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What Is Bayside Alcohol and Other Drug Services?

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.

Commit to Small Changes in 2020 Instead of Big Resolutions

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.

Star tenant for the Pride Centre!

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…

A day in the life of Access & Support Worker, Angeline

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.

My Story of Quitting Smoking. You Don’t Have to do it Alone

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.

Exploring AOD Withdrawal with Non-Residential Withdrawal Nurse, Lee

There are a number of options for people looking to withdraw from alcohol and drugs, including home-based withdrawal which involves an individual going through withdrawal while living in their own home or some other safe space. At Star Health, we have a number of options to support our clients to withdraw including, home based, also known as non-residential withdrawal. In this piece, we chat with one of our non-residential withdrawal nurses Lee. He takes us through the ins and outs as well as debunking some of the common myths associated with home-based withdrawal.

GP Recall Messages – What Do They Mean?

If you are a patient at one of our General Practice sites, at some point you may have received an automated message advising you to get in touch. Receiving a message from your doctor asking you to make an appointment can be a little daunting. So, we have explained these messages and what they mean…