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Young children owning smartphones is the new normal, Australian Child Health Poll finds

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

According to new research, owning your own smartphone or tablet is now the new normal for Australian children. The latest Australian Child Health Poll has found that almost all Australian teenagers, two- thirds of primary school-aged children and one-third of pre-schoolers now own their own tablet or smartphone. As well …

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Messy Playgroup in Buderim

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Playgroup Queensland is holding a Messy Playgroup at the Mons Playgroup Centre in Buderim on Thursday, 8 June as part of its National Playgroup Week celebrations. The day starts at 10am and goes for two hours. Bring the littlies and get them slimed, gooped, painted or muddied. Other activities include: …

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Free paediatric first aid for parents

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Sunshine Coast parents are invited to attend Australia’s only fully funded paediatric first aid course in Twin Waters this June. The course will empower parents with the vital knowledge and skills of first aid, as well as teaching the best action to take in an emergency situation. Qualified paramedics and …

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Zach’s Ceremony screening for free on the Sunshine Coast

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

The local Health Partnership has arranged a free screening of the critically acclaimed Indie film ‘Zach’s Ceremony’. It focuses on the personal struggles of identity and culture faced by a young Aboriginal man. Audiences will develop a greater understanding of the significance of cultural practices in forming a basis for …

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Lions Clubs International celebrates its 100th Birthday

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Lions as a worldwide service organisation that was founded on June 7th 1917 by Melvin Jones in the US. An international movement to improve the lives of vulnerable people around the world. In Australia the first club was chartered in the Lismore area 70 years ago. Australian clubs have a …

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Can you support the winter blanket appeal?

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Drysdale Funerals are running their annual winter blanket appeal to help those in need. If you have some blankets you are not using or a doona that has been sitting on top of the cupboard? You can drop-off blankets at your nearest Drysdale Funerals, located in Nambour or Tewantin. These will …

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Thinking about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

In Central Queensland by PHN Communications

The Deadly Thinking program is being delivered free to communities across Central Queensland. This social, emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention program is specifically designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It confronts core social and mental wellbeing issues in a culturally appropriate, accessible and compelling way. In the context …