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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
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
It’s one thing to know that being grateful is good for you in so many ways, but how do you develop a gratitude practice that works in the real world? Something that you can fit in to everything else that you’ve already got going on in your life. Not just full of cute...read more
May was a big month in terms of our GiveBack, which is just the way we like it! Gratitude to the following businesses and organisations that paid for our services: Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre – we were part of Zig Zag’s Nurture Day, providing five hours of...read more
We’re passionate about the extraordinary young people we come across in our work. So many of them have experienced or witnessed family and domestic violence and that’s why we’ve been looking at Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month. You may have seen...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.