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Perinatal Mental Health Awareness Week: Fostering Connection Through Conversation

November 12 2023

As we approach Perinatal Mental Health Week, the focus is on a theme that deeply resonates with the challenges and triumphs of the perinatal journey: “Connection Through Conversation.” Organised by Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA), this year’s emphasis is on the power of dialogue to break down barriers, reduce stigma, and build supportive communities...


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1 2023

Finding breast cancer early provides the best chance of surviving the disease. Early detection It’s important for women of all ages to know what they can do to help find breast cancer early. Finding breast cancer early means there are more treatment options and the chances of survival are greatest. This page provides information about...


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Go Dry This July!

June 30 2023

Gather your spirits, mates! It’s that time of the year again when we come together to embark on a transformative and soul-stirring experience called Dry July. This noble initiative, rooted in compassion and camaraderie, invites individuals to give up alcohol for the entire month of July while raising funds to support those affected by cancer....


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Exercise Right Week

May 22 2023

Exercise Right Week is an annual campaign in Australia that aims to promote the importance of safe and effective exercise for all Australians. This year’s campaign theme is “The Right Advice,” highlighting the importance of seeking expert guidance when it comes to exercise. Regular physical activity has numerous benefits, including preventing chronic diseases, improving mental...


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It takes 30 minutes or less to conduct a Heart Health Check.

May 1 2023

Don’t delay prevention. Take three simple steps to help keep Australian hearts healthy. EHeart Week is a campaign that raises awareness about heart health on a national scale in Australia. It takes place during the first week of May each year and presents an occasion for healthcare professionals and the general public to initiate discussions...


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Raising Awareness for Parkinson’s Disease: World Parkinson’s Awareness Day

April 11 2023

World Parkinson’s Awareness Day is observed on April 11th every year to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder that affects around 80,000 Australians. This year, as we observe this day, let us understand the impact of Parkinson’s disease and explore ways to support those living with this condition. Parkinson’s disease is a chronic...


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Melanoma: Understanding the Deadliest Skin Cancer in Australia

March 2 2023

Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer and is caused by the uncontrolled growth of pigment-producing cells in the skin. It is estimated that one in 14 men and one in 24 women in Australia will be diagnosed with melanoma by the age of 85, making it a significant public health concern. With...


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This February, You Get To Choose How You’ll Change Young People’s Lives.

January 24 2023

Are you ready to challenge yourself this February? Look no further than FebFast and FebFit! FebFast is the perfect opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of young people affected by alcohol and drug addiction, while also benefiting from the personal benefits of giving up alcohol for a month. Whether you choose to...


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Raise Awareness To Help Beat Bowel Cancer

December 1 2022

Geelong Medical & Health Group supports Bowel Cancer Australia’s hair-raising fundraiser encouraging you to get hairy while raising awareness and funds to help beat bowel cancer. Face, head, legs, body – if it’s hair – let it grow or let it go! Decembeard Beards aren’t just for hipsters, grandpas, men that ride motorbikes or people...


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Share The World Diabetes Day Message This November!

November 14 2022

Access To Diabetes Care: If Not Now, When? WDD is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight. Every year,...


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