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Marathon Health Wins Cancer Control Grants

11-10-2017 Category: General Posted by: ERoberts

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. 

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Orange Masala

10-10-2017 Category: General Posted by: ERoberts

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. 

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headspace Dubbo celebrates headspace Day 2017

05-10-2017 Category: General Posted by: ERoberts

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.

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headspace Day 2017

05-10-2017 Category: General Posted by: ERoberts

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.

 

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Mental Health Month sees the launch of Strong Minds Western NSW

26-09-2017 Category: General Posted by: Aarrow

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.

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headspace Orange stands with LGBTIQA+ youth in purple pride

23-08-2017 Category: General Posted by: ERoberts

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.

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headspace Dubbo stands together in purple pride

23-08-2017 Category: General Posted by: ERoberts

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.

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headspace Bathurst is purple with pride

22-08-2017 Category: General Posted by: ERoberts

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.

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