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New Orthodontic practice in Bendigo – Bendigo Orthodontic Specialists

WE ARE OPEN! Our new boutique orthodontic specialist practice has opened in Bendigo! Our Orthodontist Dr. Haylea Blundell, an international award winning orthodontist, is a local to Bendigo, and is proud to have returned to her hometown and provide orthodontic services to Bendigo and regional areas of Victoria.

Our practice offers a variety of services including; early intervention, conventional braces and clear aligners and complex orthodontic treatment as part of a multidisciplinary treatment plan.  Dr. Haylea Blundell tailors her treatment to meet the individual needs of her patients, while providing high quality, contemporary orthodontic treatment to create healthy aesthetic smiles. Dr. Haylea enjoys getting to know her patients and their families, providing a personal approach to their treatment needs.

Call our friendly staff on 0476 378 267 to book your FREE orthodontic consultation. Our practice also offers interest-free payment plans, allowing affordable orthodontic treatment for everyone. We can’t wait to meet you!


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Smiling Mind: Building Resilience in the Workplace
Do you know how to build resilience in the workplace?
What role can you play in changing the culture at your workplace?
During this FREE Bendigo Community Health Services run workshop our hosts Smiling Mind will look at the many benefits that come with increased resilience and mindfulness and show you the skills needed to make change in the workplace.
This is a great opportunity for employers and employees.
Places are limited so please reserve your spot: https://bit.ly/SmilingMindWorkshop2021
This is a COVID safe event so please follow directions when attending.
Please email KahlaElse@bchs.com.au if you have any questions.

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COVID-19 vaccine is hogging the limelight but please don’t forget your flu shot
The COVID-19 vaccine is hogging the limelight but it’s really important we don’t forget about getting a flu shot before Winter arrives too.
Our Community Health nurses are back on the road delivering flu vaccines to staff at businesses across Greater Bendigo.
Research shows that for every $20 a business spends on staff vaccinations $115 is saved in reducing lost productivity.
If you’d like our nurses to visit your business, community or sporting organisation please email our workplace health team at healthylifestyles@bchs.com.au or call 5406 1477.
Learn more about our workplace flu vaccination options: http://bit.ly/FluShotBendigo
Our GPs can provide vaccinations for you and your family too. Call 5406 1200 to make an appointment.
Please remember the COVID vaccine and your flu vaccination must be at least two weeks apart.
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AFS puts high priority on health and wellbeing of staff

A HUGE shout out to AFS and Associates Chartered Accountants for making the health and wellbeing of staff a major priority.

Bendigo Community Health Services staff have really enjoyed working with AFS to get the free Achievement Program for businesses up and running and just a little bit chuffed to see how well they’re doing in ticking off all the benchmarks for the Physical Activity health priority.

Nicely done everyone!

AFS Health and Wellbeing Committee members Joshua and Samantha proudly show off the official Physical Activity certificate.

Well done AFS on not only looking after your staff but celebrating your successes which is really important.

If your early childhood service, school or business would like to follow the AFS lead and improve health and wellbeing, call our Achievement Program co-ordinators on 5406 1200 and we’ll help you select health priorities, get a plan rolling and measure your results:  http://bit.ly/AchievementProgramBendigo

Your early learning centre, school or business could win $1500: https://bit.ly/AchievementProgramCompetition

www.bchs.com.au I #BCHS #ThereForYou

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Bendigo HeadtoHealth Hub ready to support ‘frontline’ workers

There’s so many ‘frontline’ workers out there from supermarkets, health care facilities and other essential businesses who have done such a wonderful job through an incredibly tough Coronavirus period in 2020.

Bendigo Community Health Services knows this can take a toll, especially given we all wonder what’s ahead in 2021.

We also know returning to work after the festive period can generate a range of emotions.

If you or someone you know is struggling please reach out for help through our new HeadtoHelp Hub by calling 1800 595 212.

Our staff are there to talk to you about these issues and help you through these times.

It’s okay to say you’re not okay.

Learn more about the HeadtoHelp Hub: https://bit.ly/HeadtoHelp

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Have we got a WIN-WIN for you … $1500 and a healthier lifestyle!

Do you think the focus on health and wellbeing at your workplace, business, early learning service or school is good enough or could be improved?

Would you like to see changes to improve the health of your staff, children or students?

Or do you feel you are doing good things around health and wellbeing and would like State Government recognition for that work?

Well, we can help you make these happen for FREE. Yep, FREE. And you could win $1500 for your workplace, early learning service or school by signing up to our Achievement Program and ticking off all health priority areas by June 2021.

We will help you plan for change and identify the results of your good work so everyone can see and share in the success.

Sound good? Great, here’s all you need to know: https://bit.ly/AchievementProgramCompetition

Learn more about the more than 50 services and programs we offer to care for you and your family by visiting www.bchs.com.au

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Bendigo Community Health Services looking for people to join Board of Directors

Do you have community at heart?
Are you keen to make a positive difference?
Do you have skills in clinical governance, risk and compliance, IMT, health policy planning, strategy or finance?

Bendigo Community Health Services is looking for community-minded people to join our Board of Directors. With organisations such as ours on the frontline in the fight against Coronavirus and considering the impact this pandemic is having on organisations and communities, the need for the right skilled and dedicated people to meet challenges and guide us through the future has never been greater.

Our board director Melanie Eddy shares thoughts on her role: “My time on the Bendigo Community Health Services board has been very rewarding. It has broadened my knowledge and skillset, and I really value being part of a selfless and supportive team that is working towards our vision of achieving better health and wellbeing for our community.”

Closing date for nominations is September 2, 2020.

Meet the other members of our Board of Directors and download your nomination information pack: https://bit.ly/BCHSBoardNomination

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Are your staff or workmates protected against the flu this year?

Bendigo Community Health Services nurses have been out and about safely delivering more flu shots in businesses across Greater Bendigo keen to protect their staff this Winter.

Among recent stops were long-term supporters Poyser Motor Group and Metroid Electrical Engineering.

With the symptoms of flu and Coronavirus very similar, it’s important we get as many people vaccinated as possible this year.

We’ve got lots of stock so if you’d like us to visit your workplace just email healthylifestyles@bchs.com.au or call 5406 1477 and speak to our workplace health co-ordinator Brooke.

We’ve also got plenty of general vaccines if you need one to visit a loved one or friend in aged care or just want to protect yourself and your family. Call our Client Services team on 5406 1200 if you still need a flu shot.

Learn more about our bulk-billed medical practices, men’s and women’s health clinics and more than 50 other services and programs we offer to care for the health and wellbeing of the Greater Bendigo community at www.bchs.com.au

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Bendigo Health Accelerator (BHx) Startup in Residence Megan Gomez

Megan Gomez was part of the Melbourne Health Accelerator (MHx) last year, and will be our Startup-in-Residence this year for the BHx to pass on her experience to new startups.

Megan’s observations as a journalist across regional and rural Australia illuminated some harsh truths. “I spent a lot of time reporting on drought, natural disasters, bushfires and isolation,” Ms Gomez said.

Ms Gomez had an idea of creating a secure online video platform that linked people to psychologists from their own home. That idea became a reality in September when Rural Health Connect was officially launched.

She credits the MHx, which helped her to develop and test the program to ensure it was market ready.

“It gave me a really clear direction of what I needed to do, sometimes when you’re working on an idea on your own you can get a bit lost and don’t know how or where to focus your time,” she said.

She urged anyone with an idea, regardless of how advanced it was, to consider the BHx program.

For more information on BHx, please visit the FAQs page or you can email bhx@bendigohealth.org.au