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.

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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. 

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It’s Men’s Health Week

It’s Men’s Health Week

Health Weeks

15-06-2021

It’s easy to tell when you need something like a haircut or a shave. But you don’t always get obvious cues for other things your body needs, like a cholesterol, diabetes or bone density check. That’s why it’s so important for men to have regular health checks with their GP.
Regular check-ups help you stay healthy. They are a great opportunity to talk about any concerns, and can pick up early warning signs of disease or illness.
So, this is your friendly Men’s Health Week reminder: book in for a health check with your GP.
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June is Blood Donors Month

June is Blood Donors Month

Health Weeks

28-05-2021

Thanks for thinking about donating blood

Most donors tell us that giving blood isn’t as scary as they thought it would be. Feeling nervous? Read these tips.

Our trained donor centre staff members are there with you through the whole process. They’ll explain how everything works and answer your questions.

How we protect your health during donation.

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It’s easy, straightforward, rewarding and for a great cause. Who knows, maybe it will be you or someone you know who will need it one day!

James, New South Wales

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MAY IS CROHN’S & COLITIS AWARENESS MONTH

MAY IS CROHN’S & COLITIS AWARENESS MONTH

Health Weeks

12-05-2021

GET INVOLVED THIS MAY TO HELP US #FLUSHTHESTIGMA

It takes guts to talk about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and this May Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA) will be raising awareness in support of people living with these lifelong illnesses.

This May is a chance for Australians to understand a little more about what it is like to live with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Many people living with these illnesses stay silent about the day-to-day issues they face but during May, we can help them speak up.

By as early as next year, there is expected to be over 100,000 Australians living with Crohn’s or colitis – lifelong, incurable conditions that are on the increase. For every person diagnosed, not only are their lives changed forever but also the lives of their family and friends.

World Asthma Day May 5

World Asthma Day May 5

Health Weeks

22-04-2021

GET SUPPORT TO BREATHE BETTER IN COLD WEATHER

We know winter can be challenging for people with asthma. It’s another burden to manage. So, we’re here to help.

Join, Asthma Assist our free asthma information service that aims to support you in better managing your asthma this winter.

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Sign up and you will receive:

  • An Asthma Toolkit including helpful brochures, Asthma Action Plans, educational videos, plus more!
  • A subscription to our e-newsletter, jam-packed with updates on asthma management, latest research and what Asthma Australia is doing to better support the one in nine Australians with asthma

Simply complete the form below and one of our Asthma Educators will endeavour to respond as soon as they can.

If you have any further questions regarding our Asthma Assist service, or have a specific enquiry, please contact our Asthma Educators on 1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462) or email us on helpline@asthma.org.au

World Parkinsons Day

World Parkinsons Day

Health Weeks

12-04-2021

Did you know that there are 27,000 Victorians living with Parkinson’s disease? It’s a progressive neurological condition that affects control of body movements, and it can affect anyone.
Each person’s experience of Parkinson’s disease is different. With a combination of medication and allied health support, symptoms can be managed and people with Parkinson’s disease can live independent, rewarding lives.
Contact

Parkinson’s Victoria

on 1800 644 189 for information and support.

 

Reduce stress and improve your focus

Reduce stress and improve your focus

Health Weeks

24-03-2021

Five minutes of meditation seems brief, but pausing to sit quietly with yourself can help to let everything else go, calm your mind, reduce stress and improve your focus for the rest of the day.
Set a reminder to spend five minutes at the same time each day to sit quietly with your thoughts, your breathing or a guided meditation.
 
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Celebrating World Hearing Day

Celebrating World Hearing Day

Health Weeks

27-02-2021

World Hearing Day is held on 3 March each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. Each year, WHO decides the theme and develops evidence-based advocacy materials such as brochures, flyers, posters, banners, infographics and presentations, among others. These materials are shared with partners in government and civil society around the world as well as WHO regional and country offices. At its headquarters in Geneva, WHO organizes an annual World Hearing Day event. In recent years, an increasing number of Member States and other partner agencies have joined World Hearing Day by hosting a range of activities and events in their countries. WHO invites all stakeholders to join this global initiative.

Coronavirus hotline – If you suspect you may have coronavirus (COVID-19) call the dedicated hotline 1800 675 398

Coronavirus hotline – If you suspect you may have coronavirus (COVID-19) call the dedicated hotline 1800 675 398

Health Weeks

12-02-2021

Statement from the Premier – Read more about Corona virus in Victoria here

I won’t waste words: today hurts.  Victorians know, better than anyone, just how deeply. 

But as we’ve seen – here in Australia and around the world – we are facing a new kind of enemy.

A virus that is smarter, and faster, and more infectious. 

And until we have a vaccine, we need to do everything we can to keep this virus at bay.

In the past 24 hours, five new cases have been identified.

It shows just how incredibly infectious this virus is. And our public health team tell us it’s only getting faster. Read More >