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Learn to manage life and work stress

An eight-week program to help people manage life and work stress will start at Horsham’s Centre for Participation on February 26. The eight-week Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence program, organised by Healthy Minds Horsham, will run from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday nights. The program will cover areas such as posture and breath, importance of concentration […]

Ethan Jolley taking each day in his stride

PROBLEM SOLVER: Horsham’s Ethan Jolley has been dealt a rough road in the past two years, but has set himself up for a bright future. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham’s Ethan Jolley is a problem solver.

Pioneering maternal health nurses launch celebrations

The pioneering roles of Horsham’s early maternal and child health nurses will be the focus of celebrations marking one year since Horsham’s Kalkee Road Children’s and Community Hub opened its doors. Inez Wilson, Alma Clare Noske and Coo Duncan Higginson were all major contributors in the foundation of maternal and child health services in Horsham. […]

Young doctor interns gain experience at Ararat

Eight junior doctors training in Ararat are gaining experience practicing in a rural area. The interns are at East Grampians Health Service through a Grampians Medical Training Program. The program is a partnership between East Grampians Health Service, St John of God Ballarat Hospital, Maryborough District Health Service and clinics including Ararat Medical Centre and […]

Orange Whip to play at J Ward for Murray to Moyne relay teams

East Grampians Health Service Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay teams are ramping up their training and money-raising efforts, with their next fundraiser an Orange Whip @ J Ward event on Friday. The Cranks and Defibrillators, preparing to ride in the 525-kilometre event from Swan Hill to Port Fairy on April 6 and 7, have organised […]

Sing for Something success to go Wimmera wide

SING ALONG: Wimmera entertainer Simon ‘Skuzz’ Skurrie leads a Sing For Something crowd at Horsham’s Exchange Hotel as part of a fight against brain cancer. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

A project designed to provide a platform to help people generate momentum for projects and special causes will go Wimmera-wide.

Wimmera Parkrun still running strong

Bernadette Ryan gets ready to send runners on their way for Wimmera River Parkrun's Australia Day run.

TEAM SOSTHEIM: Seventy-eight runners set off on Horsham’s 22nd Wimmera River Parkrun on Australia Day. The Parkrun was started by a group of volunteers in August 2018 as a free, weekly five-kilometre run along the banks of the Wimmera River. Runs are at 8am every Saturday, with an average of about 110 participants each week. […]

Wimmera Cancer Centre gets to work

Wimmera Cancer Centre in Horsham is officially operational, with doors opening to its first patients last week. The occasion represented a profound milestone for a project people across the Wimmera, Mallee and beyond had embraced. Wimmera Health Care Group team members had been busily moving to the centre in the previous week to ensure they […]

Heatwave warning

Children rescued from hot cars in Western Victoria, including Horsham and Ararat, have prompted Labor Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford to warn people to take care. Ms Pulford said figures from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018 showed paramedics responded to dozens of calls. In response to heatwave conditions across the state last […]

New approach to mental health

Wimmera residents will have a new way to monitor their mental health after the launch of a digital health program. The MonitorMe program is the result of a partnership between Uniting Wimmera and Federation University. It uses details participants provide about themselves, keeping track of mood and daily lifestyle, to offer information and guidance when […]


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