It could happen to you. It could be happening to someone you know. Important numbers to call are at the bottom of this post. The Defence community is not immune to incidents of Domestic Violence Defence life can present different challenges for families. There could be increased financial and family pressures. Sometimes after long periods … Continue reading Domestic Violence
Everything you need to know about managing a relationship breakdown when you are in a relationship with an ADF member. Relationship breakdowns are a difficult but sometimes necessary part of life. Sometimes living with Defence life, with its challenges such as frequent absences from home and uncertainty, can add additional strain to healthy relationships and … Continue reading You’ve lost that loving feeling
Did you know at defencehealth.com.au you can search for a doctor by name, by speciality, or by location? The Healthshare directory can also identify doctors who have agreed to use Access Gap in the past. Access Gap helps to cut the cost of medical treatment for people going to hospital. When a doctor uses Access Gap, a privately insured … Continue reading Defence Health supports families
Mhanda and Ryan told us how two of their children love tearing around the driveway on their bikes. Their son was also keen to show off his skills by riding on a neighbourhood BMX track. It was great to see the family enjoying their time together which also included the family dog who did not … Continue reading Our ADF Families: Mhanda, Ryan and their family
We are delighted to announce that Konekt Workcare has joined our Defence Partner Friendly Employer initiative. Konekt have written this week’s guest blog post to introduce themselves. Konekt WorkCare is an organisation who pride ourselves in being an employer of choice. We have a national, geographical footprint that matches the ADF geographical footprint perfectly, allowing … Continue reading Welcome to Konekt
Amy Martin has kindly written this week’s guest blog post about how she was able to secure work with BAE Systems, one of our Defence Partner Friendly Employers. Recently, I was reviewing a post shared by Defence Families Australia about their Defence Partner Friendly employer program. Curious, I clicked through and read about the checklist … Continue reading Resilience, adaptability, communication, time management, and social skills.
Our third Defence family profile is with Jenn, Kate and their two boys. How did you two meet? Kate: Jenn and I met in Sydney in 1999 through a mutual friend, my housemate and Jenn’s university buddy. We both grew up in Sydney and when we met had management jobs in the corporate sector – Jenn … Continue reading Our ADF Families: Jenn & Kate
Last week we presented our very first webinar on Career Support for ADF Partners. “The idea for the webinar stemmed from efforts to encourage collaboration between various stakeholders in supporting ADF partner career development/employment, facilitated by Amanda McCue who recently undertook a Churchill Fellowship on ADF partner employment. The webinar focused on information about how ADF partners … Continue reading Followup to Career Support Webinar