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Healthy Start workshop in Bracken Ridge (22nd April 2017)

The first Brisbane Healthy Start session for 2017 was a great success! The target population was a group of 30 Iraqi and Syrian refugees, a few of whom were involved in making a delicious lunch for everyone involved. This wouldn’t have been possible without our wonderful medical and dental students from Griffith and Bond University, MDA, Brisbane PHN and Mater, so a BIG THANK YOU to all of you! Here are a few photos from the workshop… details about upcoming workshops will be released once they are confirmed. Look forward to seeing you there!

Our fantastic volunteers!

The delicious lunch made by some of the newly arrived Syrian refugees!

The General Health module, delivered by dentistry students from Griffith 🙂

Accessing Healthcare module – GPs, Hospitals and Emergencies

Medication Module

Healthy Start Darwin Training Workshop

Healthy Start Darwin is happy to announce that we have recently been given $10000 funding from Royal Darwin Hospital and support from their team. This grant also establishes a partnership with the hospital. We hope this new alliance will aid us in achieving a sustainable program in Darwin.The money is intended to go towards future refugee programs.

Volunteers from RDH including Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists, Dieticians, Other Allied Health and also Health Students will work with newly arrived Refugee clients to teach about preventative health topics using interpreters.

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Some of the early volunteers for HS Darwin 2015

Some of the early volunteers for HS Darwin 2015

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QLD Multicultural Awards

Healthy Start is excited to announce it was a finalist for the QLD Multicultural Awards in the Communities and Services Division for 2015. This award recognises the hard work and enthusiasm of our student volunteers, from Griffith, UQ, Bond and QUT!

Well done team!



Healthy Start goes to Woodridge State Highschool!

Our Healthy Start Session on the 28th of February was unlike any other. Woodridge State Highschool is located in Logan and many adolescents come from low socioeconomic with as many as 500 children from refugee communities. We were very privileged to have been invited by both Greater South Brisbane Medicare Local and Woodridge Highschool to run a Session!

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2013 Training Workshop – BOND

With the help of M.A.D (Making a Difference), Bond University’s Global Healthy Group, the Bond Healthy Start team held their first training workshop. With over 60 students from Griffith, UQ, and BOND, we had a great night with a mix of guest speakers as well as small group simulation stations. The training workshop is designed to prepare students before they participate in a Healthy Start session with refugees.

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