Health

Mental health tips for regional Victorians as restrictions ease

By Cassi Stewart, Nexus Primary Health With restrictions starting to ease, have you learned any mental health practices that you want to continue doing in your new normal? Have you practised mindfulness, meditation, walks in nature...

Only 4.8% of Mitchell population consumes enough fruit and vegetables, while smoking and alcohol...

A new health and wellbeing plan by Mitchell Shire Council has identified low nutrition, high tobacco and alcohol consumption, and climate change as some of the municipality’s greatest challenges for the next four years. At...

New mental health satellite service for ages 12 to 25

A new mental health service run by Headspace has opened at Plenty Valley Westfield. Funded by the Federal Government via the Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network and set up by Headspace’s lead agency, Mind Australia,...

How to access health support from home if you test COVID positive in the...

Kilmore District Hospital, Northern Health and Seymour Health have launched or will launch in-home health support programs for residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 but do not require hospitalisation. Kilmore District Hospital, KDH, launched...

Series of upgrades slated for Kilmore District Hospital

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Kilmore District Hospital will receive State Government funding for several upgrades to both the hospital and its Dianella Hostel aged care facility. Kilmore District Health will receive $2,702,505 from round five funding from...

Kilmore District Health CEO resigns

By Colin MacGillivray KILMORE District Health chief executive David Naughton will depart the health service in October after resigning earlier this month. Mr Naughton, who joined Kilmore District Health in January, said unforeseen family circumstances had...

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...