What to do if you test positive for Covid

What to do if you test positive for Covid

Health Weeks

15-01-2022

Understanding Your COVID checklist

Victoria’s isolation rules have changed, but some COVID-19 risks still remain. 

To see what you have to do if you test positive to COVID-19, or you have been told you are a contact, you can follow the checklists and information resources here.

Get beardy or hairy for Decembeard

Get beardy or hairy for Decembeard

Health Weeks

22-12-2021

Bowel Cancer Australia’s hair-raising fundraiser encouraging you to get hairy while raising awareness and funds to help beat bowel cancer.
 
Face, head, legs, body – if it’s hair – let it grow or let it go!
 

Get beardy or hairy (anywhere) – the options are limitless, and the choice is yours.

  • Grow a beard or some chin stubble and promote your facial hair
  • Dye, decorate shave or trim your precious hair and create something amazing
  • Fake some luscious locks or make a hair-inspired creation
  • Donate the amount you spend on shaving/grooming or by skipping your next waxing appointment
You can join the hair-wagon any time, so what are you waiting for?
 
Decembeard Grow a Beard
 

World Aids Day

World Aids Day

Health Weeks

29-11-2021

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year. It raises awareness across the world and in the community about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. It is a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

Read more here 

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Health Weeks

08-11-2021

Lung Cancer Awareness Month | Lung Cancer

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This is an important time of the year, that brings the community together to help provide awareness, and to inform and educate people on the signs and symptoms of the disease. It is the fifth most common cancer in Australia, with around 12,000 Australians diagnosed each year.

In 2015, 11,788 new cases of lung cancer were diagnosed in Australia, this equates to nearly 9% of all cancers that were diagnosed that year. In 2016, 8410 deaths were caused by lung cancer in Australia.

 

October is breast cancer awareness month

October is breast cancer awareness month

Health Weeks

04-10-2021

October, Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, provides an opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community.

Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer). Survival rates continue to improve in Australia with 89 out of every 100 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer now surviving five or more years beyond diagnosis.

Take the time this month to find out what you need to know about breast awareness and share this important information with your family, friends and colleagues.

Be breast aware

Learn more here

Footy Colours Day – Make a difference!

Footy Colours Day – Make a difference!

Health Weeks

27-08-2021

Footy Colours Day is a great way to bring your community together for a bit of footy fun (or friendly rivalry) while making a difference in the lives of kids with cancer. Join thousands of other workplaces and schools by wearing your footy colours this September!

 

 

National Stroke Week

National Stroke Week

Health Weeks

13-08-2021

 

This year, we are asking you to join our community and be ‘United by Stroke’ by learning the F.A.S.T. (Face. Arms. Speech. Time) signs of stroke. Register for National Stroke Week and raise awareness of the signs of stroke. Read more here

 

It’s Red Nose Day on Friday 13th August

It’s Red Nose Day on Friday 13th August

Health Weeks

30-07-2021

Red Nose Day is major fundraising and awareness campaign for Red Nose. The First Red Nose Day was held in 1988 in Australia and since then it has become a beloved day for Australians to get silly and fundraise to help save little lives and support families.

Read more here

National Diabetes Week 2021 runs from 11 – 17 July 

National Diabetes Week 2021 runs from 11 – 17 July 

Health Weeks

05-07-2021

In 2021, we are continuing our Heads Up campaign which focuses on the mental and emotional health of people living with diabetes. This year, the spotlight is on diabetes stigma and mental health. 

  • More than 4 in 5 people with diabetes have experienced diabetes stigma. 
  • Nearly 50 per cent of people with diabetes have experienced mental health challenges in the last 12 months. 

Stigma affects all aspects of life for people with diabetes, including their mental health and wellbeing.  

People experience diabetes stigma when they are blamed for having diabetes, while managing diabetes such as injecting insulin in public and when they experience the affects and complications of diabetes such as low blood sugar. 

Read more here