Spring 2015

Editorial – Spring 2015 – Inner Sydney Voice
Editorial / Spring 2015

Editorial – Spring 2015 – Inner Sydney Voice

As our Spring ISV coincides with Mental Health Month, we felt it appropriate to have a focus on mental health and well-being in this issue.

Let’s talk about domestic violence
Domestic Violence / Spring 2015

Let’s talk about domestic violence

Domestic violence is at last an issue in the forefront of public interest, with the appointment of Rosie Batty as Australian of the Year. Vicki Johnston explores the problem and shows what each of us can do about it.

Providing a helping hand to those affected by mental illness
Health / Mental Health / Spring 2015

Providing a helping hand to those affected by mental illness

Providing opportunities to overcome social isolation can be an essential element for recovery by those affected by mental illness as two case studies from Joseph Vella and Agnes Wilson illustrate.

Mental health in NSW is everyone’s business
Mental Health / Spring 2015

Mental health in NSW is everyone’s business

Mental health and wellbeing is an essential part of the fabric of our society. It runs through everything we do. We are all affected by it and we are all responsible for it.

City Cadre Connect
Inner Sydney Voice (ISRCSD) / Mental Health / Spring 2015

City Cadre Connect

We have come a long way from the days when people suffering from mental health issues were placed in asylums, discarded and forgotten. Charmaine Jones explains grass roots Cadre programme.

Poems on the mental health experience by Wayne Haddon
Mental Health / Spring 2015

Poems on the mental health experience by Wayne Haddon

Wayne Haddon has almost sixty competed works some of which delve into mental health issues like the two we have printed here which give a very personal view of two aspects of his personal health journey. He also is an artist with several paintings.

Inner City Team Marbles challenge
Mental Health / Spring 2015

Inner City Team Marbles challenge

Developed to raise awareness about The Inner City Recovery Cave at St Vincent’s Hospital in Darlinghurst this yearly event coincides with Mental Health month as Bill Yan and Douglas Holmes explain.

Care 2 Converse: Inspiring Conversations between Strangers
Community Development / Mental Health / Spring 2015

Care 2 Converse: Inspiring Conversations between Strangers

As you commute around Sydney city what do you notice? We live in close accessible communities and yet we do not know the people who travel in the same space as us. Jen Aboki decided to get people talking.

Working with the media : An insider’s view
Civil Society / Spring 2015

Working with the media : An insider’s view

Community groups and agencies often have a story to get into the media. We asked Bruce Wardley from Australian Red Cross to share some of his media experience.

From a ‘done deal’ to ‘no deal’: defeating Melbourne’s East West Link
Spring 2015 / Transport

From a ‘done deal’ to ‘no deal’: defeating Melbourne’s East West Link

There are parallels between Melbourne’s East West Link and Sydney’s WestConnex. Crystal Legacy and Daniela Minicucci explore the East West Link community campaign and what Sydneysiders might learn from it.