Barwon Health is one of the largest and most comprehensive regional health services in Australia, providing care at all stages of life and circumstance,through their comprehensive range of services from Emergency and Acute, to Mental Health, Primary Care, Community Services, Aged Care and Subacute/ Rehabilitation. With staff in excess of 6000, Barwon Health's vision is to be Australia's leading regional health service. It is also one of Australia's largest regional employers and a major education provider through relationships with Deakin University, Melbourne University, Monash University, the Gordon and a number of other educational centres and universities.
Care is provided to the community through:
- Community Health services at key locations throughout the region.
- Aged care through the McKellar Centre and its sites in North Geelong and Grovedale.
- Rehabilitation services both as an inpatient at the McKellar Centre and outpatient services at North Geelong and Belmont.
- A major teaching hospital and its associated services.
With a long and successful history, their achievements and successes have been recognised with peer recognition for their programs and services by the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards (ACHS). Barwon Health was named 'regional health service of the year' in the 2011 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards. For more information see Barwon Health.
Autism West Support Inc is a not for profit organisation that provides a range of services to people who are affected by Autism. We aim to provide families with the practical and emotional support and tools they need to help their child reach their full potential and intergrate effectively within their community.
In addition to offering support services, it is a principal aim of Autism West to heighten community awareness through education programs and events to create understanding in the community about Autism. For more information see Autism West.
KK Women's and Children's Hospital has evolved, since its founding in 1858, into a regional leader in Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Neonatology. Today, the 830-bed hospital is a referral centre providing tertiary services to handle high-risk conditions in women and children.
More than 400 specialists adopt a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to treatment, and harness the latest innovations and technology for the best medical care possible.
As an academic healthcare institution, KKH believes that world-class clinical training and research are imperative in raising the standard of care. Hence, the Hospital has adopted a culture of innovation as it strives for world-class clinical leadership. For more information see KK Women's and Children's Hospital.
The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research is one of the largest, and most successful medical research institutes in Australia, comprising a dedicated and diverse team of more than 500 staff and students.
Established in 1990 by Founding Director Professor Fiona Stanley, the Telethon Institute was among the first to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to major health issues: clinical research, laboratory sciences and epidemiologists all under the one roof, to tackle complex diseases and issues in a number of ways.
The Telethon Institute has strong affiliations with Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and several major universities. For more information see Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.
NearMap is a PhotoMap and location based media company which creates high quality and current PhotoMaps over cities. These PhotoMaps are updated monthly, which allow changes over time to be seen and can be zoomed to view at the building level of detail. Nearmap.com has a broad range of clients from the private and government sector. Nearmap's core business requires them to deal with massive amounts of data and they are interested in technologies that assist them in focussing on the important 1% of this large scale data. For more information see NearMap
The Black Dog Institute is a world-leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. Founded in 2002, the Institute combines expertise in clinical management with cutting edge research. Professor Svetha Venkatesh is an affiliate member of Black Dog Institute. For more information please download this leaflet (PDF-85KB).
Professor Helen Christensen is the Director of the Black Dog Institute, Professor of Mental Health UNSW Australia, Emeritus Professor ANU, (Honorary) Visiting Research Professor Brain and Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney, Public Policy Fellow Institute of Public Policy, ANU, and NHMRC John Cade Fellow in Mental Health. Helen completed her PhD in Psychology at UNSW Australia in 1989, and undertook post-doctoral training at St Thomas' Hospital, London.
Prof Christensen's research focus is in e-health interventions, particularly prevention and treatment of anxiety, depression and suicide, and she has a demonstrated international track record in cognitive ageing, dementia, pregnancy and cognitive function, suicide epidemiology and advanced methodologies for evaluating scales in anxiety and depression. Areas of interest include the evaluation of online programs for prevention and treatment of mental disorders, integration of new technologies into health care, the development of evidence-informed policy and methods to measure impact and dissemination. She has developed 5 interactive online psychological interventions for depression and anxiety and published over 400 research articles, reviews, book chapters, consumer books and invited contributions to date. For more information see Black Dog Institute