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World Mental Health Day 2018

“Sleeping on the streets carries with it significant risk to a person’s safety and the likelihood of experiencing some form of traumatic event, such as assault, is high,” says St Bart’s CEO John Berger. “The longer a person experiences homelessness the more risk of re-occurring trauma. This often results in poor mental health and/or self-medication [...]

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Self-care ground techniques for you to try

As part of WA Mental Health Week that runs until Sunday 14 October 2018, our Mental Health Support Services are recommending these four easy techniques to make sure you’re looking after yourself. Self-care is essential If you are struggling, you deserve to make self-care a priority. Whether that means lying in bed, accepting comfort from [...]

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Winter Appeal — a #realfirstworldproblem

The growing face of homelessness is not who you would expect! Women aged over 55 years is a rapidly growing demographic experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness in Western Australia — and St Bart’s is doing something about it! Read client Marie’s story.* We run an older women’s homelessness service that provides accommodation, case management [...]

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NAIDOC Week events around Perth

We are proud to be part of ReSet – a collaborative service between Centrecare, Wirrpanda Foundation, St Bart’s and led by Wungening Aboriginal Corporation. During NAIDOC Week, Wungening Aboriginal Corporation is hosting a Community Open Event next Wedneday 11 July. You can also enjoy celebrations in Perth Cultural Centre from this Saturday 7 July to [...]

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BHP Iron Ore team makeover Osborne Park villa gardens

More of our Mental Health Support Service villas recently had a mini-makeover thanks to our BHP partnership. After the BHP Petroleum team upgraded the exterior of our South Perth villas with some bright paint and new garden beds, the BHP Iron Ore team put up their hands to head out to our Sunflower Villas in Osborne Park [...]

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Homelessness is on the rise but you can help

St Bart’s is calling on the WA public to tell our Government that we need to take action on the rising number of homelessness by supporting the work we do, which is providing critical housing and support services for men, women and children experiencing homelessness, and joining initiatives such as the Everybody’s Home campaign and [...]

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Thanksgiving Service for our Anglican supporters

We were thrilled to welcome Archbishop Kay Goldsworthy and around 80 guests to St Bart’s Thanksgiving Service for our Anglican supporters on Sunday, 6 May 2018. Hosted at Hale School in Wembley Downs, it was a chance for us to give back to a community that has greatly given to us and backed our mission [...]

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Get the latest Entertainment Book to help us raise funds

The 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Books in print and digital are available now and $14 from every membership we sell will directly support our fundraising efforts. So, you can instantly access hundreds of valuable offers or pre-order your Entertainment Book to make the most of entertainment around Perth and WA over the next year and know [...]

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BHP volunteers transformed South Perth villas

Thanks to the huge efforts of 60 BHP Volunteers from the petroleum division, residents in our Independent Living Program were overjoyed to see their homes get a makeover last week. Our South Perth villas are now boasting a more vibrant outlook after BHP painted the corrugated cement side and front metal fences a frog green [...]