7 Apr 2017

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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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Benefits of Water Exercise

Water exercise is a great low impact activity that can keep you fit and healthy. It’s particularly beneficial for seniors who may have joint and muscle pain. If you suffer […]

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14 Nov 2016

World Diabetes Day

Complete the Diabetes Risk Assessment form here November 14 is World Diabetes Day, a global event that raises awareness about diabetes. The theme of this year’s World Diabetes Day 2016 […]

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Celebrating the Spring Carnival in PAG

The lovey ladies and gents at healthAbility’s Planned Activity Group (PAG) celebrated this year’s Spring Racing Carnival with a special craft workshop where they designed and created their own fascinators […]

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11 Nov 2016

Wellbeing through positive psychology

According to the Australian Psychological Society, when asked to spontaneously name the three things that make for a good life, Australians answered: good health/wellbeing, family/relationships and wealth/money. Physical and mental […]

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10 Nov 2016

Counselling can help you

This week is National Psychology Week, so what better time to turn the spotlight on our Counselling services and its many benefits. ‘I no longer battle things alone in my […]

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5 Oct 2016

Opening our hearts to people in need

The honourable Minister of Planning Richard Wynne officially announced today that he had given planning approval for housing Syrian refugees at St Vincent’s Aged Care in Eltham. He was joined […]

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