Funded by the Australian Sports Commission's Move It AUS Participation Grant Program, Walang Yinhaa (strong women) aims to encourage and empower Aboriginal women and girls living in rural and remote communities in NSW to ‘Find Their 30’ minutes of daily exercise.
“I’m a 39-year-old Wiradjuri woman and I believe it’s important to continue to #FindMy30 so that I am staying active and keep moving. I really enjoyed the program and I hope that other women can benefit from it as well.”
“I’m 49 years old, raised in Gulargambone but with a family heritage traced to Blakney Creek where my great grandfather, John Bell was born. Since beginning the program, I have lost 14kg which I’ve been able to maintain. This weight loss has put me back into a healthier weight range and with my doctor’s approval, I have been able to transition off my anti-depressants and my blood pressure medication.
I continue to #FindMy30 by swimming laps or walking and using public equipment. It’s really important to me to maintain my health lifestyle. This program has allowed me to change my life for the better.”
“I’m a 42-year-old single mother of two, I was born in Wellington but I moved to Dubbo when I was eight. I’m trying to be a morning person – trying! I’m going to be one of those people soon. All you have to do is start!”
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Marathon Health’s response to COVID-19
A message from our CEO
We are watching the COVID-19 situation develop in our communities and our thoughts are with impacted communities.
Following advice from the Australian Government about physical distancing, we will cease face to face appointments and outreach services, and transition what services we can to virtual servicing via video and phone.
These changes will be effective from Friday 20 March at 5pm, until further notice.
During this time, our two key aims have been to maintain important health services to isolated and vulnerable people, while keeping our staff and their families safe.
Our After Hours GP clinic and telephone services will continue to operate as normal. Please visit After Hours to find out more information.
What this means
- Our physical office locations will be temporarily closed; however, staff will be working from virtual locations, and can still be reached via email or mobile during regular business hours
- For specific services, you may able to speak to your regular staff contact from the comfort of your own home. Our team will be in contact with all clients to ensure the transition to telephone/video delivery is as seamless as possible
- For those services where we are unable to offer telephone/video facilities, one of our team will be in touch to discuss alternative arrangements and reschedule for a later date
We understand this may cause stress in an already uncertain time, and we will endeavour to communicate and provide alternative options wherever possible.
For more general information about COVID-19, please visit credible sources such as health.gov.au.
If you are feeling anxious or worried, there are some great resources and forums available through Beyond Blue. If you are in a crisis, please call triple zero or go to your nearest emergency department. Find 24/7 support in your area here.
Thank you for your support during this difficult time,
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