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New service to help with medication support and recovery

Tue 17 Oct 2017

Inspiro community health has a new medication support and recovery service. More information about this new and free specialist service is provided in the media release below. Support services will be provided at Inspiro Lilydale and Inspiro Tecoma (soon to be Belgrave).

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Reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke

Tue 15 Aug 2017
As we age the risks of heart disease, stroke and diabetes significcantly increase. To counter these risks Inspiro has partnered with Diabetes Victoria to provide a program that educates you on prevention. Reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke with Inspiro Lilydale's free...
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Inspiro Survey Winners

Thu 10 Aug 2017

Congratulations to our Inspiro Survey 2017 prize winners. The winners will be contacted by phone and email. Thank you to everyone who completed the survey, your responses have helped us to improve the quality of our services that we provide to the public.Here are the winners:

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Free 30 minute foot care podiatry assessment at Inspiro in September 2017

Wed 9 Aug 2017

Free 30 minute foot care podiatry assessment at Inspiro in September 2017Enjoy a free 30 minute foot assessment with a podiatrist. This opportunity is available for anyone who hasn’t seen a podiatrist at Inspiro before or in the last 12 months.Cost: Free - limit of one appointment per person....

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Feed your awesome - Body image and eating disorders awareness week

Wed 9 Aug 2017

The body image and eating disorders awareness week runs from 3-9 September 2017

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An Aussie cheerleader talks about exercise and diet

Thu 3 Aug 2017
Exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle -  Jelinna Santiago Exercise is vital to a healthy lifestyle. We must get at least one hour of physical activity every day. Sport develops strength, social skills, teamwork, thinking skills and more.   My sport is cheerleading, I don’t shake...
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Occupational therapy for children at Inspiro

Tue 1 Aug 2017

Occupational therapy for children in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. We have clinics in Healesville, Lilydale and Tecoma (Belgrave coming soon). Call 97388801.Inspiro’s occupational therapists can help support a child’s development through addressing delays with hyperactivity, walking, sitting and...

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Podiatry services for Yarra Valley and Yarra Ranges residents

Thu 27 Jul 2017
Inspiro has a podiatry clinic offering podiatry services for all residents in the Yarra Valley, Yarra Ranges, Lilydale, Mooroolbark, Bayswater, Belgrave, Chirnside Park, Croydon, Healesville, Montrose, Mount Evelyn, Seville, Wandin and surrounding areas.
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Free counselling for youth and teens in the Yarra Ranges and Yarra Valley

Wed 26 Jul 2017

Inspiro has free youth and teen counselling for young adults and high school aged youth located in the Yarra Ranges and the Yarra Valley.  Call us on 97388801.Being a teen or a young adult can be difficult sometimes and just like adult’s teens can face a huge range of problems and difficulties....

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Inspiro dietitian approved salmon and sweet potato patties

Thu 13 Jul 2017
This is one of my back up, always in the cupboard meals and it's easy to make.  Salmon and sweet potato patties are high in omega 3 (great for your brain and heart), they have good quality, low GI carbohydrate and can be served with whatever salad or vegetables you have on hand.  
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48% of Australian children get cavities before the age of 5

Tue 11 Jul 2017
Did you know that 48% of Australian children get cavities before the age of 5?  And for many children the situation can be far worse than a few fillings. At Inspiro we are seeing more and more children with advanced tooth decay. Many of these children are needing major tooth work such as...
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Inspiro to provide Medication Support Service to prevent pharmaceutical drug overdose

Fri 7 Jul 2017
Inspiro partners with Connect4Health to provide a Medication Support Service program aimed at preventing pharmaceutical drug overdose   Eastern Melbourne PHN (EMPHN) will provide $850,000 to Connect4Health to deliver a Victorian first Medication Support Service program. The program will...
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Are persimmons healthy? Inspiro dietitian Tracey talks about one of the lesser known fruits

Tue 4 Jul 2017
Inspiro Dietitian Tracey Higgins talks about one of her favourite fruits, the persimmon. All fruits have naturally occurring sugars, but they are packed with fibre and vitamin C, folate, beta-carotene and potassium. While those things are very good for you, sugar in fruit can still contribute...
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Kids with less teeth enamel need special dental care

Tue 4 Jul 2017
Kids with less teeth enamel need special dental care Cathy Imperial, Inspiro dentist who specialises in dental for children talked to us about the issues she finds when checking children's teeth at school. I recently visited a local kinder to teach the kids how to take care of their teeth....
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Are Australian's really racist? Jellina reviews Deadly Unna

Thu 29 Jun 2017
Deadly Unna. A story of racism Jelinna Santiago, Mt Lilydale Mercy College Deadly Unna is an award winning teenage novel. The author Phillip Gwynne, says that several events from the book are based on true events from his childhood.         In South Australia, there was a small town where...
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The facts on coconut oil - Healthy or unhealthy?

Wed 28 Jun 2017

The facts on coconut oil – is it the best choice? The hype surrounding coconut oil in the media and among health-conscious folk over the past couple of years has been hard to ignore. Considered a staple ingredient of the popular ‘Paleo diet’ and ‘clean eating’ diet trends; hailed as the latest...

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Coco-date healthy bliss balls

Wed 28 Jun 2017
Luna White, Inspiro Counsellor  After making these balls for a small event I had a request from a friend to share my recipe for my coco-date balls. So here it is. They've been very popular at work and with friends so I hope you enjoy. Coco-date healhty bliss balls 1 CUP fresh medjool...
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Women’s cancer support group in the Yarra Ranges

Mon 26 Jun 2017
Women’s cancer support group in the Yarra Ranges Did you know that in 2017 there have been 17,586 women diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia? Even less well known is that men get breast cancer as well! In 2017 144 Australian men were diagnosed. In 2017 breast cancer will become...
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Inspiro's groups and programs cater for children, adults and the elderly

Fri 23 Jun 2017
Inspiro's Groups and Programs Inspiro's groups, programs and services include a range of activities that cater for all ages, stages of life and challenges. We cater for young children, youth, adults, parents and older people. For more information on any particular group, program or service in...
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Dorothea Warr Industry PhD Scholarship in Community Health Services

Thu 22 Jun 2017
Dorothea Warr Industry PhD Scholarship in Community Health Services - express your interest by 9 July 2017  
  The Dorothea Warr Industry PhD scholarship, established by La Trobe University in partnership with Inspiro and the Dorothea Warr Scholarship Foundation, will be awarded to a...
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Free teeth check and dental work for children in the Yarra Ranges

Thu 22 Jun 2017

Did you know that 48% of Australian children get cavities before the age of 5?   And for many children the situation is much worse than cavities. At Inspiro we are seeing more and more children with advanced tooth decay. Many of these children are needing major tooth work such as complete tooth...

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Shopping smarter at the supermarket

Mon 19 Jun 2017
Learn to shop smarter at the supermarket with dietitian Tracey Higgins  
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Inspiro survey - win an Ipad or one of five $50 vouchers

Thu 15 Jun 2017
Inspiro values the feedback you provide by completing this 2 minute survey. And simply by completing it you'll be automatically entered into our prize draw, giving you the chance to win an Apple iPad Mini or one of five $50 gift vouchers. Your responses will help us to improve the quality...
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7 great food choices to keep your teeth healthy

Fri 9 Jun 2017
By Courtney Vinck Inspiro editor and accredited dietitian (BHlthSciMDietPrac) Does food actually affect the health of your teeth? If it does, how do we take care of those pearly whites? Did you know that oral health problems are the second most expensive disease group to treat each year...
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11 holes in 20 teeth, and only 4 years old

Fri 9 Jun 2017
Edited by Courtney Vinck  (Inspiro Contributor and Accredited Dietitian) "My four year-old daughter visited the dentist a couple of months ago for her annual check-up. At her last check up, everything was fine. She has a ten-year-old brother and seven-year-old sister who’ve had no problems...
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Diabetes education, support and diabetes advice at Inspiro

Sat 3 Jun 2017
Edited by Courtney Vinck Inspiro Contributor and Accredited Dietitian   Are you a diabetic struggling to constantly monitor your insulin levels, eat the right foods, stay active or feel healthy and happy? Inspiro's diabetes education and assessments services offer education and advice to...
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Why we should have sugar taxes

Sat 3 Jun 2017
Why I strongly believe we should have a sugar tax and why it will benefit all Australians   My name is Jelinna Santiago, I am a Year 9 student attending Mount Lilydale Mercy College. I started volunteering at Inspiro for a school programme called the Duke of Edinburgh. This programme creates...
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Water exercise classes for joint problems, arthritis, back pain, flexibility and strength

Mon 29 May 2017

Water Exercise Classes for joint problems, arthritis, back pain, flexibility and strengthThis lower intensity exercise class is ideal for those who have joint problems, arthritis or back pain, and those who find excercising on land difficult.Inspiro’s water exercise class is a gentle, relaxing...

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Sports clubs in Melbourne's outer east unite for gender equity and inclusion

Mon 29 May 2017
Football and netball clubs in Melbourne’s east are being encouraged to take a stand to support gender equality The  Be the Change Forum  aims to inspire and create discussions around what actions local sporting clubs can take to create encouraging environments for women and men. Special...
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Dietitian led local supermarket tours - Buy the best groceries for you and your family

Fri 26 May 2017
Why I love supermarket tours Tracey Higgins is an accredited practising dietitian with 15 years experience in private practice and community health.   We asked Tracey what drives her to volunteer with Diabetes Victoria as a supermarket tour guide.   Here is Tracey’s story:   After...
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Yarra Valley Farms Jay Berries – Variety is the ultimate super food

Thu 25 May 2017

By Courtney VinckInspiro editor and accredited dietitian (BHlthSciMDietPrac) In the Yarra Ranges area we are very lucky to have some amazing farms you can visit.The school community is getting in touch with food through farm to plate programs like the Jamie Oliver and Stephanie Alexander...

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Inspiro provides clinical dietetics education services from university trained dietitians

Wed 24 May 2017
Crafty marketing and new studies questioning the health benefits of certain foods can make understanding what to eat and drink difficult. You and I know that restrictive diets aren't sustainable long term. At Inspiro we believe in eating delicious foods that help us achieve our goals, have...
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This weeks healthy eating tips from Lilydale dietitian Tracey Higgins

Mon 22 May 2017

This weeks healthy eating tips from our dietitian Tracey Higgins:"What is better than rugging up and enjoying some comfort food when it’s cold. And these delicious winter eating tips are healthy as well. For a lighter, healthier lower calorie meal reduce or avoid the pasta and add extra vegies...

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Inspiro volunteers lunch and homestead tour at Mont de Lancey

Wed 17 May 2017
Last Thursday 11 May Inspiro staff and volunteers attended the historic Mont De Lancey homestead located in Wandin, about one hours drive east of Melbourne. The homestead, located in the picturesque Yarra Valley is an excellent destination for a day trip. It has an excellent café, a museum,...
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Support for pregnant women and women with young children

Mon 15 May 2017

Are you pregnant or do you have young children? The Healthy Mothers Healthy Babikes program provides mothers and soon to be mothers with needed assistance and guidance.Call us now on 97388801 and ask for Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies This one-on-one program provides support and education to...

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The breast-feeding dilemma - is breast really best?

Thu 11 May 2017

By Courtney Vinck,Inspiro contributor and accredited dietitian (BHlthSciMDietPrac)Maybe you heard it from your mum, your doctor or a friend. Maybe you heard it from TV shows like ‘House’ or ‘Call the Midwife’.Wherever you heard it have you been wondering whether breast milk really is best for...

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Healthy women's clinic for women's health issues

Thu 11 May 2017
Are you a woman concerned about your health but don't know who to ask? Sometimes women can have things they need to deal with that only another woman can understand. Inspiro provides a Healthy women’s clinic for all residents of the Yarra Ranges and Maroondah council areas. Inspiro's...
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Counselling for depression, anxiety and stress

Wed 10 May 2017
Understanding depression   Are you having difficulty making sense of depression, pain or stress and feeling like you’re stuck? You’re not alone. Depression is a real issue that touches a surprisingly large percentage of society     Call now to discuss or make an appointment with...
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Water exercise, hydrotherapy and aquatic physiotherapy at Croydon and Lilydale

Mon 8 May 2017

Inspiro offers two kinds of water therapy classes; water exercise classes and water hydrotherapy and aquatic physiotherapy classses.Inspiro’s water exercise class is a gentle, relaxing exercise program that uses water resistance to support your body and reduce the risk of muscle or joint injury....

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Inspiro awards University Scholarships to Yarra Ranges students

Wed 3 May 2017

On Thursday 27 April 2017 Inspiro awarded university scholarships to four talented Yarra Ranges students, Rebecca Williamson from Mooroolbark, Jasmine Madge from Lilydale, Jaimee Warren from The Patch and Zoe Vickers from Healesville. They were awarded up to $3,000 each in scholarships, as part...

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Solutions to the problems of sitting at a desk for too long

Tue 2 May 2017
At Inspiro we realise that sitting at your desk all day is not ideal.    Although it’s “just a desk job,” working in an office can wreak absolute havoc on our bodies.   If you’re somebody who spends all day at a desk and computer (which applies to many of the staff at Inspiro), you know...
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Inspiro's amazing new dental chairs improve the experience for clients

Fri 28 Apr 2017
Inspiro’s dental unit is excited to announce our new state of the art dental chairs   Recently Inspiro installed some amazing new dental chairs in our dental rooms at Lilydale. Clients are now able to sit in greater comfort in the ergonomically designed chairs that include some really...
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Answers to the most commonly asked dental questions

Fri 28 Apr 2017

Being one of the largest dental clinics in Victoria we see thousands of clients every year. Here are some of the questions we get asked about the dental services we provide at Inspiro. Going to the dentist can be a little scary for many people, but it doesn't need to be if you understand why...

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Inspiro Healesville is now open for physiotherapy and counselling

Wed 19 Apr 2017
Inspiro Healesville is now open for physio and counselling on Monday's. We will be open additional days soon and will be providing dental services to local residents in Healesville and surrounding area's.
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Little Joey's Playgroup is a playgroup for women with children who have experienced family violence

Wed 19 Apr 2017

Little Joey's Playgroup is a supported playgroup for women with children aged up to 5 years who have experienced family violence and are now in a safe living environment.

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Learn how to control emotional eating

Tue 18 Apr 2017
Learn how to be in control of your eating, overcome emotional eating and improve your relationship with food.
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A lifetime of emotional eating sucks - this is how I got my life back

Tue 18 Apr 2017

I have always been an emotional eater. It’s just been so normal for me for so long, I figured I had no will power and I was just lazy. Feeling angry, I would eat chocolate, stressed, I would go for the chips, or tired I just ate. With a few too many kilojoules I decided I needed to do...

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Are your children eating junk food at school? They don't have to be...

Thu 13 Apr 2017

Do your kids eat bad or low nutrition foods at school?  Healthy eating at school sounds like an unrealistic dream for most parents, school teachers and administrators. Most think that even if their school canteens sold healthy food that the students wouldn't buy it anyway. Fortunately, the...

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Inspiro's groups and programs

Fri 24 Mar 2017
Inspiro's groups, progams and services are tailored to cover all sections of the community at all stages of life. Our qualified clinicians and passionate supporters love getting involved with the community and are dedicated to supporting and helping you achieve results. For more information...
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Healthy eating project aims to slow rising obesity in Victorian primary schools

Thu 16 Mar 2017

Healthy eating at school project inspired by Jamie Oliver Inspired by Jamie Oliver’s efforts to improve the health of school children Inspiro have launched a healthy eating project with the aim of slowing drastically rising obesity levels in Victorian primary schools. The project tackles...

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Services for children in the Yarra Ranges

Sat 11 Mar 2017
Children’s Services at Inspiro for Yarra Ranges and Yarra Valley residents   We offer a range of services for young children and their families.   Occupational therapy We work with young children from two years to school entry to address difficulties with: • writing, using scissors ...
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Free youth and family counselling service in Lilydale, Healesville and Tecoma

Fri 10 Mar 2017
Being a teen or a young adult can be difficult sometimes and just like adults teens can face a huge range of problems and difficulties.
Are you aged 25 or under or a family? Inspiro provides a free youth counselling service for young people between 12 to 25 years who may be dealing with...
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Understanding depression and anxiety through counselling

Tue 7 Mar 2017

Understanding depression   Are you having difficulty making sense of depression, pain or stress and feeling like you’re stuck? You’re not alone. Depression is a real issue that touches a surprisingly large percentage of society     Call now to discuss or make an appointment with Inspiro’s...

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Physiotherapy at Inspiro Lilydale

Tue 7 Mar 2017

Are you feeling pain or discomfort? All Australians can feel healthier and benefit from and a caring physiotherapist. Physiotherapy restores and improves a person's ability to move and function through rehabilitation.  Inspiro's physiotherapy services are nearby We provide physiotherapy...

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Support, psychology and counselling for locals

Fri 3 Mar 2017
Private Health Services at Inspiro   Inspiro offers psychology services available to book privately, meaning that you can access our service at your convenience, with flexible times, no waitlist and at a low cost.   If you have private health insurance, we can efficiently and easily process...
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14 Dietitian approved healthy plant based snacks

Fri 3 Mar 2017

Here are 14 healthy plant based snack ideas provided by our qualified dietitian, Tracey Higgins. Crafty marketing and new studies questioning the health benefits of certain foods can make understanding what to eat and drink difficult. Restrictive diets don’t usually work in the long term. At...

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Tired? Sleep like a baby with these 10 sleeping tricks

Tue 28 Feb 2017
If you spent last night tossing and turning, or you aren’t getting enough sleep every night then these sleep tips are the answer to your frustrations. Sleep plays a vital role in your physical and mental health. Not many people are aware that sleep is involved in the healing and repair of...
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Inspiro's Groups and Programs

Mon 27 Feb 2017

Inspiro's Groups and Programs Inspiro's groups, programs and services include a range of activities that cater for all ages, stages of life and challenges.  

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Free counselling service for youth and families in the Yarra Ranges

Mon 27 Feb 2017

Free counselling service for youth, young adults and their families  We are excited to announce that Inspiro have won a contract to provide Youth and Family Counselling Services for the Yarra Ranges Council.

Youth and young adult counselling services start March 2017 The youth counselling...

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Inspiro's Stop Smoking Service

Fri 24 Feb 2017

Time to quit smoking?

Let us help you become tobacco free! We’ll get cigarettes out of your mouth for good! Inspiro has a stop smoking service for residents of of Melbourne's South and Eastern suburbs. Stop letting cigarettes dictate your life: Making the decision to quit smoking is a...

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Does somebody close to you struggle with addiction? Join our free local support group

Thu 16 Feb 2017

Inspiro has a drug, alcohol and addiction support group for families and friends who are dealing with people with addiction.

Call us now on 9738 8801.  

Do you have someone in your life with drug or alcohol problems?

Do you seem to be going around in circles with the same thing happening over...

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Inspiro's University Health Scholarships

Thu 2 Feb 2017

Are you enrolled to study nursing, medicine, allied health or a health science course at university next year?

Then you are eligible to apply for Inspiro’s University health scholarships.
Applicants must be residents of the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Click here to download the information pack and...
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Inspiro Healesville coming soon

Mon 30 Jan 2017

"Inspiro Healesville is on its way! The development of the new Healesville site is well underway. We are currently working on getting some signage up by the end of next week which will include temporary “Opening Soon” signs. Additionally, we are working with Max IT to get computers, phones and...

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