Be Merri: Coburg

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February 12 2019
9:30am - 2pm
Victoria Street Mall, Victoria Street, Coburg

Free event

9:30am – 2pm

Giant Connect Four

Put you game face on and verse our carer support team or a friend in a friendly game of giant connect four! Caution: we are known to be competitive!

Our carer support team known as CarerLinks North, will be available to chat about how they can support you in your caring role.

9:30am – 2pm

Hidden sugar game

Without knowing, we consume a lot of hidden sugar in foods - event those that are marketed as being healthy. Our dietitian has selected a few common foods that have a high sugar count such as fruit juice and soft drinks, and you will need to guess the amount of sugar. Get them all correct to win a prize!

9:30am – 2pm


Contribute to the creation of our big art display designed by the HealthyMindHub art group. This activity will be running throughout the week, with locals from Moreland, Hume and beyond contributing to the final piece. Together, we will make a beautiful piece of art that will reflect the diversity and uniqueness of the north.

9:30am – 2pm

Ask us about Merri Health services

Staff from our NDIS services, carer support services and aged care services will be available to answer your questions.

Learn about volunteering opportunities and the benefits of becoming a member of Merri Health.

10am – 1pm

Drop in computer help

Drop in and get your computer and online questions answered. Staff from Centrelink, My Gov, My Health Record and Merri Health’s aged and NDIS services will be available to chat about your needs.

Staff from Moreland City Council libraries will also be available to help you fill out online forms.

10:30am – 11:30am

Storytime for children at the Coburg Library

Storytime is free and suitable for preschool children. Parents and carers can chat to staff from our child health team and dental assistant to find out about children’s services.

Storytime will finish with a visit from our special friends the tooth fairy and Vision Australia guide dog.

10.30am – 12pm

Star making

Make your star out of ribbon to hang in your bedroom or living space. These stars are easy to make and can be made by people of all ages! Our community educator from the Victims Assistance Program will run the session and be available to talk to you about how we support people who have experienced violence.

11am – 2pm

Health checks by Priceline pharmacy, Brunswick West

15 minute women’s health check including lifestyle discussion around your diet, exercise and habits, cholesterol check, blood pressure reading, anaemia screening and weight evaluation. You will also learn the proper technique to do a breast examination and check for lumps. The pharmacist will demonstrate with a model latex breast.

11am – 1pm


Strike a pose at our photobooth and take away a printed photo as a memento of your day.

12pm – 2pm

Jewellery making

It’s time to get crafty with our social support program and make your own piece of jewellery. No prior experience is necessary and children and welcome to participate.

Our social support program will showcase some of the diverse activities their clients can get involved in, which can be tailored to interests, needs, age and cultural background.

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