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Goolum Goolum celebrates no tobacco

BUTT OUT! Roseallina Clarke, 10, invites Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Co-operative justice worker Andrew ‘Cobba’ Harrison, left, and maintenance crew worker Jordan Secombe to extinguish cigarettes as part of World No Tobacco Day activities in Horsham. The co-operative hosted the community event at Sawyer Park to present people who had given up smoking with awards and […]

Program to address mental wellbeing

A free information session for a ‘transformative’ mental wellbeing program is open to people in the Horsham district tomorrow.

Health resource for women

Wimmera women looking for information on contraception, sexual health and pregnancy options now have access to new resource, 1800MyOptions. Wimmera Health Care Group women’s sexual health nurse Sharyn Cook said the new phone and online resource was the result of research into unplanned pregnancy and discussions with GPs. “The research found some rural GPs were […]

Experiences shared at prostate group gathering

Regional prostate cancer specialist nurse Gay Corbett provided insight into her role supporting men with the disease at a Wimmera Prostate Cancer Support Group gathering. She also used the occasion at Horsham RSL to speak about a work-related trip to Canada where she provided Canadians with an understanding of her experience in Australia. Group leader […]

SOS stepping out for mental health

Horsham’s Andrew Sostheim is lacing up his trainers to help a mental-health fundraiser get off to a running start.

Pony Club to celebrate 60th anniversary

Iconic Horsham social and sporting institution Horsham Pony Club will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a birthday gathering on June 2.

Employee health network created for Ararat

A group of Ararat organisations and businesses have banded together to promote employee health after taking part in an Active April program last month.

Wimmera mental health need recognised

Remote Wimmera communities will have better access to clinical mental- health services following a $1.5-million announcement. State Mental Health Minister Martin Foley said the funding covered services across the ‘Grampians’ region. He said it would allow health-service provider Uniting Wimmera to provide a Delivery of Early Intervention Psychosocial Support Response program to clients with a […]

Polio information session in Horsham

Polio Australia will run a free information session for polio survivors, along with their families and carers, in Horsham on Saturday. The session starts at 10.30am and will be at Horsham Community Sports Oval pavilion in Dimboola Road. People can book online at or by calling Steph Cantrill on 0466 719 613 or emailing […]

Wall hanging donated to Wimmera Cancer Centre

Members of Brimpaen Craft Club donated a wall hanging to the Wimmera Cancer Centre earlier this month. The hanging depicts various iconic Australian flora and fauna. The club’s 14 members have been working on the wall hanging since last year. Treasurer Carmen Miller said cancer centre workers were ‘rapt’ to receive the decoration. Brimpaen Craft […]


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