Rural Women’s Awards Alumni Stories

Rural Women’s Awards Alumni Stories

CAROL REDFORD – RWA FINALIST 2018  More than 60 RRR women in WA for the last 20 years have submitted applications to the Rural Women’s Awards (RWA). That is 60 project ideas that have either gone on to win the RWA for that year or have been finalists and progressed in...
Gumboots = Confidence! 

Gumboots = Confidence! 

Merry People started as an idea, born out of a practical frustration, in 2014.  At the time, Dani was working in a corporate job in Melbourne, Australia (notorious for its unreliable weather) and looking for a comfortable, quality, everyday pair of boots she could...
Building A Support System Online

Building A Support System Online

By Tori Kopke  While human to human interaction is discouraged, there is opportunity to grasp in building and connecting with others online both personally and professionally.  On a recent podcast I discussed why a stranger online could be a better support system for...
Mental Health and Wellbeing during Menopause

Mental Health and Wellbeing during Menopause

By Barbara Fretz, Registered Clinical Counsellor, living in the South West of Western Australia A nurse at a local doctor’s surgery I spoke with recently exclaimed, “Menopause and mental health? What do you mean by that?” After explaining to her about my community...
Flashback Friday – Identifying the Potential

Flashback Friday – Identifying the Potential

Identifying the Potential – 2014 RWA finalist Maree Gooch   “It really is possible to create the future you want. It may not be easy, but with a clear vision, dedication and commitment it really can happen. I am living proof”. Maree Gooch’s 2014 Rural...
Family Violence in the COVID-19 Environment

Family Violence in the COVID-19 Environment

By Margie Robinson – Research Officer at the WA Centre for Rural Health specialising in primary prevention of family violence. As we are all required to retreat to the safety of our homes to combat the spread of COVID-19, some women are keenly aware that their...
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