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Parliament passes Bill for a smoke-free future

Cancer Council Queensland has welcomed Queensland Parliament’s historic approval of the Smoke-free Places Amendment Bill 2015. The Bill will see new bans on smoking at public transport waiting points, pedestrian malls, aged care facilities, specified national parks and at or near children’s organised sporting events and skate parks. Members of Parliament provided bipartisan support of…

Workers affected by cancer offered specialised support

Prof. Joanne Aitken

Queensland employees distressed by cancer now have greater access to specialised psychological support, thanks to a partnership raising awareness of cancer-related stress in the workplace. AccessEAP has joined forces with Cancer Council Queensland to offer specialised face-to-face or telephone counselling to their customer’s employees and families affected by cancer. CEO of AccessEAP, Sally Kirkright, said…

Live Well, Be Well Radio – 6 February

Live well be well

6 February: Friendships, retraining your brain to outsmart stress, the Everyday Health Survey and zucchini slice! Listen to the latest Live Well, Be Well radio podcast with Katie Clift here, and catch up on episodes you may have missed. Live Well, Be Well radio is broadcast across Queensland each Saturday morning on 96Five and 91.9…

Cancer Council creates shade for kids in Queensland

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Cancer Council and the Queensland Government are helping create shade for kids across the State, with the launch of the 2016 SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative this Monday February 1. Not-for-profit organisations catering for children 0-17 years are invited to apply for up to 50 per cent matched funding to purchase a portable or permanent shade…

Young Queenslanders still attempt a summer tan

Nearly half of Queensland female secondary school students still attempt to tan during summer, new data shows. New research from the Australian Secondary Students’ Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) survey* shows more than a third of all Queensland secondary students attempted to get a tan last summer. Queensland girls were estimated to be twice as likely…

Live Well, Be Well Radio – 23 January

Live well be well

23 January: Back to school, healthy ‘Straya Days, warm roasted veggie salad recipe & staying 100% motivated! Listen to the latest Live Well, Be Well radio podcast with Katie Clift here, and catch up on episodes you may have missed. Live Well, Be Well radio is broadcast across Queensland each Saturday morning on 96Five and…

Live Well, Be Well Radio

Live well be well

16 January: New Year’s Resolutions, social media manners, healthy rissoles & beating the 3pm slump! Listen to the latest Live Well, Be Well radio podcast with Katie Clift here, and catch up on episodes you may have missed. Live Well, Be Well radio is broadcast across Queensland each Saturday morning on 96Five and 91.9 Fresh…

Queensland benefits from local cancer support

Understanding cancer

Cancer Council Community Support Coordinators had a busy 2015 helping thousands of Queensland cancer patients seek vital support. More than 4500 Queenslanders received assistance through CCQ’s supportive care programs in 2015 alone. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said the organisation’s supportive care programs were available statewide for metro and regional Queenslanders. “In 2015 we…

Call for Christmas donations to help beat childhood cancers

Jimboomba local 11-year-old Lucy Newman and her mum Julie will both spend this Christmas fighting cancer. While most families are opening presents on Christmas morning – Lucy and Julie will be fighting for both their lives – together. In 2013, Lucy, nine, was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukaemia and earlier this year Julie was given…

Crack a healthy Christmas, says Cancer Council

Heathy Eating

Cancer Council is urging Queenslanders to prioritise health and wellbeing this festive season, after new stats revealed one in 10 deaths nationally are caused by inactivity. Australia was recently ranked 94 out of 131 countries for being physically active, according to the Global Observatory for Physical Activity’s latest Physical Activity Country Cards. Cancer Council Queensland…

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