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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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How to quit smoking for good

Tue 18 May 2021

If you’re a smoker, it goes without saying that smoking is addictive.

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Worried about your child's development?

Tue 13 Apr 2021

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re worried about your child’s behaviour or development. It can be hard to know what to do when your kindy kid isn't playing well with others or your toddler isn't walking. 

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Feeling flat or unlike yourself? We can help

Tue 23 Mar 2021

Need support or just someone to talk to? We see you and we can help.

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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...

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Telehealth - what is it?

Thu 30 Apr 2020

We are still able to deliver most services. Here's how: 

 

All allied health and counselling services are 'essential services', it's important that clients continue or commence treatment through these interesting times. Here at Inspiro, we've pivoted quickly and changed things around so that we...

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Managing your mind during challenging times

Mon 27 Apr 2020

The Benefits of Mindfulness

brought to you by the Inspiro Counselling Team

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We are here, with just a few changes

Fri 17 Apr 2020

We are here. If you need us, please call

 

As we all know, things are changing rapidly. These are certainly challenging times but we're responding by changing the way we do things so that we can still support your health needs. That's what we're here for after all!

We're fortunate in that many...

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Navigating Changing Times

Thu 9 Apr 2020

Navigating a new routine under COVID-19

 

brought to you by the Inspiro Counselling Team

These are extraordinary times and looking after our mental and physical health is more important than ever. It’s easy and normal to become overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, depression and uncertainty...

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FREE school holiday program for youth aged 13–16 who have a family member with a mental illness

Thu 1 Aug 2019

Space 4 Us is a FREE school holiday program for young people age 13–16 years who have a family member with a mental illness.Participants meet with other young people in similar situations to share experiences and learn new ways of looking after themselves:

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Top 10 issues for teens age 15- 19

Mon 1 Jul 2019

Each year Mission Australia ask young people aged 15 – 19 about their values, aspirations and concerns in Australia’s largest annual youth survey. In 2018, there were 28,286 young people who participated in the 17th annual survey. We’ve summarised a few parts of the survey here to help you learn...

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Drug, alcohol and addiction counselling services

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Inspiro has free drug, alcohol and addiction counselling services. Call us on 9028 0153 to find out more.

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The male suicide crisis is 3 times worse than previously thought

Mon 17 Jun 2019

A report by Beyond Blue found that in only one year there were 30,197 ambulance attendances for men who had experienced self-harm (self-injury, suicidal thoughts and attempts, self-harm threat and suicide deaths). This was more than three times higher than available hospitalisation data.

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Services available at the Inspiro Belgrave Hub

Fri 31 May 2019

Inspiro is now open at Belgrave! Local residents have access to essential community health services in an expansive (and easy to park at) modern and comfortable building - The Belgrave Community Hub. The Hub has health services provided by Inspiro but is also home to Yarra Ranges Council's...

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Men, depression and anxiety

Thu 9 May 2019

With new information released pointing to a deepening male suicide crisis (a crisis that is much worse than previously believed), it is becoming increasingly important that we recognise risk factors for depression and anxiety in men. Depression and anxiety are among the most common health...

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Counselling for depression, anxiety and stress

Mon 22 Apr 2019
Are you having difficulty making sense of depression, pain or stress and feeling like you’re stuck? You’re not alone. depression, anxiety and stress are real issues that effect a surprisingly large percentage of society.
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FREE ‘Parenting the emotional teen’  workshop with psychologist Dr Katie Wyman

Mon 1 Apr 2019

To celebrate the Belgrave Community Hub Open Day on Sunday 14th April, Inspiro and Yarra Ranges Council will be running some fun and exciting activities for the whole family from 11am - 2pm.

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Meet our youth counsellors

Fri 15 Mar 2019
Inspiro is a local, non-profit community health service that provides counselling, youth counselling, dental and a range of allied health services for the community from our Lilydale, Healesville and Belgrave clinics and, and from various community venues (including Yarra Junction). We have...
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10 ways to build relationships with your teen children

Mon 4 Mar 2019
If you want your teenager to become a strong adult, here are 10 ways to help them succeed from teen expert Louise Hayes. Although it may sound counter-intuitive, start by letting them test themselves. Remember to pause before you react and consider if it is time to be their anchor, If...
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14 tips for parents with teenagers from teen expert Louise Hayes

Mon 25 Feb 2019

Recently Inspiro organised a free event to help local parents and teens. A theatre full of parents came to hear Dr Hayes and get tips to understand their teens better.One of the things that was clear for all 250 parents in attendance was that being a parent of teens isn't easy, and being a teen...

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Support, psychology and counselling for stress, depression and anxiety

Wed 13 Feb 2019

Inspiro offers psychology services available to book privately, meaning that you can access our service at your convenience, with flexible times, no wait-list and at a low cost.   If you have private health insurance, we can efficiently and easily process your claims on the spot using HICAPS.

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5 ways to protect your children online

Tue 29 Jan 2019

Over 65% of teens have experienced cyber bullying . And 1 in 4 parents are overwhelmed with technology and don't know what to do ow where to start. The digital world is a dynamic and complex space to navigate for adults, teenagers and children - how do we keep our children safe from the dangers...

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Remembering the 2009 Victorian bushfires

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Almost 10 years ago, Victorians lived through the worst heatwave and bushfires in our nation’s history – the Black Saturday bushfires, which swept across Victoria in February 2009.Tragically, 173 people lost their lives in the fires and the heatwave saw deaths increase by 374 people. Many more...

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Coping with disappointing year 12 results

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Friday 14 December this year is the BIG day. The day that many year 12 students think about with excitement, anxiety or fear. Six long years of high school, studying and cramming for exams leads to this all important day. VCE results and ATARs will be available.

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Get sexual health advice from our community nurse

Mon 8 Oct 2018

Inspiro Community Health offers a free sexual health clinic for all local residents to assist on a wide range is issues. 

Our community nurse supports you to make decisions about your reproductive and sexual health that are right for you.

You don't need a referral to access our services -...

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5 reasons why homelessness is getting worse in Victoria

Fri 21 Sep 2018

Tonight 116,427 Australians will be homeless. 8,200 of these people will be sleeping rough on the streets, not including those in crisis accommodation, sleeping in cars or doing it tough elsewhere. Every day, 250 people are turned away from crisis centres across Australia.

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12 tips on how to deal with the stresses and challenges of high school

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Do you remember your days as a teenager? How did you spend your time after school? An average high school student juggles around homework, sport and their social life on a daily basis.

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"Finally it makes sense!" Understand your teens - free event for parents

Thu 19 Jul 2018

“Finally something that makes sense! A way of understanding your kids that most people haven’t learnt or simply don’t know. You need to know this.” Angela, local mum. As those that have already discovered this will tell you, with the right information you can much better help and understand your...

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Who said parenting was easy?! 5 essential parenting tips

Tue 17 Jul 2018

 Being a parent is not easy! It comes with many challenges, and being a parent to two teenagers makes me question everything I thought I knew about raising children. 

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School. Peer pressure. Bullying. Sex. Alcohol. Drugs…Life.

Thu 7 Jun 2018

 Being a young person isn’t always easy. It can be a lot tougher than it looks. The pressure from family, school, and friends… to always meet someone else’s expectations, to do well, to fit in. How do you deal with difficult situations or difficult people? How do you manage disagreements?

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The 'F' Word... Family issues. Financial strain. Fights. And feeling freaking overwhelmed

Mon 28 May 2018

Due to our family’s financial situation, there were years when my parents and I had to live with relatives. Often, I shared a room with my parents. At times it was extremely stressful, awkward and uncomfortable. I felt like I was suffocating with no privacy – everyone was in each other’s face...

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When mean girls make your daughter’s life hell

Fri 4 May 2018

 Remember the movie Mean Girls? The one with Lindsay Lohan who plays the sixteen-year-old home-schooled girl in Africa, who returns to the US, to attend a public school? The movie looks at female high school social groups and the damaging effect they can have on girls.

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Spending too much time looking at a screen is doing this...

Mon 30 Apr 2018

Sexting, online bullying, video game addiction, obsessive checking for messages, disruptions to lessons and sleep, anti-social behaviour are becoming more common in the digital age. Come along to this screening of the film Screenagers on Wednesday 30 May 2018 at Mooroolbark secondary college (T...

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Yes, boys do cry - how my son struggled at school

Mon 23 Apr 2018

 

Years ago I worked in the administration office of a Melbourne high school. One my strongest memories from that job was when all the year seven kids started. They looked so much smaller than the senior kids. They were often unsure of what to do and where to go and come to the office.

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School stressing you out? Feeling pressured, depressed or anxious?

Mon 23 Apr 2018

Stressed at school? Feeling pressured, depressed, or anxious? Parents annoying you or not understanding your situation? Parents don’t understand what you mean, just not getting it or think it’s still the 1980’s?

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Feeling stressed or anxious? Here's how we can help

Thu 19 Apr 2018

Are you feeling stressed, or anxious, or tired,  or emotional, or like you aren't meeting expectations? We get it. 

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Community Outreach Perinatal Support Service and SMS4Families program

Fri 9 Feb 2018

 What is the Community Outreach Perinatal Support Service?

  • The Community Outreach Perinatal Support Service (COPSS) is a counselling and support program offered to new and expectant parents who may be dealing with or at risk of, perinatal depression
  • The service is offered across the Eastern and...
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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'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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You don't have to go it alone - Understanding depression and anxiety

Tue 7 Mar 2017

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  

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