Examiner 6th July 2020
Youngtown Rotary chips in for Appeal
At the end of every financial year, the Rotary Club of Youngtown gets together to decide how best to use the money they have raised.
This year their kitty was a little lower than usual, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but they were still able to donate about $8000 to various charitable causes around the North – including a $1000 donation to The Examiner’s Winter Relief Appeal.
Outgoing President Chris Westlake said at its core Rotary was there to service the community.
“Rotary is a fellowship club, but it is also out there to service the community” he said.
“If we can help someone out [who is] in a bad situation it gives us a good feeling and it does a good job”.
So far nearly $60,000 has been raised for the Examiner’s appeal. Money raised will be split between St Vincent de Paul, the Salvation Army, the Benevolent Society and City Mission.
You can donate at participating stores through collection tins or through electronic transfer BSB 035-822, Account 011443537, or visit www.examiner.com.au for more donation details
Call for Participants: Mental Health and Ageing Study
You are invited to take part in a research project looking at Mental Health and Ageing.
Do you have 15 minutes to contribute to scientific research? Danielle Herreen from the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide is looking for volunteers to complete a brief survey about Mental Health and Ageing.
The survey will ask you to rate the extent to which you’ve experienced certain feelings and behaviours over the past few weeks, as well as your level of agreement with common statements about what it means to be a man or a woman. The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and you could even win one of three $150 EFTPOS gift cards. Participation in this study is entirely voluntary and you are free to withdraw from the study at any stage prior to submission of the survey.
The information collected in this study may help to improve our understanding of how mental health symptoms differ for men and women across the lifespan, leading to better recognition and diagnosis of mental health problems.
To participate in the study, please go to: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4806995/787baa965d53
This study has been approved by the University of Adelaide Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number H-2019-109)
Recently, Simon Aufder-Heide, the Program Officer for CANTEEN, spoke to the club.
For those unfamiliar with the work of CANTEEN, it is an organisation to assist people between the ages of 12 and 25 years who are impacted by cancer. This means that they may have cancer themselves or quite often they have lost a family member or friend through cancer. There are 23,000 young people impacted by cancer each year in Australia. Around 50 per month are helped through CANTEEN in Tasmania alone. 16% are patients who have cancer themselves. When cancer strikes everyone deals with it in their own way. Some become quiet and reclusive while others appear to shrug it off more easily. Whatever way it is dealt with CANTEEN is there to help them cope with how they feel, think, how it affects their relationships as well as coping with school or University studies and jobs.
They are offered peer support, counselling, online support and information, understanding medical treatments specifically for young patients, just to list a few of the areas of help that is available.
The sale of bandannas is one of the fund raising items they sell, as well as pens and badges etc.
To learn more or give a donations please visit their website https://www.canteen.org.au/