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Type 2 and You

04-07-2018 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

It's National Diabetes Week and Marathon Health is well placed to educate country Australians about diabetes with our team of highly skilled Credentialed Diabetes Educators. Marathon Health are eager to provide the community with choice when it comes to their health care and offer a range of diabetes services such as the group education program Type 2 and You.

Diabetes is a concern for all Australians, particularly Type 2 Diabetes which represents about 85-90% of all cases of diabetes. In fact, people living in Western NSW and the Murrumbidgee have a much higher prevalence rate of diabetes than those living in metropolitan areas. However, research indicates that the risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes can be reduced through simple lifestyle modifications.

Alison Amor, a Marathon Health Diabetes Educator, says the Type 2 and You group education program is a great asset to the community as it provides practical skills in the nutritional and medical management of diabetes, with guidance about physical activity from health professionals

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Marathon Health's new headquarters in the spotlight

21-06-2018 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

Marathon Health and headspace Bathurst will unveil its new centrally located service centre on Tuesday 26th June, including a youth focused Greenspace and specialist Occupational Therapy Room funded by a generous grant from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation.

Marathon Health, the lead agency for headspace Bathurst, is a registered charity that works to deliver accessible and timely health services for country Australians.

Stephen Jackson, Marathon Health CEO, says the unveiling of the new central site with headspace Bathurst is an important moment for the future of accessible health services in the Central West.

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Let's talk about men's mental health

13-06-2018 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

This Men’s Health Week, Marathon Health is working to make the conversation around men and their mental health, louder.

Marathon Health, through funding from the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN), delivers a mental health service for people across the Murrumbidgee called Strong Minds Murrumbidgee. The program targets individuals who experience barriers to psychological supports due to factors such as distance.

Sally Drummond, Strong Minds Murrumbidgee Clinical Lead, says clinicians have been working with communities to promote mental health intervention services and education.

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Let's talk about men's health

08-06-2018 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

This Men’s Health Week, Marathon Health is working to make the conversation around men and their mental health, louder.

Marathon Health, through funding from the Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSWPHN), delivers a mental health service for people across NSW called Strong Minds Western NSW. The program targets individuals who experience barriers to psychological supports due to factors such as distance.

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World No Tobacco Day

29-05-2018 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

In celebration of World No Tobacco Day, Marathon Health is continuing their commitment to curb smoking habits by implementing education programs to school students in Dubbo and the surrounding towns, through the use of a peer led model with a focus on healthy messages.

Marathon Health, in partnership with the Cancer Institute of NSW, has identified the need for innovative approaches when working with young people, in a bid to reduce preventable disease. Tobacco smoking is one of the largest preventable causes of death and disease in Australia.

It is associated with an increased risk of a wide range of health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, renal disease, eye disease and respiratory conditions such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis.

Marathon Health, with help from headspace Dubbo, is offering a 10 week education course to secondary schools students.

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Tackling teen smoking

28-05-2018 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

In celebration of World No Tobacco Day, Marathon Health is continuing their commitment to curb smoking habits by implementing education programs to school students in Bathurst and the surrounding towns, through the use of a peer led model with a focus on healthy messages.

Marathon Health, in partnership with the Cancer Institute of NSW, has identified the need for innovative approaches when working with young people, in a bid to reduce preventable disease.

Tobacco smoking is one of the largest preventable causes of death and disease in Australia. It is associated with an increased risk of a wide range of health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, renal disease, eye disease and respiratory conditions such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis.

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Mentors needed for youth program

23-05-2018 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

This week is National Volunteer’s Week and Marathon Health, in partnership with Save the Children Australia, is encouraging community members to volunteer as mentors for the recently launched 2018 Youth Frontiers program.

Youth Frontiers focuses on young people aged 12-16 who are under-engaged in school or local community life and have had limited opportunities. The mentor program will help young people develop team work, leadership and decision-making skills through mentorship.

Marathon Health Youth Frontiers Project Officer Cindy Neilson said the program was a perfect way for community members to be involved in shaping positive experiences for Dubbo and Broken Hill youth.

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Youth Frontiers call out for volunteers

23-05-2018 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

This week is National Volunteer’s Week and Marathon Health, in partnership with Save the Children Australia, is encouraging community members to volunteer as mentors for the recently launched 2018 Youth Frontiers program.

Youth Frontiers focuses on young people aged 12-16 who are under-engaged in school or local community life and have had limited opportunities. The program will help young people develop teamwork, leadership and decision-making skills through mentorship.

Young people are matched with local volunteer adult mentors with whom they work collaboratively on a community project of their own choosing. The mentees receive a minimum of 35 hours mentoring, including at least 10 hours of one-on-one and face-to-face mentoring.

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