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DiveIn 2021

Nurturing Diverse Talent & Ending Discrimination
We’re very pleased to again support the insurance industry’s global #DiveInFest 2021 by sponsoring this session presented by Abdullahi Alim.

Abdullahi will speak on his experience as someone from a refugee background and how institutions can take tangible actions around recognising talent from diverse communities.

R U OK?

We strive every day to ensure our people feel supported and cared for as individuals and professionals. We chose today, #RUOKDAY, to discuss mental health and wellbeing and were delighted to have Sabina Read, much sought-after psychologist and social commentator, take us through helpful tools and strategies to assist in navigating mental health concerns in others as well as ourselves.

 

GC supports Wear it Purple 2021

GC is proud to be supporting the Wear it Purple campaign to raise awareness and understanding of issues facing youth associated with the LGBTIQA+ community. Founded in 2010, Wear it Purple has become a global social inclusion movement striving to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for rainbow young people.  We were honoured to have Wear it Purple‘s Board Director and Treasurer, Glen Hare join our national team at lunch yesterday to discuss the #WearitPurple movement, raising awareness of issues faced by the LGBTIQA+ youth community and how we can help #starttheconversation.

Brisbane walks for LawRight

Our Brisbane team enjoyed raising dollars for LawRight as they joined in today’s annual ‘Queensland Legal Walk’.  LawRight partners with hundreds of pro bono lawyers to improve the lives of vulnerable people.  Every year, 30,000 pro bono hours are donated to benefit clients and increase their access to housing, income and legal rights.

Rural and Remote Mental Health – out on the road and making a real difference

We’d like to highlight a cause that’s doing an extraordinary job in the community.

For over ten years, not-for-profit Rural and Remote Mental Health has been delivering early intervention, preventative and highly effective mental health programs for Australia’s remote workers and indigenous and farming communities.

These incorporate:

  • Resource Minds – for the mining, quarrying, resources and construction sector
  • Deadly Thinking – by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Rural Minds – for agricultural, pastoral and farming communities.

All programs are:

  • Practical and inclusive
  • Evidence based
  • Designed to de-stigmatise mental ill-health and deliver information about mental health, well-being and suicide prevention
  • Culturally tailored
  • Delivered so that the knowledge and capability remains embedded in local communities.

To find out more about RRMH, please visit www.rrmh.com.au

Gathering goodies in Perth

Our Perth office has been busy gathering goodies for “No Limits Perth” this Christmas.  This charity works to make a difference by helping victims of domestic violence, homeless or at risk of homelessness, those affected by mental health, the elderly, sick children and single parented families.  https://www.nolimitsperth.org.au/

Dive In 2020

GC was extremely proud to be a part of the Dive In 2020 festival by sponsoring ‘Gender Equality – Visibility vs Silence’ – presented by high-profile inclusion and gender parity champion Amna Karra-Hassan.  While Amna said we still have a long way to go, her tireless work and insights on gender equality, racial acceptance, intersectionalism and making it in the world of Aussie rules football were truly inspirational.

It’s RU OK? Day – Every Day

RU OK? day in September is an important reminder that every day is a good day to ask ‘are you ok?’  if you think someone around you is struggling to cope at work or in their personal lives.

This year we recognised RU OK? day with a Zoom PT session, then a webinar about how to hold an RU OK? conversation – and how to respond when someone isn’t ok, followed by virtual one-on-one coffee catch-ups where staff were randomly paired up with a GC colleague.  This was a great way for us to continue to check in and connect across our multiple teams and offices.

RU OK? merchandise in all offices will remind us throughout the year to keep looking out for each other and offering our support.

Wishing you a safe and happy festive season – and sharing a special RMHCSA story…

At this time of year we would like to share the fantastic work of Ronald McDonald House Charities SA. Young Madi’s story highlights all that is incredible and awe-inspiring about the charity.

 

 

Madi suffers from Neurofibromatosis, a serious condition which requires her Mildura family to rely on the ‘home away from home’ that RMHC SA offers. The family has been accommodated at the House over the past 13 years, having lost Madi’s older sister to cancer in 2010 and needing to stay in Adelaide for Madi’s multiple surgeries and treatments. Marie, Madi’s mum, describes RMHC SA as a ‘lifeline’, keeping them going through their ‘darkest times’, enabling Madi to continue her schooling and make lifelong friends. The House also ensures birthdays and Christmases aren’t forgotten, and makes a special effort to organise celebrations and volunteer visitors. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to have been part of the RMHC SA ‘support community’ over the past two years.

To add your support, please visit www.rmhc.org.au/southaustralia

Fronting up to Serve

Members of our GC Perth team don aprons throughout the year to support the wonderful work done by ‘ShopFront’ – a WA charity that prepares and serves food to those in need, as well as offering assistance across a range of essential services.

http://shopfront.perthcatholic.org.au/about-us/

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