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…
Support for Victorian Government announcement to review into the decriminalisation of sex work
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…
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.
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.
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…
NAIDOC WEEK: Take 5 with Aunty Judith ‘Jacko’ Jackson
In recognition of NAIDOC week 7-14 July 2019, we had a quick chat with Gunggari woman and Elder and Star Health Volunteer Aunty Judith ‘Jacko’ Jackson, better known as “Aunty Jacko” by her peers and Aboriginal Peoples. Aunty Jacko has received a number of awards for her outstanding community work, including being inducted in the…
Star Health Organises Homeless Memorial in Port Phillip
The Melbourne community will be lighting a candle to remember those lost whilst homeless at our annual Homeless Memorial on Thursday 20th June at The Peanut Farm Reserve, St Kilda.
A day in the life of Service Access & Support Team Member, Deepa
We often underestimate how important it is to be greeted by a friendly face when seeking a health service. People can often feel daunted and unsure when visiting the doctors or a Community Health Centre, which is why Star Health has a dedicated support team ready and willing to help anyone that walks through the…