How best to help a friend with breast cancer
What do you say or do when a friend, family member or colleague has been diagnosed with breast cancer? The news usually comes as a great shock and people are often overwhelmed or confused about the best way to help.
The Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) has produced a resource Helping a friend or colleague with breast cancer to provide support for people in this situation. Women who have had breast cancer share the things they found helpful and unhelpful, and the brochure offers advice on dealing with the news, providing emotional support and ways to help out around the home.
For a free copy of the booklet contact BCNA on freecall 1800 500 258 or visit www.bcna.org.au.
Pied Oyster Catcher awarded $18,200
Minister for Lands, Tony Kelly, has announced funding of $18,200 to help implement the Pied Oyster Catchment Management Strategy in Ballina.
Five thousand dollars will go to the Marine Discovery and Resource Centre (MDRC) of Ballina High School to assist with looking after a strip of Crown land at Beswicks Beach. Another $13,200 will be used by the Grafton Lands office for fox control.
Ballina High teacher, Michael OConnor, said this gives students the opportunity to learn in a real coastal setting.
Not only will the students learn about sensitive coastal issues, they will also be able to help in real-life situations such as the ongoing monitoring of the Pied Oyster Catcher.
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