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Art Healing the Body and Mind

You may have read in the past about the wonderful Art Trolley that makes its way through the Rehabilitation Wards at the Repatriation General Hospital. We met with Clinical Services Coordinator Chen Langduo and Associate Clinical Services Coordinator Maryann Duffield from these wards to be able to tell you more about the crucial role the art trolley plays in helping patients get back on their feet both physically and emotionally after suffering a trauma. read more

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Veterans Health Precinct Tour

Following the Remembrance Business Breakfast on Wednesday November 9 2016, we were thrilled to take a group of our special supporters along with Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart AO on a tour of the site for the new mental health precinct for veterans at Glenside. It was announced the same week that the state of the art facility will be named in honour of local hero Jamie Larcombe, who was sadly killed while on operations in Afghanistan. read more

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Remembrance Business Breakfast

On Wednesday morning November 9, over 320 people attended our 2016 Remembrance Business Breakfast at the Adelaide Convention Centre. This annual event provides an opportunity to acknowledge and honour our veterans, past and present. Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this event. read more

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Searching for Hope

A compassionate ‘people person’, Jane* believed becoming a police officer would give her a chance to help people and make an important contribution to society. What she did not expect was to find herself suffering silently with an injury of service – Post-Traumatic Stress. read more

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Learning to Let Go – How Art Helps Veterans Heal

The Repat Foundation – The Road Home is proud to coordinate our own Veterans Health and Wellbeing Program, which through regular art programs provides a healing and safe environment for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress on their road home to recovery. Clinical Services Coordinator of Ambulatory Services at the Repatriation General Hospital Post-Traumatic Stress Unit, Cathie Dal Bello sees firsthand how powerful these art classes can be. read more

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Protecting those who Lend a Helping Hand

As a selfless volunteer, school teacher Warren Hicks has been volunteering his time for over 24 years as a State Emergency Service (SES) volunteer in South Australia. Passionate and dedicated to his volunteer work, Warren has witnessed a number of traumatic events and sadly as a result, he suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress, a silent injury of service. read more

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Australian-First Research Thanks to You!

In 2016 we proudly announced funding of an Australian-first research project describing the mental health and wellbeing of our nation’s ambulance workforce. Dr Miranda Van Hooff from the Centre of Traumatic Stress Studies at the University of Adelaide is leading this research, aimed at informing policies and procedures within the ambulance services with the opportunity to extend to other emergency responder organisations. read more

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Life-changing Care Sparks Support for Vietnam Veteran

For eight long months during the Vietnam War, a young Grant McCracken, who is now one of our monthly givers, put himself in harm’s way to protect his beloved country. Despite returning home with no physical injuries, Grant was living with a silent injury that didn’t formally present itself until the 40 year anniversary of his return from active service. read more