Mates4Mates still providing services for veterans
I write to let local veterans impacted by their service know that they can still reach out to Mates4Mates for support during this time.
All psychology and exercise psychology appointments are now available via Skype, Facetime or phone to ensure that people can access vital support, no matter where they live.
During the COVID-19 crisis in particular, spending large periods of time at home can lead to increased feelings of isolation and in turn further impact an individual's mental health.
We're here to ensure that people don't have to go through it alone.
If you are a veteran, or a family member of one, and have an injury as a result of service or are struggling with your mental health, please reach out today to enquire about booking an appointment.
Our staff understand what it means to serve and are trained in working with a wide range of issues, injuries and illnesses that you may be facing during this challenging time.
Get in touch via 1300 462 837 or visit mates4mates.org to find out more.
When the NBN came to my home last year whether I wanted it or not, so did a new phone plan -- which I did not want at all.
Before, I had unlimited nationwide use of my phone for a fixed monthly fee.
My phone company made a profit on this, as I didn't use the phone enough to cover what they charged me.
However, the occasions of long chats with family and friends interstate were happy ones and everyone was glad to be able to have them.
The new phone plan took that away.
Everyone must now pay for each unit of time in each call.
Chats are now rarer and shorter.
Since the recent break-in at my home and the theft of my car, I've found out exactly how unpleasant, mean-spirited and spiteful the new phone plan is, thanks to many long calls to insurance companies and their contractors.
My phone company insisted that this sort of phone plan was all it could offer because of the new regime inflicted upon it too by the NBN.
The same applied to every other phone company, it said. Wherever the blame actually lies, this now means that the isolation brought on us by the virus is going to be re-inforced by our phone companies.
If Scott Morrison wants us to think well of him, he will find a way to let us break out of our isolation through the phone, in the same carefree way of the very recent and very well remembered past.
Anything less than that is un-Australian, Scott.
Apology to Sarah Adams
Last week we published a letter entitled "Mount Isa needs to do more" which was signed by a Sarah Adams of Mount Isa. We have been contacted by the real Sarah Adams of Mount Isa who said she did not write the letter. The actual letter writer provided contact details but is not responding to requests to clarify. We offer our unreserved apology to the real Sarah Adams for any distress or inconvenience caused.
Unhappiness about the slow updates to the ECQ website on Council results
Peter Roberts How come the Government can give hour by hour updates on the figures of those who have contracted Corona Virus, but can't give an update on the council elections three days after the elections. Is there only one computer and it is fully committed to the virus?