Mental Health Week – Online Information sessions: this one -14th Oct 10:30 am

Mental Health Month and this week – Mental Health Week. We are running two online informal half hour information sessions I am hosting this week about Mental Health Care Plans to celebrate Mental Health Week.

The aim is to educate and explain the basics (as this is my most common conversation with those who connect with MHH once referred). It will lightly cover: How to get a mental health care plan to support individual mental health.

What they may discuss during their GP session. What information they need to know about (in person session and telehealth), if they have a preferred provider having these details with them. How many sessions can be rebated by Medicare per annum.

Abbey Brown

MHH I Founder

T I 0413 448 748

E I mindhealthhub@outlook.com

W I www.mindhealthhub.com.au

Have your Say on the draft Economic Development Strategy for the Macedon Ranges

This is your opportunity to have a look at the DRAFT Economic Development Strategy 2021-2031 which will be the (very important) reference roadmap for Economic Development in the Macedon Ranges for the next 10 years!!

Yes – it is long (42 pages!) BUT there are lots of pictures and graphics in between the important text relating to priority areas so it is not as onerous as it may seem at first glance.

Even feedback as simple as “I support the draft document” (or not!) is valuable to Council.

RRBATA’s committee will be preparing a submission so feel free to contact us if you would like us to include any particular comments.

Otherwise, you can provide independent feedback via Council’s Have Your Say page:

Have your say on the draft Economic Development Strategy – Macedon Ranges Shire Council (mrsc.vic.gov.au)

This is your chance to provide input that could impact your business and our region’s amenity moving forward so please take advantage of it if you can. The deadline is 9th AUGUST.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries about this.

Kind regards,

Jenny Stillman
President (RRBATA)

 

 

 

Ph. 0411 700464

Macedon Ranges Accommodation Association-A Digital Health Check for Local Businesses

The Macedon Ranges Accommodation Association (MRAA) has received a grant from Macedon Ranges Shire Council to run a Digital Health Check Program to support the accommodation, hospitality, tourism and retail sectors of the visitor economy in the Macedon Ranges.

We’d like to offer your members the opportunity to secure one of the limited places before the program opens to the broader visitor economy in 24 hours.  Please find below information.  All you need to do is take 5 minutes to fill out the registration form.  Successful applicants will receive their own comprehensive confidential digital health check, with specific recommendations for their business.  Please feel free to share this with businesses who you feel will benefit.  Places are limited so sign up now.

Overview

We all rely on being online for our business success.  How customers find, view and interact with our businesses online directly impacts the sales we receive.  This program provides you with an expert review of your business’s online presence, compared with best practice, and provides recommendations to improve your online presence and sales.

What is a Digital Health Check?

A Digital Health Check is a detailed assessment of YOUR business’s online presence, checking every aspect of your Website, Google My Business, Socials, and Trip Advisor listings.  You will receive a CONFIDENTIAL detailed report that will explain IN PLAIN ENGLISH what is industry best practice, where you stand in comparison, and what you can do to improve.

The MRAA has partnered with award-winning online learning platform Tourism Tribe to deliver this program.  Details on the Digital Health Check can be found here.

Liz Ward, CEO of Tourism Tribe, was guest speaker at our recent MRAA meeting and provided valuable insights into COVID Consumer Trends and explained the Digital Health Check.  If you would like to receive a link to her presentation email me at president@macedonranges.org.au.

Who Should Sign Up?

 

If you have a business and are online you should sign up.  This program is open to small and large accommodation, hospitality, tourism and retail businesses servicing the visitor economy in the Macedon Ranges.  It is for people who want to improve their business, increase their sales, and increase their know-how.  If you would like to discuss if this program is right for you please feel free to give me a call on 5426 1762.

Thanks to the generous support of the Macedon Ranges Shire Council your Health Check is available for just $50 (usually $275.00).  The MRAA will invoice you after registration.

One FREE Digital Bizkeeper 101 Course to a lucky Participant

In additional to the Digital Health Check Program the MRAA is offering one FREE Digital Bizkeeper 101 Course to a lucky participant.  This interactive online course is for businesses who do not have a digital expert in house but who need to transform from a small business to a smart business.  This course is valued at $220.00.  CLICK HERE to find out more.

 

How to Sign Up?

We are offering you an exclusive 24 hour signup period after which the program will open to the whole visitor economy in the Macedon Ranges. There are only 25 spots available and over 1000 businesses so we recommend you sign up now to secure a spot.

To sign up simply CLICK HERE and fill out relevant sections of the online form (if you are a retail business select “tourism services” as your industry sector).  If there is anything you don’t understand, or you need any help to complete the form, just let us know and we will have someone available to guide you through.

Project Timing

You will be advised if your application has been successful by Monday 9th August.  Health checks will be conducted in August and delivered to you via email by Friday 27th August.

The MRAA is proud to be able support you and the visitor economy in the Macedon Ranges with this program and we hope you will find it as beneficial as those of us who have been lucky enough to benefit from it already.

Thanks and regards

Andrew

 

 

 

Andrew Towner
President
Macedon Ranges Accommodation Association
Supporting accommodation providers since 2002

e : president@macedonranges.org.au
w : macedonranges.org.au
p : 03 5426 1762
m : 0414 454927

Registered Association A0042343Z

Lancefield and Districts Historical Society – Peter Sanders (Artist) Burke & Wills

Local artist Peter Sanders, will give an illustrated talk about Burke & Wills and their ill-fated journey through Victoria. As you may be aware, the Expedition Party stopped in Lancefield on the evening of 23 August and in Baynton on 24 August 1860. We will learn more about their trip, almost 161 years later, when we hear Peter talk about his exploration of every campsite made by Burke & Wills, and see his paintings commemorating their trip.

Date: Sunday 20th June 2021.

Time: 2 pm to 4 pm

Venue: Lancefield Mechanics’ Institute Annexe – 3435 High Street Lancefield

The cost of the afternoon event is $25.00 per head which includes refreshments (food and wine/beer/soft drink) as well as this fascinating talk.

For catering purposes, please RSVP to Fay Woodhouse on 0427 042 753 or Shirley Kishere on 0402 248 540 by Friday 18 June.

Dr. Fay Woodhouse

Talking History Co-ordinator

Romsey & Lancefield Districts Historical Society Inc.