Community Is Our Middle Name presented by Grampians Community Health
Episode Twenty: Youth Volunteering and LGBTQI+ Youth Issues

Episode Twenty: Youth Volunteering and LGBTQI+ Youth Issues

February 22, 2022

This week we speak with the co-winner of the Northern Grampians Shire Council Young Citizen of the Year award Charlie.

Charlie is a young volunteer at Grampians Community Health and is part of both the Grampians Youth Events team and the Rainbow Alliance program.

Charlie was also keen to discuss what life is like for them as a young LGBTQI+ person here in Western Victoria as well as their work advocating and supporting for other young LGBTQI+ people in our area.

 

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And for support for young people who are in the LGBTQI+ community you can click here for information on Switchboard Victoria or here for QLife Australia.

Episode Nineteen: Youth Alcohol And Drug Abuse And Support

Episode Nineteen: Youth Alcohol And Drug Abuse And Support

February 4, 2022

This week Youth Alcohol and Other Drug Outreach Worker Jess Johns joins us to discuss youth alcohol and substance abuse in our area. Jess talks about what she has seen and what's happening with young people's substance intake as well as how to get support and what that support would look like.

 

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Episode Eighteen: GCH FAQ Pt2, Accessing Services And Volunteering

Episode Eighteen: GCH FAQ Pt2, Accessing Services And Volunteering

January 27, 2022

For part two of the GCH FAQ episodes we're joined by GCH General Manager of Business Support & Innovation Kate Astbury to discuss just how people can access services from GCH, how the intake process works and how to navigate it. We also dicuss volunteering and some of the community conceptions around GCH.

 

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Episode Seventeen: GCH FAQ Pt1 & The Role Of Community Health

Episode Seventeen: GCH FAQ Pt1 & The Role Of Community Health

January 20, 2022

Hi everyone and thanks for joining us again in 2022 for our first podcast of the year. This week we're joined by Grampians Community Health CEO Greg Little to discuss, amongst other things, what community health is, what GCH as an organisation does and the past, present and future of GCH. We also answer some questions that we get around GCH and our role in the communities here in western Victoria.

 

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Episode Sixteen: A Positive COVID Christmas.

Episode Sixteen: A Positive COVID Christmas.

December 23, 2021

This week Ada Castle is back and with Christmas on our doorstep we look at some of the positives around the COVID pandemic, such as the incredible vaccination rates in our communities, the great work of health care staff and the vaccination for primary school aged kids.

We also discuss the Omicron varient, booster and third shots and how to have a COVID safe Christmas Day with your family and friends. 

On behalf of the board and staff of Grampians Community Health we'd love to wish you a happy and safe festive season and we'll be back in January with more of the Community Is Our Middle Name podcast.

 

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Episode Fifteen: Older People And Social Isolation

Episode Fifteen: Older People And Social Isolation

December 16, 2021

On this weeks show we're joined by Julie Scanlon who is an Integrated Care Worker and part of the Older Australian Intiative that Grampians Community Health are running across the Grampians/Wimmera area. Julie discusses the issues of isolation that have been amplified during the past few years due to the COVID pandemic, how this has exacerbated existing mental health conditions, made more older people isolated and lonely and the difficulty of dealing with grief in a pandemic world. We also discuss ways that people like Julie are helping older people reconnect with their communities.

 

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Episode Fourteen: A True Story Of Ice Addiction, Recovery & A New Purpose

Episode Fourteen: A True Story Of Ice Addiction, Recovery & A New Purpose

December 9, 2021

This week we speak with Nichole Palmer. Nichole speaks candidly about her past as an ice addict, what she saw and went through, her journey to sobriety and her new passion, helping others and their families who are suffering from methamphetamine addiction by starting The Raewill Project, to support those people and their families looking for help as a person with lived experience of addiction.

 

Follow this link to discover more about The Raewill Project

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Episode Thirteen: Part 2 Of The 16 Days Of Activism/Family Violence.

Episode Thirteen: Part 2 Of The 16 Days Of Activism/Family Violence.

December 2, 2021

As the 16 Days of Activism rolls on this week we continue our discussion of family violence. I'm joined by Kaye and this week we discuss in depth why people stay or have so much difficulty fleeing family violence and the effect that can have on children. We also discuss mens behaviour change programs and why it's so important for good men to speak out on issues around family violence, respect and equality.

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Episode Twelve: Family Violence and the 16 Days Of Activism

Episode Twelve: Family Violence and the 16 Days Of Activism

November 25, 2021

As we begin the 16 Days of Activism and we turn a spotlight on to putting a stop to violence against women and children, we are joined by Dawn who has over 20 years experience in the family violence field in Australia and the UK. We speak about the alarming statistics, the barriers that can be faced by people who are faced with family violence and the many forms family violence can take. A tough subject to talk about but one we need to be talking about.

 

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Episode Eleven; The Resilience Project,Resilient Ararat & Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness

Episode Eleven; The Resilience Project,Resilient Ararat & Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness

November 18, 2021

This week we're joined by Jane Moriarty, Executive Officer from CG LLEN (Central Grampians Local Learning Employment Network) to discuss the ongoing Resilient Ararat promotion, how it's been implemented in the community and the importance of resilience, particularly during the past two years of COVID and lockdowns. We also discuss The Resilience Project as a whole and the principles of GEM: Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness.

 

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For more info on what's happening with Resilient Ararat, click here to head to their Facebook page

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