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Sharing stories of community based mental health support

Published: 14th October 2020

For good mental health, it is important for people to be able to work together, share their stories and learn from each other. Removing community based mental health support services does not encourage that. For Mental Health Week 2020, we are sharing some the stories from people whose lived experiences...

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Getting ready for thunderstorm asthma season

Published: 1st October 2020

Thunderstorm asthma season occurs between October – December. Thunderstorm asthma is when heavy storms occur on a day with a very high pollen count, and cause symptoms of an asthma attack.  While thunderstorm asthma events are uncommon, and don’t occur every year, it’s important to know the risks and what to...

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Proposed supervised injecting service for the City of Melbourne

Published: 30th September 2020

On 5 June 2020, the Victorian Government announced plans to open a second supervised injecting service in the City of Melbourne. The decision was based on a recommendation made by an Independent Review Panel which found that the service saves lives and provides necessary support to people struggling with drug...

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Delivering essentials to a caravan park residents during COVID-19

Published: 18th September 2020

cohealth's Homelessness and Health Support team provides outreach services to residents at caravan parks and rooming houses. Homelessness Community Support Worker Josh Gliwa says people on low incomes are often pushed into rooming houses and caravan parks because it’s all they can afford. “These types of accommodation are too often...

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Bonds donates masks for vulnerable cohealth clients

Published: 12th September 2020

With mandatory face coverings likely to continue for some months, cohealth made a public call-out for donations of masks for their vulnerable clients and Bonds has responded with an offer of 5,000 reusable masks. Thanks to the donation, cohealth is now distributing the masks to people experiencing homelessness, clients from...

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