NRCH Podcast

North Richmond Community Health (NRCH) is pleased to announce the recent establishment of our podcast studio at our centre. We are excited to be able to share with you the work that we do within our community, the many uplifting community stories and to celebrate the lives and achievements of our community through NRCH’s Podcast.

Winter is Coming!

 

Now that we have minimal COVID-19 restrictions, we will likely expect an increase in transmission of COVID and, for the first time in a few years, a resurgence in influenza.

Today we talk with our medical experts about their approach to community engagement and vaccine advocacy within our East African community. We also discuss long COVID, influenza, and why being up to date with all our COVID-19 and influenza vaccination is as important now as ever. 

Guests: 

  • Omar Elmi – Project Officer, CEH
  • Ambereen Faroukue  – Long COVID Project Officer, CEH
  • Imogen Jordan – Community Nurse, (acting) Complex Case Vaccine Manager

Available to listen on:

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#LongLifeForAll: Cultural competence in the helping profession

 

It’s World Immunisation Week and the theme is Long Life For All. This episode explores vaccine equity and special risk groups, with particular attention to migrants, refugees & people seeking asylum.

Dr. Gloria (right) and Pier (left) discuss what cultural competence is, what it looks like in a healthcare setting, and how we can apply it in our workplace to give the best care.  They also discuss the collective actions needed to create successful health promotion and immunisation campaigns for diverse communities,  and ultimately how immunisation has reduced vaccine-preventable diseases in Australia. 

Presented by:

  • Piergiorgio (Pier) Moro – CO-ORDINATOR MULTICULTURAL HEALTH & SUPPORT SERVICE
  • Dr Gloria Moscattini – GP at NRCH 

Available to listen on:

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Introducing Speech Pathology | How Parents Can Support Children to Thrive in a Multilingual Environment

 

 

NRCH provides therapy services for young children, offering Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Dietetics support. In this episode, we speak to two Speech Pathologists from the Child Health and Development Team at NRCH who will be introducing and exploring the services available, the popular topic of bilingualism and how parents can support their youngsters to thrive in a multilingual environment.

Presented by:

  • Livia Li, Speech Pathologist
  • Betty La, Speech Pathologist

Available to listen on:

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#breakthebias: CALD Women and Mental Health

 

The 2022 theme for International Women’s Day is #breakthebias, and in this episode we discuss this topic with health professionals at NRCH – focusing on women’s mental health in the community, the attitudes towards mental health in different cultures, and addressing the barriers women face to receive support.

Guests include:

  • Faiza Mahat, Community Nurse
  • Nazik Nasser, Counselling Casework Program Manager

Available to listen on:

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No-one Left Behind: How the MSIR Responded to COVID-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR) is a program of North Richmond Community Health, and the facility has remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as an essential health service to help support people who inject drugs. Staff have worked with a simple goal in mind: to make sure no one is left behind. In practice, this meant both staff and clients have had to adapt to every new challenge presented by the pandemic.

Today we discuss how they implemented measures to ensure the MSIR could safely remain open during a pandemic so that it could continue to save lives and reduce pressure on Victoria’s public health and hospital system. We also talk to MSIR clients about their experience with the clinic, and staff members discuss the heart of their roles and the broader objectives of the clinic.

Guests include:

Dr. Nico Clark, MSIR’s Medical Director
Sarah Hiley, MSIR’s Team Leader, Harm Reduction Practitioner team

 

Available to listen on:

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COVID-19 Vaccines for 5-11 Year Olds and the Future of Boosters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In today’s episode, our special guests discuss caregivers’ concerns about the Covid vaccine for children aged 5-11 years old. We also discuss the future of boosters and the challenges faced by our NRCH health professionals working on the frontline.

Guests include:

Sally Cordina, Practice Manager – Oral Health and Medical Services
Charlotte Grove, Community Health Nurse/Vaccination Clinic Coordinator
Faiza Mahat, Community Nurse

 

Available to listen on:

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The Fruits of Local Collaboration – Food Security in the Community

In today’s episode, we discuss how local organisations have joined forces to create new pathways to receive food assistance throughout the pandemic. We talk about how they helped to remove barriers and stigma, and even how they have empowered those in need to grow their own food in small city spaces.

Guests include:

Tom Mitchell, Community Food Project Coordinator and Cafe Manager at NRCH
Sally Anthony, Community Development Worker at BANH
Peta Christensen, Food Systems Leader at Cultivating Community

 

Available to listen on:

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COVID-19 and Our Resilient Community

In this episode, we are talking to a group of speakers who live and work in our community about their own stories during the pandemic and learning about how they recovered after a tough time, and how they are helping others to come back stronger, and more resilient than before the pandemic. This is an episode about serving the community and living in community during this once-in-a-generation pandemic.

Guests include:
Faiza Mahat, Community Enrolled Nurse at NRCH
Conor Sibly, Community Development Worker at BANH
Quinn Taylor, Community Wellbeing Officer at City Of Yarra Libraries
Maryan, Health and Wellbeing Concierge at NRCH
Achut Thuc, Yarra Public Housing Mental Health Project Coordinator at NRCH

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16 Days of Activism – Shining a Light on Family Violence During COVID-19

Content warning: This episode describes experiences of domestic violence. For some people, this could feel overwhelming. If you need to talk to someone, support is available. If you, or someone you know, is in immediate danger, call 000. Or call Lifeline on (13 11 14), they can help put you in contact with a crisis service in your state 24 hours, 7 days a week. Or call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732. Or you can call Achut Thuc, NRCH Mental Health Project Coordinator (Yarra Housing Estate) on 0459963517.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, reports have shown that all types of violence against women and girls has intensified into what is now referred to as the ‘”shadow pandemic”, and in Australia, service providers reported a two 3rds increase in clients.

So how do you know what domestic violence looks like, especially in the changing landscape of covid-19? What has it been like to serve on the frontline of the shadow pandemic? How can survivors get support, and can we end gender-based violence? What can we do in practical ways to support survivors?

Our guests today include those making a difference locally, from NRCH: Achut Thuc, Mental Health Coordinator, Maryan Mohamed, Health and Wellbeing Concierge, Rebekah Pozega, Counselling Case Worker, and Meron – HRAR Health Concierge.

Available to listen on:

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COVID-19 Vaccines: What Young People and Parents Need to Know

Victorians aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine!

In this second episode, we speak to Sandra (Team Leader at Richmond Youth Hub), Raghda (COVID-19 Youth Ambassador) and Dr. Ines Rio (Specialist General Practitioner at NRCH) about why the vaccine is essential for young people. We also talk about vaccine hesitancy in younger people, how to overcome it, and how to increase vaccine uptake in younger people.

Available to listen on:

🎧 Spotify 

🎧 Google Podcasts

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Hurrah for HRAR

In this first episode, we spoke to NRCH’s High Risk Accommodation Response (HRAR) team, Laura, Martha, and Wayne, about their strategy in helping to keep our community connected during the pandemic and how they came to achieve one of the highest vaccination rates in Victoria.

Available to listen on:

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🎧 Apple Podcasts

Stay tuned for more episodes!

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