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The Health Yarn


The North Eastern Public Health Unit (NEPHU) has teamed up with 3KND to deliver a regular radio program discussing the health issues that matter most.

Hosted by 3KND presenter Erica ‘Gypsy’ Higgins, the one-hour program - titled 'The Health Yarn' - is broadcast across Victoria on 1503AM radio, and is also broadcast live online via 3KND's website.

While 3KND is proudly Melbourne's first Indigenous radio station, the topics discussed, while important to Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people, extend to the wider community. The topics include respiratory (lung) health, womens health, men's health, mental health, diabetes and much more.

🗓️ Tune in to 3KND at 1503AM or listen online.

If you missed the show live, you can still catch up with each episode available as a podcast through the links below:

Episode 1 - Lung health

Featuring NEPHU Director, Dr. Annaliese van Diemen and NEPHU Koorie Engagement Officer, Tina Kelb.

Episode 2 - Diabetes

Featuring Tiffany Humes from Diabetes Victoria, and NEPHU Public Health Registrar, Dr. Julia Marshall.

Episode 3 - Youth Mental Health

Featuring Headspace's Acting National Manager, First Nations Healing and Wellbeing, Jacara Egan and Program Manager, First Nations Participation and Governance, First Nations Wellbeing and Engagement, Karinda Eggington.

Episode 4 - Young Women's Business

Featuring Margaret Tucker Hostel Manager (MTH), Worrelle Blow and Women's Health in The North (WHIN) Health Promotion Officer (Sexual and Reproductive Health) Heti Mackallah.

Episode 5 - Alcohol and Other Drugs

Featuring Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF)'s Knowledge Manager, Robert Taylor and Engagement Officer, Aaron Batchelor.

Episode 6 - Kidney Health

Featuring Dr. Natasha Cook, Nephrologist and General Physician from Austin Health.

Episode 7 - Heart Health

Featuring Aunty Vicki Wade, First Nations Heart Health Lead from Heart Foundation

Episode 8 - Stroke & Community Health

Featuring Stroke Foundation's First Nations Coordinator, Jony Berry, and National Manager, Inclusion and Priority Communities, Simone Russell

Episode 9 - Eating Disorders

Featuring Emilie Darlison and Camille Lowe from Eating Disorders Victoria

Episode 10 - Winter Wellness

Featuring NEPHU's Senior Public Health Physician, Dr. Katherine Ong

Episode 11 - Your Community Health

Featuring Aunty Sharon Bamblett and Uncle Andrew Morrison from Your Community Health (YCH) Aboriginal Health Team

Episode 12 - DPV Health

Featuring Kelly Tarlinton and Emlyn Jenkins from DPV Health

Episode 13 - Indigenous Health and Wellbeing, NAIDOC week

Featuring Tina Kelb, Koorie engagement Officer North Eastern Public Health Unit (NEPHU)