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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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headspace Bathurst hYLITEs volunteers' contribution

22-05-2018 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

This National Volunteer’s Week, headspace Bathurst are taking a moment to celebrate the extraordinary contribution made to the centre through the work of volunteers most notably, the Rotary Club of Bathurst Daybreak who’s support has ensured the running of the headspace Youth Links to Industry, Training and Education (hYLITE) program.


Rotary Club of Bathurst Day Break has assisted the continuation of the hYLITE program; an afterschool support program operated with the help of 3rd and 4th year psychology students from Charles Sturt University (CSU) School of Psychology. These students volunteer their time to help young people with general school work, assignments or who just need a quiet place to study.

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headspace Bathurst creating mural support

16-05-2018 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

Tomorrow headspace Bathurst in conjunction with their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning and asexual (LGBTIQA+) social group, SPECTRUM, will encourage Bathurst and surrounding communities to stand with them against discrimination in support of our LGBTIQA+ friends, colleagues, family and community members.

The International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), is an important day to headspace Bathurst as it is a great time to publically support and praise the LGBTIQA+ community and ensure that they know they are valued.

“Every year we try to do something really visual for IDAHOBIT and now that we are in our new building, we’ve decided to create something permanent. Members of SPECTRUM have designed a mural for the building as a celebration of our rainbow community,” comments Karen Golland, Community and Youth Engagement Coordinator at headspace Bathurst.

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