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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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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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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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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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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