6 Aug 2021

COVID-19 service update

UPDATED 6 August 2021 We continue to remain open and are providing essential services face to face, via the phone or through telehealth (video). The health and safety of our […]

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A young child sitting in a dentist's chair

4 Aug 2021

Dental Health Week 2021 – A simple guide to preparing your child for their first dental visit

Our dental professionals recommend that children start visiting a dental professional from the aged of two. Our dental outreach team Little Chompers visit local preschools and day care centres to […]

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21 Jul 2021

Baby Makes 3 in Gender Equality Commission case study

healthAbility’s Baby Makes 3 program has been featured in a case study by the Victorian Commission for Gender Equality in the Public Sector. A key part of the program’s work […]

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Agata Jarbin

Announcing healthAbility’s new CEO, Agata Jarbin

We are delighted to announce that Agata Jarbin has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of heathAbility, commencing 22 July 2021. As our organisation moves towards a […]

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12 Jul 2021

Collaboration cements increased community care

We have entered a Connect 4 Health Alliance Agreement with Access Health and Community (AccessHC), cementing our long-standing collaborative relationship. The communities we each serve will now have even greater […]

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Mary Anne Johnston

9 Jul 2021

Integrated Team Care Program – Interview with Mary Anne Johnston

Mary Anne Johnston works as a Community Nurse in our Integrated Team Care Program, which supports the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living with chronic […]

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6 Jul 2021

Building strong families through culture and community

Since 2016, healthAbility has worked in partnership with three Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) – Oonah Health & Community Services Aboriginal Corporation (The Belonging Place), Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing […]

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An older woman sitting at a table in front of a laptop computer, with books next to the computer.

23 Jun 2021

Bridging the digital divide in our communities

While access to the internet and digital devices is becoming increasingly important in our everyday lives, many people in society still face barriers when it comes to digital access. To […]

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16 Jun 2021

Bringing our community together – Frequently Asked Questions

This year we will be uniting all of our services together under one name – healthAbility. To help keep you informed, we’ve created this FAQ resource to try and answer […]

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10 Jun 2021

Webinar – Strengthening Gender Equality in Antenatal & Maternity Services

Please join us on for a free online webinar to launch the Strengthening Gender Equality in Antenatal & Maternity Settings Project, and to hear about the opportunities to be involved! […]

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Public holiday closure – Queen’s Birthday 2021

Please note we will be closed on Monday 14 June for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday. We will reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 15 June. For dental emergencies please call […]

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28 May 2021

Carer Voices – Hear Me See Me

Thanks to a grant from the Victorian Government’s Supporting Carers Locally Grants Program, we have produced three short videos to promote the importance of carer health and wellbeing, and highlight […]

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A child sitting on the ground alone with his arms covering his eyes. He appears upset.

25 May 2021

Mental health support at every age and stage 

After a challenging year, many children may require some additional support as they make the transition back to school and normal social activities. If there are families in your community […]

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A group of women sitting in a circle on chairs listening to a presenter at the front of the room.

17 May 2021

Empowering women leaders in Nillumbik

We’ve teamed up with Nillumbik Shire Council to deliver the Council’s Women’s Community Leadership and Connections Program, which aims to develop emerging women leaders across all areas of Nillumbik’s community. […]

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Bringing our community together

6 May 2021

Bringing our community together

This year we will be uniting all of our services together under one name,  to truly bring our community together. From mid-2021, Carrington Health, Healthy Bite Dental and Box Hill […]

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9 Apr 2021

Child and family health in your community

How do community health organisations support the health of children and families? This animated video outlines some of the broad the range of services that are available to support children’s […]

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7 Apr 2021

Community health comes of age: what our responses to COVID-19 showed us

Community Health continued to demonstrate its intrinsic value to our health system during the pandemic by being able to rapidly and flexibly fill system gaps as well as localise and […]

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6 Apr 2021

Why would my child see a Paediatrician? – FAQ’s

What’s the difference between a Paediatrician and a General Practitioner (GP)? There is a significant difference between a Paediatrician and a GP. Both a GP and a Paediatrician treat young […]

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Free Webinar – Helping your anxious child

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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23 Mar 2021

“How to safely in the home” Videos – approved by an Occupational Therapist

The Occupational Therapist students at Carrington Health have produced a fantastic range of videos demonstrating how to conduct specific tasks safely in the home. These include How to cut carrots […]

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A woman sitting holding a drink in a paper cup in front of her

17 Mar 2021

Partners to deliver psychosocial supports in eastern Melbourne

Communities in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs will see an increase in delivery of support for Victorians with mental health needs with Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN) appointing Wellways Australia to […]

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5 Mar 2021

Exercise and Mental Health

How does exercise help my mental health? Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance your overall wellness and wellbeing. Exercise can improve mental health by improving your mood, reducing stress and […]

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4 Mar 2021

Multilingual Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line

To support older people from culturally diverse backgrounds, the Australian Department of Health has funded the Multilingual Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line. Led by the Centre for Cultural Diversity in […]

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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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A group of older people standing and sitting together with their arms raised.

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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