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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 […]

Mental health support for Victorian students

The State Government has started rolling out a project to place mental-health professionals in Victorian public schools to give students more support and help reduce the number of young Victorians taking their own life. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley announced the first schools to receive […]

Wimmera Base Hospital Auxiliary continues vital work

Wimmera Base Hospital Ladies’ Auxiliary is encouraging more volunteers to join its fashion parade to help raise money for life-saving equipment. Members raised more than $4500 at a parade in Horsham and presented Wimmera Health Care Group chief executive Catherine Morley a cheque for $40,000. Auxiliary member Anne Stevens said the contribution was a credit […]

Young families drive caravan appeal

Organisers of Horsham’s Leisurefest Roadshow continue to watch as caravanning youngsters change buyer demographics at regional caravan and camping expos. Horsham’s annual three-day-event, featuring caravans, campervans, accessories and kids’ entertainment, welcomed an ever-growing interest from budgeting young families at the weekend. Manager Jeff Leech said the event, which traditionally concerned ‘grey nomad’ buyers, was now […]

‘Nina’ van in Warracknabeal

Women over 50 in the northern Wimmera have a chance to have breast screens free of charge in Warracknabeal this month. BreastScreen Victoria’s pink van ‘Nina’ will return to Warracknabeal from May 13 to 24 to provide the service as part of a preventative fight against cancer. The van was last in Warracknabeal in 2017, […]

Stawell workshop

A Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention workshop will run at Stawell Health and Community Centre on May 22. Uniting ReGen Suicide Prevention Project manager Kristy Montgomery will lead the free workshop from 9am to 1.30pm. The program is designed to help participants recognise when a person might be having thoughts of suicide, and provides ways of intervening and offering help.  Organisers […]

Horsham Mother’s Day Classic reaches 10-year milestone

PRETTY IN PINK: From left, Janine English, Roady McKinnon, Lesley Schuller and Jackie Exell prepare for Horsham’s 10th annual Mother’s Day Classic on Sunday, setting off from Sawyer Park soundshell at 8.15am. Picture: LOTTE REITER

Mother’s Day Classic committee members are encouraging Wimmera people to tie up their shoelaces and join them at annual breast cancer fundraising events.

Mental-health Centre interest growing

A community push to develop a 24-hour mental-health crisis centre in Horsham has attracted the attention of a major health service keen to explore the idea.


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