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South Eastern NSW bushfire recovery stories
Community spirit is vital to the resilience and recovery of towns and villages impacted by natural disasters and to the emotional healing of individual community members. Following the 2019/20 bushfires, COORDINARE invited local organisations in bushfire-affected communities to apply for funding for community projects.
Roger, Jo and Justin’s COVID Vaccination Story
Over 150 general practices in South Eastern NSW are administering COVID-19 vaccines, as part of the Federal Government’s vaccination roll-out strategy. It has been nearly 12 weeks since Jo Lill received the COVID vaccine at her local general practice and she intends to get her second dose of AstraZeneca.
NAIDOC Week 2021: Heal Country
NAIDOC Week celebrations are set to take place throughout the region from 4-11 July, embodying this year's theme - Heal Country!
The National NAIDOC Committee explains that this year's theme - Heal Country - calls for everyone to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our…
Breast Screen NSW services update
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, BreastScreen NSW temporarily closed clinics in the Illawarra Shoalhaven until Monday 12 July with reduced screening numbers.
Following the 12 July, the Stockland Shellharbour Clinic will remain open with reduced screening numbers.
Sue, Jill and Margaret’s COVID Vaccine Story
People over 70 were amongst the first people offered the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the first phase (Phase 1a) of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine national roll-out strategy.
More general practices to offer COVID-19 vaccinations
More general practices will be able to administer COVID vaccines from 21 June, with an additional 22 general practices in South Eastern NSW accredited as Astra Zeneca vaccine providers by 28 June.
headspace Yass a Step Closer
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN and Kristy McBain MP, Member for Eden-Monaro, today announced that a site has been secured to establish the new headspace satellite service in Yass and confirmed that the service is scheduled to open this year.
Call for over 50s to book COVID vaccination appointment
Almost 32,300 people a week can now access the COVID-19 vaccine at an approved general practice or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) sites in South Eastern NSW.
Celebrating Reconciliation Week 2021
Reconciliation Australia’s theme for Reconciliation Week 2021 (27 May–3 June), 'More than a word. Reconciliation takes action', urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action. Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians, including families, communities, and workplaces within South Eastern NSW.
What the community said about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout
COORDINARE recently surveyed a range of community members in South Eastern NSW about their thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, and whether people intend to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Support is available following recent floods
With communities across South Eastern NSW impacted by recent flooding, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN is reminding residents there’s a range of services and supports available during this challenging time.
The Surgery At Jerra introduces initiative to improve Bexsero vaccine uptake among Aboriginal families
The Surgery At Jerra is a family practice located in Jerrabomberra, a small town near Queanbeyan on Ngunnawal Country.
headspace centre to officially open in Batemans Bay
headspace Batemans Bay celebrated its official opening on Thursday 22 April. Since mid-January, headspace Batemans Bay has been providing young people aged 12 to 25 access to youth friendly, free and confidential mental health and wellbeing services in their local area.
NewAccess: a new low intensity mental health service
New Access is a structured, six-session program designed by Beyond Blue to help people manage stress and cope with emerging mental health issues. Service staff are specially trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, guiding people through a proven, evidence-based program.
Local general practices start providing COVID-19 vaccines
Almost 40 general practices in South Eastern NSW have started providing COVID-19 vaccinations this week, after being approved by the Department of Health to participate in Phase 1b of the rollout.
Building general practice skills in alcohol and other drugs
There are many opportunities open to South Eastern NSW health professionals looking to build their skills and confidence in alcohol and other drugs (AOD) related issues.
Reach out anytime - support is available
As South Eastern NSW marks the anniversaries of the Black Summer bushfires, COORDINARE is reminding residents there is a range of services and supports available. Dianne Kitcher, CEO South Eastern PHN NSW, says many people (including first responders) and communities may need support during this time.
Be prepared and stay well these holidays
With the holiday season almost here, COORDINARE has joined forces with the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) and Southern NSW Local Health District (SLHD) to encourage people to be prepared this summer period.
Where to go for local support over the Christmas period
If you need additional help or support this Christmas, you are not alone. Local support services are available over the Christmas and New Year period. COORDINARE and the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative have provided a list of key services.
Social prescribing project: Feedback loop 2
COORDINARE recently commenced the second feedback loop of its co-design project to inform the development of an innovative ‘social prescribing’ model to improve support for people living with chronic conditions in the South Eastern NSW region.