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Find out what's happening in Townsville in June community chat

Find out what's happening in Townsville in June community chat

31 May 2024

Sally Schaefer, selectability Townsville's general manager, chats to Wolfie from Triple T about our Mental Health Hub program, organisation changes, National Reconciliation Week and vacant positions i...

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Townsville University Hospital crisis support service is open over the festive season

Townsville University Hospital crisis support service is open over the festive season

14 December 2023

The festive season can be a challenging time for many people, and with some services closing over the holiday break, finding support can be a challenge. The team at Townsville’s Wadda Mooli - Th...

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Finding your passion – Tamara’s story

Finding your passion – Tamara’s story

16 November 2023

With a diverse range of services that selectability provides across regional Queensland, the importance of skilled workers in one of Australia’s fastest growing sectors cannot be overstated. For...

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Meet the Team: Ashlie McDowall

Meet the Team: Ashlie McDowall

13 November 2023

Meet Ashlie! She is coming up to her third year at selectability, working as an administration officer for the Carer Gateway program. The Townsville local is as motivated as she is passionate, diligen...

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Meet the Team: Kimberly Schoch

Meet the Team: Kimberly Schoch

16 October 2023

Meet Kimberly! She has been working for selectability for the last 14 months as a facilitator coach for the Carer Gateway program. In recognition of Carer’s Week this week, we are highlighting t...

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Meet the team: Brylee Staples

Meet the team: Brylee Staples

9 October 2023

Meet Brylee! She is heading into her second year with selectability and has recently taken on the RTO administrator position at our head office. Our RTO (registered training organisation) provides spe...

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Wellbeing Wednesday | Gratitude

Wellbeing Wednesday | Gratitude

20 September 2023

WELLBEING WEDNESDAY | Benefits of practicing gratitude Gratitude can boost your mood, so it's no surprise that it can also improve your overall mental health! A little gratitude can do wonders for you...

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R U OK? DAY

R U OK? DAY

14 September 2023

R U OK? | You don’t need to be an expert to have an R U OK? conversation. Listening and giving someone your time might be just what they need to help them through. Life serves up challenges that...

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Wellbeing Wednesday | Suicidal warning signs and coping strategies

Wellbeing Wednesday | Suicidal warning signs and coping strategies

6 September 2023

Wellbeing Wednesday | Suicide: warning signs and coping strategies Some suicides occur without any obvious warning, but usually there are signs. It’s important to understand what the warning sig...

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Women's Health Week 2023

Women's Health Week 2023

4 September 2023

Women's Health Week 2023  The theme for this year's Women's Health Week is Grow Your Knowledge. It's all about supporting women to make informed decisions about their health with information...

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Wellbeing Wednesday - panic attacks

Wellbeing Wednesday - panic attacks

30 August 2023

WELLBEING WEDNESDAY | panic attacks Panic attacks begin all of a sudden without giving any warning. They can strike at any time and may have occasional or frequent attacks. Here are some self-help res...

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Wellbeing Wednesday | Tips on what to say to someone feeling suicidal

Wellbeing Wednesday | Tips on what to say to someone feeling suicidal

13 September 2023

Wellbeing Wednesday | What to say to someone feeling suicidal You don’t need to be a doctor or psychologist to check-in with someone you’re worried about. If a person you know seems to be ...

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Wellbeing Wednesday | Suicidal warnings and coping strategies

Wellbeing Wednesday | Suicidal warnings and coping strategies

30 November -0001

Wellbeing Wednesday | Suicidal warning signs and coping strategies Some suicides occur without any obvious warning, but usually there are warning signs. It’s important to understand what th...

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Wellbeing Wednesday - Challenging negative thoughts

Wellbeing Wednesday - Challenging negative thoughts

15 August 2023

WELLBEING WEDNESDAY | Negative thoughts Negative thoughts can contribute to problems such as social anxiety, depression, stress, and low self-esteem. The key to changing your negative thoughts is...

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Meet the team: Bryn Hicks

Meet the team: Bryn Hicks

10 June 2024

Meet Bryn, our new regional coordinator for the Burdekin! He's been with selectability for almost 2 years - previously heading up our suicide prevention initiatives before making the move to service d...

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Townsville crisis support service open over the festive season

Townsville crisis support service open over the festive season

22 December 2022

Access mental health support over the festive season can be challenging, with many services closing over Christmas and New Year, however, there is a new space Townsville filling this gap. 'Wadda Mooli...

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selectability BikeShed benefits from Grill’d Local Matters campaign

selectability BikeShed benefits from Grill’d Local Matters campaign

10 November 2022

Young people attending selectability’s Youth BikeShed program in Townsville will have access to healthy after-school snacks thanks to a generous cash donation from Grill’d on Palmer St. &n...

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Meet the team: Seamus Keane

Meet the team: Seamus Keane

24 October 2022

Meet Seamus selectability Townsville’s Program Coordinator. Seamus started with selectability as a Lifestyle Support Worker (LSW) in December 2021 and found his passion making a difference in th...

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World Suicide Prevention Day: Cat shares story, encourages others to seek help

World Suicide Prevention Day: Cat shares story, encourages others to seek help

9 September 2022

While suicide can be a hard topic to talk about this World Suicide Prevention Day selectability is encouraging those with lived experience to speak up and share their story to reduce stigma and encour...

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Meet the team: Bryn Hicks

Meet the team: Bryn Hicks

5 September 2022

Meet Bryn, selectability Townsville’s new Suicide Prevention Coordinator. He is responsible for delivering the organisation’s suicide prevention activities. He works closely with the Towns...

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Regular support helps David's recovery stay on track

Regular support helps David's recovery stay on track

2 September 2022

You might recognise David from recent media coverage, where he addressed the issue of employee shortages in the disability sector leading to poor outcomes for consumers. Having faced adversity in the...

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selectability excited to welcome new safe space for those in crisis at Townsville University Hospital

selectability excited to welcome new safe space for those in crisis at Townsville University Hospital

28 July 2022

selectability is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Townsville University Hospital to ensure community members seeking support in times of emotional distress and crisis have a welcoming (non-...

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selectability Corner ... officially open!

selectability Corner ... officially open!

28 June 2022

Queensland Mental Health Commissioner, Ivan Frkovic, today officially opened our new mental health hub 'selectability Corner' at an event attended by more than 150 people. The community-managed hub pr...

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The story behind 'Rainbow Serpent'

The story behind 'Rainbow Serpent'

2 June 2022

selectability acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we provide services and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. “Blue is the water, creeks, springs and gorg...

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National Reconciliation Week: Be Brave. Make Change.

National Reconciliation Week: Be Brave. Make Change.

31 May 2022

It’s National Reconciliation Week – a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving re...

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Connecting with Hope: Inspire Clubhouse & Mental Health Hub art exhibition

Connecting with Hope: Inspire Clubhouse & Mental Health Hub art exhibition

12 May 2022

In the lead up to this year’s Schizophrenia Awareness Week selectability’s Inspire Clubhouse and Mental Health Hub consumers are inviting the Townsville community to learn more about the d...

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Nathan's story: from consumer to volunteer

Nathan's story: from consumer to volunteer

25 March 2022

Not that long ago, Nathan’s friends described him as a shy and reserved person – he often referred to himself as “stuck in his shell” – but meet Nathan today and you woul...

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selectability acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we provide services and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge those with lived experience and those who support and partner with us to improve mental wellbeing and prevent suicide across regional Queensland.

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