Here’s some advice to keep kids writing while they’re at home

Here’s some advice to keep kids writing while they’re at home

Health Weeks

07-04-2020

Staying home?

Here’s some advice to keep kids writing while they’re at home.

Writing about what they did last weekend isn’t every child’s delight, but children can develop their writing skills in other ways.

Try suggesting they plan out their dream daily schedule, or make a crazy shopping list or their own restaurant menu.

What have your kids written about?

Read more of our literacy tips: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/…/HealthyLiving/childre…

 
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Exercise and mental health – look after yourself during these tough times

Exercise and mental health – look after yourself during these tough times

Health Weeks

18-03-2020

Exercise has many benefits, not only for your physical health but also your mental health. In your brain, exercise stimulates chemicals that improve your mood and the parts of the brain responsible for memory and learning.
 
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Benefits of exercise

Physical activity and exercise has many benefits. It can:

Purple Day for Epilepsy March 26

Purple Day for Epilepsy March 26

Health Weeks

26-02-2020

In March you can help make a difference for those living with epilepsy
“because no one with epilepsy should go it alone”

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What is febfast?

What is febfast?

Health Weeks

22-01-2020

febfast is where individuals call time-out on alcohol, sugar or another vice of their choice, to support disadvantaged youth in Australia. It is the perfect excuse to kick-start the year with a little good health and good will.

Across Australia, thousands of people give up alcohol or sugar for the month of February to raise funds for young people experiencing serious disadvantage to access the resources and support they require to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

Febfast lady with ice-cream
 

Childrens Health

Childrens Health

Health Weeks

06-01-2020

In the first five years of life, a child’s brain and body develops more quickly than at any other time. When babies are young, their learning and development mostly happens within the family at home. As they grow and develop, children will start to learn from others in the community – friends, peers, and early childhood educators. Read more here

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First aid kits available in our pharmacy

First aid kits available in our pharmacy

Health Weeks

17-12-2019

An organised and properly stocked first aid kit can give you peace of mind in a medical emergency. Being prepared could help you save a life.

Doing a first aid course is recommended to give you the knowledge and skills to provide capable first aid assistance.

Buying a first aid kit is a convenient option.

First aid kits are sold in different shapes and sizes and for different uses.

A basic first aid kit checklist

You can customise your first aid kit depending on the activities you do. A basic first aid kit checklist might include:

  • crepe bandages of varying widths
  • hypoallergenic (skin) tape
  • triangular bandages
  • adhesive dressing strips (such as bandaids) in different sizes
  • gauze swabs
  • combine dressing pads (10cm x 10cm)
  • non-stick dressing pads (7.5cm x 10cm)
  • sterile eye pad
  • alcohol swabs
  • stainless steel scissors (sharp/blunt) 12.5cm
  • disposable gloves
  • stainless steel pointed splinter forceps (tweezers)
  • shock (thermal) blanket
  • safety pins
  • notepad and permanent marker
  • sterile saline tubes/sachets
  • disposable resuscitation face shield
  • antiseptic skin swabs
  • stop itch cream
  • first aid booklet Read More >

Help spread the word about bowel cancer

Help spread the word about bowel cancer

Health Weeks

04-12-2019

Be the face of Decembeard® Australia!

Decembeard® isn’t just hair-raising, it’s about fundraising to help save lives and beat bowel cancer.

Your support of Decembeard® Australia directly contributes to Bowel Cancer Australia’s work, providing practical and emotional support for the growing number of Australians affected by the disease, from prevention and early diagnosis to research, quality treatment and care.

Would you like to share your bowel cancer story to help raise awareness?

To help challenge misconceptions associated with bowel cancer we need your help to spread the word!

Whether you are living with bowel cancer, beyond bowel cancer or know someone who is, we want to hear from you!

To share your story, email us at info@bowelcanceraustralia.org with Me, My Beard and Why (for men) or Me, Decembeard and Why (for women) in the subject line or submit your details using our contact us web form

World COPD Day 2019

World COPD Day 2019

Health Weeks

25-11-2019

This World COPD day (November 20), Lung Foundation Australia is encouraging people living with COPD to reach out and connect with support services and resources that can help you understand your condition and improve your wellbeing.
 

Reach Out

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an emotionally challenging disease, and it can take its toll on your emotional wellbeing. People living with COPD face many emotional, psychological and practical day-to-day demands on top of the physical impacts of the disease and its treatment.

Learn more here