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Book spreads message of hope for Mitchell Shire residents

By Colin MacGillivray From some of the darkest moments in the lives of 12 people, a message of hope has emerged. On Saturday, Mitchell Suicide Prevention Network will launch Helping Me to Help You: Discoveries of...

Mary-Anne Thomas new Health Minister in cabinet shake-up

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas is Victoria’s new Health Minister following a shake-up of the State Government’s cabinet last week. Premier Dan Andrews was forced to appoint several new ministers after long-time Labor politicians James...

Engagement a priority for new Kilmore District Health chief

Community connections will be key for new Kilmore District Health, KDH, chief executive Arish Naresh as he helps guide the health service following two years of COVID-19 lockdowns. Mr Naresh was appointed chief executive in...

Macedon Ranges a mental health ‘Champion Community’

Macedon Ranges Shire has won recognition for its commitment to improving the mental health of young people and the adults who support them. Mental health training, support and education service Mental Health First Aid, MHFA,...

Funding boost for breast screening services in the City of Whittlesea

The City of Whittlesea will be one of eight new permanent BreastScreen Victoria locations, allowing greater access to preventative breast scans and specialist treatment to find cancer early. Other locations where a new BreastScreen Victoria...

Victorian COVID restrictions set to change

The State Government has announced changes to rules about masks, isolation and vaccination requirements in Victoria, to start on Saturday. Masks must still be worn on public transport, taxis, ride shares, and planes – but...

Lancefield and Romsey communities rally to raise funds for burn victims

The Lancefield and Romsey communities have thrown their support behind a local family, raising tens of thousands of dollars after two young boys received severe burns in a terrifying accident earlier this month. Three-year-old Xander...

Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre celebrates 20 years of operation

Mitchell Leisure Services is inviting people to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the heated pool at Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre on Sunday. Community members can visit the centre from 9am to noon for an...

Men’s Health Week in the Macedon Ranges: Cut the Silence

To coincide with Men’s Health Week this week, a team in the Macedon Ranges is launching a campaign aiming to encourage men to talk about their mental health. The Cut the Silence campaign features a...

Zonta reaches out with birthing kits

Zonta Club of Mitchell members joined midwives at Kilmore District Health, KDH, at the health service’s outpatients building on Saturday to create 200 birthing kits in what has become an annual tradition. For the past...