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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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...

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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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Healthy Eating in ISO

Tue 5 May 2020

So many temptations whilst staying at home!  Here are some tips from our dietitian to help us all stay on the right track...


Some of us  are finding that working from home, or staying in isolation, is causing boredom and irritability or stress, resulting far too often in comfort or mindless...

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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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Times are tough, but so are we

Tue 31 Mar 2020

We're in this together

Haven't the last few weeks been a whirlwind? With things shifting everyday, we want you to know that we are responding as best we know how, working at keeping our staff and clients safe and providing support to all who use our services.

Unless you've been socially...

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Keeping you in the loop (COVID-19)

Tue 17 Mar 2020

It's a challenging time, but we are here for you

As we are all facing challenging and unprecedented times at the moment, we thought we’d let you know what we at Inspiro are doing to reduce risks, support our community and actively contribute to the slowing down of the spread of the CORVID-19.


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Health Scholarships Closing Soon

Thu 12 Mar 2020

Calling all Yarra Ranges locals studying a health science course! 

Who would like some financial support for your studies? 

We have  $22 500 worth of scholarships up for grabs but applications are closing VERY SOON!! 

It's very easy to apply, you just need to:

👉 Live in the Shire of Yarra Ranges

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Your food can affect your mood

Fri 23 Aug 2019

The quality of food you eat can impact on your physical and mental health. Eating a healthy diet means you're less likely to get depression.It is only relatively recently that we have started to develop a clear understanding that lifestyle behaviors, including what we eat, have an influence not...

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Zucchini Soup recipe from our staff favourites recipe book

Fri 23 Aug 2019

This zucchini soup recipe comes from Inspiro Sexual health clinic nurse and administrator of our Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies.Vicki Reddick and has been featured in our staff favourites recipe book.  To make this zucchini soup you will need 5 zucchinis, 3 potatoes, 1 tbsp extra virgin olive...

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14 Dietitian approved healthy plant based snacks

Thu 30 May 2019

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 Inspiro we believe in eating delicious foods that also help us achieve our goals, have more energy...

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5 signs your child is spending too much time online

Mon 13 May 2019

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. It’s so tempting to write off excessive phone time as harmless. Because these lost moments tend to happen in short...

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Diabetes education, support and diabetes advice at Inspiro

Sun 31 Mar 2019
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 support...
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Fun exercise for diabetes

Fri 15 Feb 2019

Exercise for Diabetes is a type 2 diabetes exercise class that can help you better manage diabetes. These fun exercise classes reduce glucose levels through a variety of different exercises suitable to your health.

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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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6 ways to decrease your bad cholesterol

Tue 4 Dec 2018

I recently started a new job doing health checks with tradies. I love it! They are so down to earth and often very funny. We look at their blood pressure, diabetes risk, and also their cholesterol levels. The fun part is talking about how to manage those things. The majority of people are...

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Local strawberry farm and cafe open to the public in November

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Strawberry Springs is a very popular Strawberry Farm and cafe open to the public in Melbourne's outer East. Strawberry Springs has informed Inspiro Community Health that they will be open for the Summer season for Strawberry picking and purchases in the second week of November.

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The 5 biggest health concerns of Aussie women

Fri 7 Sep 2018

Jean Hailes, one of the most respected organisations in Australia for Women’s Health recently surveyed 15,262 women aged 18 years or older in Australia this year to find out their greatest health concerns, practices and needs.

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More government support needed for community health

Mon 16 Jul 2018

Rosita's health was in a terrible place before she met one of Inspiro's community health nurses at an outreach clinic. 

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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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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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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....

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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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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...

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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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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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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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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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