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Each of us can be a listener and to hold any judgement to yourself.

By Becky Hemsley Poetry
So many of us will say yes... I have experienced this.She sat at the back and they said she was
shy
She led from the front and they hated her
pride
They asked her advice and then questioned her
guidance
They branded her loud then were shocked by her
silence

When she shared no ambition, they said it was
sad
So she told them her dreams and they said she was
mad
They told her they’d listen then covered their
ears
And gave her a hug whilst they laughed at her
fears

And she listened to all of it thinking she
should
Be the girl they told her to be best as she
could
But one day she asked what was best for
herself
Instead of trying to please everyone
else

So she walked to the forest and stood with the
trees
She heard the wind whisper and dance with the
leaves
And she spoke to the willow, the elm and the
pine
And she told them what she’d been told time after
time

She told them she felt she was never enough
She was either too little or far, far too much
Too loud or too quiet, too fierce or too weak
Too wise or too foolish, too bold or too meek

Then she found a small clearing surrounded by
firs
And she stopped and she heard what the trees said to
her
And she sat there for hours not wanting to
leave
For the forest said nothing, it just let her
breathe

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© Becky Hemsley
I only shared this a couple of weeks ago but I wanted to mark International Day of Forests with it too.

The beautiful picture is by Siski Kalla from our children’s book of this poem
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And the poem itself is also in the collection Talking to the Wild
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By Becky Hemsley Poetry 
So many of us will say yes... I have experienced this.

Youth Week Short Flim Competition and so much more! Go to acyp.nsw.gov.au/whats-on or scan the QR Code for more info! ... See MoreSee Less

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Youth Week Short Flim Competition and so much more! Go to acyp.nsw.gov.au/whats-on or scan the QR Code for more info!

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Ensuring that women and girls have access to abortion care that is:

👉safe
👉respectful
👉non-discriminatory

is fundamental to gender equality.
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3 weeks ago

It’s a good idea to keep a record of abusive and violent behaviour you have experienced. This gives you a record of what is happening, which may be helpful if you want to pursue legal action.

In some cases, when abusers know that victims are documenting the abuse they might escalate their monitoring, control, or physical violence.

For more information about evidence collection, visit the TechSafety website: techsafety.org.au/resources/resources-women/documentation-tips/

Make sure to keep any evidence in a safe place where it won’t be found or destroyed by the person using violence.

(Image text: Tips for documenting evidence of violence and abuse: Think about your safety first , keep a log of incidents, save everything related to the incident (texts, photos, police reports etc.)

#1800RESPECT #counselling #support #relationships #familyviolence #domesticviolence #sexualviolence
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Our New Website is live! www.cccwhc.com.au ... See MoreSee Less

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Our New Website is live! www.cccwhc.com.au

We were thrilled to have Liesl Tesch MP at our annual IWD community event at the FunHaus Factory. Thanks for sharing the pictures! ... See MoreSee Less

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We were thrilled to have  Liesl Tesch MP  at our annual IWD community event at the Naughty Noodle Fun Haus Factory. Thanks for sharing the pictures!Image attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

What does it mean to inspire inclusion? 💜

For #IWD2024, the campaign theme #InspireInclusion emphasizes the importance of #diversity and #empowerment in all aspects of society. This year's campaign theme underscores the crucial role of #inclusion in achieving #gender #equality. It calls for action to break down barriers, challenge #stereotypes, and create environments where all #women are valued and respected. #InspireInclusion encourages everyone to recognize the unique perspectives and contributions of women from all walks of life, including those from marginalized communities. Get involved this #InternationalWomensDay on #March8

👉 bit.ly/IWD24ii #iwd #womensday
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1 month ago

Coercive control is almost always present in situations of family and domestic violence. We must all work to increase our awareness and create change.

The new resources explore how to recognise coercive control and seek help. They include new, simple information for groups considered to be most at risk of family violence, factsheets on tech-facilitated abuse and economic and financial abuse and resources to help healthcare practitioners identify coercive control.

Find out more here: www.ag.gov.au/families-and-marriage/families/family-violence/coercive-control

If you or someone you know is affected by family, domestic or sexual violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit www.1800RESPECT.org.au.

If you are concerned about your behaviour or use of violence, you can contact the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491.
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Primary healthcare providers are key to addressing barriers by providing a space of trust, care, and safety that encourages people to share their concerns, feelings, and experiences.

Callers to PANDA’s Helpline often share with us that they’ve been managing by themselves for weeks, or months, just wishing someone would ask how they’re feeling.

You can be the perinatal healthcare provider that does ask – then takes the time to listen and explore what might help someone feel less alone, and more supported.

Read the article 'Encouraging people to share their experiences' for tips to encourage your patient to talk about their mental health.
panda.org.au/articles/encouraging-people-to-share-their-experiences
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1 month ago

Women on the Central Coast now have the choice to birth at home, with a publicly funded homebirth service now available.

Since the service started at the end of last year, 15 local women have given birth at home, including Charlotte, who is pictured with her beautiful baby girl Maia.

“We’ve had many Central Coast women requesting a homebirth and I am delighted we can now offer this option,” CCLHD Director of Women, Children’s and Families Lynelle said.

For more information please contact 0414 193 132 or [email protected]
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You can still join the Young Parent Program Chat Support Group on Fridays at The Entrance (details in the promo). If you know a young or expecting parents up to 24 years old share! 🤰👨‍🍼
Delivered and managed by Central Coast Family Support Services and it's free.Our Young Parent Support Group (CHAT) returns this Friday 2 February at The Clam Hall Long Jetty.

We'd love to see you there...
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You can still join the Young Parent Program Chat Support Group on Fridays at The Entrance (details in the promo). If you know a young or expecting parents up to 24 years old share! 🤰👨‍🍼
Delivered and managed by Central Coast Family Support Services and its free.

If you're experiencing one or more of these forms of abuse, find a safe time and place to reach out for support. Your partner won't change, but you will. Call 1800 FULL STOP (1800 385 578). During the Central Coast Community Women's Health Centre working hours you can call or drop in at our centres. Visit CCCWHC.COM.AU to get our phone numbers. ... See MoreSee Less

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If youre experiencing one or more of these forms of abuse, find a safe time and place to reach out for support. Your partner wont change, but you will.  Call 1800 FULL STOP (1800 385 578). During the Central Coast Community Womens Health Centre  working hours you can call or drop in at our centres. Visit CCCWHC.COM.AU to get our phone numbers.

Share this post because someone needs this support from Coast Shelter.Coast Shelter supports clients via our Domestic Violence Rapid Enhancement Program (DVRE) and our domestic and family violence Child and Youth Programs (CYP).

These programs provide outreach crisis support via safety planning, advocacy, case management, assistance accessing financial and legal support and can provide accommodation via one of our 28 days crisis accommodation properties.

Coast Shelter operates three Women & Children's refuges, for women with or without children who are experiencing homelessness and/or domestic and family violence.

Thank you to our dedicated Coast Shelter teams for going above and beyond for our Women & Children's clients and advocating for their safety and protection💙

#coastshelter #centralcoastnsw #nonprofit
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Share this post because someone needs this support from Coast Shelter.