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, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

6 Dec 2016

Free Community Christmas Lunch

Free Community Christmas Day lunch! If you are at a loose end on Christmas Day there is a community Christmas lunch being held in Diamond Creek. Enjoy a relaxed and […]

Read More

Sensitive Santa at healthAbility

Children with autism or those needing a sensory friendly environment are invited to meet Sensitive Santa in a private session with their families. Each family can book during certain times, […]

Read More

2 Dec 2016

healthAbility wins 2016 NBAA Workplace Diversity Award

On December 1st healthAbility attended the 2016 Northern Business Achievement Awards – Grand Finale Awards Presentation. Our CEO Brendan Walsh and Board Director Rosemary Aitken appreciatively accepted the 2016 NBAA […]

Read More

29 Nov 2016

Beyond Bushfires Final Report 2016

The final Beyond Bushfires research report has been released from The Beyond Bushfires Team at The University of Melbourne. The Beyond Bushfires: Community Resilience and Recovery study was conducted to […]

Read More

24 Nov 2016

Catch them while you can – Ben’s Story

Does your child find it a struggle to hold a pencil or manage scissors? Is dressing or participating in sporting activities difficult for your child? Is your child finding learning […]

Read More

21 Nov 2016

Keep cool in summer

Extreme heat can negatively affect your health. Those most at risk are the very old, very young, people with chronic disease and those on medications that mask heat-related stress. With […]

Read More

16 Nov 2016

Are you at risk of falling?

Did you know… by age 65 we ALL need 3 times more light to see by than we did at age 20?! Deteriorating vision is just one of the many […]

Read More