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ABORIGINAL MEN’S HEALTH & WELLBEING – 
SOUL BROTHERS
Get fit & deadly by taking responsibility for yourself.
When: Wednesdays, from Feb 6
Where: Club Synergy 24/7
Time: 6pm 
Cost: FREE
To become involved contact Jye Millgate 
6766 1394 or jye.millgate@healthwise.org.au
Soul brothers is an Aboriginal men’s health & wellbeing program worked collaboratively between HealthWISE and Yaamanhaa Aboriginal Men’s Group – Tamworth

Men’s health & lifestyle workshop
Inviting Aboriginal men and youth to join us for:
• a yarn about their health and wellbeing
• Learn how to access service providers
• listen to guest speakers
• have a yarn with other men in a culturally safe space
• have a meal after the presentations.

These workshops will be incorporated with the Yaamanhaa Aboriginal Mens’ Group monthly meetings

When: Last Wednesday of the month, commencing 27 March
Where: HealthWISE Tamworth
213 Peel St
Time: 6 -8pm
Cost: free
To become involved contact Jye Millgate or Glenn Allan on 6766 1394
E: jye.millgate@healthwise.org.au or glenn.allan@healthwise.org.au

Maruma-li yinarr – To heal Aboriginal Women
Womens’ Health & Social Wellbeing program for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women.

Join Maruma-Li Yinarr for:
– Group fitness for all levels
– Presentations on womens’ health issues – 
diet, movement and overall health
– Health support & assistance 
– Health checks to monitor results
– A safe place to yarn- YARN UP Circle

Join our social group circuit or select from a 
range of individual workout plans we have designed.

When: Every Tuesday for 8 weeks –
Starting 12 February
(12 February – 2 April, 2019)
Where: Club Synergy 24/7
106 Kable Ave, Tamworth
Time: 5:30-7pm 
cost: FREE – transport available

To become involved, contact Tara Anderson: 
6766 1394 or tara.anderson@healthwise.org.au

This program is worked collaboratively between HealthWISE & Tamworth Aboriginal Medical Service (TAMS) & University of Newcastle Department of 
Rural Health (UONDRH)

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Join HealthWISE Dietitian Anna Hicks and HealthWISE Registered Nurse Letecia Kearney for a light lunch and an information session about food allergies and intolerances and some general information about being and keeping well.
 
Food allergies and intolerances
Join Anna Hicks, HealthWISE dietitian, for a presentation on the simple guidelines for food allergies and intolerances.
Learn the difference between an allergy and an intolerance, how they can be diagnosed and how to manage your or your family member’s condition.
 
Health & Wellbeing
 
FREE HEALTH CHECKS
 Blood Pressure & Blood Glucose
 Have a chat with our registered nurse about any health concerns you may
 
Where: Nundle Hall
When: Tuesday, 19 March
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
 
Please contact Letecia Kearney on 6771 1146
for more information and to RSVP by 18 March.
 
This program is supported by the HNECCPHN

ATTENTION CURLEWIS, SOMERTON and MULLALEY – FREE SKIN CHECK CLINIC

HealthWISE Primary Health Care & Demoscopy Nurse Chloe Orman will be holding a skin check clinic.

When: Thursday, 28 March and Thursday, 4 April
10:30am-1.30pm
Where: HealthWISE Gunnedah, 88 Barber St, Gunnedah
Time: BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Please call HealthWISE Narrabri to book: 6792 5514

This program is supported by the HNECCPHN

HealthWISE – creating healthier communities.
www.healthwise.org.au

Do you identify? Please come along to our Woman’s Walking Group in TAMWORTH. Starting Tuesday, 12 February, then every Tuesday from then on.
 
RSVP to Tara Anderson, Aboriginal Outreach Worker on (02) 6766 1394 or email tara.anderson@healthwisenenw.com.au 
 

This program is funded by the Department of Health

DEMENTIA AND OUR MOB
Come along and receive information from PIUS X Aboriginal Health Worker Casey Orcher and HealthWISE Primary Health Care Nurse Fiona Robertson about the prevention of dementia and keeping our brains healthy.
 
Where: Mungindi Hall
When:   Tuesday, 26 March
Time:    11:00am – 2pm
 
Light lunch will be provided
 
For further information & RSVP contact Casey Orcher on 0427 774 036.

SOUNDS GOOD TO ME WORKSHOP – NARRABRI
WHEN: Saturday, 30 March, 2019
8.00am for registration for an 8.30am start, 1:00pm finish
WHERE: HealthWISE Office, 93-95 Barwan Street, Narrabri,
PRESENTER: Anne Williams, HealthWISE Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

What is phonological awareness? 
Phonological awareness is a pre-reading skill and is a strong predictor of later success in reading. It is the ability to attend to the sound structure of language. It is an explicit understanding that spoken words consist of smaller parts e.g. syllables and sounds. It is the ability to identify sounds and their sequence in words, and to be able to compare words on this basis.
The workshop is aimed at Early Childhood Educators and Teachers working in preschools, long day care, family day care and schools (Early Stage One) with 3-5 year olds. 
You will receive a copy of the Resource Kit (program materials and manual)

$190 pp, includes resource kit valued at $50
TO BOOK: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/82927

Or, contact Susanne on 6792 5514 or email susanne.kable@healthwisenenw.com.au 
Registrations close Friday, 22 March 2019
Catering provided, please email Susanne if you have dietary requirements

https://healthwisenenw.com.au/corporate-…/sounds-good-to-me/

SOUNDS GOOD TO ME WORKSHOP – MOREE
WHEN: Saturday, 6 APRIL, 2019
8.00am for registration for an 8.30am start, 1:00pm finish
WHERE: Moree, location TBC
PRESENTER: Anne Williams, HealthWISE Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

What is phonological awareness? 
Phonological awareness is a pre-reading skill and is a strong predictor of later success in reading. It is the ability to attend to the sound structure of language. It is an explicit understanding that spoken words consist of smaller parts e.g. syllables and sounds. It is the ability to identify sounds and their sequence in words, and to be able to compare words on this basis.
The workshop is aimed at Early Childhood Educators and Teachers working in preschools, long day care, family day care and schools (Early Stage One) with 3-5 year olds. 
You will receive a copy of the Resource Kit (program materials and manual)

$190 pp, includes resource kit valued at $50
TO BOOK: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/83075

Or, contact Susanne on 6792 5514 or email susanne.kable@healthwisenenw.com.au 
Registrations close Friday, 22 March 2019
Catering provided, please email Susanne if you have dietary requirements

https://healthwisenenw.com.au/corporate-…/sounds-good-to-me/

Caring About Dementia

HealthWISE New England North West with the support of Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation are pleased to bring you this series of videos, for carers of people living with dementia with some tips and hints that may help you in your very important role as a Carer.
Watch these videos at a time that suits you and return to watch them throughout your journey in caring for someone with dementia.

Do you identify? You are welcome to join us to improve your:
• Joint pain
• Mobility & Circulation
• General health & wellbeing
This program is ideal for Elders.
Where: Tamworth Base Hospital Pool Hydrotherapy 
When: Thursdays
Time 11:00am – 12:00pm
Transport is available.
For bookings and info, please contact Aboriginal Health Worker, Jye Millgate on 6766 1394 or jye.millgate@healthwise.org.au

 

If you would like any further information about any of these services or events, please call HealthWISE on 1800 931 540.

DROUGHT RELIEF
This service provides person-centred, psychological support and strength-based strategies for people whose lives have been directly impacted by the ongoing drought and are experiencing mild to moderate mental health symptoms. 
This service is currently being offered in
Barraba, Gunnedah, Manilla, Quirindi, Tamworth and Walcha.  
For a referrals to this service please
down load this form:

Referrals can be faxed to 1300 452 059 or emailed to mentalhealth@healthwisenenw.com.au

For more information, please contact HealthWISE 1800 931 540
PLEASE NOTE HEALTHWISE IS
NOT A CRISIS SERVICE 
IF ANY PERSON IS AT IMMEDIATE RISK OF HARM PLEASE CALL 000   

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