22nd November 2017 – Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world with the majority of skin cancers caused by exposure to Ultra-Violet radiation in the sunlight. As the summer sun begins to warm up, Marathon Health in partnership with the Cancer Institute of NSW are travelling across Western NSW to deliver the #ThinkSunSafe program.
Approximately, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70 and more than 750,000 Australians are treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancers in each year. Marathon Health’s new campaign #ThinkSunSafe aims to increase awareness of sun smart behaviour amongst high school students thereby minimising the risk of skin cancer.
As the Kelso Clinic marks its 6th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to reflect upon the impact the Clinic has had on its clients. Colin Ellis, a regular client of the Kelso Clinic, has shared his experiences of the services and the staff and the impact the Clinic has had on his life.
Colin was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes around 1986. As a result of this condition, Colin lost four toes and one third of his right foot as well as another toe on his left foot. In 2007 Colin, a former teacher, had to resign from his position due to severe anxiety and clinical depression. As a result of these combined life changing elements, Colin was refered to the Kelso Clinic, a decision which Colin believes may have saved his life.
22nd November 2017 – This Thursday marks the 6th anniversary of the Indigenous Chronic Disease Kelso Clinic (Kelso ICD Clinic) and to celebrate, Marathon Health is inviting all clients to the Kelso Community Hub for a day of informative activities and a free BBQ.
The Kelso ICD Clinic serves as a one stop shop for Aboriginal people with complex health needs. The service is free or bulk-billed and provides access to a Diabetes Educator, Dietitian, Endocrinologist, Exercise Physiologist, Podiatrist, Psychologist and Respiratory Physician.
17th November - Marathon Health, a Western NSW based (Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange) Health Care and Social Assistance Company has been named 2017 NSW Employer of Choice by the state’s peak business organisation, the NSW Business Chamber at a Gala Dinner attended by over 1,000 guests at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.
Sponsored by Caresuper, the NSW Business Chamber’s Employer of Choice Award recognises businesses that put in place strategies and initiatives to create stimulating and supportive workplace environments for their employees.
15th November 2017 – With the final days of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Vote approaching, headspace Dubbo are looking forward to leading the Central West in celebrating the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Questioning and Asexual (LGBTIQA+) community through the 2017 Pride March.
The theme for this year’s Pride March is “Hollywood glitz and glamour”, a concept born out of the Pride March committee made up of representatives from headspace Dubbo, Marathon Health, ACON, Uniting, Western NSW Local Health District, and the Central West Transgender and Gender Diverse Group.
13th November 2017– November marks the commencement of a Youth Employment Skills program (YES), delivered through headspace Orange. The YES program will consist of a series of interactive, small group workshops to support young people aged 15 to 25 years to develop employability skills.
The program, funded by the Sally Foundation Small Grants Program, will be delivered in partnership between headspace Orange and Mayten Consulting, with support from Rotary Club of Orange.
Participants will learn about resume preparation and job interview skills, while also reflecting on their individual abilities, interests and motivations. The workshops will focus on essential skills for employment, building confidence in seeking work.
10th November 2017 – Tuesday 14th November marks World Diabetes Day and Marathon Health is well placed to talk about diabetes with our team of nationally accredited Diabetes Educators and range of diabetes services on offer such as their latest group education program Type 2 and You.
Marathon Health’s Diabetes Educators are working across a variety of platforms to spread the word about their services and the support available to anyone in the community who has been diagnosed with diabetes; has a loved one with diabetes, or is concerned about developing diabetes.
2nd November 2017 - Save the Children and its regional partners, headspace Bathurst and Marathon Health, will launch the digital education initiative – Programming the Future – on November 30.
Programming the Future aims to support young people in regional and remote NSW to gain 21st century skills using cutting-edge technology such as coding, robotics, 3D printing and virtual/augmented reality.