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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
We held our retreat for young women on Tuesday 1 November and it was a powerful day! There was relaxation, release, inspiration, pampering and fun. The level of engagement in the women-only held space was phenomenal and tears flowed, deep insights were shared and...read more
Here’s an update of our GiveBack from September and October. Life…sometimes it gets crazy busy right? Looking back over the past few months has made us smile. There have been a few moments of serious should-ing, you know what it’s like when you give yourself a hard...read more
Natalie Sellars from Kindred Toxin Free Facials is one of our tribe of GiveBack Ambassadors and we want to introduce you to this amazing businesswoman and her ethos of kindness. At Joining Hands we have a background in the wellness sector and love Natalie’s toxin free...read more
Our GiveBack over the month of August was a whopping 272 sessions! That’s almost 300 health and wellbeing sessions delivered to vulnerable and homeless young people. After such a huge month out and about in the community we crunched the numbers and were pleased (and a...read more
Wellness is more than not being sick. Having a sense of wellness covers every aspect of our being – our emotional, spiritual, mental and physical health are intertwined. Sometimes these aspects grate against each other; sometimes they’re beautifully interconnected....read more
Kate Kimber from Bella Bliss Massage is one of our tribe of GiveBack Ambassadors and we’d like to introduce you to this generous, big-hearted woman. Kate is a kind empath. She’s a mum of two gorgeous girls, a part time medical typist and a passionate massage...read more
Change Making Ambassadors of the Month.
The team and community at Fusion Hot Yoga paid forward access to Yoga for 39 homeless and vulnerable young people. We love these guys and their generosity. They are paying forward all of the money they receive from mat hire!
Nicole owner of The Rhodes Connection paid forward an incredible 15 Wellness sessions such as Massage for homeless and vulnerable young people. Thank you!
The dynamic Sam and Georgina owners of Vitalita Health and Fitness has paid forward an amazing 5 Yoga Classes and 5 General Fitness classes for homeless and vulnerable young people! Thanks so much.
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.