Hand in Hand at Caloundra

15 October 2017

SOHK will be celebrating Queensland Mental Health Week 2017 and we'd love you join us!

Hand in Hand is presented by School of Hard Knocks on Sunday 15th October 2017 @ 2pm at The Events Centre Caloundra. Tickets are now on sale - be quick for the best in the house.

Dr Jonathon Welch himself is a renowned Australian tenor and is singing for the first time on the Sunshine Coast. He will delight audiences with some classic numbers including "You Raise Me Up". Jonathon will MC the concert and conduct the 100 voice Absolutely Everybody Sunshine Coast Choir which has been formed just for this concert. It is primarily made up of Sunshine Coast residents, who are joined by singers from Brisbane to Hervey Bay and all around South East Queensland.

The new choir started rehearsing last Saturday with Jonathon and there was joy, laughter and lots of fabulous singing. This wonderful group of singers will raise the roof of The Events Centre on Sunday 15th!

The conductor of Queensland's Absolutely Everybody Brisbane Choir, Melissa Gill, will also be featured in this concert. Melissa is a beautiful singer and audiences will be taken on a mesmerising journey as she sings two numbers with her choir, and conducts them as they sing their favourite songs.

Concert goers will be delighted by the piece being presented by our Rhythm of Life Music Theatre troupe. Under the direction of their leader, Jacqui Cuny - they'll sing, dance and share with us what 'Friendship' means to them. Have the tissues ready - this piece has it all - you'll laugh and maybe shed a tear or two - it is a beautiful piece.

Wrap all of this up with our talented musicians and guest spots from our StreetBeat junk percussion team and our creative writing members and you have an afternoon not to be missed. You will be inspired and go home with a smile on your face!

Please come and support us. All funds raised support the work of the School of Hard Knocks in Queensland.

Please share this event information with anyone you know who lives on or near the Sunshine Coast and encourage them to come along.


18 June 2017


I started my blog Whacksworks on 2 January 2012. It's still working.

Five years is a long time for many blogs. I've put the first five years, 2 January 2012 to 31 December 2016 into a book. It will be published some time soon!

Contact me on my email listed on the contact page if you would like to advance-order it.

I recommend that you read it!


What do you know about reading? Were you taught as a child when your parents read to you? Did you learn at school, in the library, in groups, with your study, anywhere else?

What do you think of writers? Authors?

Read my books. Make up your own mind. Leave a comment.

"I wrote..."

Available on-line as a pdf book!
Non-fiction - Only $5.00!


I started to write decades ago. I wrote letters, articles and poetry, I studied and wrote, I kept hard copies of my writing somewhere in my history files, and after PCs were available I kept soft files... but I never wrote books until 2013.

This one looks at my writing history.

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"Aneurysms with Aphorisms"

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Non-fiction - Only $5.00!


This book is essential reading, only available on-line as a pdf book.

The story is about me. What happened when I went into the local health area where I could have a scan taken? Where did I end up? What happened?

Read this for valuable information about cerebral (brain) aneurysms: how do they happen; what happens to the survivor; what are the stats?

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"First Person Singular"

Fiction - ON SALE: $14.95!


Wellington is a wonderful place to live. Growing up in the 60s and 70s can be idyllic. You live with people you love, you work, you know the whole city.

Until you are raped by a group, led by the man at his engagement to your best friend.

What would you do?


This book tackles the confronting issues of rape and domestic violence with honesty, strength and humour. While the story is a narrative, the reader feels involved from the beginning due to the author writing it in the first person. The events seem real and the Brisbane location brings it even closer to home. The book is easy to read, and at times kept me turning the pages to find out what was going to happen next. Over all this book is about one woman's survival and I think that women everywhere will find that empowering. I look forward to the author's next book.
R. Hyland

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This book will very soon be available as a pdf book!

"Sexual Assault at the Workplace"

Available on-line as a pdf file!
Non-fiction - $5.00


Written for my GradDipOHS study in 2013, this is essential reading to be aware of workplace sexual assault. Only available on-line as pdf.

To purchase this pdf file, contact me by email at

Other Reibus websites

It's Okay to be Angry


"RAPE is an emotive term - rape is the ultimate violation. Anger is a perfectly normal and natural reaction to atrocity. We feel anger when we hear of someone else being hurt on purpose, so why shouldn't we feel anger when we are hurt on purpose?"

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Whacksworks is my blogspot, started in 2012. It's my own thoughts and feelings.

Most times I write a blog at least twice a week, sometimes after I read an article which turned me on - or turned me off.

Have a read, comment if you would like to, pass this on to your friends.