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Barwon Health / Barwon South West Public Health Unit

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Monday, 26 June 2023.

Harvesting Resilient Futures

Strengthening collaborative leadership across the Southern Grampians and Glenelg Shires to enhance community resilience.  Harvesting Resilient Futures aims to build the resilience to...

Monday, 26 June 2023.

Hands Up Casterton

Hands Up Casterton facilitated two community workshops in May attended by over 100 community members coming together to identify local actions to ensure the young people in Casterton thrive....

Friday, 05 May 2023.

FREE WORKSHOP - Writing A Successful Victorian Government Grant

Are you part of a community group or organisation wanting to seek government grants? The Victorian Department of Health and the Barwon South West Public Health Unit invite members of community...

Thursday, 27 April 2023.

Local grandfather warns others about flu

A Torquay grandfather is urging others to get their flu jab after he wound up in hospital due to “excruciating” pain.  Rod Lynch has urged the community to get their flu...

Thursday, 30 March 2023.

Give Smoking and Vaping Away

Workplaces thrive when their workers do. Many workers tell us they smoke or vape to relieve their stress. But, did you know cigarettes and e-cigarettes can cause anxiety symptoms or make them...

Thursday, 30 March 2023.

Growing Heywood’s young people

The Heywood community is leading the way on improving the health and wellbeing of their children and young people.  Glenelg Shire Council (GSC) is one of five councils in Barwon South West...

Monday, 27 March 2023.

Long COVID team successful at Bendigo COVIDTHON

Barwon South West Public Health Unit Epidemiologist Dr Michael Muleme and Barwon Health's Dr Darcie Cooper recently attended  COVIDTHON held in Bendigo which was run in partnership...

Monday, 27 March 2023.

Barwon South West Public Health Unit issues mosquito warning

A local victim of Ross River virus has shared their alarming experience as experts warn people to avoid mosquitoes over this long weekend. Wes Cusworth believes he never returned to peak fitness...

Monday, 27 March 2023.

Geelong Rainbow Festival and Pride March

On Saturday March 25, staff from the Barwon South West Public Health Unit attended the Geelong Rainbow Festival and Pride March. The team offered Mpox vaccinations at a pop-up clinic, and...

Wednesday, 08 March 2023.

CHO alert and warning for campers and travellers

The Barwon South West Pubic Health Unit (BSWPHU) is urging people travelling or camping over the upcoming public holidays to ensure you are up-to-date with the latest advice to be protected from...
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