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Be Kind Maroondah

Be kind Maroondah

Did you know that one act of kindness each day can reduce stress, anxiety and depression? Recent statistics show that social isolation is having a negative impact on mental health with requests for mental health assistance in Australia increasing by as much as 40%.  

During these difficult times, it is important that we are kind to ourselves, to others and to our local businesses. We are all finding things to be hard going at the moment, but we can get through it by supporting each other. Maroondah City Council is joining the City of Ballarat in their Be Kind campaign.

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What Council is doing

While all of our essential services are still operating, here are extra activities Council has put in place to help our community during this time: 

  • Council’s Social Support and Inclusion Centre, Kerrabee has been putting together social support activity packs and delivering them to 96 of their aged clients each week.

  • Maroondah Leisure members have received free access to Les Mills on demand who offer online workout programs.

  • Extra resourcing for Council’s web chat which has received over 2,000 chats, more than double the usual number.

  • Karralyka is live streaming some of its performances.

  • Our Maternal and Child Health Services have gone digital and are offering zoom appointments with face to face appointments still available when necessary.

  • A new Maternal and Child Health hotline has been launched where parents/carers can call and speak to a Maternal and Child Health Nurse 

  • Council is running a new Youth zoom chat and activity session with other youth activities now being offered online like the Pure Talent Exhibition.

  • We’ve had a record uptake of the influenza vaccination with people keen to have their vaccination earlier this year.

  • Eastern Regional Libraries have increased their online services including a live story time for toddlers, and are offering free home delivery.

  • We've worked with relief agencies to provide meals, food parcels and showers for those in need.

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