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Accessing NDIS mental health support can be life-changing

If you’re living with a mental health condition or are in mental health recovery, receiving support from the National Disability Insurance Scheme can transform your life. In the past year a number of West Australians living with what the NDIS calls a “psychological disability” have come to Chorus, asking us to help them apply to […] 30 June 2020

Mental Health

Dan’s Diary #4: Finding the “Fresh Approach”

Chorus CEO Dan Minchin’s monthly reflection on how we are putting the community back into community service.         June 2020 Six months ago, we had a pretty clear plan. On one track, we would consolidate “Chorus 1.0”: our current business model would perform acceptably in line with our four commitments (people – […] 11 June 2020

Dan's Diary

Men’s Health Week at Chorus is all about wellbeing

Men’s health is not something we talk about enough in Australia. Did you know, for example, that 68 per cent of adult men are obese? Or that only 42 per cent do enough physical activity each week? Or that 48 per cent are living with, or recovering from, a mental health condition? Maybe these facts, […] 10 June 2020

Live well Mental Health

The differences between HCPs and CHSPs explained

If you’re starting to investigate in-home aged-care options for yourself or a loved one, you’ll have come across a couple of kinds of support: Home Care Packages and the Commonwealth Home Support Program. These two things seem quite similar, so sometimes people find it confusing to know which program offers what kinds of support, and which […] 3 June 2020

Aged Care

13 signs someone might benefit from in-home aged-care help

Knowing whether a loved one might benefit from in-home aged-care support can be difficult. To some extent we probably accept that there’s a general decline that comes with age. Stiff joints making it difficult to get up out of an armchair, arthritis making it hard to take the lid off the jam jar, and becoming […] 27 May 2020

Aged Care

Our community comes together in face of coronavirus

If any good can be said to have come out of the coronavirus pandemic, it is perhaps the strength it has shown in our community. Thousands of West Australians have volunteered to help their neighbours, friends, families and organisations around the state, with everything from grocery shopping to daily telephone calls. And we’ve seen plenty […] 20 May 2020

Volunteers

Dan’s Diary #3: Food – A gateway to our true lives

Chorus CEO Dan Minchin’s monthly reflection on how we are putting the community back into community service.       May 2020 There are few human rituals more habitual than sharing a meal. While eating serves an entirely rudimentary purpose, the social, emotional and psychological benefits of breaking bread with others are at the heart […] 8 May 2020

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How to keep in touch during coronavirus self-isolation

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed almost every aspect of our lives, including the ways we keep in touch with our family and friends. It’s a particularly challenging time for many people who live independently and rely on home care services, including seniors and people living with disability, and people in mental health recovery. If that’s […] 22 April 2020

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Dan's Diary #2: The Fresh Approach in the time of COVID-19

Chorus CEO Dan Minchin’s monthly reflection on how we are putting the community back into community service.       April 2020 One of the things we are conscious of in testing and refining the “fresh approach to community service” is that, paradoxically, it’s not that new. In fact, the fresh approach philosophy is built […] 9 April 2020

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