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
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!
This Session may have been one of our biggest!
Saturday April 5 marked a special day for the Healthy Start team – our first session in Toowoomba!
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!
Healthy Start Session #1 2014
HS Session #1 2014 included 50 refugees from Bhutanese and Karen communities!
Healthy Start Session #5
HS Session #5 was run with a 60+ group of asylum seekers.
Healthy Start Session #4
HS Session #4 primarily involved Rohingyan clients from Burma.
Healthy Start Session #3
HS Session #3 featured newly settled refugees from Liberia, Somalia, Ethiopia and Rwanda.
Healthy Start Session #2
HS Session #2 was focused on Adolescent health as we ran a session with 60+ clients all on an unaccompanied humanitarian minor visa (all under the age of 18).