GMHBA offers a range of events and initiatives to help our members and the wider community improve their health and wellbeing.
We believe that providing information is vital to achieving this goal. The GMHBA Health Seminars help communities understand and cope with a variety of health topics that affect our communities.
Gut microbiota and mood– How your diet and gut microbiota can affect mental and brain health - With Professor Felice Jacka
After a fantastic seminar last year on preventing and treating mental disorders through what we eat, Professor Felice Jacka is returning to the GMHBA community to explain more about how the gut microbiota influences mental health and what you can do about it via diet or probiotics for children, teens and adults.
Read more and register here.
Past Health Seminars and Events
Ballarat Free Health Screens
Wednesday 14th March
10am - 4pm
Free health screens were offered to the Ballarat community including:
- bone health
- hearing test
- mental health
- vision screen
- blood pressure and other key health measures
Food and mood – How your diet can affect mental and brain health - With Professor Felice Jacka
Professor Felice Jacka presented her findings on establishing a new approach to the prevention and treatment of mental disorders by looking at what we eat.
To view the slides and recording from the seminar click here.
Can we prevent depression – GMHBA Health Seminar
Depression can affect any one of us and there are many possible risk factors for depression, which vary from person to person. Professor Michael Berk explores the risk factors associated with depression and how these risks can be managed. To access the slides and recording from the seminar please visit here.
Eating Your Way to Awesome – with Dr Joanna McMillan
Dr Joanna McMillan is one of Australia’s best-known health, nutrition and lifestyle experts.
Dr Joanna as she explores how food, drink, exercise, activity, stress and sleep can all influence how you feel today and how they affect your health in the long term.
Click here to watch the seminar.
Sleep and Mental Health with Dr Richard Chambers
Sleep is essential for your health - it refreshes the mind and repairs the body. We recently held a health seminar with Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness consultant Dr Richard Chambers where he explored how the relationship between sleep and mental health is closely entwined.