15th June 2017 - Fourteen people graduated yesterday with their Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work as part of a joint initiative to provide an ongoing legacy to support people with mental illness.
Supported by Western NSW Local Health District, Marathon Health, Partners in Recovery Consortium members and the Mental Health Coordinating Council these fully qualified Peer Workers completed 18 months of studying.
6th June 2017 – A recent report released by the Royal Flying Doctor Service has highlighted a saddening difference in mental health outcomes between individuals living in rural and remote NSW and those living in the city.
In light of the report, Marathon Health employees want to ensure residents of the Murrumbidgee region that they are dedicated to ensuring better healthcare, closer to home and are committed to bridging the gaps in mental health treatment availability.
31st May 2017 – Today is World No Tobacco Day and Marathon Health is committed to reducing smoking rates in western NSW communities.
Marathon Health has implemented smoking cessation support services to regional towns and is excited to announce the commencement of a new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking cessation partnership with Cancer Institute NSW and Quitline NSW.
16th May 2017 - In celebration of International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) tomorrow, headspace Bathurst in conjunction with their Youth Reference Group, is wrapping the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Questioning and Asexual (LGBTIQA+) rainbow flag on trees in Bathurst.
The LGBTIQA+ community are at a higher risk of experiencing mental health concerns due to the difficulties associated with community attitudes and discloser. Initiatives that challenge discrimination and harassment are crucial and of vital importance to the wellbeing of regional communities. With this in mind, the 2017 Youth Reference Group has planned to celebrate IDAHOBIT in the most public way possible; a rainbow flag wrap.
16th May 2017 - In celebration of International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) headspace Orange in conjunction with their Youth Reference Group are hosting a morning tea to celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Questioning and Asexual (LGBTIQA+) community of Orange.
headspace Orange and the Youth Reference Group will be joined by the Mental Health Commission of NSW and Marathon Health, with plenty of rainbow goods on offer to celebrate IDAHOBIT on Wednesday morning.
15th May 2017 - This year headspace Dubbo and Dubbo Sexual Health Clinic are partnering up to celebrate International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).
IDAHOBIT ia the international day of support for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Questioning and Asexual (LGBTIQA+) community who are at a higher risk of experiencing mental health concerns due to the difficulties associated with disclosure and community attitudes. Initiatives that challenge discrimination and harassment are crucial and of vital importance to the wellbeing of regional communities.
6th May 2017 - Marathon Health from Bathurst and Dubbo was named 2017 Business of the Year at the Western NSW Business Awards gala dinner hosted by the NSW Business Chamber at the Taronga Western Plain Zoo on Friday evening.
Marathon Health, a not for profit primary health care organisation that delivers health care services programs to regional and remote communities, also won the Employer of Choice award.
5th May 2017 – This month Legal Aid NSW, in partnership with headspace Dubbo, will begin hosting fortnightly legal advice clinics at the centre.Rachel Thomas, Program Manager at headspace Dubbo, highlights that "We believe it is crucial that young people are able to recognise that they have free access to lawyers and legal advice should they ever need it. Our partnership with Legal Aid NSW is an integral new addition to the number of support programs we provide to the youth of Dubbo."