Stories

Stevie Wills, Community Education Officer at CBM Australia, shares what ran through her head when she went through a disability-inclusive renovation at her home.   A little about me I live with cerebral palsy. This means that I have some difficulty controlling my movements and balance. Every day I use a walking frame. This means a lot of...

CBM Australia is concerned that the Australian Government is considering deep cuts to Australia's aid budget of up to 10%. "We are concerned about the impact this will have on some of the world's most marginalised people, including people with disabilities," said Jane Edge, Chief Executive Officer, CBM Australia. "Reaching those furthest behind, particularly people with disabilities,...

Julian Eaton, CBM’s Global Advisor for Mental Health, visited our office last week! Here Julian answers questions about mental health, and how CBM is helping those most in need. What is mental health? When we talk about mental health, we often immediately think about mental illness, whereas in fact mental health is actually a good thing! Being...

This blog was written by Dr Julian Eaton, CBM’s Global Mental Health Advisor. When I was visiting the CBM Australia office in Melbourne recently, someone said to me that they wished they had my job. My immediate reaction was to say ‘Yes, I have the best job in the world!’.  CBM is an organisation that has...

Stevie Wills, Community Engagement Officer, reflects on the heart of Jesus in a world that experiences pain. Pondering the significance of Easter, Stevie shares: “Easter reminds me that we’re waiting in hope. There is suffering in this world, but Jesus has entered into it. Jesus shares in the suffering of humanity. His resurrection proclaims the hope of...

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This blog was written by CBM Australia Advocacy and Communications Officer, Elle Spring, who collected stories of the lived experience of people with disabilities in Vanuatu. Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is #PressForProgress – a call to encourage all people to work towards gender parity. Towards societies that value women and girls...

To be left behind in the midst of chaos and danger would surely be most people’s greatest fear. For the average Australian who will likely never experience this, there are some amongst us who can empathise first hand from their own encounters and share with us the emotion of what such distress looks like. Stevie Wills, Community...

Stevie Wills, CBM’s Community Engagement Officer, shares her experience and memories of school, and how her life wouldn’t have been the same without an education. For as long as I can remember, I always loved writing poetry. I enjoyed writing it when I was at school. I had my own computer, enabling me to express my...