MEDIA RELEASE- 18/06/2020 At Star Health we commit to ensuring that people of all genders deserve equal rights, voice, opportunities, dignity, fairness, equity and to feel safe, valued and respected in their workplace and community. Kent Burgess, CEO of Star Health stated that as a workplace and health service Star Health has an important role to play in promoting gender equality and…
In this piece, we chat with Rachel, one of our outreach counsellors in the AOD (Alcohol & Other Drugs) team. She explains how the team breaks down barriers to engage with vulnerable clients. Tell us about yourself Rachel- Hi, I’m one of the Outreach Counsellors in the AOD team and I’ve worked with Star Health…
StarHealth loves our diverse community and we are committed to serving everyone with respect and justice regardless of their background.
What Is Bayside Alcohol and Other Drug Services?
BayAODS is a central access point for consumers over 16 years of age who reside In the Bayside region who are seeking support around Alcohol and other Drug issues.
Services are also open to family members/ or significant others of people with an Alcohol or drug related Issue.
It’s that time of year again, a time to make and potentially break New Year’s resolutions.
Research has shown, around half of all adults make New Year’s resolutions, but only 10% manage to keep them for more than a few months.
Realistically, people often set unrealistic resolutions and continue to be the victims of their bad habits.
In 2020, instead of creating unrealistic resolutions that you, most likely, will never achieve, why not make a fewsmall commitments, every day behavioural changes that encourage a greater connection.
Melbourne, Australia, 10 December 2019 – The Victorian Pride Centre Board Chair Jude Munro AO, alongside Minister for Equality, Martin Foley MP, today announced Star Health as the Pride Centre’s first commercial tenant. Star Health is a leading provider of primary health and community care services in the inner south east of Melbourne. It has agreed…
Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 27 November 2019 – Star Health support and welcome the Andrew’s Government announcement today that there will be a review into decriminalisation of sex work in Victoria. Star Health supports the full decriminalisation of all forms of sex work between consenting adults in Victoria. This position is based on research…
We recently welcomed Angeline into the position of Access and Support Worker.
While this role may be a new opportunity for Angeline, she isn’t new to Star Health, having previously worked within the high-rise support program in Windsor prior to moving across to take up her new position based out of Mitford Street.
The Access and Support program assists people from disadvantaged and marginalised communities, including people who are financially disadvantaged and people from LGBTQI and culturally diverse communities.
Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health, however it’s often not an easy process.
Withdrawal can have a number of challenges and while most people find these subside within a few weeks it’s common for people to try quitting a few times before being able to successfully kick the habit long term.
What we learned about drug and alcohol use from HILDA (the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey)
As a provider of alcohol and other drug services and harm reduction programs we are always gathering new information about the experiences of our clients at Star Health. Recently, we were fascinated by the findings on drug use from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey.