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Webinar for GPs: Mental Health and Depression in Older People

Webinar for GPs: Mental Health and Depression in Older People

To assist GPs in managing the care of mental health consumers, the team of psychiatrists from the Psychiatry Support Line for GPs is producing a series of webinars.

AGPAL workshop

AGPAL workshop

COORDINARE recently partnered with Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) to provide a series of workshops in South Eastern NSW. The aim of these workshops is to support continuous quality improvement in general practice.

New drug and alcohol support service for Aboriginal people in Yass

New drug and alcohol support service for Aboriginal people in Yass

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announced that Marathon Health will be funded to provide a new drug and alcohol support service for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Yass and surrounding areas.

Celebrating Reconciliation Week in South Eastern NSW

Celebrating Reconciliation Week in South Eastern NSW

27 May – 3 June is National Reconciliation Week. The 2019 theme is ‘Grounded in Truth: Walk Together with Courage’. Fostering strong and meaningful relationships, grounded in a foundation of truth and trust between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Aboriginal people, is at the heart of reconciliation.

ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways adopts new mobile-friendly platform

ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways adopts new mobile-friendly platform

ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways is implementing a new mobile-friendly version of HealthPathways to ensure users can continue to access valuable pathway information - no matter what device they’re using.

May is Medication Dependence Prevention Month

May is Medication Dependence Prevention Month

This month is Medication Dependence Prevention Month, raising awareness about preventing medication harms and finding community support. At the moment, more Australians are dying due to the use of some pain and sedative medications than on our roads. This is a health crisis we have the power to prevent.

Acknowledging Sorry Day on 26 May

Acknowledging Sorry Day on 26 May

National Sorry Day, 26 May is a significant national day for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It recognises the devastating impacts of the Stolen Generations upon individuals and families, and the intergenerational trauma that remains to this day.

Changes to the Practice Incentives Program (PIP)

Changes to the Practice Incentives Program (PIP)

The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) supports general practice activities that encourage continuing improvements, quality care, enhancing capacity and improving access and health outcomes for patients.

Shoalhaven maternity services to expand

Shoalhaven maternity services to expand

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District has outlined its plan to deliver an improved maternity service in the Shoalhaven, giving local families access to a new midwifery-led model of care.

Hurry: Pitch your innovative idea now!

Hurry: Pitch your innovative idea now!

Please note that submissions have now closed. Hurry! Applications are closing soon for COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN’s inaugural Pitch Night.

Partners in Planning (PIP) initiative

Partners in Planning (PIP) initiative

Partners in Planning (PIP) is a program funded by COORDINARE and delivered by Marathon Health. PIP aims to increase awareness of Advance Care Directives and planning among South Eastern NSW communities. The PIP project was officially launched at Warrigal aged care facility in Goulburn on Thursday 4 April 2019.

Increasing awareness of advance care planning among CALD communities

Increasing awareness of advance care planning among CALD communities

The Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra (MCCI), which specialises in supporting culturally and linguistically diverse communities, has been funded by COORDINARE to increase community awareness of advance care planning for end of life care.

Medicines at End of Life project (MaEoL) in the Eurobodalla

Medicines at End of Life project (MaEoL) in the Eurobodalla

Funding has been made available through COORDINARE to improve access to medicines for people receiving palliative care in the Eurobodalla region.

Free From Stigma (FFS!) campaign for lung cancer awareness

Free From Stigma (FFS!) campaign for lung cancer awareness

Did you know that 1 in 5 lung cancer patients receive no treatment?

Lung cancer research is massively underfunded in Australia.

Update on the MMR vaccine for babies

Update on the MMR vaccine for babies

The Australian Immunisation Handbook MMR vaccine recommendations for babies have changed. Since December 2018, there have been 36 infectious cases of measles in NSW. Babies too young to be routinely vaccinated (<12 months), and those who have not received two doses of measles containing vaccine are at highest risk.

Recent updates to the Australian Immunisation Handbook

Recent updates to the Australian Immunisation Handbook

Some recent improvements have been made to the Australian Immunisation Handbook that are designed to make it easier for providers to access information.

Local organisations invited to ‘pitch’ their innovative ideas

Local organisations invited to ‘pitch’ their innovative ideas

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today called for submissions for the chance to pitch for one-off funding at its inaugural Pitch Night, to be held in Wollongong on 26 June 2019.

Clevertar: meet your free digital mental health coach

Clevertar: meet your free digital mental health coach

If things in your life aren’t going as well as they could be, and you could use some support, help is just an app download away. Created by Flinders University, Clevertar is a new mental health coach designed for people who are experiencing stress or worry, or feeling overwhelmed.

Local residents urged to reach out… anytime!

Local residents urged to reach out… anytime!

A new initiative recently launched across South Eastern NSW is aimed at increasing awareness of support for mental health, or drug and alcohol concerns in the region.

Measles alert, influenza vaccine and pertussis vaccine

Measles alert, influenza vaccine and pertussis vaccine

Measles alert Since December 2018, 23 cases of measles have been notified in NSW. Several cases have spent time in busy public places such as hospitals, shopping centres and backpacker hostels while infectious.