Stories

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...

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...

Our new website is live! We’re both excited and proud to show you the updated features and content, and demonstrate some of the new functionality. Our previous website was built using old technology and we needed to improve the way it displayed on mobiles and tablets. Now we can take you on a tour of the new website! On...

This special Christmas blog is written by our very own Stevie Wills, who shares a powerful perspective on the potential we all have. We can only imagine Mary's thoughts and feelings as she cherished her new born son in her arms. Adoring this little one with tenderness. And wondering at what God had done for her,...