Topic: Health, Fitness and Wellbeing
As the end of the year comes upon us, with the opportunity to relax and reflect, we can find ourselves commemorating the various events in our life that have taken place and shaped us over the past 12 months.
HMAS Newcastle’s recent visit to HMAS Stirling was an opportunity for ship's company to discuss the importance of good mental health to maintain the ability to fight and win at sea on a dedicated Mental Health Day.
As Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett called on all Navy members to “look out for each other and themselves” on ADF Mental Health Day, Navy Reservist and mental health professional, Commander Steve Dunning has reminded members of the ADF’s commitment to taking care of its key capability - its people, during a recent workshop held at RAAF Base Edinburgh, South Australia.
Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has called on all Navy members to “look out for each other and themselves” on ADF Mental Health Day 10 October.
HMAS Harman conducted a Youth Mental Health Awareness Session last week as the first of a number of joint initiatives by the Harman command team and Defence Community Organisation.
Life at sea in the Navy can be challenging and achieving the simplest tasks can be a difficult undertaking, not the least of all keeping fit and healthy. Men’s Health Week presents an excellent opportunity to look at how the men and women of the Navy maintain fitness at sea.
HMAS Sirius hosted a representative from Beyond Blue and the mental health staff from HMAS Stirling onboard in April, to donate a fundraising cheque for $2000 dollars, share a BBQ and have a general meet and greet.
What do Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, Rear Admiral Ken Doolan (Ret’d), Kylie Minogue, John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes and Guy Sebastian have in common? On Wednesday 23 April we found out.
HMAS Stirling’s Navy Community Engagement Program team and a number of submariner trainees recently took part in the KidsMatter Community Expo at Rockingham Beach Primary School.
Attending opening night of the Australian Defence Force Theatre project, The Long Way Home, was a challenging experience for Leading Seaman Daniel Cunningham who has a special insight into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.