28 06, 2019

Joint statement to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

By |2019-06-28T15:57:58+10:00June 28th, 2019|

Cobaw is one of 43 leading health organisations that has signed a joint statement calling on the Royal Commission into Mental Health to consider LGBTI mental health. See the announcement from Thorne Harbour Health:

28 06, 2019

View plans for Cobaw’s new building

By |2019-07-05T12:18:07+10:00June 28th, 2019|

The building works for Cobaw Community Health’s new Healthy Community Access Hub in Kyneton are progressing well with much development having taken place over the past eight weeks.  Located at 1 Caroline Chisholm Drive, adjacent to Kyneton District Health, the new site will provide a purpose built centre for the community to access a range of health and wellbeing services and meeting spaces for the community, in a brilliantly designed building.  The building will enable an increased range of services for everyone and bring together services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, speech pathology, counselling, housing support and family services.  [...]

3 06, 2019

Works begin on Kyneton’s new healthcare hub

By |2019-07-05T12:23:34+10:00June 3rd, 2019|

Media Release from the office of Mary-Anne Thomas MP Construction of the Andrews Labor Government’s modern one-stop-shop for community health and family services in Kyneton has begun. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas yesterday turned the first sod to mark the start of construction works for Cobaw Community Health Services’ new Healthy Community Access Hub, next door to Kyneton District Hospital. The hub was made possible with nearly $10 million from the Labor Government’s flagship Regional Health Infrastructure Fund. Once finished, Kyneton families will get easier access to a wide range of vital community health services they need under one roof, [...]

27 05, 2019


By |2019-05-27T11:27:55+10:00May 27th, 2019|

Cobaw Community Health, in partnership with Macedon Ranges Shire Council, raised the rainbow flag at the Town Hall in Kyneton today to acknowledge International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). An international celebration of sex and gender diversity, IDAHOBIT gives communities the opportunity to come together in a display of unity and support for those who are experiencing discrimination due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. The date, 17 May, was chosen to commemorate the World Health Organisation’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder. IDAHOBIT is celebrated in more than 130 countries, including [...]

27 05, 2019

New Volunteer Resource Centre for Heathcote

By |2019-06-03T15:57:00+10:00May 27th, 2019|

Have you thought about volunteering but don’t quite know where to start? Or are you a community group in need of more volunteer support? Volunteer Central Vic is here to help. A service of Cobaw Community Health, Volunteer Central Vic works across the Macedon Ranges Shire, Mount Alexander Shire and Heathcote. The service helps prospective volunteers link up with available volunteering roles across a wide range of community groups and organisations. The service also offers training opportunities for volunteers and their managers, as well as one-to-one advice and coaching. Further information can be found within the Media Release. [...]

27 05, 2019

New Choir Launched

By |2019-05-27T11:29:25+10:00May 27th, 2019|

The One Voice Central Victoria Choir was launched recently by Cobaw Community Health. Cobaw is one of five organisations across Australia to receive seed funding from Creativity Australia to establish a new choir with the aim of building social networks in the region whilst giving people the opportunity to experience the many health and wellbeing benefits of singing in a group. The choir will meet every Wednesday at 7pm at the Mechanics Institute in Kyneton and is open to everyone regardless of singing experience. Gabriel Macura, an internationally acclaimed singer and musician, will conduct the group. Further information can be [...]

24 04, 2019

Free Parenting Support and Information Consultations

By |2019-04-24T17:17:29+10:00April 24th, 2019|

Cobaw Community Health is offering parenting consultations for parents or caregivers with children 0-12 years. These consults can be used to access support, information or practical advice and strategies to help you in your role. Some areas that we can support you in are: Managing challenging behaviours Setting boundaries and limits that work Strengthening your connection with your children Managing and supporting your child’s emotional development Building confidence in your parenting Understanding ages and stages of development Plus, other areas of parenting you might want to discuss or clarify Consultations are designed to meet your needs and can be a [...]

21 03, 2019

Romsey and Lancefield Community Wellbeing Project

By |2019-03-21T09:06:45+10:00March 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 |2019-03-20T16:51:22+10:00March 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 [...]