• The Parallels Between Workplace Bullying And Employee Mental Health

    | 09 Oct 2017

    In the midst of Mental Health Month it’s important that businesses reflect on their workplace culture and how it is contributing to the psychological status and productivity of employees. According to Heads Up Australia almost half of Australian employees believe their workplace is mentally unhealthy. This is an alarming revelation as psychological health is a […]

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  • How To Lead The Team You Inherit – The CEO Magazine

    | 04 Oct 2017

    In late 2016, St John Ambulance Victoria appointed Gordon Botwright CEO. Gordon speaks to CEO Magazine about how to successfully manage an organisation with a household name that consists of more than 2500 volunteers and 300 employees. Read more from his one on one interview with CEO Magazine.

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  • Anaphylactic Allergy – The Myths And The Facts

    | 25 Sep 2017

    In this day and age we receive reminders of the severity of allergic diseases on a daily basis. Food allergy warnings are heavily present in places like aeroplanes, schools and hospitality venues. The recent move to highlight the potential of anaphylactic allergy in public places is a great way to raise awareness to the disease […]

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  • Hayfever Season Is About To Hit Melbourne – Triple M

    | 22 Sep 2017

    Spring is the season many of us long for. The days are longer, the birds are chirping and the sun is shining. The beginning of Spring means those insistent cold, wet rainy days are coming to an end, which is understandably a reason to rejoice for the majority of Victorians who despise our extended winter. But for […]

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  • Melbourne Warned Of ‘Thunderstorm Asthma’ Outbreak As Conditions Worsen – Pedestrian TV

    | 21 Sep 2017

    Melbournians are urged to keep watch of the weather radar this spring with pollen counts expected to rise and possibly trigger another asthmatic outbreak. For many asthma sufferers it takes extreme exposure to triggers, such as freak thunderstorms, to discover they suffer from the chronic condition. This is a reminder to all that its important […]

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  • Ambulance Service Issues Thunderstorm Asthma Warning – Bendigo Advertiser

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    In hindsight of last years thunderstorm asthma epidemic across Victoria, St John issues a reminder for the general public to be aware of how to provide asthma First Aid in the case of an emergency. Of the thousands of people who were hospitalised due to thunderstorm asthma on that deadly night in November 2016, 40% had […]

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  • Thunderstorm Asthma Could Be Back This Spring – Herald Sun

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    Spring has officially sprung in Victoria and with a change of pollen levels across the state St John reminds Victorians to always have their asthma action plan at the ready. The notorious thunderstorm asthma of November 2016 has prompted sufferers to be more diligent this season and reminds us all that even if you are not […]

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  • Deadly Thunderstorm Asthma Looms Again – 9 News

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    With pollen levels set to increase, St John Ambulance Victoria reminds Victorians to take all precautions necessary to prevent their allergies developing into something more. A severe thunderstorm in November 2016 prompted thousands of Melbournians to suffer severe asthma unexpectedly. See more from 9 news on how to provide asthma First Aid this season.

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  • Asthma First Aid – What Everyone Should Know

    | 18 Sep 2017

    Are you one of nine Australians who suffer from Asthma? Or do you have a close friend, family member or colleague who suffers from the common chronic condition? Chances are that if you don’t suffer from asthma you’re likely to know someone who does. Asthma sufferers of Melbourne and surrounds were given a brutal reminder […]

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  • 7 Ways to Be Better Prepared for a Mental Health Crisis

    | 12 Sep 2017

    R U OK? DAY is a national initiative which encourages Australians to ask their loved ones, colleagues and strangers alike an important yet simple question – ‘are you okay?’- with the intent of starting an honest conversation about mental health. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 3.2 million Australians suffered from a mental disorder […]

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