Friday, July 19, 2024

Michael Shreenan


Waterloo Human Services plan goes to consultation

The long-awaited Waterloo Human Services Action Plan, developed collaboratively by all sectors of our community, is ready for final consultation. The recent work of the...

Digital inclusion challenge for public housing

WATERLOO: Digital inclusion is not a new challenge for public housing communities. For those whose core work is to provide face-to-face services and build...

Government silence on Waterloo

The redevelopment plans for Waterloo for the built environment and human services are progressing “slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter”....

Sleeping out for Vinnies

Michael M. Shreenan is Executive Officer of The Factory Community Centre in Waterloo.

Accidental counsellors

Despite continued investment in mental health services by both federal and state governments the reality on the ground paints a grim picture for those who see the failing of the system day in and out. Around 7.3 million, or 45 per cent of Australians aged 16-85, will experience a common mental health-related condition such as depression, anxiety or a substance use disorder in their lifetime, according to the 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Open discussion on drug use and misuse

The community in Redfern-Waterloo, including the local area Police Commander, community groups and the City of Sydney’s Safe City unit, had been requesting a...