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Bench in Geraldton starts mental health conversation

Geraldton resident Damien Nightingale would always question how others were feeling about him, question himself, stress a lot and not sleep very much, so he built a bench. The 47-year-old’s tonne-and-a-half creation is now a permanent fixture near the foreshore, sandwiched between Sail Inn Snack Bar and Revolutions Geraldton. During …

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Is it the end of the road for the highway wave?

Are we witnessing the death of an Australian icon, a simple symbol of our country’s sense of mateship? This was the question posed by Geraldton resident Paul Brown on Twitter recently, which generated some hearty debate. “Today I have seen the death of an Australian icon—the pointed finger driving wave,” …

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A beacon of hope | The West Australian

In recognising the significant role mental illness plays, The Beacon has managed to shove a wedge in the revolving door of homelessness. In two years, The Salvation Army’s homelessness facility on Aberdeen Street in Northbridge has successfully reduced stays from an average of eight to 12 months to three to …

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Healing from the inside | The West Australian

Tamara finally found her tribe — people that could understand what was going on in her own head — at Hearing Voices Network WA support group. “With a mental illness, it is hard to explain to someone who doesn’t know anything about it. (There) I feel very much wanted and …

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Hedland marina on ‘fast track’ for 2020

Premier Mark McGowan has headed to the Pilbara announcing to ‘fund and fast track’ a $95 million marina in Port Hedland. The Premier and Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan announced a commitment to build the Spoilbank Marina securing the economic future, meet recreational needs and long term sustainability of the …

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