Rattle Ya Bones Day – A National Day of Awareness for all muscle, bone and joint conditions, held every year on Halloween. 🎃 🦇👻

This year’s theme is: Get informed. Get supported. Check out the Rattle Ya Bones Day web page on how you can get involved!


Do you take better care of the person you are caring for than yourself?

If the answer is yes, you will benefit from this workshop. We will explore why your health and well-being are important, and give you strategies to help better care for yourself.

The workshop is open to all families and carers, especially those who find it difficult to care for themselves.


  • Why caring for ourselves is so important
  • What stops us caring for ourselves?
  • Making a self-care commitment


Our presenter: Sally Camilleri – Carer and Community Educator
Sally’s academic experience encompasses welfare studies, anthropology, and education. She has many years’ experiences as an educator and facilitator of learning that builds on a career in direct service delivery, community development and project management with people with a disability, women who experience disadvantage and Carers. This includes implementing financial literacy programs with refugee and migrant women, to build capacity to engage with our complex financial systems. Having worked with Carers Victoria for over four years, Sally has built a complex understanding of the carer perspective.


Dr Joshua Pate is the author of Zoe and Zak’s Pain Hacks, a new series of children’s books to help children learn about the incredible and mysterious science of pain.

Pain is complex and can be difficult to talk about, especially persistent pain – pain that has persisted for longer than expected. Zoe and Zak’s Pain Hacks is a series of five books designed to help children learn and talk about pain with their family, friends, teachers, and health professionals. The first four books each address one key target concept, the fifth book brings these learning outcomes together with an empowering action plan.

Dr Pate will introduce the series of books and explore why the series has been written. Josh will share the latest research in paediatric chronic pain educational research, and there will be time for a Q&A for families to ask questions.

Our presenter: Dr. Joshua Pate is a senior lecturer in physiotherapy at UTS, and he also is the author of Zoe and Zak’s Pain Hacks. Josh is a passionate pain scientist and energetic educator. His goal is to make pain science education accessible to everyone and reduce the overall burden of chronic pain.

Musculoskeletal Australia (or MSK) is the consumer organisation working with, and advocating on behalf of, people with arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain, gout and over 150 other musculoskeletal conditions.

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