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For media enquiries please contact Kristine Laird, Communications Manager on 4225 4317 or 0402 080 165, or via email klaird@coordinare.org.au.

headspace centre to officially open in Batemans Bay

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.

St Vincent’s Pain Management team visits South Eastern NSW

St Vincent’s Pain Management team visits South Eastern NSW

This year, the Pain Management team from St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney (SVHS) resume their visit schedule to Southern NSW after a hiatus during the COVID 19 restrictions of 2020.

Free Medical Practice Assistant Traineeships

Free Medical Practice Assistant Traineeships

UNE Partnerships are offering fully subsidised traineeships in Cert IV Medical Practice Assisting (MPA) qualification HLT47715.   

The traineeship combines work-based training with an employer and formal training from a training provider with a combination of online and face-to-face workshops.

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.

Guide for developing COVID-19 vaccine communication materials

Guide for developing COVID-19 vaccine communication materials

Controlling the COVID-19 pandemic will rely largely on people receiving the COVID-19 vaccines, as well as practical issues like ease of access and cultural appropriateness of services.

ACT & SNSW HealthPathways: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander updates

ACT & SNSW HealthPathways: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander updates

Reviewing and updating the suite of pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health has been a major focus for the ACT and SNSW HealthPathways team. All of the updated pathways are now available on the HealthPathways website, including a live Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services Directory.

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.

Excellence in Communication webinar series

Excellence in Communication webinar series

COORDINARE has been working with the UNE Partnerships to design and deliver training packages for general practice reception and administration staff. The 'Excellence in Communication for Medical Receptionists' series, is comprised of five webinars presented by Gary Smith Academic Director of UNE Partnerships Health Programs.

COVID-19 vaccine rollout phase 1B update

COVID-19 vaccine rollout phase 1B update

From Monday 22 March the first general practices will begin to support the COVID-19 vaccination program. The number of services coming online from next week will progressively increase in number between now and the end of April – as part of Phase 1B of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine program.

Boost to regional mental health services for older people

Boost to regional mental health services for older people

An exciting new service providing mental health education and support for older people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Summer bushfires is now available across South Eastern NSW.

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.

Holistic drug and alcohol treatment service opens in Bega Valley

Holistic drug and alcohol treatment service opens in Bega Valley

South Coast residents impacted by drugs and alcohol can access a new support service. The Sapphire Health and Wellbeing Service (SHaWs) delivers a holistic drug and alcohol treatment program for people in the Bega Valley, with a focus on Bega, Eden, Bermagui, and Wallaga Lake communities.

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.

New year and new place for headspace Batemans Bay

New year and new place for headspace Batemans Bay

Young people living in the Eurobodalla now have access to a permanent facility providing face-to-face youth-friendly, confidential mental health and wellbeing services. This is the next exciting step to ensuring the continuity of care and resources for young people (12-25 years) living in the region.

Reach out anytime - support is available

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.

Boost to region's mental health services for aged care residents

Boost to region's mental health services for aged care residents

A new service providing mental health support for people living in aged care facilities is now operating across South Eastern NSW.

Be prepared and stay well these holidays

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

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

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.