Category: Blog

Media Statement: Better Health Network

BETTER HEALTH NETWORK ANNOUNCES NEW CHAIRPERSON AND CEO   Following the voluntary amalgamation of Central Bayside Community Health Services, Connect Health & Community and Star Health, Better Health Network today announced Janice Munt as the organisation’s inaugural Chairperson and Damian Ferrie as its first Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Announcing Damian’s appointment, Janice said “It’s important…

NewCo Brand Announcement

We are delighted to share the new brand for NewCo with you today! As you know, the three amalgamating organisations have undertaken an extensive branding consultation and design process. This consultation process involved staff, consumers, our leadership teams and the Boards. We are delighted with the outcome! Continue reading below to watch our brand animation…

A new era in Community Health services begins

FRIDAY 1 APRIL 2022  Central Bayside Community Health Services, Connect Health & Community and Star Health today announced that they will voluntarily amalgamate following a successful vote at their respective Annual General Meeting last night. ​This decision will see three of inner south, south and southeast Melbourne’s biggest community health organisations come together to form…

Being Equal: Gender Equality and Respect in Early Learning Services

  In 2018 the Health Promotion Team at Star Health identified a gap in the provision of support for early learning services to take a whole-of-service approach to promoting gender equity and respect. In response, Star Health partnered with five early childhood services across Port Phillip and Stonnington, to pilot the initiative Being Equal: a two-year, whole-of-service approach to ensuring children attending early childhood...

Star Health commits to Gender Equality and Respect

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…

AOD team; Breaking down barriers

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…

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.