Every Health Session we facilitate is based on a specific topic. Click on the links below to read more about the specific Sessions we run in the community.
A fantastic introductory session. Healthcare options and how to access them are discussed, including Medicare, public/private hospitals, GP clinics, pharmacies and the ambulance service. Interactive scenarios include how to call an ambulance, when to attend a GP verses Emergency Department, how to make a GP appointment and what to take, what to do with a medication prescription.
A fun, interactive session in which participants learn about the benefits of, and barriers to, a healthy diet, the food pyramid and its practical application (including limiting sugar and fats) and how to interpret food labels. A cooking demonstration, such as healthy lunch box options for children, may be included if practically possible.
An important session that allows participants to discuss their experiences with
family members/friends with dementia and their fears relating to personal
memory loss. The session focuses on preventative factors, when to seek medical
assistance, the Mini-Mental Examination and delirium versus dementia.
An excellent session to begin breaking down the stigmatisation often associated
with mental illness. Participants will develop ways to recognise, and respond
to, signs of stress, anxiety and depression in themselves, family and friends.
Preventative strategies (including protective factors), treatment options and
online resources are emphasised. Interactive activities include quizzes and
muscle relaxation and deep breathing exercises.
Adolescents recently arrived in Australia often have questions regarding differing customs and culturally appropriate male and female interaction. This is an important session designed to address the questions and concerns of the male or female
group with same sex facilitators and interpreters. Participants are encouraged to discuss cultural differences relating to touch and eye contact (in a professional and personal context), physical boundaries, unwanted attention/harassment,
social media, same-sex relationships and addressing discomfort in conversations. Facilitators often incorporate their personal stories and encourage participation in role plays.