Feltman is a teaching tool that can be used by health professionals to help explain what happens in the body of someone who has diabetes. A very successful group training session showing participants how to use Feltman was delivered by Niomi Vis Crowe, one of our West Kimberley Dietitians on 31st March. The session was …

Boab Health is excited to offer another of our popular Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses commencing on the 8th May 2017. Mindfulness Based  Stress Reduction is an 8 week course for anyone who wishes to learn more about mindfulness techniques, including formal meditations, mindful movement and simple, informal mindfulness techniques applied to daily life. …

The team at Boab Health are aware for many people the Christmas period can be a time of increased stress, anxiety and depression.  The Mental Health team have developed a brochure with many practical ways to reduce your stress this festive season.  Click here to read the brochure.  

The annual two-day inter-agency Maternal and Child Health (MCH) workshop was this year held in Derby.  Nearly 70 participants from across the Kimberley’s attended, including midwives, child health nurses, allied health, aboriginal health workers, kindilink facilitators, GP’s and paediatricians.  This year’s workshop started at Mowanjum Aboriginal community on day one, with a demonstration of a smoking ceremony, …

Nicole Jeffery-Dawes, one our our Mental Health Professionals from Kununurra recently presented at the WA Mental Health Conference in Perth during March. Nicole’s session on “Making Professional Networks: The Remote Experience” was well attended by people from a number of organisations, including the Mental Health Commission. The aim of the session was to assist individuals …

Over 200 people attended Boab Health’s Close the Gap community event on  Male Oval to  acknowledge National Close the Gap Day on March 17th,  which is a national day of action to pledge support for achieving Indigenous health equality by 2030.  The event aimed to bring people together, to share information, deliver positive health messages …

Six enthusiastic Boab staff members to kicked off the Easter long weekend by participating in  the second Broome Deadly Fun Run on a very stormy evening at Gantheume Point beach.  Participants wore white to demonstrate support in fighting against ice / methamphetamine and the event was well supported by community members. For more information please …

Boab Health Dietitians Emma Robinson and Jackie Gillin teamed up with WA Country Health Services dietitian Katie Johnstone during  Australia’s Healthy Weight Week,  to try and clarify some of the confusion around ‘Healthy Snacks’, a topic that community members raise regularly with the nutrition team. A complimentary display area was provided by Broome Boulevard outside …

Boab Health’s Closing the Gap team work tirelessly to improve access for Aboriginal people with chronic disease to better access primary health care services. For example within Boab Health, the Closing the Gap team work closely with our podiatrists to assist clients to attend appointments and facilitate access to funding for shoes through the supplementary …