Tractor travellers

Event. Throw a snag on the barbie for the Tassie Tractor Trekkers are heading to Circular Head. A group of Wynyard residents will spend five days on the road raising awareness for Mental Health Week (Sunday September 30 to Saturday October 6) and funds for Rural Health Tasmania. The trekkers will spread the word around …

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Stronger communities

Support. Rural Health Tasmania recognised World Mental Health Day on Tuesday with a bundle of puppies to melt the stress away.  Throughout Mental Health Week, from October 8 to 14, Rural Health is advocating the message ‘Stronger Together’ and working towards reducing the stigma surrounding mental health.  Coinciding with Mental Health Week, beyondblue released new …

1 year ago

Stress Busters take to the streets

Wellbeing. This Mental Health Week take time to enjoy the little things in life. From Sunday October 8 to Saturday October 14, Rural Health Tasmania will be advocating the message Stronger Together with the assistance of some four legged companions. The Stress Busters, a team of mental health workers, registered nurses and mental health heroes, …

1 year ago
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Knowing your risk

Awareness. Rural Health Tasmania, with support from the Stroke Foundation, is offering free stroke risk assessments to the community. Launched during National Stroke Week (September 4-10), the local health service is encouraging community members to make an appointment for a simple 15 minute assessment. Rural Health registered nurse Liza Galea says answering a series of …

1 year ago

Dealing with the impact

Health. For anyone dealing with the news of the Murray Goulburn closures, or other difficult circumstances, there is a free service in Smithton designed to help. Community members are encouraged to access free, confidential counselling at Rural Health Tasmania in Smithton and Wynyard. “This closure of MG at Edith Creek will have a significant impact …

2 years ago

Get talking!

Redpa. Save Your Bacon will return to Redpa in two weeks’ time to continue the conversation on healthy living. The Rural Health Tasmania event focuses on the importance of talking to friends and family, and making healthy lifestyle choices. Following the success of last year’s roadshows, Save Your Bacon has returned to Circular Head thanks …

2 years ago

Youth Fest’s inspiring influence

Event. For the youth of today, the opportunities for personal development are endless. This year’s National Youth Week theme encourages youth to pursue these opportunities; to ‘Imagine, Initiate and Inspire’. Circular Head kicked off the annual event, held from Friday March 31 to Sunday April 9, with the 2017 Youth Fest at Smithton High School …

2 years ago
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New-look rural health services

Provider. Smithton’s Rural Health Tasmania will provide health services to four municipalities in the north west as part of a new rural primary health program funded through the federal government. Effective January 1, people with chronic conditions living in the Circular Head, Waratah-Wynyard, West Coast and King Island municipal will be able to access services …

2 years ago

Rock on, Seven Up!

Collaboration. A community recording studio has taken up residence at the Seven Up Youth Centre. A $9890 grant from the Tasmanian Community Fund has allowed Rural Health Tasmania to establish the recording and rehearsal facility. The space includes microphones, monitors, new instruments, a state-of-the-art digital recording console and JamHub silent rehearsal unit which provides artists …

2 years ago

Two Trains, one community project

Premiere. A documentary showing the many faces of addiction and made entirely by young people from Circular Head is to be premiered next week. Led by Rural Health Tasmania, the Two Trains project was funded by a $10,000 ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grant won by Circular Head Council in 2014. “The documentary follows our crew …

2 years ago