Category: CHIRP News

COVID19 update

29th April 2020: CHIRP staff are here to support you through these challenging times. Our building is currently open from 9am to 12 midday on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. CHIRP staff are offering telephone support from 9am- 5pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays). If you need support, information, advice on who to contact […]

Written by on April 30, 2020

Emergency Food Options in our Shire

Vulnerable Victorians self-isolating due to COVID-19 can get access to emergency relief packages. The program will support people who have little or no food and no network of family and friends to support them. Each eligible household will receive a two-week supply of essential goods. To find out more , call the COVID19 Hotline:   1800 […]

Written by on April 2, 2020

Healthy Heart of Victoria Mount Alexander

CHIRP Community Health are a partner in Healthy Heart of Victoria Mount Alexander. This collaboration aims to create places that are safe, inclusive, accessible, and more active through thoughtful additions and changes that include: ★ activation of non-traditional recreation spaces ★ increased participation in physical activity by our communities right across the lifespan ★ community ownership […]

Written by on December 10, 2019

Media Release: Maintaining your emotional health during COVID-19

CHIRP Community Health continues to deliver valued services to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. This unique event will be impacting people in many different ways such as increased economic hardship, limits to freedom of movement and curtailed social opportunities. CHIRP CEO Dianne Couch wants the local community to know that “counsellors are still available […]

Written by on May 15, 2020

Media release: CHIRP Community Health and COVID-19

Date: 25th March 2020. CHIRP Community Health is currently continuing to provide support services to the Mount Alexander community, but all group programs are currently on hold due to COVID-19. “We are currently continuing to provide essential services but are providing these in different ways such as via telehealth where possible”, says CEO Di Couch, […]

Written by on March 25, 2020

Media release: CPR & First Aid Courses

Date: 4th May 2020. CHIRP Community Health has adapted delivery of First Aid and CPR courses in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines for employees who need it for their work. “CPR and First Aid Courses can now be delivered online, with an individual assessment on-site that follows social distancing guidelines” says Bronwyn Grieve, Community Health Nurse […]

Written by on May 7, 2020

MHFA in September

Heather Steele has planned a Mental Health First Aid course for the 7th & 8th September  2020, COVID19 restrictions allowing. More details closer to the time. MHFA Sept 2020

Written by on May 19, 2020

Mount Alexander Community Pantry

In response to the current coronavirus (covid-19) crisis many local organisations are working together to support our community members with what they need. In particular, the Community Pantry will support you by providing two types of services: frozen pre-prepared meals and food packages, made with community spirit, care and strict standards of hygiene, delivered to […]

Written by on April 9, 2020

National Volunteer Week 2020: Volunteering in a time of COVID-19

Joint Media Release from Castlemaine Health, CHIRP Community Health, Maldon Hospital and Central Victorian Primary Care Partnership. This year’s National Volunteer Week theme is ‘changing communities, changing lives’, and that’s exactly what our local volunteers have been doing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mount Alexander Shire boasts an impressive number of volunteers, with almost 5,500 […]

Written by on May 20, 2020