Keeping it Local
Community is what we’re all about.
Here you will find links to information about our neighbourhood centres, our community gardens, and a broad range of exciting, engaging activities in your area.
Explore what’s on to find out about the activities, events and groups that are happening in our neighbourhood centres and halls.
Hands On Art
Our grass roots community arts centre. Located at the Paddington Substation, Hands on Art provides community arts activities, projects, exhibitions and events. The Artist Registry is the place to look for a talented artist to work on your project or commission.
The Neighbourhood Health Clinic
Based at the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre. Hosting a dietitian, homeopath, and GP.
Our visiting practitioners are committed to treating the whole person and are dedicated to finding new approaches to meeting the complex health needs of our community.
People using the the Neighbourhood Health Clinic can visit our GP for medical checks and advice.
The aim of Clinic is to empower members of our community to take ownership of their health and well-being.
The Clinic is open to all community members.
Appointments at the desk are preferred however walk-ins will be accommodated wherever possible.
To make an appointment for any of our clinic services please call 3358 5600 or pop in to the Neighbourhood Centre (860 Brunswick St) between the hours of 9am-1pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.
Our Visiting Practitioners
Appointments available every second Thursday, 9:15am – 12:30pm
- Do you have any questions about food, nutrition or diet?
- Are you unsure of how much to eat?
- Do you know if you are getting enough protein for your age?
Book in for a Nutrition Check-Up and find out if your diet is providing you with the nutrition your body needs. Allow around 20 minutes.
Dorelle also accepts doctors’ referrals for chronic disease management plans for people with health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease digestive disorders and weight concerns. Check with your doctor (or with our GP) to see if you are eligible. Doctors referrals are bulk billed so there is no gap payment.
Dorelle commenced her career as a dietitian in 1999 and has worked in public hospitals and in private practice.
Dorelle is degree-qualified in Nutrition and Dietetics and has a Master’s in Public Health (Health Promotion). She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and member of the Dietitian’s Association of Australia and keeps up to date with nutrition and dietary research, food and nutrition trends.
Dorelle is passionate about helping people learn how to eat for better health, eliminate the challenges that are holding them back and getting people focused and motivated to improve their health. She is caring and resourceful when helping clients resolve dietary challenges, and knows how to have a laugh while taking a no-nonsense approach.
Debbie has been a GP for over 30 years and has wide experience in rural, regional and city-based General Practice. Debbie is committed to helping her patients be as healthy as they can be. GP consultations are bulkbilled and Debbie is able to refer to other specialist services both in and outside the clinic, when necessary.
Appointments available 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, 9.00am – 12.00pm
Appointment duration 1 hour.
Many people have found homeopathy to be a safe, gentle and helpful treatment for a variety of illnesses.
Homeopathy is based on the premise that “like cures like” and therefore the consultation is very specific and focuses on you the individual your thoughts, feelings and sensations for your particular symptoms.
At the end of the consultation a remedy may be prepared and administered. A follow up appointment is usually required to monitor the patient. Homeopathy does not require a referral for an appointment.
Adele is a graduate of Nutritional Medicine and Homeopathy, a qualified NIA Technique and Ageless Grace Instructor and a member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association.
Her interests are in health and wellbeing and the prevention of disease. As a homeopath, Adele uses safe, gentle and effective natural methods to treat acute and chronic conditions in people at any stage of life from infants to adults.
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