We recently talked to ADF partner, Hannah who works in Cairns. Tell us about the group you work/volunteer for and your role. My name is Hannah and I’m the Cairns Defence Community Support Group (CDCSG) Coordinator. Myself and two other navy wives, Joanna & Lucy, started the CDSCG from scratch just one year ago. How … Continue reading Cairns Defence Community Support Group
We recently talked to Kristina (Adelaide/Woodside Coordinator) about her volunteer role with the Defence Special Needs Support Group Inc. Tell us about the group you volunteer for and your role The Defence Special Needs Support Group Inc is a non-profit organisation established to assist Navy, Army and Air Force families with a family member with … Continue reading Volunteering at Defence Special Needs Support Group Inc.
Tell us about the group you volunteer for and your role. I volunteer for Pearce Community Group, I am currently the secretary, previously I was the president and one of the founding members. We are still just a small group but aim to connect and support Defence families of the northern suburbs of Perth. How … Continue reading Volunteer work in the Defence Community
We spoke recently to Claire, an ADF partner who volunteers with the Defence Special Needs Support Group Inc. Tell us about the group you volunteer for and your role Claire is the National Coordinator and Canberra Coordinator for the Defence Special Needs Support Group Inc (DSNSG). The DSNSG is a non-profit benevolent volunteer organisation established … Continue reading Volunteering for the Defence Special Needs Support Group
We spoke with Andony Chambers recently, one of the state Directors at Open Arms. We wanted to know some of the ways ADF partners and members can reach out for help with their mental health. Open Arms provides mental health and wellbeing support for current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel and their families. What … Continue reading Making the decision to call Open Arms
We chatted to Vonnie (Siobhan) who has been the Coordinator at the Gallipoli Barracks Community Centre in Brisbane for the past four years. How did you start here? I had posted to Brisbane after being involved on various levels in my previous posting with the community and its activities. The job was advertised in the … Continue reading Gallipoli Barracks Community Centre Coordinator
My husband was recently crash posted into a job where he can’t talk about what he’s doing. So with deployments still happening we thought here at DFA that we would share our tips for what to talk about when there is much you and/or the ADF member can’t say. Why is this important? Because talking … Continue reading What to talk about when there is much you can’t say
They say that isolation has 3 stages. Excitement for being able to work from home in your PJ’s all day to setting into a routine and than realising that you crave human interaction again. I believe most of us can experience all 3 of these in a matter of minutes. Isolation started for us on … Continue reading My routine for lockdown