FAS Awareness in the NPA

On September 9th International FAS Awareness Day was held. What is FAS (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum/Syndrome Disorders) day and why is it an important day?                 It is an important day to remind women everywhere, that the safest choice during pregnancy is not to drink any a
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Starry Night Cinema

  The first annual starry night cinema was presented June 1st by NPAFACS’ Healing centre, in collaboration with NPARC and Menshed was an evening to remember for families and friends. With over 70 adults and children present to munch on hotdogs, fairy bread and good entertainment
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NPAFACS Sexual Health Week 2012

2012 will be a big year of promotion of sexual awareness for the Sexual Health Unit at the NPAFACS. With almost 3 in 5 people that have some form of STI in the NPA it is essential to get a handle on the situation. “The aim is to reduce STI’s in the community by increasing condom usage
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International Womens Day Come Out and Join The Celebration

International Womens Day Coming March 8th 2012  Come Out and Join The Celebration
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International FAS Day

9th September 2011   On the ninth day, of the ninth month, communities around the world hold events to raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). FASD refers to a range of disorders that may affect some babies exposed to alcohol before birth. Some of these disord
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GUNJA

Marijuana or “Gunja” The most commonly used and abused illegal drug in the NPA. Many people consider that it is harmless and just helps the smoker to relax. This is far from the truth.   How is Marijuana Used? Gunja is usually smoked as a cigarette (joint) in a bong or bucket bon
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GHOST NETS FOR YUMPLA FESTIVAL

For the last month the NPA Healing Centre Family and community Services has been home to a life size crocodile constructed out of bamboo and recycled ghostnets. As part of the 2011 Yumpla/NPA Art & Culture Festival, year 11 and 12 art students from senior campus visited the NPA He
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Seniors Week

22nd-26th  August The HACC Team organised a lovely week for the over 50 Seniors during Seniors Week 2011. The public Hall at Seisia was the venue for the week and the Chronic Illness Reduction Team were lucky enough to be invited along to deliver a health education session. We joined
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Condom Dispensers in the Community

The incidence of sexually transmitted diseases within the community remains a challenging concern for local health workers. Last October/November a Young Persons Check was conducted across the communities which targeted Youth between the ages of 15-24 years.  The check included screen
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Child Care Centres and Trainees with Chronis Illness

The Chronic Illness Reduction Team were invited to deliver a Health Education session to trainees at the TAFE on the 18th August. The trainees were preparing to enter the workforce so the session was aimed at promoting general wellbeing and self care. Feedback following the session wa
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