October 2019

WSLHD steppers raised $13,912!


On behalf of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, a big thank you to the 69 WSLHD teams who walked, ran, cycled, danced and skipped their way through Steptember to raise $13,912.

A special mention goes to our top fundraising teams: Team G & D ($1855), Opsuite Happy Feet ($879) and Take a step forward ($706).

On an individual level, congratulations to Shabham Singh who raised $974, Tara Lee who raised $580 and Melissa Ross who raised $563 to help kids with cerebral palsy.

Although stepping officially ended on 30 September, fundraising is open until 31 October.

Click here to make a donation to support a WSLHD colleague or team.

Contact for more information

Lisa Strudwick

0431 721 892

Submitted by Leanne Findlay on behalf of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Saffron Day 22 October


Saffron Day on Tuesday 22 October raises awareness of organ and tissue donation.

Saffron Day was established to honour the life of Deyaan Udani, a seven year old boy who tragically passed away in 2016 while on a family holiday. Deyaan and his older sister, Naisha had learned about organ and tissue donation at their school in Western Sydney. They told their parents not long before the holiday that they wanted to be organ donors to help others.

Deyaan’s parents’ decision to donate his organs meant that four lives were saved. They decided to start Saffron Day as a way to remember Deyaan, and get people talking about organ donation.


You can get involved in Saffron Day:

  • Step 1: ‘Do it for Deyaan’ – visit Donate Life and register your decision to save lives

  • Step 2: Wear something orange on Tuesday 22 October, and share your Saffron Day photos on social media with the hashtags #SaffronDay #doitforDeyaan

  • Step 3: Encourage family and friends to do the same

Saffron Day is supported by the NSW Organ & Tissue Donation Service, and the Organ & Tissue Authority.

To learn more about Saffron Day, visit the Saffron Day website. ​

Contact for more information

Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur Australia

Submitted by Leanne Findlay on behalf of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur Australia

Mental Health Month


October is Mental Health Month and this year’s theme, Share the Journey, aims to improve personal connections and links with community, and decrease any sense of isolation. 

Nearly half of all Australians will experience some form of mental health issue during their lifetime, or know someone who will, so it is important to know where to get help if you need it.

The NSW Health intranet lists a number of mental health resources available to support NSW Health staff.


One of these, WayAhead, contains a mental health services directory, crisis numbers, and a range of related information and resources. It also has further information about the Share the Journey campaign and a list of activities and events happening across Sydney and regional NSW for Mental Health Month.

If you or someone you know needs crisis support, phone Lifeline on 13 11 14. To find mental health support in your local area contact the Mental Health Access Line on 1800 011 511.

Submitted by Leanne Findlay on behalf of NSW Health

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