health update

Targeted efforts protect residents of high-risk accommodation from COVID-19

Published: 21st April 2021

High density housing residents are at higher risk of viral transmission because of crowded living spaces and the need for people to share areas such as laundries, kitchens, stairwells and entries.  During the peak of transmissions schools were closed, people were working from their homes and public spaces were closed,...

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Supporting student nurses to recognise and respond to family violence

Published: 16th April 2021

cohealth’s Family Violence team is helping the next generation of nurses to feel more confident to respond to family violence by giving them support and training during their placement at cohealth.  The Enhanced Pathways to Family Violence Work is a Victorian Government project that assists specialist and non-specialist community service organisations to develop and...

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Improving Mental Health with South Sudanese Australian Communities

Published: 8th April 2021

A community-led program has been breaking the stigma around mental health and improving the wellbeing of South Sudanese Australians in Melbourne’s west. South Sudanese Australian Minds, funded by cohealth, and supported by The Australian Centre for Social Inclusion and Department of Health, was nominated as a finalist in the Service...

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Easter Closures

Published: 1st April 2021

Over the Easter long weekend, there will be some changes to our usual operating hours All cohealth centres will be closed from Friday 2 April to Monday 5 April. All services will open back up on Tuesday 6 April. Other supports are available during this time.

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International Family Drug Support Day – Opinion Piece

Published: 24th February 2021

Last week I took a call from someone who has discovered syringes in her son’s room. She was in a state of shock, terrified and ashamed. This is one of hundreds of phone calls I have answered over the last five years since I, along with three other mothers, established...

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