Health Media Releases

8 06, 2016

Cobaw wins Community Organisation of the Year Award

By |2016-06-08T16:30:55+10:00June 8th, 2016|

Cobaw Community Health is celebrating national recognition winning the category of the QIP Community Organisation of the Year Award. This Award recognises Cobaw for its excellence in partnerships, with an emphasis on diversity and inclusive practice, in the Community Services sector. The Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) and Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) Excellence Awards recognise AGPAL and QIP accredited practices, organisations or services, who consistently go above and beyond to implement and embed quality improvements, have teams that love to innovate, demonstrate a dedicated approach to patient and consumer services and/or care, and have a clear understanding of related industry [...]

4 05, 2016

Central Victorian Volunteer Service launches new website

By |2016-05-04T09:01:45+10:00May 4th, 2016|

Cobaw Community Health’s Central Victorian Volunteer Service is celebrating National Volunteer Week (9-15 May) by launching a new volunteering website on Wednesday 11 May 2016 at 11am at the Castlemaine Library. The website will provide a central point for volunteer opportunities across the region and allow organisations, community and sporting groups seeking volunteers to post roles at no cost. The website will also feature volunteer management documents, resources and information about upcoming training for both volunteers and volunteer leaders. The volunteer service will also be hosting an information stall at the Kyneton Farmers’ Market on Saturday 14 May from 8:30am [...]

28 04, 2016

Cobaw supports funding announced for Kyneton Courthouse

By |2016-04-28T15:41:23+10:00April 28th, 2016|

The funding announcement from the State Government of $1.2 million today to improve the Kyneton Courthouse is welcome news to Cobaw Community Health who provides support for victims of family violence. In the last couple of years, concern has been raised regarding significant safety issues about the aged state of the courthouse. As a key part of local community infrastructure, the news of extensive structural changes to improve the size and functionality of the building, in particular the lack of safe waiting spaces especially for those people attending the court in relation to family violence issues is of major significance. There [...]

8 12, 2015

Funding welcomed for former Romsey Primary School site

By |2015-12-08T17:18:45+10:00December 8th, 2015|

Plans to transform the former Romsey Primary School site into a shared community space are a step closer following yesterday’s funding announcement that the Australian Government will contribute $997,478 towards the project. The project, which is a joint partnership between Macedon Ranges Shire Council, the Greater Romsey All Abilities Park (GRAAP) committee and Cobaw Community Health, consists of a long held community vision to redevelop the historic site located at the corner of Main and Palmer streets for ongoing community use. This includes the construction of an all-abilities park and refurbishment of the existing school building to provide increased access to [...]

24 11, 2015

Cobaw says No More Violence Against Women!

By |2015-11-24T10:39:24+10:00November 24th, 2015|

Cobaw Community Health Services (Cobaw) is supporting White Ribbon Day - Australia's campaign to stop violence against women. On Wednesday 25 November 2015, Cobaw staff members will distribute White Ribbon posters to local businesses in the Macedon Ranges and invite business owners, managers and staff to take the oath of standing up, speaking out and acting to prevent violence against women. In addition to this poster drop, in order to raise awareness of the campaign, Cobaw will display White Ribbon stickers on cars stating, “Shouldn’t everyone have a safe place to go home to? – Prevent Violence Against Women”. Globally, White [...]

20 11, 2015

New youth support resource launched

By |2015-11-20T10:12:49+10:00November 20th, 2015|

On Tuesday 17 November 2015, the Macedon Ranges Child and Youth Directory was launched by the Macedon Ranges Youth Alliance with the support of the School Focused Youth Service. The website aims to help young people, families, care givers, schools and professionals access appropriate supports for children and young people. It provides accessible, up to date information about child and youth services throughout the Macedon Ranges and is a key resource in providing young people and their families with the support they need when they need it. The Macedon Range Youth Alliance aims to provide strategic direction and leadership to [...]

9 10, 2015

New Regional Volunteer Strategy – Volunteer Expo

By |2015-10-09T11:23:17+10:00October 9th, 2015|

The Macedon Ranges Volunteer Coordination Service will be hosting a Volunteer Expo on Friday 23 October 2015 between 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Woodend Hub as a part of the Macedon Ranges Shire Council Seniors Festival Activities. This will be the first Volunteer Expo for the Macedon Ranges Volunteer Coordination Service with the hope to host more across the region over the coming months. At the expo, people will be able to learn about multiple volunteer opportunities in the region. Volunteers from various organisations will be sharing their stories. Activities and light refreshments provided. In July 2015 Cobaw Community Health Services Ltd (Cobaw) [...]

28 08, 2015

WayOut funding announced

By |2019-02-27T12:51:08+10:00August 28th, 2015|

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, yesterday announced that Cobaw's WayOut program will receive $195,000 to continue to deliver youth suicide prevention programs supporting LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex) young people in the Macedon Ranges and surrounds. The announcement was made at an event organised by Kyneton Secondary College students celebrating Wear it Purple Day which seeks to recognise and support the gender and sexual diversity of young people. Cobaw CEO, Margaret McDonald said WayOut has accomplished a huge amount in Macedon Ranges and across Victoria and the $195,000 grant will allow Cobaw to support more young people through [...]

23 07, 2015

Cobaw Supports Marriage Equality

By |2019-03-20T15:23:28+10:00July 23rd, 2015|

Yesterday Cobaw and Macedon Ranges Shire Council youth staff gathered on the steps of the Kyneton Town Hall to show their support of marriage equality. Cobaw Community Health welcomes the US Supreme Court decision in ruling same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states of America. This ruling sees equal recognition of same-sex relationships in the United States, ending marriage laws that fail to grant equal recognition for all. Marriage equality in Australia would be a key step towards recognising equal standing of same-sex relationships, and the right of all people to have equal recognition in the eyes of the law. [...]

13 05, 2015

Continuation of Funding for WayOut

By |2015-05-14T10:05:43+10:00May 13th, 2015|

The Victorian Minister for Mental Health, the Hon. Martin Foley MP has announced, as part of the 2015-16 Victorian Budget, there will be $117.8 million available over four years for a broad package of mental health initiatives. Of this money, $5.88 million has been allocated for a set of targeted initiatives to be introduced in the next four years that combat transphobia and homophobia and improve the mental health and wellbeing and promote the rights of same sex attracted and gender diverse young people. Many of these young people are vulnerable to harassment, bullying and stress and are at heightened risk [...]