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Thunderstorm Asthma Community Information Sessions

30 Jan 2017

Information Sessions

Thousands of people across Melbourne and Geelong were affected by the thunderstorm asthma epidemic that hit southern Victoria on 21 November 2016. As part of the official response to the event, the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services is holding a series of community information sessions.

The Thunderstorm Asthma Community Information Sessions will be of greatest value to those who were impacted by the thunderstorm asthma event. They will give you an opportunity to hear directly from experts about what thunderstorm asthma is and what steps you can take to help you and your family for the next pollen season.

Information will also be provided about the emotional reactions experienced by people during and after emergencies and where additional help is available. Plenty of time will be provided for you to ask questions. 

The content presented at these information sessions will be available online after the sessions have concluded, so you won't miss out on any information if you can't make one of the sessions in person. 

If you would like more information on thunderstorm asthma please visit the Better Health Channel website.

To register, click onto the relevant Register Now link below.


Monday 6 February - Box Hill

Box Hill Town Hall
Lower Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
Registration: 6.30pm
Seminar: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Register now

Wednesday 8 February - Melbourne CBD

Victoria University
Convention Centre, Level 12, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne
Registration: 6.00pm
Seminar: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Register now

Saturday 11 February - Werribee

Victoria University
Building 6 Auditorium, Hoppers Lane, Werribee
Registration: 10.00am
Seminar: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Register now

Monday 13 February - Preston

Grandstand Function Centre
1 Cramer Street, Preston
Registration: 6.30pm
Seminar: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Register now

Thursday 16 February - Werribee

Victoria University
Building 6 Auditorium, Hoppers Lane, Werribee
Registration: 7.00pm
Seminar: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Register now

Saturday 18 February - Broadmeadows

Broadmeadows Global Learning Centre
1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows
Registration: 10.00am
Seminar: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Register now

Monday 20 February - Footscray

Victoria University
Lecture Theatre D232, Ballarat Road, Footscray
Registration: 6.30pm
Seminar: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Register now

Tuesday 21 February - Oakleigh

Oakleigh Hall
Main Hall, 142-144 Drummond Street, Oakleigh
Registration: 6.30pm
Seminar: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Register now

Wednesday 22 February - Geelong

Geelong West Town Hall
153 Pakington Street, Geelong West
Registration: 6.30pm
Seminar: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Register now

Sunday 26 February - Narre Warren

Narre Warren Civic Centre
Magid Drive, Narre Warren
Registration: 10.00am
Seminar: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Register now


These sessions are run by the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services.

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