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A call to arms for fathers

20-04-2016 Category: General

20th April 2016 - With ANZAC day fast approaching, headspace Bathurst is proud to be part of a new national campaign aimed at assisting fathers to support their sons through mental health challenges.

The campaign focuses on encouraging mental health conversations between fathers and their sons, who may not know how to start it.

headspace CEO Chris Tanti said a lot of things go unsaid between young men and their dads, especially when it comes to mental health.

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Roll up, roll up to headspace Dubbo's Carnival birthday

19-04-2016 Category: General

19th April 2016 - headspace Dubbo is celebrating their first birthday in style with a Carnival themed night on Friday 22nd of April starting from 5pm at Macquarie Lions Park near the Informtion Centre.

headspace Dubbo is inviting all families and friends to come celebrate their birthday. The Carnival theme was inspired by the team wanting to create an environment of festive explosion.

''This past year has been incredible for the team and the community. We want to thank the community for their support since opening and this Carnival is our way of giving back. We are excited for the next chapter in nurturing our future generations,'' highlights Rachel Thomas, Team Leader at headspace Dubbo.

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Powerful stories ignite mental health conversation during National Youth Week

12-04-2016 Category: General

12th April 2016 - Three compelling stories of young people who battle mental illness have been launched by headspace for National Youth Week.

The stories, filmed in different parts of Australia, will draw attention to the necessity for early intervention in youth mental illness.  

headspace CEO Chris Tanti said the videos are a gateway for young to talk openly, honeslty and without fear about any mental health issues.

''It's an honour to be able to present these three powerful and compelling stories, and to share them with the whole country,'' Mr Tanti said.

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headspace Dubbo celebrates Youth Week

07-04-2016 Category: General

7th April 2016 - Youth Week is fast approaching with a number of activities and events planned for the Dubbo community. headspace Dubbo is excited to be apart of this year's celebration of young people.

''Youth Week is organised by young people, for young people, in communities across NSW and Australia,'' comments Nic Steepe, Youth Access and Awareness Worker at headspace Dubbo. ''In Dubbo we're focusing on opportunities and events for young people to share ideas, attend live events, have their voices heard, and showcase their talents and to have fun.''

 

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March Shoe Drive

03-03-2016 Category: General

3rd March 2016 - For the month of March, Marathon Health and Dubbo parkrun will be collecting pairs of running shoes to donate to the Shoes for Planet Earth.

Shoes for Planet Earth is a charity that collects used sports shoes to give to people in need all over Australia. Marathon Health and Dubbo parkrun will have shoe collection points in Bathurst and Dubbo from 1st March.

Homeless community organisations like Wattle Tree House in Bathurst are constantly looking for donations.

''We'd love everyone to consider donating their old pre-loved shoes for both adults and kids who may be less fortunate,'' says Miriam Tan, Dubbo parkrun Event Director and Marathon Health Dietician.

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New Location

02-03-2016 Category: General

1st March 2016 - Marathon Health has confirmed the purchase of a prominent business property in the heart of Bathurst CBD.

Marathon Health headquarters will be moving into the large office space with frontages at 143 Bentinck and Keppel Sts, Bathurst.

“We look forward to expanding our business and having all our services available to the community under one roof,” comments Stephen Jackson, CEO of Marathon Health. “We have 50 staff based in Bathurst with another 100 staff in regional locations including a main office in Dubbo, and other offices Orange, Coonamble, Condobolin, Coonabarabran, Narromine and Cowra.”

“We’re excited to refurbish the space to ensure a contemporary and inviting location for all our staff, clients and community members. We hope to complete the relocation by the end of the year.”

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Smart eating message for staff

12-02-2016 Category: General

12th February 2016 - Marathon Health is encouraging workplaces and community members to make smart eating changes for Australia's Healthy Weight Week (AHWW) and we are leading by example.

Marathon Health Dietitians, Meg Ryan, Miriam Tan and Kendra Bow, will be encouraging their work colleagues to adopt sustainable healthy habits during AHWW.

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New Allied Health team tackling chronic disease in rural NSW

02-02-2016 Category: General

2nd February 2016 - Marathon Health has expanded its Primary Health Services team to tackle chronic disease and improve health care access in rural NSW. Marathon Health has recently employed over 20 new Allied Health specialists to the Primary Health Services team. The Primary Health Services team aims to prevent and reduce the burden of disease in rural and remote communities through the provision of targeted, evidence based primary health services.

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