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Peninsula ABI Support group offers people with an Acquired Brain Injury the opportunity to get together with other people who have shared a similar experience and the chance to develop new friendships and to become involved in new activities. Program includes monthly meetings, monthly outings and four weekends away to various locations


Self help groups and Support Groups for problem drinkers and alcoholics. Meetings held for anyone with an alcohol problem. Meetings are held at various venues on the Peninsula. See website for details www.aatimes.org.au or www.aameetings.org.au or call 9529 5948


* Andrew Kerr Care is a not for profit organisation, established to help older people in the Mornington area |* Residential, Respite,Home Care and Day Care|* Home Care Packages help people to remain living in their own home||* Andrew Kerr Adult Day Care Centre|* Offers a wide variety of enjoyable and interesting activities for older people|* Social interaction |* Provides day respite to carers|* Clients do not need a referral ||* Andrew Kerr provides care for people who cannot live independently |* Assessment for eligibility is based on an assessment by the Aged Care Assessment Service at Mount Eliza|* Accommodation for 117 residents, with a centralised dining area|* In house cooking, cleaning, laundry and maintenance provides a real home like environment |* Respite Care is available||*An RN is on site 24/7.|* Accommodation is available for single rooms and double rooms for partners.|* Assessment through Aged Care Assessment Service

E-mail Address: ceo@andrewkerr.com.au

* Blood Collection Service / Blood donation centre|* A permanent blood collection centre, open five days weekly plus 1st and 3rd Saturdfays and most public holidays|* Donations taken whole blood, plasma and platelets


* Community owned, not for profit private hospital|* Acute Medical and Surgical Units|* Midwifery Unit|* Day Surgery Unit|* High Dependency Unit||* Mc Grath Foundation Nurse|* Prostate cancer care Nurse||Also In the building|* Medical Consulting rooms|* Pathology|* Radiology

E-mail Address: reception@thebays.com.au

* The recovery program has been designed to provide specialised support, education and clinical care to clients seeking to overcome their dependency on alcohol |* No referral is necessary, but clients will need private health insurance||* Group Programs|* Family Group Programs

E-mail Address: greenc@ramsayhealth.com.au

* Ageing in place accommodation |* 12 single rooms with ensuite


Biala Peninsula supports children (birth to 12 years) with additional needs, delays and disabilities and their families. We are open 6 days a week (Monday-Saturday) and can offer services in childrens’ homes, the community, schools, kindergartens, child care or at our centre.
With a team of 40+ staff Biala is constantly developing, growing and building on services, programs and supports based on the needs of the children and families we work with. Our outstanding professional staff team includes, early Childhood/Special Education Teachers, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, a Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Music Therapist, Allied Health Assistants as well as EC Program Assistants. We have a Training & Professional Development Calendar with sessions throughout the year and support schools with our allied health in house contract service.
Our quality programs and sessions are child centred and designed to meet the individual needs of each child.
We provide:
▪ National Disability Insurance Schemes services - including Improved Daily Living, Core Supports, Support Coordination, Plan Management,
▪ Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS)
▪ Chronic Disease Management Plans
▪ Mental Health Plans
▪ Helping Children with Autism Packages
▪ Better Start for Children
▪ 3 year old Inclusive Kinder program
▪ PoP – Premmies on the Peninsula
▪ Parent Support Program
▪ Dads United
▪ Information, resources & advocacy.

E-mail Address: MFox@bialapeninsula.org.au

HPP provides assertive outreach to people experiencing homelessness who have unmet primary health care needs. The aim of the service is to link to mainstream and specialist service, by providing short term care coordination, facilitating engagement and promoting independence.
HPP is unable to provide a crisis response.

E-mail Address: cdowling@rdns.com.au

* Support Group for younger women with breast cancer on the Mornington Peninsula. All women welcome.|* Provides resources and education to women|* Breast Care Nurse expertise|* Participate on any level, enter and exit the group at any stage||* The support group provides a safe place for people affected by cancer to come together, to support each other, develop friendships, and share ideas and thoughts|* Breast Intentions is co facilitated by women who have had cancer diagnosis and health professionals ||RESOURCES:|* CANCER COUNCIL 13 11 2 - www.cancervic.org.au |* LIFELINE: 13 11 14 - 24 hour telephone support - www.lifeline.org.au |* CANCER AUSTRALIA - 18 624 973 - www.canceraustralia.gov.au |* BREAST CANCER NETWORK AUSTRALIA - 18 5 528 - www.bcna.org.au |* LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER - 18.65.96 - www.lgfb.org.au


1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, with 75% of women diagnosed over the age of 50. A mammogram every 2 years is the best way to detect breast cancer early.

BreastScreen Victoria offers free breast cancer screening for eligible Victorians over 40, however we particularly invite women aged 50 – 74 years, as they are at most at risk of developing breast cancer

Appointments take 10 minutes, are with a female radiographer a doctor's referral is not needed.

Screening centres are located throughout Victoria including sites in Rosebud, Frankston, CBD, Dandenong, Berwick, Glen Waverley and Moorabbin Campus.

Visit breastscreen.org.au or call 13 20 50 to find your nearest clinic and book an appointment.

E-mail Address: info@breastscreen.org.au

The Butterfly Foundation represents all people affected by eating disorders and negative body image – a person with the illness, their family and their friends.

As a leading national voice in supporting their needs, Butterfly highlights the realities of seeking treatment for recovery, and advocates for improved services from both government and independent sources.

Eating disorders are serious neuropsychiatric disorders with significantly distorted eating behaviours and high risk of physical as well as psychological harm. Left unaddressed, the medical, psychological and social consequences can be serious and long term. Once entrenched eating disorders can impact on every aspect of an individual’s life and for many, can be life threatening.

The Butterfly National Helpline is staffed by trained counsellors experienced in assisting with eating disorders. Butterfly also pilots treatment programs that address a gap in mainstream treatment models, and offers recovery and carers support groups.

Butterfly provides information, research and support to those affected by eating disorders through the following services:
- Butterfly’s National Helpline 1800 33 4673 (toll-free helpline)
- Treatment services
o Intensive Outpatient Program
o Outpatient Program for Young People
- Recovery programs for individuals and carers
- Support groups for individuals and carers
- Education services
- Research and resources

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