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Health partnership between Yea and Yarriambiack

A networking and learning opportunity between two rural health services will help improve aged-care health outcomes for Wimmera communities. Yea and District Memorial Hospital board directors and executive staff visited Rural Northwest Health’s Yarriambiack Lodge at Warracknabeal as part of a collaborative learning exercise. Rural Northwest Health chair Julia Hausler said the Yea team was […]

Build IT Wimmera, shining a spotlight on building and design

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Bid for brave Brax – ‘I look like Grandpa now’

Five-year-old Horsham boy Braxton Williams is in the fight of his young life. Braxton was diagnosed with a brain tumour in January, forcing his mother to relocate to Melbourne and sell her home to fund his treatment. The Wimmera community has rallied around Braxton and his family, organising a 'Beers and a Bid for Brax' charity auction at Horsham's Victoria Hotel on Sunday, June 16.

Life has no pause button – a lesson Horsham boy Braxton Williams’ family learned in devastating fashion in January when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Turning wood in Ararat helps search for cure

HELPING HAND: From left, Central Western Woodworkers Group president David Mitchell, Kathryn Mills Fund representative Garry Mills, Ararat Breast Cancer Support Group’s Kay Fox, and Ararat woodworkers Laurie Brewster and Lew Day. Central Western Woodworkers Group is donating $1000 to both the fund and group as part of Grampians U-Turn. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Woodturning enthusiasts from across Victoria are in Ararat gleaning knowledge and information from each other as part of an annual Grampians U-Turn event. Central Western Woodworkers Group, made up of five clubs, meets four times a year and one of the major gatherings is the Grampians U-turn. The event, which started at Ararat Harness Racing […]

Crazy socks for mental health

PART OF THE TEAM: Horsham’s Lister House Medical Clinic’s Amanda Wilson, Dr David Wilson and Dr Kannan Ramanathan wear colourful socks ahead of ‘Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day’ on Friday. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham’s Lister House Medical Clinic staff will wear crazy and colourful socks to work on Friday to help raise awareness for medical workers’ mental health. The clinic is joining a worldwide ‘Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day’ campaign for the first time, hoping to start a ‘conversation’ with its light-hearted attire. Clinic nurse manager Amanda Wilson […]

Goolum Goolum celebrates no tobacco

BUTT OUT! Roseallina Clarke, 10, invites Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Co-operative justice worker Andrew ‘Cobba’ Harrison, left, and maintenance crew worker Jordan Secombe to extinguish cigarettes as part of World No Tobacco Day activities in Horsham. The co-operative hosted the community event at Sawyer Park to present people who had given up smoking with awards and […]

Program to address mental wellbeing

A free information session for a ‘transformative’ mental wellbeing program is open to people in the Horsham district tomorrow.

Health resource for women

Wimmera women looking for information on contraception, sexual health and pregnancy options now have access to new resource, 1800MyOptions. Wimmera Health Care Group women’s sexual health nurse Sharyn Cook said the new phone and online resource was the result of research into unplanned pregnancy and discussions with GPs. “The research found some rural GPs were […]

Experiences shared at prostate group gathering

Regional prostate cancer specialist nurse Gay Corbett provided insight into her role supporting men with the disease at a Wimmera Prostate Cancer Support Group gathering. She also used the occasion at Horsham RSL to speak about a work-related trip to Canada where she provided Canadians with an understanding of her experience in Australia. Group leader […]

SOS stepping out for mental health

Horsham’s Andrew Sostheim is lacing up his trainers to help a mental-health fundraiser get off to a running start.


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