Chronic Disease

When a person develops a chronic illness such as diabetes, asthma, arthritis or a heart condition, their lives are sometimes turned upside down and it becomes difficult to take on new behaviours or strategies to assist managing their health.

Ballarat Community Health provide many programs, services and individual supports to help people develop the skills and coping strategies they need to manage their symptoms.  Individual health coaching assists a person to use action planning, problem solving and decision making to assist an individual to manage and work with their chronic disease.

Health coaching has been shown to produce better outcomes for an individual. A care plan for each individual is developed in partnership with the health coach, to ensure an individual receives appropriate support and care from all available sources within Ballarat Community Health.

Community Nursing

The team of community health nurses at Ballarat Community Health delivers an extensive range of services and is involved in a variety of projects and community initiatives.


Ballarat Community Health offers quality and affordable counselling for individuals and families dealing with a whole range of issues in their lives. Counselling is delivered by qualified and...

DAFNE - Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating

Managing your type 1 diabetes through education on what foods to eat and when.

Healthy Eating, Activity and Lifestyle (HEAL) Program

HEAL is a lifestyle modification program that enables participants to develop lifelong healthy eating and physical activity behaviours.

Respiratory Health - Asthma Management

Provides asthma education (including medication device and spacer education) and support to people living with asthma and/ or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and their caregivers...

Stepping Up

Stepping Up is a new internet-based program to support people with arthritis, back pain or other musculoskeletal conditions.