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headspace Nowra celebrates its new premises

headspace Nowra celebrates its new premises

headspace Nowra will celebrate the relocation to its new premises in Nowra today, Thursday 5 May. Since 2012, headspace Nowra 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.

#fabvac campaign highlights need for ongoing COVID vaccine protection for Aboriginal community

#fabvac campaign highlights need for ongoing COVID vaccine protection for Aboriginal community

With doctors warning that the combination of COVID-19 and flu could make you really sick, a digital campaign that highlights how vaccines make a difference, even for people who've had COVID, is being launched this week by COORDINARE in partnership with local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs).

New funding to improve community resilience and wellbeing

New funding to improve community resilience and wellbeing

People experiencing mental ill-health will benefit from new funding available to local community organisations who can provide group-based activities that promote community resilience and enhance community wellbeing.

Mental health program offers community-based support across South Eastern NSW region

Mental health program offers community-based support across South Eastern NSW region

People experiencing mental ill-health will benefit from increased access to community-based support, thanks to renewed funding made available by COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN.

Your health matters: Continue to see your GP

Your health matters: Continue to see your GP

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN is calling for people to look after their health during the pandemic and to continue seeing their GP and/or other health professionals.

headspace Yass Satellite Service commences

headspace Yass Satellite Service commences

Local young people now have access to more health and wellbeing support with a new headspace satellite service recently opening its doors in Crago Street, Yass.

Partnership brings mental health support to regional communities

Partnership brings mental health support to regional communities

The OzHelp Foundation (“OzHelp”), a leading suicide prevention organisation, with the support of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, is providing mental health support to regional communities through agricultural shows.

Novavax vaccines to be rolled out across South Eastern NSW

Novavax vaccines to be rolled out across South Eastern NSW

People in South Eastern NSW will now have access to the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, with the Department of Health selecting 14 practices to administer the vaccine from 21 February and an additional 14 from 28 February.

Are you prepared to manage COVID-19 safely at home?

Are you prepared to manage COVID-19 safely at home?

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN is urging residents and visitors to have a COVID-19 readiness plan. Dr Anoop Jalota, General Practitioner at Warrawong Accident and Medical Centre said, “COVID is here to stay and the likelihood of contracting the virus is increasing.

Be prepared to get the right health care these holidays

Be prepared to get the right health care these holidays

As we approach the holiday season, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW is raising awareness of the after hours medical options available within the region, to avoid unnecessary visits to hospital emergency departments.

Be Kind to Your Mind this Holiday Time

Be Kind to Your Mind this Holiday Time

As we emerge from lockdown, residents of the Illawarra Shoalhaven are being encouraged to give the gift of kindness this holiday season – to themselves and each other.

New multicultural wellbeing campaign encourages community to stay connected

New multicultural wellbeing campaign encourages community to stay connected

A new Multicultural Community Wellbeing Campaign urges all young people, their families and friends in NSW to “stay connected” and, if needed, seek mental health support from the new Australian Government-funded mental health service, Head to Health.

Cheers to a healthier and safer festive season

Cheers to a healthier and safer festive season

With the holidays just around the corner, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) and COORDINARE have some tried and true survival tips for South Eastern NSW residents as part of their ‘Take the guesswork out of drinking’ campaign.

Made in the Illawarra - National Bereavement Training Module for Community Pharmacy

Made in the Illawarra - National Bereavement Training Module for Community Pharmacy

A national training module to help people who work in community pharmacies better support their clients who are dealing with grief has been written and filmed in the Illawarra. The module is being launched this week during National Grief Awareness Week.

Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates in South Eastern NSW hit eighty percent target

Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates in South Eastern NSW hit eighty percent target

More than 80 percent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in South Eastern NSW are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as of 23 November according to the latest data released by the Department of Health.

You've checked in, but have you checked your mental health?

You've checked in, but have you checked your mental health?

As NSW celebrates surpassing 90% double-dose vaccination rates, a core group of Primary Health Networks (PHNs) are working together to ensure community members' ongoing physical and mental health remains a priority.

Tribute to local primary health workers as South East NSW vaccination rates reach 80 percent

Tribute to local primary health workers as South East NSW vaccination rates reach 80 percent

COVID double dose vaccination rates in the 11 local government areas (LGAs) in South Eastern NSW have officially passed the 80 per cent eased restrictions target. According to the latest statistics, first dose rates have also passed the 90 per cent milestone in every LGA.

Safe drinking campaign kicks off in South Eastern NSW

Safe drinking campaign kicks off in South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE and the Alcohol and Drug Foundation have joined forces for the first time to share national drinking guidelines with local communities in South Eastern NSW.

Combined efforts lead to encouraging results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates

Combined efforts lead to encouraging results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates

Aboriginal health leaders report an increase in vaccination rates amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the South Eastern NSW region but are urging community members to keep second dose appointments and to stick to the same vaccine.

COORDINARE announces appointment of new Chair

COORDINARE announces appointment of new Chair

COORDINARE, today announced Julie White has been appointed as the organisation’s new Independent Chair. Ms White brings more than 40 years of experience in the not-for-profit and corporate sectors, having worked as global head of the Macquarie Group Foundation and inaugural CEO of Chief Executive Women.