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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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headspace Dubbo; creating a rainbow across the community

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

This year headspace Dubbo, Dubbo Sexual Health Clinic and Central West Rainbow Alliance are partnering up to celebrate International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

IDAHOBIT is an international day of support for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Questioning and Asexual (LGBTIQA+) community who are at a higher risk of experiencing mental health concerns due to the difficulties associated with disclosure and community attitudes. Initiatives that challenge discrimination and harassment are crucial and of vital importance to the wellbeing of regional communities.

To promote the rainbow community this year headspace Dubbo will be spreading the rainbow flag across Dubbo to promote acceptance throughout the district.
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headspace Orange celebrates our rainbow community

15-05-2018 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

In celebration of International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) headspace Orange in conjunction with their LGBTIQA+ social group; ‘Kaleidoscope’ are inviting community members to be a part of their Rainbow Afternoon Tea an initiative organised to help make Orange a more accepting town for the LGBTIQA+ community.

This year headspace Orange and Kaleidoscope were pleased to receive a $500 grant through ACON to support their Rainbow Project.

“IDAHOBIT is a great day of the year to publically praise the LGBTIQA+ community and ensure that they know they are valued. The grant through ACON will allow us to have an even brighter celebration,” says Alison Logan, headspace Orange Program Manager.

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Dubbo After Hours Services Remains Unchanged

09-05-2018 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

Marathon Health will continue to operate the Dubbo After Hours Telephone and GP Clinic with the Western NSW Primary Health Network announcing continued funding of the essential services.

Marathon Health is pleased to partner with Rural and Remote Medical Services Ltd (RaRMS) as the lead agency in collaboration with Royal Flying Doctors Service, the Western NSW Local Health District, and the Far West NSW Local Health District in the delivery of after hours solutions across the region.

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Bathurst After Hours Service Remains Unchanged

09-05-2018 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

Marathon Health will continue to operate the Bathurst After Hours Telephone Service and GP Clinic with the Western NSW Primary Health Network announcing continued funding of the essential services.

Marathon Health is pleased to partner with Rural and Remote Medical Services Ltd (RaRMS) as the lead agency in collaboration with Royal Flying Doctors Service, the Western NSW Local Health District, and the Far West NSW Local Health District in the delivery of after hours solutions across the region.

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headspace Dubbo and Marathon Health Team up for No Diet Day

07-05-2018 Category: General

This Sunday marked International No Diet Day, an annual celebration of healthy eating, healthy lifestyles and body shape diversity. Marathon Health Dietitians and headspace Dubbo staff are teaming up to rally behind the message of the day and encourage young people to drop fad diets in favour of practicing healthy living.

Rachelle Lee, a Marathon Health Dietitian, says that often young people feel a lot of pressure to look a certain way but what is healthy for one person may not be healthy for another; everyone is built in a different way.

“We want to help young people develop life-long healthy eating and lifestyle habits, and to feel positive about the way they look and feel.”

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No Diet Day

07-05-2018 Category: General

This Sunday marked International No Diet Day, an annual celebration of body acceptance, body diversity and creating a positive relationship with food. Marathon Health Dietitians are uniting behind the message of the day and encouraging community members to move away from dieting behaviours in favour of practicing a sustainable approach to healthy living.

Megan English Marathon Health Dietitian says that diet culture instils the idea that there is only ‘one right’ body shape or size in order to be healthy, however there are many other factors that influence one’s health, not just the numbers on the scale.

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