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South Eastern NSW bushfire recovery stories

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

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 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

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

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.

Palliative care spotlight - introducing Senior Aboriginal Health Worker Lara Acevedo

Palliative care spotlight - introducing Senior Aboriginal Health Worker Lara Acevedo

Hello (Yiradhu marang) my name is Lara Acevedo I have recently commenced in the role of Senior Aboriginal Health Worker with the Palliative Care service in the Shoalhaven. I am a proud Wiradjuri woman with bloodlines on my mother’s side, whose country is Mudgee.

More general practices to offer COVID-19 vaccinations

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.

Call for over 50s to book COVID vaccination appointment

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.

World No Tobacco Day 2021

World No Tobacco Day 2021

World No Tobacco Day aims to raise awareness about the dangers of using tobacco and focuses on providing essential support to tobacco users to quit. This year’s theme is Commit To Quit.

Celebrating Reconciliation Week 2021

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.

RACGP Alcohol and other Drug education program in SENSW

RACGP Alcohol and other Drug education program in SENSW

Over the last 18 months, the RACGP has been rolling out an Alcohol and other Drug GP education program. In South Eastern NSW almost 50 GPs have undertaken the training program.

View the 'Responding to Vaccine Hesitancy' webinar recording

View the 'Responding to Vaccine Hesitancy' webinar recording

Did you miss the 'Responding to Vaccine Hesitancy' webinar with Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), Prof Kristine McCartney, and leading vaccine hesitancy communicator, Prof Julie Leask along with Bega GP, Dr Duncan McKinnon.

Open Letter: Responding to suicide in our community

Open Letter: Responding to suicide in our community

Dear Illawarra Shoalhaven residents, families, and community

Re: Responding to suicide in our community

As you may know our communities have been profoundly saddened by a number of suicide deaths. Our heartfelt thoughts and sympathy extend to the bereaved families and friends.

What the community said about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout

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

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.

More general practices join the fight against COVID-19

More general practices join the fight against COVID-19

Almost 130 general practices in South Eastern NSW are now offering COVID-19 vaccines, as part of Phase 1b of the Federal Government’s vaccination roll-out strategy.

NewAccess: a new low intensity mental health service

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

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.

COVID-19 vaccine expression of interest (EOI)

COVID-19 vaccine expression of interest (EOI)

Please note that this EOI has now closed. General practices in South Eastern NSW are invited to express interest in participating in Phase 1b of the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out.

Building general practice skills in alcohol and other drugs 

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.