New Location for GCH Horsham

 We are excited about this move!

Grampians Community Health is one of 5 community health facilities in rural Victoria to receive funding for facility upgrades.  The grant will cover the cost of relocation of the Horsham site to a refurbished, pleasant and safe environment in a more accessible location. 

“It is a great place to go, we are really excited about this move” , “It helps achieve the long-held ideal of Horsham based health and community services providing a service hub at each end of the city.” Jill Miller CEO

 Read more here: Grampians Community Health relocation to create Horsham hub – The Wimmera Mail Times 7th July

Drug Drive Program

Grampians Community Health now offers a local Drug Drive Program.  People who have lost their licence due to drug driving offences are now able to complete a one day program in Horsham or Stawell.

The course aims to provide people with a better understanding of different drugs and their effects, and how to develop strategies to reduce the risks associated with drug use.  Participants will learn about the legalities of drug driving, and gain an understanding of the risks associated with drug impaired driving.  Course facilitators are experienced in adult learning principles, where participants are treated with respect and positive reinforcement used to encourage participation.

Grampians Community Health has provided Alcohol & Other Drug Services for over 28 years, and delivered the Drink Drive program for 22 years.  In 2014 we applied for accreditation with the Victorian Accredited Driver Education Programs to deliver the Drug Drive Program and assessments to residents across the Wimmera and Grampians regions.  Having this accreditation means improved access to the course for people in our local community.

The first Drug Drive program will be offered in Horsham next Wednesday the 18th March.

For more information about the program please contact Thea or David at Grampians Community Health (03) 5362 1200

Autumn Forum

The Green Initiative of GCH forum featured in May

  • Fruit tree pruning with Al
  • Bruce Hordern from ‘Sustainable Regional Australia’ discussed energy efficiency
  • Vegie seedlings were swapped

The next forum is on August 22nd (3-5pm).

Grampians Community Health hosts ‘Bridges Out Of Poverty’ Workshop

Bridges Out of Poverty is an approach that helps employers, community organisations, social-service agencies, and individuals address and reduce poverty in a comprehensive way.

A two-day workshop was held at our Stawell site. It was attended by several people from six agencies, including Northern Grampians Early Learning.