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.
26th October 2017 –The Marathon Health Dubbo Clinic on Talbragar Street officially opens its doors this Friday increasing the allied health options for people in Dubbo and the surrounding region.
The Clinic offers fast access to a range of experienced allied health professionals including Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, Dietitians and Diabetes Educators.
Marathon Health’s Executive of Health Services in Dubbo, Linda Cutler will be officially opening the Clinic this Friday.
26th October 2017 – As Mental Health Month draws to a close; headspace Bathurst in conjunction with their Youth Reference Group will be taking over Bathurst parkrun and encouraging everyone to wear green as a reminder about the importance of exercise in assisting with boosting mental health.
11th October 2017 – Marathon Health has been successfully awarded funding for vital cancer prevention initiatives from the Cancer Institute NSW.
The Cancer Institute NSW’s Innovations in Cancer Control Grants provide funding to organisations working in cancer and health to undertake evidence based sustainable programs. Marathon Health’s successful grant will see the creation of a sun safety campaign, #ThinkSunSafe, in 10 targeted communities in Western NSW and a healthy lifestyle program in Bathurst and Dubbo, A Run in the Park for Cancer Prevention; through a partnership with parkrun Bathurst and Dubbo.
10th October 2017– This weekend marks the launch of the first Orange Masala; an all-inclusive event that celebrates cultural diversity through the expression of music, food, performance and art with a specific focus on youth mental health.
Orange Masala, an event conceived by Orange CultureHub and Orange Community Central West has since evolved into an exciting new partnership with the inclusion of headspace Orange and Orange City Council. Alison Logan, headspace Orange Program Manager, says the event is perfectly timed to fall within October’s Mental Health Month, as it promotes a range of wellness activities.
5th October 2017 – headspace Day 2017 calls on young Australians to find out what puts them in a good frame of mind and headspace Dubbo are inviting the community to enjoy a free BBQ and share their advice.
headspace Dubbo work extensively to promote a safe and inclusive environment for the 12-25 year old community and with one in four young Australians experiencing a mental health issue, headspace Day is a chance to further community support and understanding.
5th October 2017– Next week headspace Orange will be celebrating headspace Day, an event that celebrates what headspace is; a comprehensive, early intervention mental health and general wellbeing centre for 12-25 year olds.
Every year, one in four young people across Australia will experience a mental health concern and headspace Orange wants them to know that they are here to help. The theme for the 2017 headspace Day challenges young people to determine what gets them in a better headspace.
26th September 2017 - Strong Minds Western NSW is set to replace two existing Australian Government mental health initiatives to provide access to effective, low-cost treatment for people with mild to moderate mental illness. This project starts in October, which is Mental Health Month in NSW.
Western NSW Primary Health Network has appointed Marathon Health to provide psychological therapy services for under-serviced groups under a new model from the start of next month, with a focus on access and availability. Funding of $2.495 million has been committed for the first nine months of this program.