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Pop-up mental health clinics coming to Mitchell Shire and City of Whittlesea

The State Government has announced a further $22 million for mental health support during lockdown as the pandemic takes its toll. The government has allocated $13 million to deliver pop-up community mental health clinics catering...

Kilmore resident hopes ‘Mullets for Mental Health’ fundraiser will help those who can’t speak...

By Tricia Mifsud A KILMORE resident is ensuring others do not have to battle mental illnesses by themselves and for the second consecutive year is raising funds for the Black Dog Institute. Kala Veljanovska holds the...

“Advocate for your own body”: 33-year-old Doreen breast cancer survivor turns ambassador

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Doreen resident and mother Georgina Huan, 33, has joined the National Breast Cancer Foundation as a community ambassador to share her story of recovering from stage-three breast cancer. Now in remission, she hopes...

Mernda site announced for new Whittlesea Community Hospital

Construction on a new city of Whittlesea Community Hospital will soon likely begin at 1410 Plenty Road, Mernda. Health Minister Martin Foley said on Friday the block of land had been identified as the preferred site for the...

Animal kindness week: How to live and eat more sustainably

People are encouraged to pledge their support to sustainable eating and living as part of Edgar’s Mission’s Be Kind to Animals Week in October. Now in its eleventh year, Be Kind to Animals week involves...

Federal Senate inquiry in regional GP shortage launched

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A SHORTAGE of general practitioners across the Mitchell and Macedon Ranges shires will now be the subject of a senate inquiry. Following a nationwide campaign by Labor MPs, an inquiry into the provision...

Former Mitchell Shire councillor expresses concern over ‘nang’ use

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire community leaders have voiced concerns about a possible increase in the use of nitrous oxide as a recreational drug by young people in the region. Former Mitchell Shire councillor Bob Humm...

Goranwarrabul House at Seymour Health celebrates 10 years with exhibition and time capsule

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Goranwarrabul House at Seymour Health will next week celebrate its 10-year milestone of helping the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents improve their health and wellbeing and connect with community. Aboriginal health project...

Ambulance Vic adds 300 paramedics and nurses to rural areas amid soaring demand

Ambulance Victoria will manage record demand by recruiting more than 300 paramedics and nurses, including 56 on-road paramedics in rural Victoria in the next 12 months, as part of a $759 million State Government...

Kilmore’s Caladenia nursing home celebrates 30 years

By Max Davies Caladenia Nursing Home will this week celebrate the 30th anniversary of its official opening. Opened in 1991, the $2.7 million, 30-bed facility has become an integral part of the Kilmore community, with many...