News & Events

14 08, 2019

Invitation to dementia community forum

By |2019-08-14T17:11:34+10:00August 14th, 2019|

Do you care for someone with dementia?  We invite you to a community forum to hear the findings of a project that was carried out locally.  Verily Connect aimed to provide support for carers via an online community.  La Trobe University will present the results and are keen to get contributions from carers around where the project goes to from here. Monday 26 August, 1.30pm - 2.30pm Mechanics Institute, 81 Mollison Street, Kyneton, Victoria, 3444

25 07, 2019

Homelessness Week 2019

By |2019-07-30T16:17:30+10:00July 25th, 2019|

During Homelessness Week (4 to 10 August), Cobaw is focussing on local community needs around those who are, or who are at risk of becoming homeless.  To raise awareness of the issues we invite you to share a free lunch of soup and bread.  Entertainment will be provided by the Cobaw Ukulele Players and the With One Voice Central Victoria Choir. Thursday 8 August, 12pm – 1.30pm Lions Kiosk, Mechanics Reserve, 81 Mollison Street, Kyneton, Victoria, 3444 For more information about Homelessness Week see: https://chp.org.au/event/homelessness-week-2019/ For media release see: 2019-07-24_Homelessness Week_youth

24 07, 2019

Best Practice in Health Care: Access, Inclusion and Intersectionality

By |2019-07-24T16:53:28+10:00July 24th, 2019|

Using emerging research, best practice models and lived experience, presenter Jax Jacki Brown (https://www.wheelercentre.com/people/jax-jacki-brown) will provide you with the tools to embed LGBTIQ+ access and inclusion into your work practice. Wednesday 18 September 2019, 6.30pm to 8pm Macedon Ranges Hotel and Spa, 625 Black Forest Drive, Macedon, Victoria Light meal provided Please RSVP to admin@cobaw.org.au or 1300 026 229 Intersectionality in Health Care Flyer

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: https://thorneharbour.org/news-events/news/leading-health-organisations-call-on-the-royal-commission-into-victorias-mental-health-system-to-consider-lgbti-mental-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

IDAHOBIT 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 [...]

1 05, 2019

Community Wellbeing in Romsey and Lancefield

By |2019-05-01T15:14:09+10:00May 1st, 2019|

You are invited to join us for our first workshop to improve community mental health and wellbeing in Romsey and Lancefield as part of a local community collective impact group.  At this first workshop, you will meet your fellow community members and find out more about the community collective impact group process.  We will explore what good mental health means to your community and understand the specific issues for Romsey and Lancefield that you feel the group can work together to address. The first workshop will be held on: Thursday 9 May, 9am - 12pm Cobaw Community Health, 142 Main [...]