31st August is International Overdose Awareness Day

Tue 30 Aug 2022


We use this day to spread the word that drug overdose is preventable. If we end the stigma and shame around overdose, we can save lives.

International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the...

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Lockdown Update August 26

Thu 26 Aug 2021
Hey there…we hope you’re all doing ok. We know these are really tough times and we are here to help
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Lockdown #6: August 5 - August 12

Fri 6 Aug 2021
Ok, well, here we are again but DO-NUT panic. We are here for you. As we are an essential health service, we are still able to offer many of our services, both face to face and via telehealth. Here's the drill (we think you might already know it...):
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Lockdown #5 Update

Fri 16 Jul 2021
Well nobody wanted to hear the news about another lockdown but here we are. Again! It’s annoying but we’ve all had plenty of practice so we know what to do to make this pause in normality work.
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Service Update June 11, 2021

Fri 11 Jun 2021
Due to the extensive storm damage and power outages across the region, Inspiro will be closed today (Friday 11th June) and tomorrow (Saturday 12th June)
We are endeavouring to contact everyone with an appointment booked in for today or tomorrow. We apologise for the...
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We have no power :(

Thu 10 Jun 2021
Due to the very wild weather last night, we have no power, internet or telephones ( just like lots of you, we know). We've been left in the dark!
Unfortunately this means we've had to shut our doors for today We have had great difficulty contacting clients...
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What the Circuit Breaker means for our Inspiro community

Sat 13 Feb 2021

Yesterday the Victorian Government announced that the state would be going into a compulsory five day lockdown, commencing last night,  Friday February 12th at 11.59pm.

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The Youth Health Hub is GO

Thu 20 Aug 2020

This week we launched the Yarra Ranges Youth Health Hub!

Inspiro is very excited and proud to lead the consortium that is delivering much-needed support services to young people in the Yarra Ranges. We launched it (softly) this week and we are looking forward to working with our youth reference...

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Great news for Young People in the Yarra Ranges

Wed 24 Jun 2020

Young People - you're getting a Health Hub and it's all about YOU      

We are VERY excited to announce that a new Health Hub for Young People is on its way to the Yarra Ranges! Together with our partners, Anchor Inc., Cire Services, Eastern Community Legal Centre and Oonah Health and Community...

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National Reconciliation Week 2020

Mon 25 May 2020

Our Country, Our Future – Igniting a Shared Responsibility.

Please join us for this special event.


Each year, for the past five years, Inspiro has partnered with Yarra Ranges Council to run a Reconciliation Week Event for the Yarra Ranges community. Inspiro sees the event as a significant way of...

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Three local students awarded Inspiro scholarships

Mon 13 May 2019

On Thursday 2 May 2019, Inspiro awarded our annual tertiary scholarships to three impressive Yarra Ranges students: Liam from Upwey, Ashleigh from Montrose and Tegan from Wandin North. Tegan, Ashleigh and Liam were awarded a total of $20,000, with first place receiving $10,000, the largest amount...

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Interchange Outer East Carer Support Groups NDIS

Wed 2 Jan 2019

Inspiro will be running an NDIS info session as part of the Interchange Outer East Carer Support Groups activities for parents and carers of a child or young adult with a disability.

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How to protect children's teeth with enamel problems

Tue 1 Jan 2019

Less teeth enamel can occur in children from birth or can develop soon after. Kids with less teeth enamel (hypomineralisation) need special dental care, and diagnosing teeth enamel problems in children at an early age is key to preventing serious teeth problems. Cathy Imperial, Inspiro oral...

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Help those in need this Christmas

Thu 22 Nov 2018

This Christmas, Ray White will continue its popular tradition of giving Christmas presents to those in need. With almost 3 million Australians currently living in poverty, many families and individuals are doing it tough this year and may not have enough money to buy gifts this Christmas.In the...

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Emergency help for families in hardship and crisis

Mon 28 May 2018

 It may not be obvious, but many families in Victoria are doing it tough, much tougher than most of us realise, so tough that 1 in 10 are living below the poverty line.

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Three Yarra Ranges students awarded Inspiro University Scholarships in 2018

Tue 8 May 2018


On Thursday 26th April 2018, Inspiro awarded our annual tertiary scholarships to three Yarra Ranges students: Molly Horne, Zoe Eggleton and Nicole Wong. They were awarded up to $3000 each in scholarships. The awards recognise and reward local residents who are studying at university in a health...

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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 the...

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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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1 in 2 Australian children need fillings before age 5

Thu 22 Jun 2017

Did you know that 48% of Australian children need fillings before the age of 5?  You never want your child to get cavities or need fillings. But shockingly, for many children the situation is much worse than cavities. At Inspiro we are seeing more and more children with advanced tooth decay. Many...

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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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48% of Australian children get cavities before the age of 5

Wed 14 Jun 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 complete...

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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 being in the...

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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 projects...

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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 more...
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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 Babies program provides mothers and soon to be mothers with needed assistance and guidance.Call us now on 9028 0153 or Click here and we'll get in touch and ask for Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies This...

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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 of...

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