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New funding for local mobile drug and alcohol treatment services

New funding for local mobile drug and alcohol treatment services

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announced Commonwealth funding to support Lives Lived Well and Directions Health to establish new drug and alcohol rehabilitation services for people in Jervis Bay, St Georges Basin and Sanctuary Point in the Shoalhaven, and Wallaga Lake, Bermagui, Bega and Eden in the Bega...

Lead agency announced for headspace service in Batemans Bay

Lead agency announced for headspace service in Batemans Bay

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN announced today that Relationships Australia Canberra & Region, a not-for-profit service provider, has been awarded the role of lead agency to oversee the headspace service in Batemans Bay from late 2020.

Fee-free TAFE NSW mental health courses to support local aged care residents

Fee-free TAFE NSW mental health courses to support local aged care residents

Two fee-free TAFE NSW courses aimed at empowering aged care workers to better understand and address mental health issues in residents have been launched in Wollongong and Shellharbour.

Suicide affects everyone – learn how to help those around you

Suicide affects everyone – learn how to help those around you

This year has tested our resilience with impacts of the drought, bushfires and COVID-19 affecting people in varying ways.

Health Minister announces additional funding for headspace centres

Health Minister announces additional funding for headspace centres

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN has welcomed an announcement by the Morrison Government of $24. 2 million in funding to reduce wait times - fast tracking access to mental health services for young people aged 12–25 seeking headspace appointments.

Ready for COVID Care through innovation

Ready for COVID Care through innovation

An innovation partnership involving the region’s three major health services is ready to be trialled, providing local residents with access to a Virtual Community Care Centre.

Reach out: New counselling support services available

Reach out: New counselling support services available

This year has been a challenging time for many, especially during and after the devastating bushfires across the region.

Supporting you through complex mental health issues

Supporting you through complex mental health issues

2020 has proven to be an upsetting and stressful time for many people, especially for those living with complex mental health issues, but help is at hand with COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announcing a new service to support people in the region.

Your health matters: Continue to see your GP

Your health matters: Continue to see your GP

COORDINARE has welcomed a new campaign by the RACGP which encourages people to look after their health during the current COVID-19 crisis and continue seeing their GP and / or other health professionals.

Local residents urged to reach out… anytime!

Local residents urged to reach out… anytime!

An initiative aimed at increasing awareness of support available for mental health, or drug and alcohol concerns in South Eastern NSW was recently launched by COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN, in partnership with Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, and Southern NSW Local Health District as we work together towards...

Get your flu shot early this year!

Get your flu shot early this year!

COORDINARE, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and Southern NSW Local Health District are encouraging everyone in South Eastern NSW to get the flu shot as soon as possible.

Bushfire Care Navigation Support – supporting your recovery

Bushfire Care Navigation Support – supporting your recovery

It’s common to feel stressed in the aftermath of a disaster, and the recent bushfires are no exception. The good news is that for most people these feelings will subside with time.

Telehealth: Getting health services in your home

Telehealth: Getting health services in your home

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s announcement of $500 million in new telehealth measures and incentives for general practices to keep patients and GPs safe from COVID-19.

Have your say on new localised Peer Workforce Framework

Have your say on new localised Peer Workforce Framework

Community members are invited to have their say on the new Regional Peer Workforce Framework which is currently being developed by COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Southern NSW Local Health District, and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

Community and workplaces urged to help prevent coronavirus

Community and workplaces urged to help prevent coronavirus

The NSW Government is asking individuals and workplaces to take steps to prepare for a possible COVID-19 pandemic converging with winter flu in the coming months. Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said NSW Health said that everyone plays a role in prevention.

Support services for young people in Batemans Bay

Support services for young people in Batemans Bay

Young people affected by the recent bushfires will soon be able to access youth friendly, confidential mental health and wellbeing services through a bushfire response service in Batemans Bay.

Natural disaster funding for drought and bushfire affected communities

Natural disaster funding for drought and bushfire affected communities

Applications are now open for organisations and / or community groups to support people in Southern NSW and the Shoalhaven in dealing with the uncertainty, stress and anxiety of drought conditions, or to recover from the effects of the recent bushfires.

Speeding up the process to get doctors to bushfire-affected communities

Speeding up the process to get doctors to bushfire-affected communities

The Australian Government has announced emergency protocols to ensure GPs and allied health professionals can access bushfire-affected communities where they are needed the most. The Department of Health and Department of Human Services will prioritise all applications from doctors who want to work in medical practices in bushfire-affected communities.

Make the right call to get the right health care these holidays!

Make the right call to get the right health care these holidays!

With the holiday season fast approaching, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN will continue its campaign to raise awareness of the after hours medical options available within the region. Dianne Kitcher, CEO of COORDINARE said the campaign is aimed at local residents as well as tourists to the region.

Find support for yourself and others during the holidays

Find support for yourself and others during the holidays

In the lead-up to Christmas, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative) wants to spread the word that there are plenty of support services available during the holidays. "Christmas can be a difficult time for some people,” said Dr Alex Hains, Regional Manager of the Collaborative.