Topic: Health, Fitness and Wellbeing
For six years, Lieutenant Commander Christine Hillam has provided specialist support to countless Navy members in and around the ACT from an out-of-the way, nondescript office aboard HMAS Harman.
With gyms across the country closed for months, including at Navy establishments, the Physical Training Instructors at HMAS Kuttabul had to get creative to address the demand for alternative exercise options.
While usually rewarding for members, deployments and other absences can be a stressful and challenging time for some families. Defence Community Organisation has developed a new webinar series for members and their families called ‘Deployment: embracing the challenge’.
COVID-19 restrictions didn’t stop Defence Force personnel from bases across South East Queensland taking part in the Push-Up Challenge to raise awareness about mental health during May.
To complement the integral religious pastoral care and spiritual support services offered by Navy Chaplains, the re-named Navy Chaplaincy Branch has introduced secular Maritime Spiritual Wellbeing Officers.
Garden Island, WA is not only home to Navy’s largest base, HMAS Stirling, but also to unique fauna and flora - including a variety of tree that stands out from the rest, mainly because of its bright blue paint.
HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West personnel may have noticed a number of unusual marker posts with various coloured geometric shapes popping up around Garden Island recently and wondered just what they are.
Between 2006 and 2016, there were around 530 reported motorcycle vehicle accidents involving Australian Defence Force Personnel which resulted in minor to serious injuries. The statistics also recorded at least one fatality per year.
Two exciting new work-life balance initiatives have recently been launched at HMAS Albatross - The Sea Monkey Garage and the Chief Petty Officer Kane Vandenberg Memorial Mountain Bike and Running Trail are already proving popular with members.
Christmas is almost upon us. Whether religious or not, we can all agree that this is time, in our otherwise busy year, to take stock of what’s important for our wellbeing.