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.
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.