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Our Support Coordination team will return to Newborough

Our Support Coordination team is coming back to Newborough. The Sale office has closed down. But our team of Support Coordinators will still support participants and families, and can still be contacted. Please know, Headway Gippsland will continue to support participants and families in the Sale area and in East Gippsland. The Sale team will eventually move into our …

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Michael is an artist living with epilepsy. He avoids flashing lights but looks to the stars

Warragul artist Michael Jones loves to draw outer space. Warragul artist Michael Jones jokes he is fascinated by space because of the “crater” in his head. The cosmos has become a major theme of his pastel artworks, where stunning neon planets orbit through kaleidoscopic skies. What puzzles Michael today, is his belief his drawing improved …

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Woodwork helps Ian live with post-traumatic stress disorder

Ian Jarman has been woodworking at the Korumburra Mens Shed. Some kids were playing on a rocking horse that belonged to Ian Jarman’s grandson Phoenix when it broke. Ian, who lives with post-traumatic stress disorder, remembers being determined to save the beautiful wooden toy from landfill. He was already looking to buy replacement legs when …

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Morwell muso Ned Branchi rebuilds his career after motorbike accident

Morwell musician Ned Branchi remembers 8000 people chanting ‘Oils, Oils…’ while hurling cups and spare change at the stage of a packed gig in the mid-1980s. His band The Horla were opening for Midnight Oil and among them was Branchi as frontman and Nick Seymour on bass, who later joined Crowded House. Branchi said his …

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The story behind the songs

Plan management’s Margaret Wilson has been keeping the Headway Facebook page resonating with lovely music but she was not always very keen on performing. “I was very shy. I wouldn’t get up in front of anybody,” Margaret said. Margaret has now become like a resident musician at Headway Gippsland, singing at social support groups and …

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