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Elder Abuse Awareness Forum in Ararat

An Elder Abuse Awareness Forum is taking place next week and will highlight the extent of the issue in our community, how people can recognise it and what they can do about it. A panel discussion will feature special guests including the Commissioner from Senior Victorians Gerard Mansour along with Kathy Day, General Manager from Grampians Community Health.

Elder abuse is a growing problem in our community and one that is underreported. Elder abuse comprises any form of violence or mistreatment that causes harm to any older person and occurs within a relationship of trust. Elder abuse can include acts of physiological, physical, financial and sexual abuse, as well as neglect.

“Ballarat Community Health is working with organisations, community groups and the wider community to raise awareness of elder abuse and provide information on where to go for help,” Louise Feery Health Promotion Manager at BCH said. “What we are seeing is that elder abuse is a hidden problem and we want to highlight the importance of general awareness raising and providing easily accessed knowledge about local help and support for elderly people,” Louise Feery said.

Approximately one in six older people is affected by elder abuse. By 2050 this figure is set to double.

To attend the elder abuse forum please contact Louise Feery on 5338 4518 at Ballarat Community Health.

Alexander Oval Community Centre Precinct, Ararat

Media enquiries:
Lauren Wall
0416 770 010

Topic: Rights and responsibilities
Audience: General Public
Target Group: General Public

Connecting2community referral form

Connecting2community mental health program referral form - Ballarat and surrounds

Topic: Communicating with health and medical staff, Treatment options
Audience: BCH Clients, General Public, Health Professionals
Target Group: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups, Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups, General Public, Organisations staff or health professionals, People with disabilities

Client Feedback Form

We value your feedback, it helps us to shape and improve future healthcare and wellbeing services for you and the wider community. Please let us know how you think we are going. Are we meeting your needs through our programs and services? Are you satisfied with the programs and services we provide? 

Topic: Policies, Rights and responsibilities
Audience: BCH Clients, General Public
Target Group: General Public

Ballarat Community Health Room Hire Guide - Lucas & Sebastopol

Ballarat Community Health Room Hire Guide - Lucas & Sebastopol

Our sites at Lucas and Sebastopol offer the perfect solution for your next event.

BCH conference and meeting room facilities are bright and friendly with integrated and user-friendly audio visual systems and wireless internet throughout.  

The multipurpose room (Lucas) divides with the ease of a retractable wall and features a ceiling mounted data projector and large presentation screen.  

All other meeting rooms are equipped with large wall mounted interactive touch screens.

Contact us for more information: roomhire@bchc.org.au

Topic: Policies
Audience: BCH Clients, BCH Members, Contractors, General Public, Health Professionals
Target Group: General Public

Ballarat Community Health Health and Wellbeing Programs for the Workplace

Ballarat Community Health (BCH) has a range of highly skilled health professionals available to deliver education sessions, programs and information at your workplace to enable you to maximize the health and wellbeing of your staff.
Please see below an outline of the programs and information that BCH can provide.

Topic: Communicating with health and medical staff
Audience: General Public
Target Group: General Public