Google Arts & Culture

Take a museum virtual tour around the world

Virtual Dubai

Common sense Education

Virtual field trips apps & websites

Resources available on supporting young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds

Funnyworld have compiled a great demonstration of how it is important to help and mentor each other in the community.   One day, unexpectedly, whether by your own demise or a force from mother nature, we all will need assistance.    No matter whether you are young or a senior, SWMCP are here to provide that support.

Mentoring

We've added a mentorship programme so that you can get support from or give it to another member of the community. The SWMCP are excited to see all of us build stronger relationships with each other and we hope that you'll join.

Here's how the programme works:

You sign up, match yourself with a partner and get helpful conversation starters each week so that you get to know each other better. It's up to you how much time you want to spend together and what goals you want to work towards.

 

https://www.facebook.com/fbmentorship/signup/?application_id=752995135319667

If you don't use Facebook, please register via the organisation as a volunteer and we will connect you with someone in the community.

Seniors

Telstra Initiative in partnership with the Toowoomba Regional Council Library

The Program aims to help seniors to get connected and participate in the online world, with the objective of increasing digital inclusion, helping reduce social isolation, increasing access to government information and services via the internet, and improving awareness and resilience to online fraud and financial abuse.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT MATERIALS FROM TELSTRA

Window Plants

Concessions and rebates

Find and apply for concessions and rebates that can help ease cost of living pressures for Queenslanders. You can search, or explore what’s available below.

Children, Youth & Young Adults

QLD Police Advice:

If you believe a child is in immediate danger or a life threatening situation, call Triple Zero (000).

If you have a reason to suspect a child is experiencing harm, or is at risk of experiencing harm or neglect, contact Child Safety Services and talk to someone about your concerns. 

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Department of Education   SPEAK APP

SPEAK (Speaking Promotes Education And Knowledge) provides lots of fun, free activities, ideas and information for parents, carers and educators to support and nurture language development in children from 0 to 6 years of age. There are multiple activities within each age group to help boost your child's speaking and listening ability.

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Keep your Kids from starting

Here are some tips for parents to help keep kids smoke-free:

  • Remember that despite the impact of movies, music, the internet, social media, and peers, parents can be the greatest influence in their kids’ lives.

  • Start talking about smoking use when your children are 5 or 6 years old and continue through their high school years and into secondary education or as they start their careers. In many cases, kids start using products by age 11. And many may be addicted by age 14.

  • If loved ones have or died from smoke-related illnesses, let your kids know.

  • Let kids know that using tobacco puts a strain on the heart, damages the lungs, and can cause many other health problems, including cancer. Smoke from cigarettes and vapors from e-cigarettes can be also harmful to people who don't use tobacco products but are exposed to them.

  • Talk about the harmful effects of nicotine. Nicotine is found in cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, smokeless tobacco, and most e-cigarettes. Nicotine is very addictive. 

  • Also talk about what using tobacco can do to the way a person looks and smells: smoking and vaping makes hair and clothes stink, causes bad breath, and can stain teeth and fingernails. Spit and smokeless tobacco can cause bad breath, stained teeth, tooth decay, tooth loss, and bone loss in the jaw.

  • Include the actual expense of tobacco use in your talks, and how much money they can save or use on other things instead of tobacco products.

  • Know if your kids’ friends smoke, vape, or use dip or chew. Talk about ways to say “no” to all forms of tobacco.

  • Talk to your kids about the false glamorisation of tobacco in the media, such as in ads, movies, social media, and magazines.

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Tenant Assist Qld

The free Tenant Assist Qld app makes it easy for social housing tenants to access services and manage their tenancy. Access our services any time you like. Check the balance of your rent or maintenance, tell us if you're going away and update your contact details, plus much more.

Health and Well-being

for all ages

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Get Active
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Being active is an important part of staying healthy, regardless of your age. It may also lower your risk for certain types of illnesses. In this section the QLD Government provides suggestios to help you get and stay active.

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Sun Safe

Skin cancer types

  • Actinic keratosis: These red or pink patches of skin are not cancerous,...

  • Basal cell carcinoma: The most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinomas account...

  • Squamous cell carcinoma: This type of skin cancer develops in the outer layers of your skin,...

  • Melanoma: This type of skin cancer is less common,..

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