1 month ago
Many of you will have seen the news about the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan.
This news is understandably impacting the veteran community.
To every member of the Coalition forces who served in Afghanistan and particularly to every Australian: You should be immensely proud of your service. There is overwhelming respect among the broader Australian community for your service and sacrifice.
If you need to speak to someone, help is available.
Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week on 1800 011 046.
Or reach out to Safe Zone, which is free, anonymous, confidential and available 24/7 for current and former serving Australian defence personnel on 1800 142 072.
For all current ADF members and their families, the Defence all-hours Support Line is a confidential phone and online service and is available on 1800 628 036. Families of serving personnel can also contact the Defence Family Helpline on 1800 624 608.
There is also a range of support available through Ex-Service Organisations, to find one near you visit www.dva.gov.au/civilian-life/find-ex-service-organisation
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Well done BobThis year not only marks the Royal Australian Air Force’s 100th birthday, but also marks the 55th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, one of the largest battles fought by Australians during the Vietnam War.
Almost 60,000 Australians served in the Vietnam War, including Flight Lieutenant Bob Grandin.
Bob began his career in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) when he joined the RAAF College in 1957 as a General Duties Pilot.
He then served with No 11 squadron and No 9 Squadron, the latter during the Vietnam War.
The most memorable event of his career happened during the Battle of Long Tan, where he was the co-pilot of the lead helicopter in an ammunition resupply to Delta Company during the height of the battle.
Bob left the RAAF in January of 1973 after serving for 16 years. He then began a career as a mathematics teacher and he has established two schools in Queensland.
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7 months ago
Congratulations to Janine on becoming an Accredited Social Worker this week. Next step is not far away. ... See MoreSee Less
8 months ago
We would like to welcome Janine Haddon to the RCS Team, Janine moved here when she was 12 and understands the local region. Janine will be available on Weekends by appointment and is able to provide services for those people may not be able to get time off work.
Janine is a Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers and brings with her experience working with several government and non-government organisations such as Rockhampton based organisations including Queensland Health, Youth Justice, Foundations Care, Centacare and Carinity Communities Wahroonga.
Janine’s areas of interest include working with couples who have found their relationship needs some help, general counselling and has an experienced background in working with children and adolescents.
Janine works from a client centred, solution focused framework and has an easy going, non-judgemental personality, which enables her clients to feel comfortable to discuss their worries and concerns in a safe and supported environment.
If you would like to book an appointment with Janine then feel free to contact us on 0490 033 945 anytime. ... See MoreSee Less
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