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.
23rd August 2017 – In celebration of Wear it Purple Day 2017, headspace Orange, in conjunction with their Youth Reference Group, will be holding a morning tea and handing out purple balloons in support of Orange’s young rainbow community.
Wear it Purple was founded in 2010 to show young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Questioning and Asexual (LGBTIQA+) people across the world that there are people who support and accept them.
23rd August 2017 – In celebration of Wear it Purple this Friday, the team at headspace Dubbo will be hosting a free sausage sizzle in support of the young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Asexual (LGBTIQA+) Dubbo community.
Wear it Purple was founded in 2010 as a day of support and acceptance of the LGBTIQA+ community across the world. Christina Rodgers, headspace Dubbo Youth Access and Awareness worker, says awareness days such as Wear it Purple are important as the young LGBTIQA+ community are at a higher risk of experiencing mental health concerns.
22nd August 2017 – This Friday marks Wear it Purple Day and headspace Bathurst is proud to stand with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Asexual (LGBTIQA+) youth in creating a safe and accepting community.
Wear it Purple Day was founded in 2010 to show young LGBTIQA+ people across the world that there are people who support and accept them. In correlation with this theme, a Wear it Purple afternoon tea has been arranged by SPECTRUM, headspace Bathurst’s LGBTIQA+ social group.
26th July 2017 – In 2012 an estimated 230,000 Australians were living with chronic Hepatitis C infection with most new cases relating to the sharing of injecting equipment.
With these statistics in mind and to mark World Hepatitis Day this Friday, headspace Dubbo in partnership with local business Sharica, Hepatitis NSW and Western NSW Local Health District (WLHD) are encouraging all young people to be aware of the dangers associated with unprofessional tattooing.
12th July 2017 – This week is National Diabetes Week and with the prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes on the rise, particularly in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, Marathon Health is organising a healthy morning tea and free Diabetes risk assessment at the Kelso Indigenous Chronic Disease Clinic this Thursday.
“The theme for this year’s National Diabetes Week is, ‘It’s About Time', which is all about raising awareness of Type 2 Diabetes which can develop over a long period of time with no obvious symptoms. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are almost 4 times more likely than non-indigenous Australians to have diabetes,” comments Anna Blackie, Marathon Health Diabetes Educator.
7th July 2017 – In keeping with the importance of NAIDOC Week - a week to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, headspace Dubbo will be unveiling their new Acknowledgement of Country plaque and artwork.
The artwork has been created by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artist Riki Salam of We are 27 Creative, after consultation with key members of the headspace network and cultural advisors.
15th June 2017 – headspace Bathurst works hard to ensure that they are able to meet the needs of the youth of Bathurst.
As part of the team’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that young people are able to access timely and appropriate psychological, educational and vocational services, the centre has organised StartUP Sessions; weekly informal information seminars that function as an active waitlist as well as soft entry for young people aged 12-25.