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Joining VIVA! for a week of health + wellness work experience

This week Sacha, 15, Sydney, is undertaking work experience at VIVA! Communications. Tell us a little bit about yourself (what school do you go to, any elective subjects, hobbies etc.)? I’m in year 10 at Queenwood School for Girls in Mosman. The subjects I will be studying next year, for the HSC, include Geography, Personal…

World Pneumonia Day 2019

World Pneumonia Day 2019

Today (November 12, 2019), marks the 10th anniversary of World Pneumonia Day. A day which champions the fight against pneumonia, the world’s leading cause of infectious deaths in children under the age of five years. Pneumonia is a broad term used to describe inflammatory lung infections that can be caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi.…

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A cracking career adjustment, from chiropractic to health comms

Senior Account Manager at VIVA! Communications Senior Account Manager at VIVA! Communications, Mel Kheradi, has been working at our agency for 2.5 years. Prior to joining our team, Mel worked as a chiropractor for 10 years. Here she touches on her former life as a chiropractor, including her education and training which enabled her to…

Medicines safety now a national health priority

Medicines safety now a national health priority

Last week, from October 31 to November 1 2019, health ministers from the Commonwealth, New Zealand and each State and Territory of Australia met in Perth for the COAG Health Council Meeting to discuss a range of pressing national health issues. The meeting was chaired by the Western Australian Minister for Health and Mental Health,…

Pharmacy Alliance welcomes 700th store to nation’s largest independent member network

Pharmacy Alliance welcomes 700th store to nation’s largest independent member network

Pharmacy Alliance has today (November 7, 2019) welcomed the 700th pharmacy to its network, cementing its position as Australia’s largest, independent, member-based pharmacy network. The addition of Prahran Midnight Pharmacy, Melbourne represents Pharmacy Alliance’s ongoing commitment to arming independent pharmacies with the necessary tools and support to best serve their communities. Second-generation pharmacist and Managing…

Australians with eating disorders thrown a lifeline

Australians with eating disorders thrown a lifeline

The lives of hundreds of thousands of Australians with eating disorders are set to improve from today (Friday, November 1, 2019) when major changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) take effect. Up to 60 rebated treatment sessions, including 40 psychological and 20 dietetic sessions, will be available from today, to eligible Australians with eating…

New study reveals alarmingly high levels of stress in young women

New study reveals alarmingly high levels of stress in young women

Just last week, on October 23, results from the fifth annual Jean Hailes Women’s Health Survey were announced by Federal Health Minister, the Hon. Greg Hunt, at Parliament House in Canberra. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a national not-for-profit organisation, who are dedicated to improving women’s health at every life stage. In 2019, almost…

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One in four young Australians are experiencing mental health issues, report reveals

Psychological distress is estimated to affect around 2.4 million Australians aged 18 and over, having a negative impact on individuals personal life, work life and overall health. A troubling new report released this month has revealed a reported rise in the levels of psychological distress amongst Australian Youth. Can we talk? Seven-year youth mental health…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Australia, an annual campaign aimed at driving awareness of breast cancer, the importance of early detection and the impact it has on those affected by the disease. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Australian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) and is devastatingly the second most common…

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VIVA! Communications clinches three awards at the annual NSW PRIA GTAs

VIVA! Communications clinched three awards at last night’s annual Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) 2019 Golden Target Awards (GTAs) held at 12- Micron, Barangaroo, Sydney. For the second year in a row, we are proud to be awarded best ‘Health Campaign’ of the year, for our ‘Community Pharmacists Public Health Plea Against Devastating Flu…

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