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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 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
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. We can all contribute to balancing access and equity for young people who could not otherwise afford...read more
We’ve got a new GiveBack Ambassador and the tale of how she came to sign up is amazing. It’s a weird world we live in. We have 24-hour news, unbroken live coverage and words-and-picture commentary on social media. Twitter goes crazy and Facebook has the ubiquitous...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. But we can’t do it without the support of our amazing tribe of GiveBack Ambassadors who are part of our...read more
With the end of June came the end of Our Month of Gratitude. Our intent was to spend a month being a little more mindful, a little more conscious about two little words: thank you. June is a month that comes with a flurry of activity around the end of the financial...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.