Hands On Health

The Mornington Peninsula Hands on Health website has been launched in 2015.
Check it out by clicking this link: http://www.mpoh.org


I was going through one of the most difficult times of my life when I heard about Hands on health through a local community office.
I had worked all my life until I suddenly became seriously ill. I was also in deep shock grieving the loss of my sister who tragically died overseas and I had been a long term carer for my mother who suffers Alzhiemers and Dementia.

I was lost and broken, feeling physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually drained. I didn’t feel comfortable telling people I was sick as I was judged and ostracised by friends. Eventually my contacts diminished. I felt very isolated and with no sense of belonging. I was always seen as a carer and this added more strain and exclusion from a normal life.

What Hands on health provided was a nurturing, nonjudgemental and caring environment within which I could try new and alternative health services at a very low cost, affordable within my limited budget.

Basically, Hands on Health rebuilt my soul. The services offered allowed me space and time to look after myself in a wholesome environment. It allowed me to imagine life without being judged and to find a positive new road to walk down. It restored my faith in people again.

The healing therapies soothed my spirit and gave me the courage to handle other difficult family issues that had been very negative, causing me great unhappiness over the years. I could not have afforded to pay for these treatments unless I was working. The volunteer therapists and other support people gave me a new perspective on other people and their generosity of spirit. It also restored my belief that God was closer to me and there was a reason I had to experience all this.

I am truly grateful the process has given me the confidence to go forward with my healthcare and inspire others. I would look forward each week to the opportunity to be part of Hands on Health and I will always be thankful for the forming of these new friendships.

written by

a Grateful HOH Client, Rosebud/Dromana

Dromana Hands on Health Launch — Friday 12 September 2014

On Friday the 12th of September State MP Martin Dixon formally launched the Dromana Hands on Health Family
Clinic, cutting the ribbon and unveiling the large banner.

It was a well attended event with esteemed guests including Hands on Health Australia CEO Barb Polus, local primary school principal Mr Martin Page and his vice Principal.

Local community workers, practitioners, volunteers, HoH clients and members of the Southern Mornington Peninsula Uniting Church congregation also attended. Both Martin Dixon and Reverend Chris Meneilly spoke, congratulating all involved for such a marvelous gift to the community.

Tours of the clinic were conducted and many people stayed onto chat , no doubt encouraged by the delicious afternoon tea and the warm welcoming from the ladies in the kitchen busy making cups of tea & coffee all afternoon.

The cutting of the ribbon by MP Martin Dixon and the Hands on Health crew.

MP, Martin Dixon

The Hands on Health Crew!

Dromana & Rosebud “Hands on Health” Clinics

Our clinics invite people experiencing financial hardship or disadvantaged lifestyle.

Our clinics cater for:

  • Babies to teens
  • Students
  • Pensioners
  • Pregnancy Care
  • Families
  • Individuals

*services may differ at each venue
Volunteer therapists always welcome

Dromana: 0459 366 767
Rosebud: 0411 473 301

For appointment / eligibility interview


Hands on Health Family Clinic
305 Point Nepean Road
Southern Mornington Peninsula United Church Welcome Centre
WEDNESDAYS 10am – 5pm
0459 366 767


Hands on Health Family Clinic
6 Murray Anderson Road
Southern Mornington Peninsula United Church
THURSDAYS 10am – 4pm
0411 473 301

Services available:

  • Hairdressing
  • Pastoral Care
  • Chiropractic
  • Kinesiology
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Naturopathy
  • Massage

*services may differ at each venue