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Calendar 2019

Favourite blogs of 2019

Over the course of the past 12 months, Step Together has explored a vast range of important topics such as preventing the path to extremism, the power of storytelling in culture and how to encourage critical thinking. Below is a list of the blogs that have resonated the most within our community in 2019.


Understanding Violent Extremism versus Terrorism

When discussing violent extremism vs terrorism many people mix the two together. As subtle as they may be, there are some important differences between them.

Let’s take a look and see what they are.


How to break the negative thinking loop

Everybody has negative thoughts and they’re completely normal. Sometimes we can get into a negative feedback loop which can be sometimes tricky to break. But it’s not impossible.

Here we take a look at some of the techniques for breaking that loop.


How support networks can help

Never underestimate the importance of being a friend. For people going through hard times, a simple conversation can be all it takes to change their entire day from a bad one to a good one.

Find out more about how being a good friend can help those you care about.


How to strengthen family communication

Family relationships are most often our closest relationships. That doesn’t mean that communication within those relationships is easy – particularly when the focus is on negative emotions.

Below are some suggestions on how to reach out to family and keep communications positive.


Community leadership in today’s world

Australia is made up of a network of communities and within each one of those communities are leaders representing the views of their people. Being a modern community leader comes with its own set of unique challenges. Have a look at the link below to explore various ways to lead.


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