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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Welcome Back (and space...)

Wed 13 Jan 2021
Welcome back! It is so lovely to see our clients coming back into our sites at the beginning of this new year. Fingers crossed 2021 is less tumultuous than last year! 
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We're taking a break

Wed 23 Dec 2020

Inspiro will be closed from December 24 until January 3 (inclusive). We'll be back on Monday, January 4!

If you do require urgent assistance whilst we are closed, here are some useful numbers:

  • Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne: (03) 9341 1000
  • HeadtoHelp Mental Health Services: 1800 595 212
  • Lifeline...
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Healthy teeth in ISO

Thu 20 Aug 2020

Whilst we’re all in lockdown, it can be challenging to stay on top of many things, like getting in daily exercise and staying motivated to work from home 😱

But the Dental Team at Inspiro reckon it's a good time to think about your oral health and have a few tips for healthier mouths  for you and...

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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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Healthy Eating, Healthy Teeth

Wed 17 Jun 2020

Looking after our teeth can be child's play       

Whilst everyone is trying to stay home a little more, it is important to remember that healthy eating habits prevent dental decay and promote a healthier childhood. Kids are great helpers in the kitchen and getting them involved in the daily task...

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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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Don't Forget your Toothbrush

Tue 12 May 2020

Toothbrush Care and Replacement       

Whilst everyone is mindfully washing their hands and staying 1.5 metres apart, it is important to remember that our toothbrushes need looking after as well as a space of their own!  Toothbrush bristles can harvest bacteria and even viruses that can affect...

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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 snacks...

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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 March...

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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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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 - simply...

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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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