20 Sep 2017

Breathing Space – Keith and Sonia’s story

Keith and Sonia met over the phone while working together at Myer in Northland about 50 years ago. Sonia was on the switchboard in reception while Keith was the accountant […]

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15 Sep 2017

10 Questions in 60 seconds with Chef Mel

1. What’s your day-to-day role at healthAbility? Chef for the Social support groups 2. What’s the most rewarding part of your job? Being able to nourish people with food – […]

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25 Aug 2017

Unpack the salt – Nutrition Bite

#UnpackTheSalt If it’s packed, chances are it’s packed with salt. Last week the Heart Foundation launched an awareness campaign about the excessive amount of hidden salt in processed foods. Can […]

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21 Aug 2017

healthAbility attending My Special Child conference

healthAbility is attending the My Special Child conference on 25 and 26 August at the Eltham Community and Reception Centre, with our Neuropsychologist Michelle Hervatin on hand to talk all […]

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31 Jul 2017

10 questions in 60 seconds, with Tim Lathlean

10 questions in 60 seconds, with healthAbility’s Tim Lathlean. 1. What’s your day-to-day role at healthAbility? I work as a grade 2, accredited exercise physiologist (AEP). In this role I […]

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17 Jul 2017

Strength Training for Seniors

healthAbility Exercise Physiologist Tim Lathlean outlines the importance of strength training for seniors and the benefits of regular exercise. Importance of strength and aerobic exercise The ability to perform Activities […]

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4 Jul 2017

10 questions in 60 seconds, with Rhonda Miles

10 questions in 60 seconds, with Rhonda Miles (pictured centre). 1. What is your day to day role at healthAbility? As part of our growing and dynamic team of Support […]

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16 Jun 2017

International Men’s Health Week

Reflecting on International Men’s Health Week, healthAbility Psychologist Rod Paynter shares his thoughts on this year’s theme Healthy body, healthy mind – Keeping the Balance. “No man is an Island, […]

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25 May 2017

Exercise Right Week

May 22 – 28 is Exercise Right Week. Did you know that expertly prescribed exercise can be as effective as medicine? This includes positive outcomes for your mental health. Exercise […]

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11 Apr 2017

Wellbeing Expo

Join us at the healthAbility Community Wellbeing Expo DISCOVER THE AMAZING ARRAY OF LOCAL ACTIVITIES, GROUPS AND SERVICES THAT CAN SUPPORT YOUR WELLBEING Date: Sunday 21 May, 2017 Time: 10am […]

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10 Apr 2017

Nillumbik Health and Wellbeing Plan

Many of us live, learn, work or play in Nillumbik.  As the Nillumbik Shire Council prepares their 2017 – 2021 Health and Wellbeing Plan they are engaging in community consultation, […]

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9 Apr 2017

HEALing Type 2 Diabetes

Like many of us Denise Bonello leads a very busy life. With two children under five, the demands of work and everyday responsibilities, heading to gym each week and eating […]

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7 Apr 2017

Counselling helps Katie move forward

Today is World Health Day and this year’s campaign is – ‘Depression, Let’s Talk’ Depression is: Something that can happen to anybody. Not a sign of weakness. Treatable, with talking […]

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NDIS Information Sessions

There are a number of NDIS Information Sessions being held in the North East Melbourne area from Monday 10 April – Wednesday 19 April. These information sessions are for people […]

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20 Feb 2017

Emotion coaching – connecting parents and their teens

In late 2016 mother of one Narelle was experiencing a challenging time with her teenage daughter Claire and their relationship was deteriorating due to ongoing conflict.  Claire was argumentative and […]

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17 Feb 2017

Volunteer Profile – Helen Murphy

Helen has been a volunteer with healthAbility for an amazing 24 years! She has predominantly assisted in the emergency relief area, and has also supported the community legal service, helped […]

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8 Feb 2017

Greg Mitchell – A fighter and a survivor

“My blood group is B+ and to ‘Be positive’ is how I am, that’s how I’ve always fought it”, says Greg Mitchell describing his approach to life. During his 70 […]

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31 Jan 2017

2017 Home Harvest FEASTival

The 2017 Home Harvest FEASTival is less than a month away!   The FEASTival is based on the simple notion of coming together and sharing a meal using home-grown and local […]

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Research into physical activity among children with disabilities

The National Disability Insurance Agency, in collaboration with Deakin University, is currently recruiting participants for a research study to better understand the benefits and barriers of participation in organised physical […]

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25 Jan 2017

Choosing the right School Shoes for your Child

As your child will spend so much time in their school shoes, it is important to ensure the shoes are suitable for their rapidly developing feet. School shoes can be […]

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24 Jan 2017

NDIS Information Session and Workshops

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) in partnership with Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) are running monthly information sessions designed to help […]

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23 Dec 2016

New Year’s Eve Wellbeing Tips

New Year’s Eve is once again upon us, a night to reflect back on the last 365 days and celebrate the coming year. As the clock runs down for 2016, […]

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22 Dec 2016

Top 10 Family Holiday Activities

Looking for fun family activities for the summer holidays? The old favourites like a game of beach cricket, heading to the air conditioned cinema for a family friendly movie or […]

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21 Dec 2016

Seeds planted for 2017 Home Harvest FEASTival

Seeds have been planted to celebrate local food and the summer harvest at the 2017 Home Harvest FEASTival. A community event, the Home Harvest FEASTival is based on the simple […]

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15 Dec 2016

Holiday tips for kids on the autism spectrum

The holidays can be a hectic, stressful time for many families. This time of year can be especially overwhelming for families of individuals with autism. Preparing and planning early for […]

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