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Connect Health & Community has submitted a response to the Victorian Government’s Royal Commission into the Victoria’s Mental Health System. Our input was made possible thanks to invaluable input from our community and staff.
Connect Health & Community is encouraging members of our community to participate in this year’s ‘Neighbour Day’ on 31 March - Australia’s annual celebration of community that encourages us to connect with those who live nearby.
Australian of the Year and renowned youth mental health advocate, Professor Patrick McGorry, has lent his support to a new Suicide Prevention Network, created by Connect Health & Community, Wesley LifeForce and HeadSpace. The network will be launched on Wednesday, 3 April.
We are all pretty much aware that what we eat is important for our bodies and health, but did you know that how we eat that food can also impact our health as well?
Social media has its pitfalls, but when used carefully and responsibility, there are benefits to be gained from connecting in a connected world.
Held for the fourth year in a row, Connect Health & Community, in partnership with Women’s Health in the South East, Bayside Council, Central Bayside Community Health Services, Highett Neighbourhood House, Moongala Community Centre and Bentleigh Secondary College celebrated ‘Women in Sport’ #BalanceforBetter, discussing the successes and challenges of sport, from leadership to playing.
Connect Health & Community is calling for entries in the upcoming 'Belonging' exhibitions, to celebrate belonging and wellbeing in our community.
Connect Health & Community invites you to participate in a celebration of remarkable women as part of International Women’s Day on 7 March, 2019. This is a free event.
Become a member of our Participation and Engagement Committee to add to part of the ongoing development and evaluation of our work.
Gamblers Help Southern are now offering online video counselling for individuals who want support and help with their gambling.
Connect Health & Community hosted a fun afternoon to recognise the achievements of residents in creating a mural that celebrates life on the Bluff Road Housing Estate.
Gambler’s Help Southern is trialing Australia’s first video counselling service in an effort to make assistance for problem gambling accessible to more vulnerable Australians.
With a beautiful summer upon us, we've been having fun in the sun with the residents of the Bluff Rd Housing Estate.
Gambler’s Help Southern was proud to join the huge annual celebration of colour and inclusion that is Midsumma Carnival Day.
We love hearing that our efforts have made a positive impact on the lives of those we work with.
Connect Health & Community’s dietitians offer ten tips to help put the love back into healthy school and work lunches.
Now that the mayhem of New Year’s Eve has faded and the Christmas spirit has waned, how do you seize the momentum of the new year with your new year's resolutions?
Some insights to help you overcome procrastination and move forward this year.
The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has launched its 100 Day Challenge to help people change their relationship with gambling.
With holidays upon us parents are warned that holiday gaming could lead to gambling harm.
Connect Health & Community was delighted to last week receive a cheque for $20,000 from the Women's Committee of the Royal Melbourne Golf Club, to help build a new playground at the Bluff Road Housing Estate.
Our Volunteers’ Christmas Party was held last week, celebrating the hard work and achievements of our 200 volunteers who provide invaluable support to residents in our community.
A day to raise awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability.
Gamblers Help Southern is working with health providers in our region to help overcoming stigma and shame
Fighting the rise in childhood tooth decay. The Teeth for Life project is one step to positively redress the rise in early childhood decay rates to 47% of 5-6 year old children with tooth decay.
November 25 marks the start of '16 Days of Activism' a global campaign to raise awareness of the impact of violence, particularly on women.
Christmas and summer can combine to create a time of joy and fun, but for older people it can highlight the restricted abilities and health challenges that come with age.
The festive season is upon us, bringing celebrations of food and a little indulgence for most of us.
Despite being celebrated as the season of joy, the festive season is often a source of additional stress for people in our community, especially those already living with depression and anxiety.
Connect Health & Community is supporting ‘16 Days of Activism,’ a global campaign to raise the awareness of the impact of violence, particularly on women.
November 18 – 24 is National Skin Cancer Action Week, a timely reminder of the need to be sunsmart as we head into our long, hot Australian summer.
The Connect Health & Community Board of Directors held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 25 October.
Connect Health & Community has welcomed an announcement that an elected Liberal Government will contribute $2m towards rebuilding the hydrotherapy pool at our East Bentleigh site.
Connect Health & Community encourages residents of all ages and abilities to embrace Occupational Therapy (OT) Week.
Tuesday, 23 October, is Drop the Jargon Day. On this day we are all encouraged use simple language, so more people can better understand the important information they need to.
Despite being used almost every day, the term ‘mental health’ is frequently misunderstood.
With the end of the school year fast approaching, parents can help students as they prepare for end of year assessments.
Our mental health is vital to our overall health and happiness. Each day we can take steps to help our mental stability and agility.
Connect Health & Community encourages a community where our young people can talk about the pressures in their lives before the build-up becomes too much.
World Mental Health Day, 10 October, is a day to help raise public awareness of mental health issues worldwide.
Do you enjoy shopping, love helping other people and have some spare time to share? You could be a Volunteer Shopping Assistant.
Apart from letting others know you have just eaten poppy seeds, smiling has some amazing health benefits. So, go on, try it today.
In the lead up to the Victorian election, Connect Health & Community and the Victorian Healthcare Association are calling on the next government to pledge support to community health services.
Support community health services to meet the needs of our clients and communities. Make your voice heard, stand with community health, speak to your local MP.
While many individual foods may help increase your child’s ability to focus, it’s best to look at their whole diet to ensure they’re getting what their developing brains and bodies need.
The Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) has recently highlighted data that shows public dental waiting times have increased by 67% over the past three years, with some vulnerable Victorians waiting up to four years for care.
Sunday 12 August is International Youth Day. Connect Health & Community has some tips to help young people tackle life's challenges.
The Victorian Government have revealed that Victorians lost nearly $2.7 billion on poker machines in the past 2017-18 financial year — the highest figure in a decade.
These simple speech and communication tips will help you and your child get prepped for prep.
With 1 in 5 adults with gambling problems starting to gamble before they were 18, an open conversation with your child now could help avoid difficulties down the track.
The first step to managing diabetes is understanding diabetes. Connect Health & Community's diabetes educator separates fact from fiction.
We’ve put together a simple guide to understanding and accessing health services through the Australian Government’s My Aged Care system.
Forget the fancy face creams – the key to healthy ageing may be stuffed inside your shoes.
As you age, it’s important to be able to identify the difference between normal age-related memory changes and symptoms that may indicate more serious conditions.
Confused about the NDIS? As a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider, we can help you access the supports and services you need.
If you want to talk to your teenager about drugs and alcohol, here are a few ideas to get the conversation started, and keep it going.
People have been using hydrotherapy for the relief and treatment of pain and discomfort for centuries. But what are the specific health and wellbeing benefits of hydrotherapy?
These tips will help you improve your overall mental health and emotional wellbeing, and surf the inevitable waves of life when they do roll in.
The 200+ volunteers we are lucky enough to work alongside enable us to provide more services to more people in our community more of the time.
Kids and parents are getting behind the program's core aim: to support the wellbeing of young people through their common passion for footy.
What you choose to eat can have a huge influence on your energy, or lack of it.
Energy levels low? Try these simple energy and immunity boosting tips.
As part of our commitment to providing our community with improved services, we are upgrading our facilities at the Bentleigh East site.
Connect Health & Community announces new community partnership with Ormond Junior Football Club – the OJFC Youth Mentor Program.
Connect Health & Community is now a registered NDIS provider. And our first NDIS client turned out to be a blast from the past for all involved!
On Friday 9 March, we welcomed some remarkable women, including Nicole Livingstone OAM, to celebrate International Women’s Day at the 2018 event in Sandringham.
Studies show that a small amount of physical activity each day can improve not only your physical health, but also your emotional wellbeing.
With new evidence showing alarming levels of tooth decay among children, helping your kids develop good oral health habits now could save you a lot of stress, pain and money down the track.
Too busy for mindfulness and self-care? These 8 activities are easy to fit into your daily routine and could help you better respond to life’s challenges.
Has negative language and self-talk become a bad habit? These 5 simple fixes will help you talk yourself into feeling more positive.
Christmas spending, back-to-school costs, running the air con to beat the summer heat... No matter what led to that high credit card bill, it’s important to resist gambling on a ‘quick fix’.
Evelyn's story is one of eight stories of inspirational local women collected in "Finding a way".
The average Aussie consumes 14 teaspoons of sugar a day (more than double the recommended amount). So where is all this excess sugar coming from?
Connect Health & Community’s program aims to provide more flexible transport assistance for older residents who have difficulty accessing public transport or taxis.
In a 79.5% national participation rate, which is unprecedented for a voluntary survey, 61.6% voted ‘Yes’. We believe that this is a significant step forward to achieving LGBTIQ equality and one that we have been vocal in supporting.
During grass pollen season people may notice an increase in asthma and hay fever.
We’re committed to treating all our clients, staff and community with care, dignity and understanding.
The contribution of volunteers in our organisation is significant and we are always looking for people who are willing to give back to the community in which they live.