Thursday, September 23, 2021



Lives or livelihoods? What’s the social cost of Covid-19?

We face an awful choice in light of the Covid-19 pandemic: Should we risk the lives of millions of people by reopening economies too soon or risk the livelihood of millions by opening the economy too late?

Regain control with the Red Cross Get Prepared App

As people continue to suffer the mental health effects of the pandemic Red Cross is reminding readers there are things they can do now...

Local Covid-19 testing and vaccination clinics for First Nations people

Walk-in Covid-19 vaccination and testing clinics are open in...

Counterpoint launches Covid Vax Assist to encourage locals have their shot

Help is at hand for people struggling to book their Covid vaccination as Counterpoint Community Services launches Covid Vax Assist. A dedicated helpline and email address have been set up to assist with questions.

Glebe, Waterloo, Redfern and Marrickville residents urged to get vaccinated

Glebe, Waterloo, Redfern and Marrickville are at the centre of a Covid vaccine push – with health officials concerned over low vaccination rates and rising case numbers. Pop-up Covid-19 vaccine clinics are open at Glebe and Green Square / Zetland this week run by Sydney Local Health District.

Start-up raises $784,000 for baby resuscitation system

A University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital start-up has raised almost $800,000 in a recent investment round for a paediatric medical device designed to safely resuscitate babies who struggle to begin breathing after birth. 

Grant gets Rainbow Families sports days up and running

Alexandria-based LGBTQ+ support group Rainbow Families has been chosen...

Free online first aid training for World First Aid Day

Australian Red Cross is offering free online first aid...

#ChatStarter helps families build positive mental health in hard times

Worried about your child’s mental health during Sydney’s lockdown?...

Waterloo and Redfern Covid-19 vaccination clinics in – walk-ins welcome

From tomorrow (Wednesday August 11, 2021) until Saturday August...

Covid-19 vaccination clinic in Glebe – walk-ins welcome

So far, Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) has vaccinated...

Are we ‘third world’ in flattening the Covid curve?

Since March 2020, I have experienced six Covid-19 lockdowns...

FAST action can aid stroke sufferers

With one stroke every nine minutes, strokes are the...

Help Sydney Food Share assist people doing it tough during lockdown

The extension of this latest Covid-related lockdown has meant...

Get reading for a good cause, kids!

More than 40,000 Aussie kids are expected to read...

New mental health support group comes to South Sydney

Mental health organisation Grow has opened a Tuesday morning...

Covid-19 is not a western Sydney problem

An emerging narrative typifying Covid-19 as a “western Sydney problem” is undermining the pressing need for collaborative action.

Navigating consent? Grab this new guide

Welcome to Consent is a new book by adolescent health experts Yumi Stynes and Dr Melissa Kang, and it is timely, given disclosures by Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame, the removal of the federal government’s “milkshake” ad, and the Women’s March 4 Justice on March 15.

Surfing provides good vibes for Waterloo kids

Children associated with Weave in Waterloo recently got tips from Let’s Go Surfing about riding the white water at Bondi Beach.

More than just a driver… in the end

Since retiring from her career as a suburban solicitor,...

Mental illness – what to say, and what not to say

Have you ever had a friend react badly when...

Uniting urges ‘bold’ reform of drug laws

Emma Maiden of Uniting contends that “our current drug...

Is your heart safe at work?

This World Day for Safety and Health at Work,...

Survey shows female heart attack survivors worse off than men

A woman in Australia who has a heart attack...

Health tips that go a long way

In 2020 many of us started paying a lot...

Heart smart head start in REDFEB

This February, Heart Research Australia invites all Australians to...

‘Buy One, Give One’ masks for people in need

Purchase a box of face masks from St John...

Boxing to beat Parkinson’s

ALEXANDRIA: A fitness class is proving beneficial for people...

‘Online restorative yoga has reduced my pandemic fatigue’

Spent too many hours hunched over your computer during Covid-19? Head pounding from worry and interrupted sleep? Online restorative yoga might help.

Covid comes home

“There’s a Covid ‘cluster’ at my gym.” Did I...

Long fight to live pain free

Grace Corcoran, 24, lived with chronic pain from endometriosis...

Compulsive internet use by teens linked to emotional issues

This article is sponsored by the University of Sydney....

Quarantine routine – Adam, Virginia and August

We are united but isolated. I am safe in...

When the city turns silent

All around the world, countries are trying to contain...

Quarantine routine – Emma

I realised Covid-19 had entered my consciousness on a...

Isolation enlightenment

As the world juddered to a halt due to...

Loneliness during Covid-19 and where to find help

The Covid-19 pandemic has produced and exacerbated feelings of loneliness but people are finding creative ways to cope.

Coronavirus spurs clever Finnish campaign to combat loneliness

HelsinkiMissio’s campaign slogan is “For some this is how the world has always felt. Show the lonely they are not alone.”

Spread only kindness

As the coronavirus pandemic bites more deeply, people across the globe are hurting and grieving – the people of South Sydney among them. Over the last month, we have watched and listened with pride and gratitude as people in our area have reached out, acted generously and banded together online and (safely) through other means.

Servicing the community at a distance

The advice is clear: we must maintain a physical distance in order to slow the spread of Covid-19. If we do not follow this advice, the disease will spread too quickly and consequentially overwhelm our hospitals. Our health system will be under immense stress and people may die unnecessarily.

Prostate cancer – don’t assume it can’t happen to you

Through a red mist I tell the nurse I’m not a judge on Dancing with the Stars, and I’m not in the mood for scoring this particular event, but if I really have to, I’ll give it an 8.

Covid-19: Gleebooks – ‘Books can sustain us when the world goes dark’

Gleebooks is staying positive and being innovative in offering free postage and reading recommendations for isolation. They'd also love you to buy books – and especially those by Australian authors!

Covid-19: The Social Outfit – ‘Social connection is why we are here’

NEWTOWN: When we asked The Social Outfit (TSO) what will help them survive the impact of COVID–19 they said please shop online.

Covid 19: Cancer Council support available for isolated cancer patients

COVID-19 is a major cause of concern for all cancer patients and social isolation can make an already difficult time even worse. Director of the Cancer Council NSW, Annie Miller, assures patients and their carers that support is available.

Shades of Purple campaign highlights spectrum of epilepsy

The largest provider of services for the 250,000 people living with epilepsy in Australia is advocating for greater recognition for epilepsy as a spectrum disorder.

‘Do what’s most meaningful,’ says Dr Demartini

It was exciting to interview international motivational speaker Dr John Demartini, who was a contributor to the bestselling book The Secret and has been my mentor.

Who are you wearing red for this Valentine’s Day?

This February, we invite Australians to get involved with Wear Red Day for someone close to their heart to help keep families together for longer.

Small steps towards Fair Treatment of personal drug use

A groundswell of public and expert opinion suggests we...

Eating disorders treatment – like peeling an artichoke

Eating artichokes requires patience just as treating eating disorders does.

World-first trial for treatment of conjunctivitis

Cold and flu season is in full swing, and along with the usual coughs and sneezes, a lesser-known side effect of the flu is a viral strain of conjunctivitis.

Indigenous mental health – a crisis

One in five Australians aged 16 to 85 experiences...

Dementia research finds its perfect match online

This article is Sponsored by the University of Sydney....