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Our annual retreat for young women was held on Tuesday 14th November and it was a power FULL day! Each ticket sold to our Recalibrate and Reignite retreats earlier in the year funded a place for a homeless and vulnerable young woman to have her own retreat experience....read more
The theme of our second one-day women’s retreat for 2017 on Sunday 22 October was ‘Reignite’. Our intent was to create a program that was about invigorating the mind and body as well as encouraging imagination and inspiration. The program was jam-packed with...read more
We are leading a social-purpose movement in the health and wellness industry to inspire GiveBack that transforms the lives of homeless and vulnerable young people. Our GiveBack is when we’re out in the community, providing access to health and wellness services and...read more
You know what it's like. You're scrolling through your emails, scanning subject lines and senders and then you spot it. There's the familiar email address, not because it's your mum/bestie/boss/kid's school but because it's from a organisation you know by reputation....read more
Over the past few months, together with some of our incredible GiveBack Ambassadors, we’ve been at the Homeless Connect Events in Brisbane and on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. They’ve been epic days, full of doing what we do: providing access to health and wellness...read more
Wednesday was a big day for us – huge!! That day saw the culmination of our #30facesofhomelessness campaign that was all about introducing some of the incredible young people we’ve met. During the campaign we were honored to share the stories…of their experience of...read more
Here’s an update of our GiveBack from the first three months of 2017. We kicked the year off reconnecting with some of the young people we see regularly at the Red Cross Night Café and Jabiru College. We also made some new connections. This introduced us to a...read more
Why Youth Homelessness Matters to me? Today is Youth Homelessness Matters Day which is part of National Youth Week. I was driving along today and began to reflect on this day and why youth homelessness matters so much to me. So much that I have devoted the last 20...read more
The theme of our annual one-day women’s retreat on Sunday 12 March was ‘Recalibrate’. Our intent was to create a program that facilitated the time, space and experiences that encouraged resting the body, relaxing the mind and restoring connection. The retreat was a...read more
Here’s an update of our GiveBack from the last two months of 2016. As you can see, we were flat out right up until we collapsed into our holidays! We provided 325 wellness treatments to homeless and vulnerable young people over the months of November and December....read more
After overcoming a terminal illness and debilitating chronic pain, Sam shifted career paths to help others have access to a better and more fulfilling life by sharing what she learnt. Samantha Deveson from Verve Massage is one of our tribe of GiveBack Ambassadors and...read more
Change Making Ambassadors of the Month.
The incredible Nemo and team from Neway Interiors had a BBQ on site and raised a whopping 24 wellness sessions for our GiveBack Program. Thanks guys!
Thanks Kate and the team from her previous Day Job at QML where they paid forward 23.5 sessions through Workplace Massage!
We love Nat! Nat and her amazing community paid forward 20 wellness session for our Give Back Program!
Joining Hands in the public forum
- One Health Organisation – ‘Joining Hands for Homeless Youth‘
- Holistic Living e-Mag – Business Feature (go to page 13)
- HairBiz Magazine – ‘Cuts For a Cause’
Ash, an inspiring young woman, shares her experience of Joining Hands. See more on the Joining Hands YouTube Channel
Got a thirst for knowledge?
Take a look at some of the literature which forms the foundation of our thinking.
- What Is a Social Enterprise? (Guardian) An excellent look at the meeting point between social purpose and commercial sustainability.
- Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude – A friend of founder Kylie wrote her PhD on happiness. Fascinating reading.
- Six Ways Meditation can boost health (ABC)
- Mental Illness Hits Small Business Hard (ABC) – Poignant reading on the impact of mental illness on the bottom line. (Corporate Wellness is this way)
- Building Resilience in the Workplace (ABC) – A versatile mind is vital to all human organisation, underlining the usefulness of Resilience Building Workshops.
- Harvard piece on Yoga for Anxiety and Depression
- A brilliant TED Talk on Mindfulness
- The Power of Community GiveBack – how giving back to community can boost your business.
Love what we do?
Join our movement.
Together we can increase our impact on the health and wellness of homeless and vulnerable young people. We have big visions and want you to join us for the ride! It’s as simple as booking your next haircut, yoga class, fitness class, dance class, nutrition class, mindfulness session, massage and more with your local GiveBack Ambassador.
Help us grow our movement. We thrive from your people power. Next time you talk to your massage therapist, book a massage, or head to your yoga centre, tell them about our Ambassador Program.