3 Dec 2020

HeadtoHelp – Free, confidential mental health support

HeadtoHelp is a free confidential service that can help you find the best mental health support for you.  If feeling of sadness, anxiety or loneliness are starting to become too much […]

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16 Nov 2020

Grooving in the Cloud – Virtual Dance Party

Join us from 2pm and get your groove on in recognition of International Day of People with Disability – December 3 2020. We will be blasting all the hits from […]

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Chair Board and CEO – Annual Review Video

As part of our 2019/2020 Annual Review we produced a short video featuring our Board Chair John Rasa and CEO Ronda Jacobs speaking about the challenges and opportunities that we […]

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10 Nov 2020

Parent Support Webinar – How to build your child’s emotional intelligence

Due to COVID-19, we are providing parents access to this parenting seminar via live webinar. The webinar details will be emailed directly to your inbox once you register via the […]

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5 Nov 2020

Our experience with Sensitive Santa

As a mother of three getting around shopping centres is not an easy task for Sarah. A few years ago she started to notice something else. That her middle child, […]

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A letter from Sensitive Santa: How I make Christmas a positive experience for all children

Dear Reader, My name is Peter officially, but as soon as I put my red jacket with white trim on every December, I’m ‘’Sensitive Santa’’ or just plain old Santa […]

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4 Nov 2020

Introducing our 2019/2020 Annual Review

We are very pleased to present our 2019/2020 Annual Review. This year’s report is completely digital and shares with you our commitment to our community in changing and challenging times. […]

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29 Oct 2020

New Group – Relaxing Together – Online

An opportunity to practice relaxation and mindfulness online This weekly online program will allow you to experience mindfulness and self-care activities with our Occupational Therapist. The course will: Be conducted […]

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28 Oct 2020

NEW – Social Support Groups – Online

NEW – Social Support Groups– Online. To help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community we have temporarily moved the Social Support Groups to an online format using […]

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11 Oct 2020

National Carers Week – October 11 to 17 2020

This is a time to recognise the 2.65 million Australians who provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friend with disability, mental health condition, chronic condition, terminal […]

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8 Oct 2020

‘No wrong door’ to accessing mental health support

We are proud to be part of the global effort to increase mental health services, working to make treatment accessible for everyone in our community. That’s why we’re celebrating World […]

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30 Sep 2020

Getting Our Children School Ready

The School Readiness online presentation involves three of our clinicians (Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist and Psychologist) presenting the skills children need when starting primary school. Presented in partnership with Nillumbik […]

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17 Sep 2020

Scavenger Hunt

With school holidays starting next week, take the kids on a Scavenger Hunt around your local neighborhood. We have put together a list of common objects that you would see […]

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10 Sep 2020

R U Ok? Day – Thursday 10 September 20

Today is R U OK Day ?and this year’s message is ‘There’s more to say after R U OK?’ Reach out to your friends, family and colleagues in a meaningful […]

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19 Aug 2020

Parenting Support Videos – Now Available

We have a range of parenting support videos available on our website filled with practical strategies and advice presented by our Family Support Worker – Joan Lauricella. Topics include – […]

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Parenting Support Video – How to help your child manage their emotions: Developing emotional intelligence

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are unable to provide Parenting Seminars in person. As an alternative to ensure that parents and families are supported during this time, we […]

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14 Aug 2020

Mindfulness Exercise – 5 minute

Mindfulness techniques can help improve physical health in a number of ways, with relieving stress, lowering blood pressure, reducing chronic pain and improving sleep. Take a 5 minute break for […]

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6 Aug 2020

Face coverings: Frequently Asked Questions for people with disability and their support workers

From 11.59pm on Sunday 2 August, all Victorians aged 12 years and older must wear a face covering whenever they leave their home, unless an exception applies. A face mask […]

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30 Jul 2020

Parent Support Video – How to build a more positive relationship with your child

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are unable to provide Parenting Seminars in person. As an alternative to ensure that parents and families are supported during this time, we […]

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23 Jul 2020

Health and Safety (COVID-19)

Please do not attend your appointment if you feel unwell, have travelled overseas in the past 14 days or have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. […]

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22 Jul 2020

Update: Changes to the way we provide services in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

UPDATED 18 August 2020 As you would know coronavirus has changed the way everyone lives day-to-day. We are open and have changed the way we provide our services to help […]

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20 Jul 2020

Parent Support Video – How to communicate with your child about challenging situations

Our Family Support Work Joan Lauricella has put together a short video on how to communicate with children about challenging situations such as COVID 19. Joan gives advice on how […]

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2 Jul 2020

Zucchini Slice – Easy recipe

Our Occupational Therapists have put together some easy to read and follow recipes. This week we bring you zucchini slice which is yummy for either lunch or dinner, warm or […]

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25 Jun 2020

Parent Support Video – How to get your child to listen

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are unable to provide Parenting Seminars in person. As an alternative to ensure that parents and families are supported during this time, we […]

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23 Jun 2020

Get Tested

It is not over yet. Understandably, as restrictions have eased we are now seeing greater movement of people across Victoria. Yet the virus is still in the community, we are […]

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