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How to keep your kids safe online - Mooroolbark

Thu 29 Aug 2019

To address the needs of the community and educate parents on cyber safety, Inspiro, in partnership with yarra Ranges Council, has organised a series of four FREE community forums; Cyber Savvy Communities.

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Happy 10th Anniversary to our Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Program!

Fri 9 Aug 2019

This week marks the 10th Anniversary of Inspiro's Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies (HMHB) program and we celebrated with a special morning tea at Belgrave Community Hub. People from affiliate programs and partnerships attended including Yarra Valley HMHB, Dandenong HMHB, Yarra Ranges Maternity and...

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7 fun methods for kids to learn fine motor skills

Mon 29 Jul 2019

It’s winter. It’s cold, wet and miserable outside. The kids are getting grumpy and restless inside. They are starting to nag you to let them go on the iPad or turn on the telly. They are starting to get on each other’s nerves. They are starting to get on your nerves. You want to do something...

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Our achievements over the last 12 months

Thu 25 Jul 2019
We officially began our regular health e-newsletter in March 2018 with a small subscriber list of under 500 people. In just over one year that number has increased to over 7,000 regular readers. Thank you for being a part of our journey!

 

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Tasty banana, date and chia biscuits recipe

Mon 22 Jul 2019

These biscuits aren’t your regular healthy flavourless  biscuits, they’re soft, chewy and most importantly full of nutritious ingredients. They don’t take long to make and whether you’re having them for breakfast or as a snack throughout the day these biscuits are a healthy alternative to a food...

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10 ways to improve your child’s fine motor skills

Tue 16 Jul 2019

You wake up, check your phone, eat some breakfast, make and pack some lunches, button your shirt or blouse, zip your pants, brush your teeth, comb your hair, pull on some socks, tie your shoe laces, turn the car key. So many things we do each day require fine motor skills that it's easy to take...

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The benefits of pretend play for young kids

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Pretend play is vital for the development of social skills and learning. Research shows that pretend play is crucial to language and narrative skills in young children.

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8 homemade nut-free lunchbox snacks and recipe's

Thu 13 Jun 2019

With nuts and anything containing even a trace of nuts being banned from all Australian schools it has changed the range of foods we can put in our kids lunchboxes. Finding healthy nut free snacks for the kids' lunchboxes can sometimes be a challenge. Here are 8 homemade nut free lunch box...

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6 ways to tame children's tantrums

Sat 4 May 2019

Kelly Williamson: Mother of three

Having worked in a home-based day care setting the biggest thing I came to understand is that each child is unique. One thing that remained common however was the importance and benefit to the child for connection before correction in assisting with taming...

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Belgrave Hub open day

Mon 8 Apr 2019
The new Belgrave Health Hub invites you to attend. 

Come and enjoy our Community Festival and Open Day on 14th April 2019 at the Belgrave Health Hub located at 1616-1624 Burwood Highway Belgrave (right next door to Cameo Cinema) . Enjoy some fun free activities and delicious food, win a door...

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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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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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1 in 6 Australians have hearing loss - 11 signs you might be one of them...

Thu 24 Jan 2019

Currently 1 in 6 people in Australia have hearing loss! Surprisingly, Australians are delaying having their hearing checked an average of 7 years after noticing a hearing lossTo make sure you're not one of them we've partnered with Australian Hearing to provide free hearing tests on 12th...

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Banana, vanilla and cinnamon healthy pancakes recipe

Wed 28 Nov 2018
This two ingredient banana pancakes recipe comes from one our Deakin University student dietitian Laura. It's a healthier (much healthier!) version of pancakes. Our senior dietitian Tracey has edited the article and provided some healthy tips.

 

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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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Sexual health clinic

Mon 8 Oct 2018
Inspiro offers a no cost sexual health clinic for all local residents to assist on a wide range is issues. Inspiro community health has assisted local residents for over 10 years and understands your needs. We are dedicated to supporting you to make decisions about your reproductive and sexual...
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93% of Aussie parents want fast food to stop doing this...

Wed 3 Oct 2018
After much success last year, Parents’ Voice is initiating the second launch of its #waterwiththat campaign. The campaign aims to gain support for a petition to urge Fast Food to change the default beverage in kids’ meals from sugar-sweetened beverages to water.
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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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Cheesy Vegemite scrolls - a kids' cooking test winner

Thu 28 Jun 2018

This weekend, my 8-year-old daughter Sunday and I tried making dietitian Liam's wholemeal cheesy vegemite scrolls. We followed the recipe for the wholemeal flour, and had our vegemite and grated tasty cheese ready.

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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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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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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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Free youth and young adult counselling and support

Wed 14 Feb 2018

 

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.

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Free counselling service for youth and families in the Yarra Ranges

Wed 1 Feb 2017

We now have a 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.

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