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The impact of financial hardship on...

Many families in NSW rural communities have had to deal with income anxiety and financial hardship as a result of the Covid19 pandemic. Income anxiety...
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What rural Australians can teach us...

As Australia has been brought to a virtual standstill over the past five months as the Covid-19 pandemic swept through the nation, rural communities in...
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What do kids really think about...

What a crazy start to 2020, not only have we been working and doing online schooling from home but we have also spent weekends, school...
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Getting back to the new normal:...

Thinking about returning to work? For 6 weeks now we have been looking forward to everything returning to normal, and rallied against the restrictions, the...
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Getting back to the new normal:...

Thinking about returning to school? For six weeks now we have been keen to have everything return to normal, and railed against the restrictions, the...
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Daily Quarantine Questions

It’s important to reflect at the start of each day and ensure you’re doing everything you can during this time to stay positive. We’ve created...
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How many balls are we juggling?...

I have this amazing friend. She’s warm, generous, funny and creative. She’s a mum, a teacher, a wife and the kind of friend that comes...
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Helping families adjust to bringing a...

For a lot of women, having a baby in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic has meant having to accept it is not what they...
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The shattered dream – separated under...

Being separated while still living in the same home with your spouse or partner is one of the biggest challenges a couple can face. If...
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Quaranteen: Adolescence in lockdown

Adolescents react, in part, to what they see from the adults around them. When parents and carers deal with the implications of COVID-19 calmly and...
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21 year old survival guide to...

So, these are the best years of our lives? 21 so far has been Saturday night pizza & Netflix with Mum and Dad, teaching my...
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The positives of families staying at...

Most Australians are well aware of the stay-at-home directive from the state and federal governments due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, NSW families...
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Who would have thought I would...

Listening to the early morning traffic report to work out the best timing and route …sitting in traffic, tapping my steering wheel with frustration when...
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How I started exercising from home

I loved working out at my local gym and was doing group fitness classes every second day of the week. Since I moved to my...
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Is a “virtual” birthday party worth...

My son says “COVID just means one lot of bad news after another”.  Sure, at first he was super keen not to go to school...
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Easter and long weekend isolation ideas

Easter and the long weekend usually includes lots of family get togethers and outings. We know this year it will be quite different to other...
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Emotional ergonomics at home

Relationships Australia NSW suggests we focus on our emotional as well as our workstation ergonomics at this difficult time. We need to look at our...
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Supporting older adults during isolation, what...

Social connection is important for people of all ages, but now with the new recommendations of people over the age of 60 to stay home,...
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Your self-isolation checklist

With the majority of Australians practicing social distancing and self-isolation we know there have been concerns on how people can pass the time and avoid...
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“Why are we all a bit...

“Why are we all a bit grumpy at the moment?” This question from my 8 year old walking back from an appropriately socially distanced kick...
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Co-parenting in the COVID-19 world –...

Life as a separated parent can be a challenge at the best of times and parenting can be both a joy and a stress, but...
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Developing a family continuity plan

With all the talk about Business Continuity Plans, have we given the same time and planning attention to the home front and what awaits us...
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16 Activities for people self quarantining

With the majority of businesses requesting employers to work from home, restaurants and cafes only open for takeaway, most entertainment spaces shut down, and the...
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How to stay productive and look...

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, schools and work places are closing indefinitely around Australia. Which means many of us will be working from...
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Attention: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To our Valued Customers In response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of all, RANSW remains open...
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What can I expect from my...

Are you going to see a psychologist for the first time? Good for you for making your mental health a priority! Here are some tips...
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How do I get a mental...

The decision to go on a mental health care plan is not always an easy one. Many of us avoid it because it would mean...
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How the bushfires shows our community...

Few Australians will forget this summer. We have faced some extremely challenging times as millions of hectares burned, lives and houses were lost, towns lost...
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Why Valentine’s Day should be every...

Every year on Valentine’s Day there is a lot of love in the air. It is a day where red roses, chocolates, love songs and...
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Going back to school

Going back to school can be a busy, demanding and anxious time for parents and children alike. There are school uniforms and shoes to buy,...
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