In 2016 TreeHaus nutritionist Katie Joubert, launched The Kids Food clinic - exploring, enjoying and eating food.
the sessions ran for an hour after school for 6 weeks and covered topics such as; What is food? Protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals and good fats. What would your favourite super hero or athlete eat? What is in your lunch box? What foods will help you in school, at sport and playing? Pancake decorating with different fruit. Preparation with cleaning, chopping and making pizza on flat bread.
It was lovely to see how after only a few times in the kitchen, children grew in their confidence, willingness to participate in food related activities and taste foods they usually wouldn't.
The food clinic will run again this year during school terms. Please enquire within.
International Women's Day Walk
On Sunday 5th of March, the Hobsons Bay Women's Adviosry Committee held a walk around Newport Lakes to celeberate International Womens day. Director of TreeHaus Williamstown Justine Brogna is a member of the Women's Advisory committee and attended the walk in honour of women that inspire her. Many women, men and children attended the event to celebrate women and there many achievements.
TreeHaus Open Day
During October's Mental Health Week, TreeHaus held it's Open Day for health care providers practising within the western suburbs of Melbourne. Services that attended the event were staff members from local maternal and child health care centres, Hobsons Bay Youth Services, psychiatry, kindergartens, child care centres, mental health services and legal services to name a few.
It was an opportunity for networking to enable other local practitioners to know about what TreeHaus can offer to the clients residing within the west of Melbourne.
Beyond Blue National Roadshow with TreeHaus Williamstown
- Williamstown, Altona, Scienceworks and Wyndham.
During April 2015, TreeHaus toured with the Beyond Blue National Roadshow bus across the Western Suburbs of Melbourne in aim of encouraging Australians to take 'one step' for better mental health. TreeHaus Mental Health Social Workers (MHSW) - Josie Penna, Justine Brogna and Occupational Therapist Sarah Bourke attended the tour. Josie facilitated a yoga laughter group therapy session in Altona.
The founders of 'The Missing Piece' Matt, Jasmine and son William facilitated a charity walk to help raise AUTISM awareness and the importance of physical activity. TreeHaus practitioners (Art therapist Sal Hosking and MHSW Justine Brogna) joined the walk. TreeHaus was one of the official sponsors for the event. Funds raised went to AMAZE to help those with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
TreeHaus Dietitian Vanessa Kosrfiatis and (MHSW) Justine Brogna joined the 'Walk for Men's Health' in honour of all Men and Families affected by Men's Illnesses. All proceeds were donated to the E.J Whitten Foundation, Supporting Men's Health and Raising Awareness.