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17 04, 2019

Parent Workshop: ASD, Anxiety and School Refusal

By |2019-04-23T10:46:12+10:00April 17th, 2019|

Parent Workshop: ASD, Anxiety and School Refusal We are running a free workshop for parents and carers of children with autism spectrum disorder, anxiety and school refusal. Wednesday 24 April, 10am to 11.30am Cobaw Community Health: 142 Main Street Romsey Presented by Dr Katherine Hyde, Paediatric Fellow at Cobaw, in conjunction with Macedon Ranges Autism Network. Bookings:

21 03, 2019

Romsey and Lancefield Community Wellbeing Project

By |2019-03-21T09:06:45+11:00March 21st, 2019|

Do you live or work in Romsey or Lancefield? Are you interested in helping design how mental health and wellbeing is supported in your community? Are you ready to take part in a new local strategy in partnership with Swinburne University and Cobaw Community Health? Cobaw Community Health and Swinburne University would like to partner with the Romsey and Lancefield communities to identify and implement actions to improve local mental health and wellbeing. There are many community level improvements that can be made to prevent issues like anxiety, depression and isolation. Finding the right activities for the local area can [...]

20 03, 2019

Kyneton Community Project Awarded $10,000 – Launching Soon

By |2019-11-11T10:04:18+11:00March 20th, 2019|

Media release from Creativity Australia: We have just awarded seed funding to start up new With One Voice choir programs to 5 organisations around Australia and we are thrilled to let you know that a local Kyneton group were one of the 5 successful applicants. Carly Visscher, applied for the grant on behalf of Cobaw Community Health. Cobaw already provides a broad range of programs and services to the Macedon Ranges and surrounding communities and thought the With One Voice choir model would be a great asset to sit within their Community Connections program . Carly’s application caught the eye [...]

20 03, 2019

Specialist Trans and Gender Diverse Training for Healthcare Professionals

By |2019-03-20T14:23:12+11:00March 20th, 2019|

Cobaw Community Health (Cobaw) in conjunction with Zoe Belle Gender Collective, is offering a two hour inclusive practice training session for healthcare professionals. Aimed at GPs, nurses, psychologists, allied health professionals and anyone who works in a healthcare setting, the training examines best practice in trans and gender diverse health. Presented by Starlady from the Zoe Belle Gender Collective, the training will explore trans and gender diverse identities, experiences and language with the aim of better supporting the healthcare pathways of community members who identify as trans and gender diverse. Margaret McDonald, CEO at Cobaw encouraged health professionals to take [...]

20 03, 2019

Healthy Smiles Photo Competition

By |2019-03-20T12:11:59+11:00March 20th, 2019|

Show us your healthy smiles to celebrate World Oral Health Day Children of all ages in the Macedon Ranges are invited to join in the fun of World Oral Health Day 2019 by entering a ‘Healthy Smiles Photo Competition’. Organised by Cobaw Community Health, parents are invited to take a photograph of their child that demonstrates at least one of the three key Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) messages: Eat well, Drink well, Clean well. The best photos will be shared on Cobaw’s social media pages leading up to World Oral Health Day – Wednesday 20 March 2019. DHSV data [...]

19 03, 2019

PERK | Parents Empowering Rainbow Kids

By |2019-03-19T17:29:19+11:00March 19th, 2019|

On Tuesday 26 March come along and join our quarterly network for parents and carers of LGBTIQ+ young people. PERK aims to provide a supportive network that includes a forum for discussion, education and training, development of projects and connecting with the local community.

29 11, 2018

Christmas Day Lunch

By |2019-03-20T15:07:48+11:00November 29th, 2018|

Don’t be on your own this Christmas Day How do you spend your Christmas Day?  Macedon Ranges Shire Council has joined with Cobaw Community Health to host the eleventh annual free Christmas Day lunch at Kyneton Town Hall. The lunch will be held on Tuesday 25 December from 11.30am to 2pm. Bookings are essential for catering purposes.

22 10, 2018

Free Dental Checks

By |2018-11-12T16:48:44+11:00October 22nd, 2018|

Is your child in grade prep and attending school in the Macedon Ranges? We are working with Sunbury Community Health to provide a free outreach oral health screening program. Schools in the Macedon Ranges are invited to schedule a date for Sunbury Community Health's dental therapists to visit their school, discuss good oral health habits with the children and conduct dental screenings. If your school has not yet scheduled a date please contact Lauren White at

18 09, 2018

LGBTI+ Priorities for Victorian State Election

By |2018-09-18T14:05:33+10:00September 18th, 2018|

Cobaw is proud to be one of 30 LGBTI+ community organisations and service provider signatories endorsing a new booklet ahead of the upcoming Victorian state election. The LGBTI+ Priorities booklet makes 59 recommendations for how the Victorian Government can make Victoria a fair and equal place for LGBTI+ people to live, work and raise their families. The booklet outlines LGBTI+ priorities in areas such as homelessness, family violence, education, discrimination, and ways of supporting Victorians from the bisexual, intersex, and trans and gender diverse communities. This publication will help set the agenda for the next four years to enable Victoria’s LGBTI+ [...]