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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.

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.

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.

New videos to support people bereaved by suicide

New videos to support people bereaved by suicide

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative) today launched a suite of 11 videos as part of a campaign supporting people who are bereaved by suicide. This includes two compilation videos entitled ‘What helped us get through' and ‘What would you say to someone recently bereaved?’.

Free mental health coaching now available in South Eastern NSW

Free mental health coaching now available in South Eastern NSW

A free mental health coaching program developed by Beyond Blue is now available in South Eastern NSW. NewAccess, delivered in conjunction with Wellways and COORDINARE, is a six-session program offering practical advice on how to manage the pressures, worries and stresses of life.

Life After Bushfires: A new digital health resource from SANE

Life After Bushfires: A new digital health resource from SANE

Last year's bushfire season was unprecedented, and there have been far-reaching mental health impacts for many people.

Location announced for headspace Batemans Bay   

Location announced for headspace Batemans Bay  

Building works at the new headspace for the Batemans Bay region have commenced, with Relationships Australia joining COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN and Fiona Phillips MP, Member for Gilmore to announce the location of the centre at 1/11 Clyde Street, Batemans Bay.

The impact of 2020 on young Australians - headspace day 2020

The impact of 2020 on young Australians - headspace day 2020

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation has revealed the serious impact 2020 is having on the wellbeing and mental health of young Australians.

Celebrating Mental Health Month 2020

Celebrating Mental Health Month 2020

October is Mental Health Month; a great time to pause and 'tune in' with yourself and others to see how you and your loved ones are feeling.

Phoenix Australia Bushfire Support Training

Phoenix Australia Bushfire Support Training

As part of the Australian Government’s Mental Health Support for Bushfire Affected Australians package, Phoenix Australia will be offering training for frontline workers to better support community members affected by the 2019/20 bushfires.

Update on the 'Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan'

Update on the 'Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan'

The Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan is a result of the strategic alliance between COORDINARE and the Southern NSW and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Districts (LHDs). It provides a shared strategy to meet the mental health needs of our local communities.

Local events planned to mark R U OK? Day

Local events planned to mark R U OK? Day

This Thursday 10 September is R U OK? Day – a national day of action when we remind Australians that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” if someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs.

Join the virtual ‘Out of the Shadows’ walk!

Join the virtual ‘Out of the Shadows’ walk!

This World Suicide Prevention Day – Thursday 10 September – Lifeline South Coast is inviting people to join in a virtual ‘Out of the Shadows’ walk and take a moment of reflection in their virtual garden.

Let's celebrate LGBTIQ+ young Australians on Wear It Purple Day (and every day!)

Let's celebrate LGBTIQ+ young Australians on Wear It Purple Day (and every day!)

Wear It Purple Day is coming up on 28 August! This year's theme is 'We are the change'. Whether you're a health professional, community member, LGBTIQ+ person or ally, we can all play our part in supporting and celebrating LGBTIQ+ young Australians.

Help us understand your community health and wellbeing needs

Help us understand your community health and wellbeing needs

As we emerge from the bushfires in a reshaped COVID-19 world, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN is inviting community members to share their views on how to improve the health and wellbeing of their local communities.

Fee waiver extension for mental health courses

Fee waiver extension for mental health courses

Health professionals can grant free access to THIS WAY UP courses for consumers using the code FREEPASS until 30th of September 2020.  

Register as a clinician on the This Way Up site. Create a THIS WAY UP Quickscript, linked to you as the treating clinician.

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.

Supporting Communities in Recovery program update

Supporting Communities in Recovery program update

Over $367,000 has been released so far in 2020 for bushfire recovery initiatives in affected South Eastern NSW communities, following Round 1 of COORDINARE’s Bushfire Recovery: Supporting Communities in Recovery program.

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.

GP Psychiatry Support Line turns two!

GP Psychiatry Support Line turns two!

Have you heard about the GP Psychiatry Support Line? It’s a free service exclusively for GPs who require psychiatry advice, on the phone or via secure messaging. It helps you manage the care of mental health consumers without needing to refer or triage them.