Community News – Mar ’16

Community News – Mar ’16

Understanding your teens: Forums for Parents

Parents with teens are invited to book in for the upcoming ‘Understanding your Teenager’ forums presented by Ku-ring-gai Council and KYDS.


  • 23 May: Give Peace a chance: Creating family harmony
  • 1 August: Getting to REM: Adolescents and Sleep
  • 24 October: Strategies for Communicating Effectively with Adolescents

Where: Ku-ring-gai Council Chambers

Bookings: youth@kmc.nsw.gov.au or Ph: 9424 0837

Enquiries: 9416 0900 or kyds.org.au


Need a GP or Medical & Health Advice After Hours?

Sydney North Health Network works with doctors and health providers to help coordinate After Hours health and medical services for the residents of Sydney’s north.

Do you know where to get health advice or how to find a doctor after hours?

With Easter approaching, be prepared and keep this After Hours Health Advice handy.

W: www.findahealthservice.com
P: 1800 022 222


Free vision screening for 4 year olds

The StEPS program is a free vision screening program for 4 year old children. The program is designed to identify childhood vision problems which cannot be detected by observation, behaviour, family history or vision surveillance.

Children attending preschools, child care centres, early intervention services, refugee services, Child & Family Health Clinics, Department of Education and Training (DET) Schools for Specific Purposes, Schools for Autism, playgroups, community vision screening days, immunisation clinics etc.will be targeted for testing.

For children that do not attend these services, their parents or carers can book them into a pop-up clinic. CLICK HERE for the pop-up clinic schedule.

If a parent would like their 4 year old child to attend one of the upcoming vision screening clinics please call the StEPS Office on 9462-9550 to make a booking.

Resources for GPs and Families: CLICK HERE

Important Information about Seasonal Flu and Vaccination

Under the National Immunisation Program, the following groups are eligible to receive the free influenza vaccine:

  • Pregnant women.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged six months to less than five years.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years of age and over.
  • People aged 65 years and over.
  • People aged six months and over with medical conditions predisposing them to severe influenza.

Speak to your GP, Pharmacist or vaccination provider if you would like more information or wish to receive the flu vaccination.

CLICK HERE for information about the flu season and vaccination for the general public.

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