Public housing tower

25 Feb 2021

Health concierges provide a trusted link for tower residents

When public housing towers were put into hard lockdown last July, our General Manager Mental Health AOD & Prevention, Olive Aumann, was seconded to cohealth along with staff from other […]

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22 Feb 2021

Celebrating the return of Social Support Groups

“We’re home!” Those were the joyful words of a Social Support Group participant as they entered the activity room at healthAbility for the first time in almost 12 months. After […]

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International Women’s Day – Webinar – Equality has no gender

International Women’s Day, March 8th, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s […]

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Neuropsychology – Q&A with Michele Hervatin – Clinical Neuropscyhologist

Thanks for joining us Michele, can you tell us what does a Neuropschologist do? Absolutely, a Neuropsychologist develops a breadth of information to support families whose children may be experiencing […]

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19 Feb 2021

Ronda Jacobs CEO retiring to focus on family

After over eight years as CEO Carrington Health, including the past two and a half years also as CEO healthAbility, Ronda Jacobs is ending her stellar career for family reasons. […]

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15 Feb 2021

9 Tips to care for your mental health that aren’t meditation

While the benefits of meditation are hard to dispute, it is something that may not come naturally to all of us, and it can take practice and patience to master. […]

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28 Jan 2021

Family Support Services going online – Interview with Joan Lauricella – Family Support Services worker

1. Welcome Joan, can you tell me about your role? I am a Family Support Worker, which means I provide parenting support and information to parents. I do this either […]

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COVID Care in our community

Being diagnosed with COVID-19 and having to isolate can be a daunting and stressful experience, particularly for people who may not have a network of close friends or family nearby […]

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Healthy lunchbox tips and ideas

School is back which means the daily routine of preparing the school lunchbox begins. It’s important that children eat a variety of foods from all food groups daily and allowing […]

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21 Jan 2021

Our podiatrist’s top 5 tips for choosing school shoes

By Jordi Bird – Podiatrist It’s that time of year when you might be considering buying your child some new school shoes for the year ahead. As your child will […]

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20 Jan 2021

Registrations for the 1000 minute challenge to support Austin Health open today!

We’re excited to be a community partner of this fantastic initiative. Want to get involved? How it works – Sign up for free – Register and challenge yourself to move […]

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14 Jan 2021

Parent support webinar – How to build a positive relationship with your child through improved communication

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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13 Jan 2021

Free Webinar – Tuning in to Teens

Come and join us for this free online event in the The Nillumbik Parenting Series. The program aims to strengthen skills, strategies and tools for families to provide positive support to […]

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Front cover of Nillumbik Disability Action Plan

23 Dec 2020

Nillumbik Shire Council launches Disability Action Plan

Nillumbik Shire Council has launched its Disability Action Plan (DAP) with a short video featuring Nillumbik community members talking about the DAP and what inclusion means to them. The video […]

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Sun shining in clear blue sky

17 Dec 2020

Solar goes live at healthAbility

In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, solar panels have been installed on the roof at healthAbility – just in time for summer! The health of our communities relies […]

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15 Dec 2020

New Nillumbik Parenting Hub to support families

Being a parent is one of the best jobs in the world, but one that can throw up unexpected challenges. Nillumbik Shire Council is proud to support families with the […]

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8 Dec 2020

COVID-19 service update

UPDATED 17 February 2021 We continue to remain open and are providing services face to face, via the phone or through telehealth (video). The health and safety of our clients […]

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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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