News & Events

6 06, 2019

Quality Manager

By |2019-06-06T15:23:33+10:00June 6th, 2019|

Applications Close: Applications will be assessed as they are received. The Quality Manager position is 0.6EFT. Ongoing About the Position and the Person As Quality Manager you will support the Leadership team and staff to ensure a safe and consistently high quality of service to community members who use Cobaw services, leading the quality, clinical governance and compliance systems across the organisation. The key expected job outcomes of this position are to: Build a positive quality improvement culture, supporting all staff to embed quality systems and practices that deliver high quality services and reflect an ‘accreditation ready’ organisation Support the [...]

3 06, 2019

Works begin on Kyneton’s new healthcare hub

By |2019-06-03T13:27:13+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 [...]

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 [...]

17 04, 2019

Hear from Cobaw’s clinicians at kindergarten information session

By |2019-04-17T17:37:49+10:00April 17th, 2019|

If you are thinking about registering your child for a kindergarten program in 2020, come along to Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s information session for an overview of what kindergarten is about, what your child will experience when they attend and how the centres are run. You will also hear about the services available at Cobaw that can support your child’s development including paediatrics, speech therapy and early childhood Intervention. Wednesday 15 May, 7pm to 8.30pm Woodend Community Hall (next to the library) Register here to attend this free event

17 04, 2019

Parent Workshop: Boardmaker Online

By |2019-04-17T17:39:53+10:00April 17th, 2019|

Come and learn how to create visual supports with Boardmaker Online – bring your own laptop or just come along and watch. Monday 29 April, 11am to 12 noon Cobaw Community Health: 142 Main Street Romsey Presented by Laura Ferrie, Speech Pathologist at Cobaw, in collaboration with Macedon Ranges Autism Network. Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=493976&

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: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=493951&