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R U OK? Day Is Thursday, 9 September

September 9 2021

Are they really OK? Ask them today. Do you know how the people in your world are really going? Life’s ups and downs happen to all of us. So chances are someone you know might be struggling. Your genuine support can make a difference whatever they are facing, big or small. So, don’t wait until someone’s visibly...


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Women’s Health Week (6-10 September 2021)

September 6 2021

Women’s health. Powerful stuff. Good health is powerful! So this September, Women’s Health Week will be a great reminder to set aside time for your health and wellbeing. Make an appointment for a health check, get active, and connect with family and friends. Good health starts with you. Women’s Health Week is a nation-wide campaign of events and online...


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Healthy Bones Action Week (23-29 August 2021)

August 23 2021

Most people don’t think about their bones until they have a fracture or until they reach older age. However, bones are living tissue, constantly in a state of renewal, so building and maintaining bones is a lifelong matter. Healthy Bones Action Week has called on Australians to protect their bones since 1994. People of all...


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Healthy Bones Week (1-7 August 2021)

August 1 2021

Dairy Australia’s National Healthy Bones week, running from 1-7 August, is set to raise awareness of calcium-rich food in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and the prevention of osteoporosis. Bones are the body’s foundation, providing support and structure and giving protection to organs. Looking after your bones is important to keep them strong and...


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Understanding Birth Trauma

July 19 2021

With 1 in 3 women identifying their birth as traumatic, there is much work to be done in the prevention and treatment of birth trauma in Australia and New Zealand. The delivery of a baby is a positive event for many women, but for some it can be a mixed experience or even very negative,...


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Men’s Health Week (14-20 June 2021)

June 14 2021

The men’s health week is a week to celebrate men and talk more about their health. You may wonder why men’s health is so important. The answer is simple –  the male population health status is relatively poorer than that of females in Australia. This is not an Australian phenomenon as much as it is...


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June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June 7 2021

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, our friends at Bowel Cancer Australia’s signature event to raise awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer and funds for the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. Bowel cancer claims the lives of 103 Australians every...


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National Palliative Care Week 2021 (23-29 May 2021)

May 23 2021

This National Palliative Care Week (NPCW) gives us an opportunity to discuss the benefits of palliative care and celebrate the amazing dedication of all those working and volunteering in palliative care across Australia. Palliative care is care that helps people live their life as fully and as comfortably as possible when living with a life-limiting or terminal illness....


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Tourette Syndrome Awareness Week

May 3 2021

Did you know one in four Australians have never heard of Tourette Syndrome and just 15% of parents have taught their children about the condition?   What is Tourette Syndrome? Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder, which most often begins between the ages of 2 and 21, and lasts throughout life. TS is NOT...


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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease – World Parkinson’s Day (April 11th)

April 11 2021

What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease is a condition that affects movement. People with Parkinson’s have problems controlling the muscles of the body due to a breakdown of messages from the brain. We do not know its causes, but people with Parkinson’s have low levels of a brain chemical called dopamine. Dopamine helps the brain...


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