individuals are flourishing, while a larger portion languish. The hosts passionately discuss practical steps that can be taken daily to enhance mental wellbeing and step into a flourishing state. Join Kate and Tanya on this transformative podcast journey as they empower listeners to understand their mental wellbeing, disrupt harmful patterns, and navigate the path towards flourishing. Take control and prioritise your mental health to live your best life. Thank you for listening to this episode of "Stronger Together" We hope you enjoyed the conversation and gained valuable insights. Stay connected with us: TwitterFacebook pagewebsiteYouTube channelLinkedIn Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast to stay updated on future episodes. Remember, we are STRONGER TOGETHER.

Duration:00:37:03

Introduction: Unified Voices

5/18/2023
Welcome to Stronger Together, a compelling podcast series presented by Impact Community Services. I'm Tanya O'Shea, Impact's managing director, bringing my expertise in psychology, while I'm joined by Kate Buckland, our communications officer, with over two decades of experience as a journalist and communications professional. With a combined experience of 35 years in the community services sector, we have witnessed the transformative power of meaningful support and services within communities. At Impact, we are dedicated to improving lives, and in this podcast, we tackle a diverse range of topics that impact our overall health and well-being, discussing the challenges we all face in today's social climate. Join us for monthly episodes where we delve into significant issues like mental health, physical wellness, parenting, unemployment, self-care, and living life on your own terms. By subscribing, you'll be part of our engaging conversations aimed at shattering barriers, igniting action, and fostering a vibrant sense of community and understanding. Remember, we're stronger together, and we can't wait to chat with you. Thank you for listening to this episode of "Stronger Together" We hope you enjoyed the conversation and gained valuable insights. Stay connected with us: TwitterFacebook pagewebsiteYouTube channelLinkedIn Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast to stay updated on future episodes. Remember, we are STRONGER TOGETHER.

Duration:00:01:55