Category: Health and Wellbeing

Autism Spectrum Disorder: What’s Changed and Why?

1 May 2023

Trigger Warning: This blog article includes outdated language to identify key moments in history and briefly mentions the affiliations of Hans Asperger. What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Think about our brains as computer operating systems. The norm, neurotypical, is Apple. Autism, and neurodiversity, is Android. Neither are better or worse, simply different. Both are […]

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How to Get Holistic Care with Multiple Disabilities

23 April 2023

Navigating the world of disability healthcare can be tricky, especially when you have more than one disorder. Neurodiverse people are facing a growing field of specialisation, which can impact the way people with disabilities receive care. We set out to understand this complex situation and how to work with the system to get the best […]

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All Abilities Small Group Training

16 April 2023

Active Monash has launched a new program at the Oakleigh Recreation Centre, specifically for people living with disability. On Tuesdays at 10.30am and Thursdays at 11.35am, the new low sensory studio will be open for people with disability to move and exercise in a safe environment – carers and support workers welcome at no cost. […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Finding a Hobby

7 April 2023

Hobbies are good for your mental health. Using your time in a meaningful way, doing something you love, gives you more confidence. Your mind loves to be engaged in play and learning. There are many benefits to doing a regular activity you enjoy. So how do you pick a hobby? Here are some questions to […]

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Panthers come and try days!

3 February 2023

Interested in football? The Mazenod Panthers Football Club will be holding some Come and Try days for all-abilities football! All are welcome to come and have a kick of the footy! Wednesday 1, 8, 15 and 22 February, from 5:00pm – 6:00pm at Mazenod College, 5 Kernot Ave Mulgrave. For more information you can email […]

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Pink background with woman in wheelchair. Text reads Stay Well this Winter

Stay well this Winter:

22 July 2022

This winter, we’re back out there – but so are COVID-19 and the flu.COVID-19 rates are high, and Victoria has recorded more cases of the flu so far thisyear than the whole of 2020 and 2021 combined. That’s why it’s so important to dowhat we can to stay well this winter. The good news is, […]

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Seeking carers and people living with disability to help co-design healthcare services

4 July 2022

The SPEAK Project aims to improve healthcare for people with disability. The project focuses on autistic people, people with intellectual disability, and people with communication support needs. The project is an initiative of Alfred Health and aims to ensure people with disabililities and their carers feel safe, understood and supported while in hospital. They are […]

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Free flu shots for all Victorians in June 2022

31 May 2022

Free flu shots will be offered between to all Victorians aged six months and over from 1 – 30 June. Cases of flu in Victoria have increased by more than 30 percent at the end of May. With case numbers rising so quickly it’s more important than ever that Victorians protect themselves, their loved ones […]

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Help stop the flu in 2022

18 May 2022

With the easing of international and domestic public health measures arising from the COVID-19 global pandemic, a resurgence of influenza is expected in 2022, with the Australian community potentially more vulnerable to the virus this Winter. The ‘flu shot’ is your protection against this virus and a way in which we can protect those who […]

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