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Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

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Police appeal again to locate man missing from Mullumbimby

Police are again appealing for public assistance to locate Gage Wilson, a man missing from Mullumbimby, since Saturday, 18 May.

Local Labor MP supports Future Gas Strategy

Climate research scientist, Joelle Gergis, has joined other scientists, academics, think tanks and economists in condemning federal Labor’s Future Gas Strategy, which was released last week.

Terania Street to get ‘calming’ roadworks

Repair work on Lismore’s Terania Street is to start soon, in time for it reopen end of June, after an overweight vehicle hit the over-rail-road bridge earlier this year.

We Like to Tiki: Caper festival closing party this Sunday

North Byron Hotel is the official watering hole of Caper Byron Bay Food & Culture Festival 2024. To celebrate...

Kinship Festival returns Saturday 25 May to Murwillumbah

The Kinship Festival – a free North Coast cultural festival led by First Nations people – will be held in Knox Park, Murwillumbah on Saturday, 25 May.

St Helena Tunnel, Ewingsdale – changed overnight traffic conditions 

Essential maintenance at the St Helena Tunnel will be carried out overnight on the Pacific Motorway at Ewingsdale from Monday, 27 May.

Stories about "depression":

How depression makes people vulnerable to misinformation

A US study has found that people suffering from depression are much more likely to believe misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

Can mental healthcare be automated?

Brought to you by The Echo and Cosmos Magazine As medical experts scramble to manage demand, how effective are digital interventions? Depression is predicted to become the leading global...

Storylines – An escape from reality

♦ Budgeram means story in Bundjalung language. I am a teacher. I teach at University Canberra, on Ngunnawal country, in ACT. This university went into ‘Lockdown’ about four...

The gift of gratitude

Gratitude is the expression of appreciation for what one has and a recognition of value independent of monetary worth. Spontaneously generated from within, gratitude...

Regional communities hardest hit by suicide

Regional Australians impacted by suicide are more likely to experience multiple loses of family, friends and community members compared to their city counterparts – new research has revealed for the first time.

Thus Spake Mungo: the depression

Last week’s numbers brought us the bad news we were expecting: Australia has fallen into the worst recession in nearly a century.

Local meditation teachers offer free class at Mullum Neighbourhood Centre

The Byron Shire is known around Australia as a place of healing, but many members of our own community miss out on these opportunities because they don’t have the disposable income needed to take part.

Feeling blue? Try a touch of green

Lismore City Council is encouraging people of all ages to spend some time in nature and improve their mental and physical health.

The exciting thing about depression

'What if there is no medical evidence to support depression as a chemical imbalance?' asks award-winning author Johann Hari in his new book Lost Connections.

How Lismore Hospital failed suicidal father and son-in-law

A Health Care Complaints Commission investigation is underway into Lismore Base Hospital’s adult mental health unit following the suicide of a man it turned away and the attempted suicide of another.

Wardell landowners asked to support fire ant eradication

Nearly 900 Wardell properties require treatment for fire ants, but the eradication team needs permission from each landowner.

The Darling Muffs of May need your help to reach fundraising target

Raising money to support frontline services for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness has been the driving force behind the Darling Muffs of May’s fundraising this year.

Why does Iron Gates developer get another bite at the DA?

Locals, concerned residents and other parties were left in the dark for the first 15 minutes of the Iron Gates (Goldcoral Pty Ltd) Land...

Death and Dying expo May 25

On Saturday May 25, a free Death and Dying expo will be held at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall from 10am-2pm.