13 Dec 2018

Christmas gift idea – Oral health story books

Stuck for a Christmas present idea for a child? Why not gift them a story book that teaches them all about the importance of their oral health? Christmas is such […]

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14 Sep 2018

Zalie’s Story – The Language of Art

Joanne sweeps her daughter’s long, wavy hair away from her soft complexion, explaining they tried to straighten it this morning but it has a mind of its own, a strong […]

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17 Aug 2018

Health sector calls on all politicians to stand with community health

Wednesday 15 August 2018 healthAbility is one of 29 registered community health services across Victoria that deliver comprehensive ‘wrap-around’ health services to some of the state’s most disadvantaged people. Accessible […]

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20 Jul 2018

healthAbility and Carrington Health have merged

We are excited to announce that we have merged with Carrington Health as of the 1st July 2018. This is an exciting opportunity for a bigger and better organisation to […]

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21 Mar 2018

Food, Health and Sustainability Seminar

Come along to this free seminar that presents an opportunity to learn more about the intersection between food, health and sustainability in Nillumbik and beyond. Supported by local public health professionals, […]

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1 Feb 2018

Carrington Health and healthAbility to unite

Carrington Health and healthAbility are pleased to announce they will join forces after the parent companies signed a Merger Agreement to unite and create a new organisation effective 1 June […]

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11 Jan 2018

HEALing Type 2 Diabetes

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

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13 Dec 2017

$2.5m for a new Mental Health Stepped Care Model in Melbourne’s north-east

A consortium led by Banyule Community Health will deliver a new Mental Health Stepped Care Model in Melbourne’s north-east from mid-January. The announcement follows Eastern Melbourne PHN’s (EMPHN’s) commitment of […]

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1 Dec 2017

Positivity Against the Odds – Lachlan’s Story

As an identical twin, Lachlan never wanted to be treated any differently to his brother.  That sounds pretty normal for any set of twins however neither of them believe they […]

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24 Nov 2017

Eltham Town Goes Orange to Support Victoria Against Violence

In a first for Eltham, local businesses across the town are standing together and going orange as part of the Victoria Against Violence – 16 Days of Activism campaign to […]

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3 Nov 2017

10 questions in 60 seconds with Luke

1. What’s your day-to-day role at healthAbility? I’m a youth and family counsellor. Each day is different and normally involves some office work and meeting with young people or their […]

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25 Oct 2017

Sensitive Santa is coming to Eltham Town!

Children with autism or those needing a sensory friendly environment are invited to meet Sensitive Santa in a free private session with their families. 20 minute sessions are available between: […]

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19 Oct 2017

First Nillumbik School celebrates Achievement Program milestone

Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School in Eltham is now the first Primary School in Nillumbik to complete the Coordinate stage of the Achievement Program. The Achievement Program is […]

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13 Oct 2017

DEAP helping more children with speech disorders

Thanks to the generous support of QUOTA Heidelberg, healthAbility now has Diagnostic Evaluation of Articulation & Phonology (DEAP) assessment. DEAP detects and differentiates between articulation problems, delayed phonology and consistent […]

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12 Oct 2017

10 questions in 60 seconds with Robyn

1. What’s your day-to-day role at healthAbility? Dental Receptionist 2. What’s the most rewarding part of your job? Working with friendly easy going staff 3. And the most challenging? Attending […]

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2 Oct 2017

Evaluate your home for falls prevention

Contrary to popular belief, falls are not inevitable for the elderly. Some risk factors for falls are relatively easy to change and, where falls occur, the severity of injuries can […]

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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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