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A–Z of Services

Our health and community services aim to support people of all ages, living in Sunbury and surrounding areas, to make improvements to their health and wellbeing.

Our quality clinical services educate and empower people to help them take control of their health.

We also offer group-based programs to enhance social activity and community connections.

To find the service you are looking for, use our A–Z or search function.

For more information about any of the services listed, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455. 

Aboriginal Engagement

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Sunbury Community Health has an Aboriginal Engagement Officer. Our Aboriginal Engagement Officer, Gail, works with the community and our staff to ensure the best care and support for Aboriginal people in Sunbury. 

If you are an Aboriginal person living in or near Sunbury call and have a yarn with Gail about what is happening or what you would like to see happen for Aboriginal people in the community.

To view our flyer click here (1MB).

Cost

Nil.  

Eligibility

To contact Gail, please call (03) 9744 4455 or email gailr@sunburychc.org.au

Waiting time

Nil. 

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Action for Recovery Course

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Action Recovery Course (ARC) is a six week program for family members concerned about their loved one’s alcohol and other drugs use.

ARC provides families with knowledge and skills to better understand addiction. It explores ways of improving relationships and offers techniques to cope with anxiety and stress. It covers topics such as boundaries, guilt, worry, communication, acceptance.

When: 1 May to 12 June 2017 (6 weeks) each Monday
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Where: Sunbury Community Health

Phone Family Drug Help on 1300 660 068 or email arc@sharc.org.au to express your interest.

Cost

Free.

Eligibility

Family members affected by their loved ones alcohol and and other drug use.

Waiting time

Only 15 places available.

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Activity Groups

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These services are primarily funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Program of the Australian Government Department of Social Services (www.dss.gov.au)

Supported Social Groups

Supported Social groups run throughout the week at Sunbury Community Health (Macedon Street). Groups are available for people with a disability, dementia or chronic illness and older people who have limited access to social opportunities in the community and are living at home.

Groups run 10.00 am to 2.30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Transport is available if required. Buses depart from Sunbury Community Health at 9.00 am to pick people up. Buses depart Sunbury Community Health at 2.30 pm to take people home.

Activities include:

  • gentle exercises
  • monthly outings
  • quizzes
  • computer lessons
  • art and crafts
  • surfing the net
  • bingo
  • gardening
  • ipad activities
  • guest speakers from various professional backgrounds

Click here (574KB) to view the Social Groups flyer.

Cost

$13 per session. Outings will incur an additional cost.

Eligibility

Available to residents of Sunbury and Bulla. An assessment is required.

Waiting time

There is a wait list for this group. For more information, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

 

The ‘Social Blokes’ Group

Held 10.00 am to 1.00 pm every Friday, the ‘Social Blokes’ Group is held at Sunbury Community Health (Macedon Street), for men who are frail, aged, have chronic illness, disability or dementia, who have limited access to social opportunities in the community and are living at home.

Activities include:

  • woodwork activities/ projects
  • catch up over morning tea
  • social cards, quoits and shuffleboard
  • quizzes
  • lunch (quarterly BBQ lunches)
  • guest speakers
  • monthly outings

Transport is available if required. Buses depart from Sunbury Community Health at 9.00 am to pick people up. Buses depart from Sunbury Community Health at 1.00 pm to take people home.

Click here (565KB) to view the Social Blokes group flyer.

Cost

$13 per session. Outings will incur an additional cost. Additional costs will be advised beforehand.

Eligibility

Available to residents of Sunbury and Bulla. An assessment is required.

Waiting time

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

 

New Horizons

New Horizons is a social group for young people aged 18 to 45 years who live at home and are unable to access mainstream social activities. It helps develop self-confidence, social skills and provides respite for families and carers. The group runs weekly on a Tuesday night from 5.00–9.00 pm.

Referral and assessment is required. Transport may be arranged. Activities include an evening meal.

Click here (451KB) to view the New Horizons group flyer.

Cost

$22 per activity.

Eligibility

Available to Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest residents.

Waiting time

For information about the New Horizons waiting list, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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Aged Care (Residential) – Sunbury Lions Community Aged Care

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Sunbury Lions Community Aged Care located on Timins Street, provides permanent residential aged care and short term respite care.

We have 33 single rooms including two respite rooms, measuring 14 meach, all with an ensuite and a private outdoor area. The pleasant outdoor pergola area is just the place for residents to have a BBQ or a cuppa and a chat.

We pride ourselves on our home-like feel, while providing around the clock high quality nursing care and value how important our role is in the lives of our residents.

We have an enthusiastic and engaging social program and have formed great relationships with residents, relatives, friends and volunteers. We strive to support residents’ independence and personal needs.

We promote holistic care working closely with residents’ General Practitioners and also providing allied health services (services provided by healthcare professionals who aren’t doctors or nurses) including physiotherapy, speech pathology and dietetics.

For information about fees and payments click here. For more information about Sunbury Lions Community Aged Care click here or call our friendly staff 9744 7001.

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Aids and Equipment Hire

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People presenting at reception to hire equipment will be directed to Country Care – Sunbury or PharmaSave

With the arrival of Country Care and Pharma save in Sunbury, offering equipment hire at affordable rates the need for us to continue with this service is no longer.

What we can do:

– Our OT’s will accept referrals to assess for equipment via the Statewide Equipment Program (SWEP).

– Physiotherapy staff will accept referral for gait aid assessment.

– Donations of equipment will be accepted if in good reusable order.

– Our OTs will keep a small supply of commonly used items such as shower stools/chairs, over toilet seats, pressure cushions and wheelchairs for trial and demonstration with referred clients, plus wheelchairs for Activity Groups and Respite clients to use on community outings.

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Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselling

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Our Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselling service promotes the wellbeing of individuals, their families and our community by reducing the harms associated with alcohol and other drug use. 

How does this service assist?

Our counsellors help people to identify and address concerns relating to alcohol and other drug use, mental health problems and life’s challenges.

Our aim is to restore hope and meaning in people’s lives. This service takes a client focused, family inclusive and non-judgmental approach.

What do we offer?

Who is this service for?

This service is for:

  • Individuals with alcohol and other drug and related mental health problems.
  • Family members affected by alcohol and other drug issues.

If you would like to access this service please complete the self-complete initial screen form as best as you can, to help us understand you and your needs. Don’t worry if you cannot complete all the questions. A counsellor will go over everything with you. If you prefer not to complete it at all, that’s OK too.

Cost

Nil. 

Eligibility

This service is available to adults and young people aged over 12 years and their significant others. 

Waiting time

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455. 

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Art of Change Group – Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselling

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The Art of Change is a 6 week Creative, Recovery, Skill Building program where personal choices are respected and self-responsibility and self-expression encouraged.

Who can attend?

It is for people who have or have had issues with addictive behaviors, alcohol or other drugs and have coexisting issues with their mental wellbeing.

What people said about The Art of Change:

– Taught me to focus on the now

-Realising that I’m not alone. Being able to talk openly about everyone’s problems and finding a way to deal with them and recover

-I learnt  how to express myself and communicate in a respectful way and different strategies to help me on my way to recover

Group Information

Time: 1 – 3 pm Tuesdays

Dates: Tuesday: 2 May to 6 June (6 weeks)

Venue: Salvation Army Community Hall, 27–37 Anderson Road Sunbury

Cost: Free

Want more information or to get involved?

Gaby – phone: 97449221 or email: gabyn@sunbury.org.au

Ayse – phone: 9744 9596 or email: ayses@sunburychc.org.au

View the flyer here

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Audiology (Hearing) Services

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Our Audiologist offers a broad range of services to children from 12 months of age and adults, including assessing, preventing and treating hearing problems.

Cost

$9 for Health Care and Pension Card Holders.
$20 for non-Health Care or Pension Card Holders. 
** Fees may be reduced in situations of financial hardship.

Eligibility

This service is available for all. Pension Card Holders may be eligible for an Australian Government hearing services voucher, applications for this voucher can be collected at reception. 

Waiting time

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455. 

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BoilOver

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BoilOver is an inclusive performance ensemble which aims to devise unique performance in a safe, supportive and fun environment.

We believe everyone has important creative offerings and that performers come in different shapes, sizes, colours, histories, abilities and disabilities. It is our individuality rather than our similarities that creates our theatre.

Led by professional arts practitioners, members learn to develop skills and performance works over time.

We also offer access to performance events and inclusive theatre festivals.

Through performance-making our members increase their physical skills, emotional literacy, self esteem, social networks and creativity.

BoilOver’s steering committee is made up of members from community arts, local government, community and health organisations.

For more information about how to get involved contact Bernadette Hetherington, BoilOver Company Manager (03) 9744 9554 (office hours) or emai boilover@sunburychc.org.au

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Cardiac Rehabilitation

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We offer a program that supports the physical, emotional and social recovery of people with chronic heart disease. Our team of health professionals can help people adopt a lifestyle that reduces the risk of a further heart attack.

Cost

$9 for Health Care and Pension Card Holders.
$15 for combined Family Income under $70 000 per year.
$25 for combined Family Income over $70 000 per year.
** Fees may be reduced in situations of financial hardship.

Eligibility

A referral from a medical professional or hospital is required. 

Waiting time

For waiting times, please contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455.

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Carer Support

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Carers Support Group

We have a Carers Support Group which meets on a monthly basis. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month 12.30–2.00 pm, with locations changing between Sunbury Community Health (Macedon Street) and local cafes. The group provides carers with the opportunity to talk to others in a similar situation and to chat with health professionals.

Anyone who cares for a family member or friend is welcome to attend. Please contact Sunbury Community Health (03) 9744 4455 for further information.

This service is primarily funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Program of the Australian Government Department of Social Services (www.dss.gov.au)

Carers Mailing List

We have a Carers Newsletter which is sent quarterly via mail or email. If you would like to read our latest Carers Newsletter click here. If you would like to be added to the mailing list or to discuss our carer services, please contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455.

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Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) House

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Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) House provide services that recognise and promote the rights of victims/survivors of sexual assault. Support from CASA House is available at Sunbury Community Health. CASA House are committed to a rights’ advocacy approach in service delivery.

The purpose of CASA House is to:

  • Respond first and foremost to the concerns of victim/survivors of sexual assault who are in crisis.
  • Recognise that sexual assault is a crime and with the specific consent of the victim/survivor liaise with relevant legal personnel e.g. police, forensic medical examiners.
  • Seek to ensure the safety of the victim/survivor and promote their right to gain control over their experience.
  • Provide services which are free, confidential, accessible and appropriate in recognition of the particular needs arising from the universal, cultural and individual aspects of victim/survivors’ lives.
  • Ensure that the experience of victim/survivors of sexual assault informs the direction of the services provided.
  • Pursue changes to those social, cultural, economic, legal and political structures which contribute to sexual assault.
  • Strive for the prevention and elimination of sexual assault through community and professional education, training and activities that promote increased public awareness.
  • Initiate and publish research in order to break down myths and misconceptions surrounding sexual assault.

For more information or to arrange an appointment, call CASA House (03) 9635 3610. 

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Children’s (Paediatric) Services

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Sunbury Community Health have a number of services available that provide support and assistance to children from as young as birth. These services also provide support to their families.


Child Psychology

Our Child Psychology service supports children up to 13 years of age, and their families.

For more information visit our Child Psychology page.

Connecting US

Growing up with a brother or sister with a disability can provide challenges and opportunities that other kids may not understand. Connecting Us is an 8 week group program which gives children the chance to meet others in a similar situation, within a safe environment, to have fun and share experiences.

For more information visit our Connecting Us page.

Dental

Our dental team is committed to providing high quality dental services to Sunbury and the surrounding communities. Children can access our dental service for a general check-up as well as treatment.

For more information visit our Dental Services page.

Early Childhood Intervention Program

This program supports children with a disability or developmental delay, from birth to school entry. Children and families can receive therapy, special education services, counselling and support to access other community services such as kindergarten or childcare.

For more information visit our Early Childhood Intervention Program page.

Family Day Care

Our Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Family Day Care service is available for children from birth to 12 years of age in the homes of qualified Early Childhood Educators.

For more information visit our Family Day Care page.

KickStart Swimming

The KickStart swimming program provides swimming lessons for children with autism, communication difficulties, sensory processing difficulties and developmental delay.

For more information visit our Kickstart Swimming Program page.

Physiotherapy for Children

Our Paediatric Physiotherapy service is available for children aged 0–12 years, offering one-on-one assessment and therapy.

For more information visit our Physiotherapy for Children page.

Speech Pathology for Children

We offer a Paediatric Speech Pathology service that assists children with understanding language and clarity of speech.

For more information visit our Speech Pathology for Children page.

Y-Factor Group

The Y-Factor and Junior Y-Factor Groups work with children who experience difficulties in personal relationships.

For more information visit our Y-Factor Group page.

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Connecting Us

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Growing up with a brother or sister with a disability provides challenges and opportunities that other kids may not understand. Connecting Us is an 8 week group program, which gives children the chance to meet others in a similar situation, within a safe environment to have fun and share experiences. Children learn that there are others struggling with mixed emotions and difficulties that are often part of family life. 

The workshops encourage children to talk about their feelings, as sharing can reduce the isolation many siblings feel and it can also help them to see the positives. Through the group process children learn ways to deal with problems that arise helping them feel stronger and more able to influence what happens around them. 

Cost

$40 for the 8 week program ($5 per session). 

Eligibility

This service is primarily available to residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest; however, can also be offered to surrounding areas depending on capacity. 

Waiting time

This program is run each term. For waiting times, please contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455. 

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Continence Service

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The Western Health Sunbury Day Hospital provide a comprehensive continence service.

For more information please click here (479KB).

For the referral form please click here (55KB).

This is not a service of Sunbury Community Health.

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Counselling (General)

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We have a General Counselling service available from Monday to Friday between 8.30 am and 5 pm.

It supports people with concerns or issues relating to:

  • family relationships
  • depression and anxiety
  • separation
  • grief and loss.

We also have other counselling services and support groups available, these include:

Cost

Alcohol and Other Drug, Youth and Financial Counselling are free.

$9 for Health Care and Pension Card Holders.
$15 for combined Family Income under $70 000 per year.
$25 for combined Family Income over $70 000 per year.
** Fees may be reduced in situations of financial hardship.

Eligibility

This service is available to residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest.

Waiting time

The waiting time for General Counselling is approximately 5–6 weeks.

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Dental Services

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Our team of dental professionals are committed to providing high quality dental services, and advocating for good oral hygiene through education and promotion.

About our dental service
  • For information about our infection control practice click here (572 KB)
  • For information about our quality and safety compliance click here (361 KB)
  • For information about antibiotics and dental problems click here (330KB)

On Wednesday 18 March 2015, an infection control audit was undertaken at our dental service. To view the report click here (91 KB).

Cost (as at 1st October 2015)

Children General Treatment (0–12 years):
Without a Health Care Card or Pension Card – $32.50 per child for a course of care (excluding emergency appointments). Fees per family will not exceed $130.

If you are eligible for the Child Dental Benefit Schedule, all treatment is bulk-billed to the maximum of $1000 over two years. This is available for children (2–17 years of age) who qualify for Family Tax Benefit A. To check your eligibility please contact Medicare on 132 150 or Sunbury Community Health.

Children General Treatment (0–17 years):
With a current Health Care Card or Pension Card – no fee.

Children Emergency Treatment (0–17 years): 
No fee.

Adult General Treatment (18+):
$27.50 per visit per course of care (no more than $110 per course of care).

Adult Emergency Treatment (18+):
$27.50 per visit.

Dentures: 
An assessment is required to determine suitability. The assessment cost is $27.50. The maximum payment for full upper and lower denture is $133 ($66.50 per denture).

Eligibility

A current Health Care Card or Pension Card is required for people aged 13 years and above.

If you are eligible for the Child Dental Benefit Schedule, all treatment is bulk-billed to the maximum of $1000 over two years. This is available for children (2–17 years of age) who qualify for Family Tax Benefit A. To check your eligibility please contact Medicare on 132 150 or Sunbury Community Health.

Waiting time

There is no wait list for children and youth 0–17 years of age.

The current wait list times for adult general treatment and for dentures is approximately 18 months.

There is no wait list for emergency dental treatment. Contact our friendly staff for information about appointments 9744 4455.

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Diabetes Education

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Our Diabetes Educator can provide one-on-one support to people adapting to life with diabetes by explaining diabetes, the role of health professionals and how to manage health reviews and appointments.

Cost

$9 for Health Care and Pension Card Holders
$15 for combined Family Income under $70 000 per year.
$25 for combined Family Income over $70 000 per year.
** Fees may be reduced in situations of financial hardship

Eligibility

This service is available for residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest.

Waiting time

There is currently no waiting time for this service. Referrals are prioritised at time of intake. For more information, please contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455.

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Diabetes Learning Course

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Register for the Diabetes Learning Course to learn about what diabetes is and how you can help with managing your diabetes.

Topics covered include: learning about diabetes, food choices, looking after your feet, keeping active, heart health and diabetes.

Who can attend?

Anybody is welcome. You don’t have to be diagnosed with diabetes to attend. You may want to attend if:

  • You have just been told that you have diabetes, or are at risk of it
  • You have had diabetes for many years

Your friends and relatives are welcome to attend with you.

Dates: Thursday: 5, 12, 19 & 26 May 2016

Time: 1.30–3.30 pm

Location: Sunbury Community Health

CLICK HERE for the flyer.

Cost

$9 per person, per session.

Eligibility

You will need to register with Sunbury Community Health to be able to participate.

Bookings are essential. For more information or to register, call our Diabetes Educator (03) 9744 9565.

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Disability Services

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We have services available for both children and adults that are living with a disability, as well as services that provide support to their families.

BoilOver

BoilOver is an inclusive performance ensemble which aims to devise unique performance works in a safe, supportive, fun and local environment. We believe everyone has important creative offerings and that performers come in different shapes, sizes, colours, histories, abilities and disabilities.

It is individuality rather than  similarities that creates the theatre. Led by professional arts practitioners, members learn to develop skills and performance works over time. We also offer access to performance events and inclusive theatre festivals.

Through performance-making our members increase their physical skills, emotional literacy, self esteem, social networks and creativity.

BoilOver’s steering committee is made up of members from community arts, local government, community and health organisations.

For more information about how to get involved please contact Bernadette Hetherington, BoilOver Company Manager, on (03) 9744 4455. 

Early Childhood Intervention Program

This program supports children with a disability or developmental delay, from birth to school entry. Children and families can receive therapy, special education services, counselling and support to access other community services such as kindergarten or childcare.

Please see our Early Childhood Intervention Program page for more information.

The ‘Social Blokes’ Group

The ‘Social Blokes’ group  is a program, held at Sunbury Community Health (Macedon Street), for men who are frail, aged, have chronic illness, disability or dementia, who have limited access to social opportunities in the community and are living at home.

Please see our ‘Social Blokes’ Group page for more information.

New Horizons

New Horizons is a social group for young people aged 18 to 45 years of age who live at home and are unable to access mainstream social activities. It helps develop self confidence and social skills and provides respite for families and carers.

Please see our New Horizons page for more information.

Flexible Respite Program

This service is funded by the National Respite for Carers Program (NRCP). Places are limited by available funding, service provision times and staff availability.

Please see our Respite Services page for more information.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists (OTs) conduct home assessments to support people to live safely and independently within their home and community.

Please see our Occupational Therapy page for more information.

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Drug and Alcohol Support for Families

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Is someone you care about using drugs?
  • Do you have someone in your life with drug or alcohol problems?
  • Do you seem to be going round in circles with the same thing happening over and over?
  • Do you feel constantly at the mercy of something you can’t control?

If you answer is ‘yes’ then our support group is for you.

Where: 12-28 Macedon Street, Sunbury

When: 1st Monday of the month

Time: 6 – 8 pm

At our support group we:

  • focus on the wellbeing of the family
  • learn about addiction and addictive behaviour
  • provide strategies to best cope with addictive behaviours
  • share our stories and learn from each other
  • hear others’ stories and gain insight, hope and ideas
  • you will be warmly welcomed, treated with respect and listened to without judgement
  • benefit from mutual support

Cost

Nil.

Eligibility

Family members affected by their loved ones alcohol and and other drug use.

Waiting time

Contact our friendly staff for more information 9744 4455.

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Early Childhood Intervention Program

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This program supports children with a disability or developmental delay, from birth to school entry. Children and families can receive therapy, special education services, counselling and support to access other community services such as kindergarten or childcare.

Through the Early Intervention Program children can access occupational therapy, which may focus on developing motor skills, visual-perceptual and cognitive abilities, play, self-care and social skills as well as speech pathology.

We have other programs and services available that may provide support and assistance to families including KickStart Swimming Program and Connecting US.

If you are a parent or carer of a child with additional needs and would to join our early intervention mailing list to hear about local events and information sessions, email calies@sunburychc.org.au

Cost

Nil.

Eligibility

This service is available to children, from birth to school entry, who are residents of Sunbury only. To organise a referral contact Northern Central Intake—Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (03) 8393 4512.

Waiting time

For waiting times, please contact Northern Central Intake (03) 8393 4212.

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Emergency Relief

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A number of local and state community organisations provide emergency relief in Sunbury:

CareWorks SunRanges Inc. CareWorks is a community crisis centre located in Sunbury, servicing the Sunbury and Macedon Ranges region. They provide relief to those who find themselves in a crisis or emergency situation. They do this through: Foodbank, Helping Hand, Home Assistance Program, Specific Youth Aid and Listening. Click here to be directed to CareWorks’ website.

The Salvation Army located on 27–37 Anderson Road in Sunbury. Please call (03) 9744 2095 for more information.

St Vincent De Paul located at 156 O’Shanassy St in Sunbury. Please call 1300 305 330 for more information.

Northpoint Centre Food Pantry occurs weekly at Goonawarra Community Centre, 8 Gullane Drive, Sunbury (Wednesday 9.30 to 11:30 am). Please call 9338 1898.

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Exercise Physiology

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Do you need  help to get motivated to exercise safely or join a exercise group?

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are allied health professionals who specialise in using exercise to prevent and manage chronic diseases affecting your heart, your joints, affect your breathing or your confidence and motivation to exercise.

Our AEP can help you manage your diabetes, could help you to overcome pain caused by injury or get your strength and mojo back following cancer treatment.

Our AEP works in the same team as our physiotherapists but one of the differences is that manual therapy will not be used as part of treatment e.g. massage. Our AEP can see people of any age and can work closely with you and the local gyms to find a suitable exercise option to transition you on to, following treatment.

Cost

$9 for Health Care and Pension Card Holders.
$15 for combined Family Income under $70 000 per year.
$25 for combined Family Income over $70 000 per year.
** Fees may be reduced in situations of financial hardship.

Eligibility

This service is available for residents of Sunbury and surrounds.

Waiting time

For more information, please contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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Falls Prevention Programs

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We have have various individual and group programs to help people to prevent falls.


Falls and Mobility Assessment (FAMA)

Our Falls and Mobility Assessment provides helpful strategies for people who are experiencing falls. It involves an assessment by a team of professionals including a Podiatrist, Community Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist (OT) and Physiotherapist.

Cost

A fee of $20 is charged for this assessment. A six month review is completed following the falls and mobility assessment.

Eligibility

For eligibility criteria, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

Waiting time

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.


Home Safety Assessment

Our OT can provide a Home Safety Assessment to help people identify the risk factors that may contribute to their falls. Recommendations will be provided to help improve safety and promote independence including:

  • Equipment prescription and provision
  • Home modifications
  • Personal emergency alarm
  • Carer support.

Cost

$9 for Health Care and Pension Card Holders.
$15 for combined Family Income under $70 000 per year.
$25 for combined Family Income over $70 000 per year.
** Fees may be reduced in situations of financial hardship.

Eligibility

For eligibility criteria, please contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

Waiting time

For waiting times, please contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.


Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology

Our Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist can provide individual sessions for people experiencing falls, including the development of a home exercise program.

Cost

$9 for Health Care and Pension Card Holders.
$15 for combined Family Income under $70 000 per year.
$25 for combined Family Income over $70 000 per year.
** Fees may be reduced in situations of financial hardship.

Eligibility

For eligibility criteria, please contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

Waiting time

For waiting times, please contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.


Ready Steady Go Exercise Group

For more information on this service, please click here.


In the Balance Exercise Group

For more information on this service, please click here.

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Family Day Care

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Our Village Family Childcare has its own website, visit: www.ourvillagechildcare.org.au

Our Village Family Childcare is available for children from 0–12 years of age, in the homes of qualified Early Childhood Educators.

We provide high quality childcare in a family home environment. The service operates every day of the week and provides daytime, overnight and respite care for children and families in the areas of Sunbury, Kyneton, Macedon, Woodend, Romsey, Gisborne, Lancefield and Craigieburn.

Educators

Using a play based approach supported by a central team of early childhood education professionals, our educators are committed to providing education and care in a nurturing environment. We congratulate our educator, Lisa McKinnon, for winning Family Day Care Australia’s Regional Educator of the Year Award in 2013, for the second year in a row.

Green Kids

Our Family Day Care’s strong interest in environmental sustainability led us to become a member of the Small Green Steps Organisation. In this program children learn about caring for the environment through activities such as using natural materials, recycling and growing vegetables.

If you have a passion for working with young children in your home, or for information about cost and vacancies, please contact our friendly team on phone: 9744 9534 or email: ourvillage@sunburychc.org.au

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Family Services (family support)

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Our Family Services team provides support to vulnerable families and to families experiencing complex issues. We work with families, in their home, and can provide support by talking through issues, exploring and developing practical skills in caring for children, providing links to services and working with other agencies as needed.

Cost 

Nil. 

Eligibility 

To access the service contact Child FIRST Intake on 1800 260 338 (free call).

Waiting time

Waiting times can vary. For waiting times, please contact Child FIRST Intake 1800 260 338. 

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Family Violence Counselling

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We provide support to women experiencing violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner, another family member or someone else they are close to.

Our Moving On  support group assist women who are affected by hurtful relationships and family violence.

Cost

Nil.

Eligibility

This service is available to residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest.

Waiting time

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455.

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Financial Counselling

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Our Financial Counsellor provides financial support and advice to people in financial distress. It is a free and confidential service for people in debt.

Our Financial Counsellor can:

  • provide information about rules and laws relating to payments
  • negotiate with creditors
  • assist with consumer issues
  • assist with planning a budget
  • provide information on bankruptcy and other options

Lentara Uniting Care organise appointments for this services. For more information, or to arrange an appointment, call Lentara 1300 882 035.

Cost

Nil.

Eligibility

This service is available to residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest.

Waiting time

For more information, call Lentara 1300 882 035.

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Gamblers Help Service

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If you or someone you care about are experiencing gambling problems, there are many ways to receive support. Free and confidential counselling is available from Gambler’s Help at Sunbury Community Health. People can self refer to this service.

This service is available on a Friday at Sunbury Community Health and a Tuesday in Melton. To make a booking, call Gambler’s Help 1300 133 445 (free call). To view the flyer click here (102KB).

Cost

Nil.

Eligability

This service is available to Sunbury and its surrounding communities.

Waiting time

For information about waiting time, free call 1300 133 445 (Gamblers Help North and North Western).

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Health Information Library

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The Health Information Library at Sunbury Community Health is available to members of the public who may require information about different health topics for themselves, their families or friends. 

Our Health Information Library has a wide range of resources in the form of fact sheets and brochures. It includes information about chronic diseases, ageing, disability, cancer, anxiety and depression, alcohol and other drugs and much more.

The library is located in the reception/waiting area of Sunbury Community Health (Macedon Street). 

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Hydrotherapy

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Hydrotherapy or Aquatic Physiotherapy is treatment provided in a heated pool under the supervision of a Physiotherapist. It is suitable for the following health concerns:

  • Arthritis – to maintain or increase mobility and strength and to help relieve aches and pains.
  • Back pain – to improve strength and function. 
  • Acute or specific problems – individual programs. 

Sessions are held on:

  • Tuesdays 10.30–11.30 am at Gisborne Aquatic Centre
  • Fridays 11 am –12 pm at Sunbury Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Cost

This service is available at two facilities where the cost varies.

Gisborne Aquatic Centre: $8 per session which is payable to the therapist on the day.

Sunbury Aquatic Centre: A fee of $6.70 for pool admittance plus your hydrotherapy card. The cost of the hydrotherapy card is $2.70 for a single visit or $13 for 5 visits. These are available at the Sunbury Community Health (Macedon Street) reception. 

Eligibility

This service is available to residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest. Before starting the program, an assessment by one of our physiotherapists is required.

Waiting time

For waiting times, visit the Physiotherapy page.

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In The Balance

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In The Balance is a one hour balance retraining and muscle strengthening exercise class. Clients are also provided with a home exercise program.

Cost 

$5 per session.

Eligibility

This service is available for residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest. 

An initial assessment is required for this class by one of our physiotherapists. 

Waiting time

For waiting times please see the Physiotherapy page. 

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KickStart Swimming Program

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The KickStart Program is designed for children with autism, communication difficulties, sensory processing difficulties and developmental delay. Instructors are provided with training and resources to create a supportive pool environment for children with specific learning needs.

KickStart swimming lessons are designed to assist children to develop skills in:

  • Water familiarisation: Becoming comfortable in the pool environment and entering the water in a calm manner.
  • Water safety: Entering the water safely, floating and moving to the edge of the pool.
  • Breath control: Blowing bubbles, closing the mouth in water and turning the head to breathe.
  • Swimming skills: Kicking legs, arm movements, floating and moving through water.

Skills are taught at a level appropriate for each child, with an emphasis on safety and enjoyment.

For more information click here (576 KB)

Cost

For information about cost, please phone our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455.

Eligibility

For eligibility criteria, please contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455 or email kickstart@sunburychc.org.au.

Waiting time

For waiting times, please contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455 or email kickstart@sunburychc.org.au.

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Men’s Business

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Men’s Business provides opportunities for men who are creating problems in their lives because of violence, abuse or angry behaviour. The program assists men to change the way they think and act so they can form more respectful relationships with their partners, children, families, friends or those at work. 

Men’s Business uses both individual counselling and group work to help men control their behaviours, and their lives. When involved in the group there is requirement to commit to attend the 12 week program. Participants in the group have similar problems in their lives and relationships.

Group sessions are held weekly, in the evening on the same night for 2 hours each session.

Cost

$9 for Health Care and Pension Card Holders.
$15 for combined Family Income under $70 000 per year.
$25 for combined Family Income over $70 000 per year.
** Fees may be reduced in situations of financial hardship.

Eligibility

For eligibility criteria, contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455.  

Waiting time

For the commencement date of our next group, please contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455. 

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Men’s Exercise Group

Join our new exercise group specifically for men!

If you haven’t exercised in a while or are thinking of taking up regular exercise for the first time this class could be for you. This is an opportunity to exercise in a safe, social and non-competitive environment under the supervision of Sunbury Community Health staff.

Sessions will be held at Sunbury Community Health on Thursdays @ 9.30–10.30 am

To view the flyer click here click here (436 KB)

Cost

$5 per session.

Eligibility

Please contact Andrew (in podiatry) or George (in physiotherapy) via reception for more information.

Waiting time

Please contact Andrew (in podiatry) or George (in physiotherapy) via reception for more information.

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Men’s Health – Sons of the West

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This FREE men’s health program, run by the Western Bulldogs Football Club kicks off in Sunbury on Thursday, 16 February.

The preseason will focus on your physical health. You can join the program at any time – simply come down on a Thursday evening and we will take care of the rest.

When: Every Thursday from 16 February to 20 April (10 weeks).

Time: 7 – 8.30 pm

Where: Goonawarra Primary School, 3–6 Gullane Drive, Sunbury (enter via Carnoustie Drive)

Who for: Males living in Sunbury and surrounding suburbs

What to bring: A water bottle and comfortable clothes to exercise in!

For more information contact Adam on 9744 4455 or contact Sons of the West, website: www.sonsofthewest.org.au | e-mail: info@sonsofthewest.org.au | phone: 9680 6355

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Men’s Shed

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Men of all ages and backgrounds can attend our Men’s Shed, to socialise and participate in activities such as woodwork. It is a great place to come down to have a chat, share some company, get out of the house and work on a project. 

The Men’s Shed is open Monday to Wednesday from 8.30 am to 12.00 pm. From small jobs to big projects, all are welcome. If you are interested in knowing more or just wanting to have a look around please contact one of our Men’s Shed leaders (03) 9744 4455.

Cost

Nil. 

Eligibility

This service is available to residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest. 

Waiting time

Nil. 

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Moving On Group

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The Moving On Group is an empathetic, educative and empowering group for women who have experienced or are experiencing hurtful relationships. This group is run each school term by two female facilitators who are experienced in dealing with the issues that affect women.

Cost

Nil.

Eligibility

For eligibility criteria please contact Kathy on (03) 9744 4455.

Waiting time

For the commencement date of our next group, please contact Kathy (03) 9744 4455.

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Needle and Syringe Program (NSP)

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The Victorian Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) is a major public health initiative aiming to minimise the spread of blood borne viruses, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B and C among injecting drug users and to the wider community.

As a secondary NSP provider we can: 

  • provide needles and syringes
  • provide sharps disposal containers
  • provide sterile swabs
  • provide condoms
  • provide options for the appropriate disposal of used injecting equipment. 

Cost

Nil.

Eligibility

Please contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455. 

Waiting time 

Nil.

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New Horizons

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New Horizons is a social group for young people aged 18 to 45 years who live at home and are unable to access mainstream social activities. It helps develop self confidence, social skills and provides respite for families and carers. The group runs weekly on a Tuesday night from 5.00–9.00 pm. 

Referral and assessment is required. Transport may be arranged. Activities include an evening meal.

Please click here (451KB) to view the New Horizons group flyer.

Cost

$22 per activity.

Eligibility

Available to Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest residents.

Waiting time

For information about the New Horizons waiting list, please contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455.

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Nordic Walking Poles

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Gain extra health benefits by walking with specially designed poles. 

Nordic walking poles help:

  • Burn more calories than regular walking
  • Harmonize the mind and body
  • Use 90% of muscles and get fitter faster
  • Decrease the impact on joints
  • Enhance stability 

Cost 

Nordic Walking Poles are available for hire at $5 per week, or purchase can be arranged. Individual instruction and loan of an instructional DVD are available.

Eligibility

This service is available for residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest. 

Waiting time

For more information, please contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 9522.

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Northern Community Legal Centre Support

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Northern Community Legal Centre Inc provide legal support at Sunbury Community Health (Macedon Street) on Thursday mornings, by appointment only.

They can assist with:

  • family violence issues
  • family law matters
  • intervention orders
  • wills
  • powers of attorney
  • traffic offences and/or fines
  • car accidents
  • neighbour issues
  • consumer complaints.

This is not a service of Sunbury Community Health. To arrange an appointment or for more information, please contact the Northern Community Legal Centre 9310 4376. 

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Nutrition and Dietetics

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Our Dietitian can provide advice, support and information on nutrition topics including healthy eating for children, managing diabetes, coeliac disease, heart disease, weight and food allergies.

Cost

$9 for Health Care and Pension Card Holders.
$15 for combined Family Income under $70 000 per year.
$25 for combined Family Income over $70 000 per year.
** Fees may be reduced in situations of financial hardship.

Eligibility

This service is available to residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest.

Waiting time

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455. 

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Occupational Therapy (OT) for Adults

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Occupational Therapists (OTs) conduct home assessments supporting people to live safely and independently within their home and community.

Our services include:

  • home safety assessments
  • prescription of aids/equipment to assist with personal and domestic activities of daily living, eg. tap turners
  • wheelchairs and scooter assessments
  • home modifications e.g. grab rails, step modifications, ramp, bathroom modifications
  • personal alarm assessments
  • seating assessments
  • pressure care
  • equipment trials
  • equipment funding applications
  • carer support.

Click here (389KB) for more information.

Cost

$9 for Health Care and Pension Card Holders.
$15 for combined Family Income under $70 000 per year.
$25 for combined Family Income over $70 000 per year.
** Fees may be reduced in situations of financial hardship.

Eligibility

This service is available to residents of Sunbury and Bulla.

Waiting times

There can be a several week wait list for a home safety assessment. For waiting times, please contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455.

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Physiotherapy

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Our physiotherapy service includes individual assessment and treatment, home visits and a number of exercise groups.

Our physiotherapists can help people to prevent and manage chronic conditions through physical activity, as part of adopting a healthier lifestyle.

Our Group Exercise programs include Tai Chi, chair-based exercise, strength training, hydrotherapy and falls prevention.

We also offer Physiotherapy for Children.

Cost

$9 for Health Care and Pension Card Holders.
$15 for combined Family Income under $70 000 per year.
$25 for combined Family Income over $70 000 per year.
** Fees may be reduced in situations of financial hardship.

Eligibility

This service is available for residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest.

Waiting time

The waiting time for Physiotherapy is approximately 6–8 weeks. For more information, please contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455.

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Physiotherapy for Children

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Our Paediatric Physiotherapy service is available for children aged 0–12 years, offering one-on-one assessment and therapy.

Physiotherapy may assist your child if they are experiencing:

  • A delay in achieving physical milestones e.g. rolling, sitting, walking, etc.
  • A flat spot on the head or prefers to look to one side only (known as Plagiocephaly/Torticollis)
  • Talipes or if you are concerned about the position of your baby’s feet
  • Clumsiness with running, jumping, ball skills etc.
  • Unusual walking pattern or posture
  • Prematurity – if your baby was born before 35 weeks gestation
  • Pain or aches with activity or rest.

CLICK HERE to view the flyer.

Children aged 13 years and above can be seen through our general Physiotherapy team.

Cost

$9 for Health Care and Pension Card Holders.
$15 for combined Family Income under $70 000 per year.
$25 for combined Family Income over $70 000 per year.
** Fees may be reduced in situations of financial hardship.

Eligibility

This service is available for residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest.

Waiting time

The waiting time for this service is approximately 1–2 weeks and is available on a Wednesday afternoon and Thursday all day.

If you would like to know more or to enquire about referrals, please contact our Paediatric Physiotherapist Kate Smith 9744 4455.

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PlayConnect Playgroup

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Our new PlayConnect Playgroup is for children with autism or autism like characteristics and their families. During playgroup sessions, parents, carers and children participate in a variety of play activities and experiences specifically suited to the needs of the children.

The Playgroup meets weekly, during school terms for two hours. Siblings are welcome.

Day: Thursdays

Time: 10 am to 12 pm 

Venue: Sunbury Community Health (Macedon Street)

For more information and/or to find out how to get involved, contact Shantelle Grant 0428 667 074. 

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Podiatry

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Good feet are important for our health and wellbeing.

A podiatrist’s role is to improve the function of feet. We aim to increase a person’s independence in getting around, exercising and looking after their feet.

When foot problems do exist, they often need to be treated and managed with regular podiatry care. Podiatrists can also show you how to prevent foot problems.

Our team includes a Podiatry Assistant, who under the supervision of the podiatrists, helps to maintain the foot health of those who need ongoing foot care.

Our podiatrists can help both adults and children with conditions including:

  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis and Gout
  • Sports injuries
  • Skin problems and pain in feet

Cost

$9 for Health Care and Pension Card Holders.
$15 for combined Family Income under $70 000 per year.
$25 for combined Family Income over $70 000 per year.
** Fees may be reduced in situations of financial hardship.

Eligibility

This service is available for residents of Sunbury and surrounds.

Waiting time

For waiting times, please contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455.

We aim to give priority to those who need us most.

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Postnatal Depression (PND) Counselling

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Depression and anxiety commonly affect women during pregnancy and after giving birth. Even two to three years after giving birth, or from one pregnancy to another, women can experience depression and anxiety.

Individual counselling is available for women who may be experiencing Postnatal Depression or PND.

Partners are also welcome.

Eligibility

This service is available to residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest.

Waiting time

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455.

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Psychology for Children

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Our Child Psychologist helps children and families move through challenging times. We support young children up to 12 years of age and their families.

Cost

$9 for Health Care and Pension Card Holders.
$15 for combined Family Income under $70 000 per year.
$25 for combined Family Income over $70 000 per year.
** Fees may be reduced in situations of financial hardship.

Eligibility

This service is available for children up to 12 years of age living in Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest.

Waiting time

For waiting times, please contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455.

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Ready Steady Go

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Ready Steady Go is an 10 week program which includes a one hour, dynamic balance retraining exercise class followed by a half-hour education session.

It covers:

  • the benefits of exercises
  • managing medications 
  • vision and falls 
  • home and environmental safety 
  • diabetes education
  • looking after your feet and footwear.

To view the flyer click here.

Cost

$5 per session.

Eligibility

This service is available for residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest.

An initial assessment is required for this class by one of our physiotherapists.

Waiting time

For waiting times please see the Physiotherapy page.

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Respite Services

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New Horizons is a social group for young people aged 18 to 45 years who live at home and are unable to access mainstream social activities. It helps develop self confidence, social skills and provides respite for families and carers. The group runs weekly on a Tuesday night from 5.00–9.00 pm. Activities include an evening meal.

Referral and assessment is required and transport may be arranged.

Please click here (451KB) to view the New Horizons group flyer.

Cost

$22 per activity.

Eligibility

Available to Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest residents.

Waiting time

For information about the New Horizons waiting list, please contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455.

 

Flexible Respite Service

One-on-one in-home support or community access can be provided to people who have dementia or who cannot be safely left at home alone. Respite is available between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm on week days, for a period of up to four hours. We can also assist people to investigate other options for in-home respite.

Places are limited by available funding, service provision times and staff availability. Click here (271KB) to access the Flexible Respite Service flyer.

Cost

$9 per session.

Eligibility

This service is available for residents of Sunbury and Bulla.

Waiting time

For waiting times, please contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455.

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Sitting Swingers Exercise Group

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Sitting Swingers is a chair-based seated and standing exercise class.

For more information about Sitting Swingers and/or to view the flyer click here (618 KB).

Cost

$5 per session.

Eligibility

This service is available for residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest.

Waiting time

For waiting times, please see the Physiotherapy page.

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Social Blokes Group

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Held 10 am to 2.30 pm every Friday, the ‘Social Blokes’ Group for men who are frail, aged, have chronic illness, disability or dementia, who have limited access to social opportunities and are living at home.

Activities include:

  • catch-ups over morning tea
  • social cards, quoits and shuffleboard
  • quizzes
  • woodwork
  • midday snack
  • guest speakers
  • bi-monthly outings
  • quarterly BBQ lunches.

Transport is available if required. Buses depart from Sunbury Community Health (Macedon Street) at 9.30 am to pick participants up, and depart Sunbury Community Health at 2.30 pm to take people home.

Please click here (529 KB) to view the ‘Social Blokes’ group flyer.

Cost

$13 per session.

Outings will incur an additional cost. Additional costs will be advised beforehand.

Eligibility

An assessment is required. Available to residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest.

This service is primarily funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Program of the Australian Government Department of Social Services (www.dss.gov.au)

Waiting time

For waiting times, please contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455.

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Speech Pathology for Children

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Our Paediatric Speech Pathology service assists children with understanding language and clarity of speech. Our speech pathologists can also discuss concerns families may have about their child’s speech. 

Cost

$9 for Health Care and Pension Card Holders.
$15 for combined Family Income under $70 000 per year.
$25 for combined Family Income over $70 000 per year.
** Fees may be reduced in situations of financial hardship.

Eligibility

This service is available for preschool aged children that are residents of Sunbury and Bulla. 

Waiting time

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455. 

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Strength Training Exercise Group

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Our Strength Training exercise class is a group program provided in a supervised setting.

For more information about our Strength Training  Exercise Group and/or to view the flyer click here (526 KB).

Cost

$5 per session.

Eligibility

This service is available to residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest.

Waiting time

For waiting times, please see the Physiotherapy page.

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Sunbury Wellness Support Group – Depression & Anxiety

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In partnership with cohealth we’re running Sunbury Wellness Support Group for people experiencing depression and anxiety.

A support group is agroup of people who meet regularly to discuss their experiences and strategies for coping in a safe and confidential environment.

This group is guided by a guided by a facilitator, who will assist in discussion and provide insight and understanding about issues raised.

It IS a place for community discussion, support and sharing of ideas. It IS NOT a place for therapy or crisis intervention.

Group Information

Dates: Mondays: 30 Jan, 13 Feb, 27 Feb, 27 March, 10 April
Tuesday: 14 March (make-up for public holiday)
Time: 7–8.30 pm
Where: Suite 5, cohealth 33 Macedon Street, Sunbury

No booking is necessary.

View the flyer here. For more information contact coheatlh 9971 6200.

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Support to Manage Complex Issues

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Sunbury Community Health employs a Social Worker to work with people around complex problems or concerns they may have in life, due to having chronic or age related conditions, or if they are caring for a family member who does. This may include things like:

  • Finding support to remain at home or investigating alternative care arrangements
  • Practical help to work with agencies such as Centrelink
  • Help to access My Aged Care, Commonwealth Home Support Program or National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), rolling out  from 1 July 2016
  • Help to deal with suspected elder abuse
  • Help to access housing, mental, legal services and others

We also have a range of counselling services including: financial, family violence, generalist, youth and drug and alcohol counselling. To find out more about these services, CLICK HERE.

Cost

Nil.

Eligibility

Our Social Worker is available only by referral from other Sunbury Community Health staff, usually these come from our Occupational Therapists.

Subject to eligibility. For eligibility criteria, please contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455.

Waiting time

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455.

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Tai Chi

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For more information about our Tai Chi groups and/or to view the flyer Click here (606 KB).

MOVE muscle, bone & joint health (www.move.org.au): Free Help Line 1800 263 265


Tai Chi for Everyone

Tai Chi for Everyone is a 12 week program of gentle exercise specifically designed for people who live with arthritis or other health conditions. It can also be used as an entry level Tai Chi program for those who are new to Tai Chi. This program is endorsed by MOVE muscle, bone & joint health.

Cost

$60 for the 12 week program ($5 per session).

Eligibility

This service is available to residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest.

Please contact Rebecca for more information (03) 9744 9522 as places are limited.

Waiting time

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455.


Tai Chi for Better Health

Tai Chi for Better Health is a 12 week program of gentle exercises, specifically for people who live with diabetes or other health conditions. Tai Chi has been found to improve balance and mobility and can be used to manage anxiety, depression and pain.

We welcome all interested participants to the program whether they have a diagnosed health condition or not. The program is endorsed by MOVE muscle, bone & joint health

Cost

$60 for the 12 week program ($5 per session).

Eligibility

This service is available to residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest.

Please contact Rebecca for more information (03) 9744 9522 as places are limited.

Waiting time

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455.


Tai Chi Practice Group

A weekly Tai Chi class for those who have completed a program and would like to practise in a friendly group setting.

Day: Friday

Time: 1 pm to 1.45 pm

Venue: Sunbury Community Health (Macedon Street)

Cost

$2 per session.

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Transport Services

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Sunbury Community Health offers a volunteer driving service for eligible clients who have difficulty accessing hospital and medical appointments out of the Sunbury area.

Our transport service operates Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm. Our vehicles depart from Macedon Street no earlier than 8.30 am and must return to Macedon Street no later than 4.00 pm. 

Cost

$22 per trip. Clients are responsible for any additional costs incurred, including parking fees on the day of the appointment.

Eligibility

This service is available to residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Diggerst Rest. Clients will need to undergo an initial assessment by our Intake Coordinator.

This service is available to the elderly or people with a disability, requiring travel to medical appointments outside of Sunbury, when a family member or friend is unavailable to drive. Before enquiring about this service, please contact the transport services listed on our transport services flyer (550KB).

We are unable to transport clients if they have oxygen bottles or if they require more than minimal assistance with car transfers.

Waiting time

A minimum of 10 working days notice is required for a volunteer drive. All drives are subject to the availability of a suitable volunteer driver.

For more information about this service, please contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455.

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Victims Assistance Program

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The Victims Assistance Program (VAP) is a network of agencies across Victoria that provides services and support to victims of violent crime. The service aims to assist victims to effectively manage and recover from the effects of crime.

The VAP is a free service that provides information, practical assistance and referrals to other services.

This service operates from Sunbury Police Station (39 Macedon Street) on Thursdays.

To contact the service, please call the Victims of Crime Helpline on 1800 819 817 or for more information click here (430KB).

*Please note, this is not a service of Sunbury Community Health. 

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Walking Groups

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We support a number of Walking Groups. These groups are free, registered with the Heart Foundation and are led by trained volunteers. Our walks are of a different length and pace on each of the days.

Our current walking groups meet:

  • Monday 9.15 am: The Village Green Water Fountain, corner of O’Shanassy Street and Brook Street, Sunbury
  • Wednesday 9.15 am: Sunbury Private Hospital Car Park, Spavin Drive, Sunbury
  • Friday 8.15 am: Corner of Reservoir Road and Elizabeth Drive, Sunbury

For more information about these Walking Groups and/or to view the flyer here.

If you want to join a Pram Walking Group:

  • Wednesday 11.30am sharp: 300 Elizabeth Drive Sunbury to the playground and Spavin Lake, Sunbury. For more information email Danielle tchick@gmail.com.

Cost

Nil.

Eligibility

Nil.

Waiting time

Nil. For more information, contact Robyn Grant 9744 4455.

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Y-Factor Group

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The Y-Factor and Junior Y-Factor Groups work with boys who experience difficulties in personal relationships. We focus on helping them learn positive strategies to appropriately express feelings of anger, sadness and frustration and how to deal with conflict, in a safe environment.

The Y-Factor Programs were developed using research and evidence gathered by a similar community group program run by the Royal Children’s Mental Health Service and Travancore School and by reference to the cognitive behaviour therapy work of Dr Tony Atwood.

Y-Factor aims to assist participants to begin to identify their emotional triggers before they are overwhelmed and engage in difficult to manage or self-harming type behaviours. This program provides children with appropriate, practical and positive strategies to deal with conflict and the opportunity to practice them.

Cost

$20 for the 8 week course or $3 per week.

Eligibility

This service is available for residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Diggers Rest for children aged between 5 and 13 years. Courses will cater for different age groups throughout the year.

Waiting time

For the commencement date and times of our next available group, please contact Anette (03) 9744 4455.

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Youth Counselling

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This service offers support and counselling to young people who are experiencing depression, anxiety or other issues. 

Cost

Nil. 

Eligibility

This service is available to young people aged 13–24 years, living in Sunbury, Bulla or Diggers Rest, who are experiencing anxiety or depression and are currently disengaged from education and employment.

Waiting time

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff (03) 9744 4455. 

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