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State-wide Outreach Perinatal Service for Mental Health – response to natural disasters

State-wide Outreach Perinatal Service for Mental Health – response to natural disasters

State-wide Outreach Perinatal Service for Mental Health (SwOPS-MH) is part of the wider NSW Health Perinatal and Infant Mental Health services. It prioritises perinatal psychiatry and maternal-infant-family mental health outreach to rural, remote and regional Local Health Districts.

National website supports medical professionals' health and wellbeing

National website supports medical professionals' health and wellbeing

Doctors experience a range of barriers when seeking help for their physical health and mental health. A new national website has been launched linking doctors and medical students to a range of supports for their own health and wellbeing. The www. drs4drs. com.

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.

Changes to MBS item numbers GPs use to provide mental health and wellbeing consultations for patients affected by bushfires

Changes to MBS item numbers GPs use to provide mental health and wellbeing consultations for patients affected by bushfires

All GPs are now eligible to use the existing telehealth (video conference) item numbers 2121, 2150, 2196 for patients whose mental health is adversely affected by bushfires until June 2020.

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.

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.

Why it's important to start a conversation with loved ones this holiday season

Why it's important to start a conversation with loved ones this holiday season

In the lead-up to the holiday season, Australian mental health and suicide prevention organisations are encouraging everyone to play an active role in suicide prevention through the #YouCanTalk campaign. The holiday period can be a difficult time for many people, and feelings of loneliness and isolation are common.

New localised Peer Workforce Framework to be developed

New localised Peer Workforce Framework to be developed

Implementation of the South Eastern NSW Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan (the Plan) has begun with COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Southern NSW Local Health District and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, announcing that Dr Leanne Craze AM has been engaged to develop a regional Peer Workforce...

Information for practices impacted by bushfires

Information for practices impacted by bushfires

During the bushfire crisis, the RACGP encourages GPs and practice staff to be aware of the importance of maintaining their self-care in order to care for their patients and communities.

Lead agency sought for new headspace service in Batemans Bay

Lead agency sought for new headspace service in Batemans Bay

Young people in Batemans Bay and surrounding towns including Milton and Ulladulla will soon benefit from access to vital mental health services and support, with a request for proposals now open for a lead agency to establish and run the new headspace service from late 2020.

Perinatal Awareness Week 2019

Perinatal Awareness Week 2019

During Perinatal Awareness Week (11-17 November), learn about the risk factors for depression and anxiety in new and expectant parents, and how to manage these issues. The term ‘perinatal’ refers to the period during pregnancy and the first year of a child’s life.

Beyond Blue's 'There are ways to manage anxiety' campaign

Beyond Blue's 'There are ways to manage anxiety' campaign

Beyond Blue has recently launched a campaign called 'There are ways to manage anxiety', encouraging people to share their experiences with managing anxiety and to help others seek support.

Perinatal depression and/or anxiety – telehealth service

Perinatal depression and/or anxiety – telehealth service

Gidget Foundation Australia offers counselling for new and expecting parents who are experiencing perinatal depression and/or anxiety and are unable to have a face-to-face consultation. Patients need a referral and a mental health care plan from their GP to use the service.

Active8 – a free program for people experiencing mental ill-health

Active8 – a free program for people experiencing mental ill-health

Active8 offers a combination of three programs: Eat Plant Learn (group program), Coaching for Physical Health (one-to-one program) and Kick the Habit (one-to-one program). All three of the programs support participants to identify and work on physical health-related goals, engagement with health services and self-management.

Update on the Accidental Counsellor workshops in Southern NSW

Update on the Accidental Counsellor workshops in Southern NSW

Pictured: Workshop held at the Crookwell Country Women's Association. COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN recently rolled out a series of free 'Accidental Counsellor' workshops across Southern NSW.

Mental health care providers receive new support with My Health Record toolkit

Mental health care providers receive new support with My Health Record toolkit

Mental health care providers and their patients will benefit from the Australian Digital Health Agency’s new My Health Record Mental Health toolkit.

Psychiatry Support Line reaches more GPs in NSW

Psychiatry Support Line reaches more GPs in NSW

After a successful first year of GPs enthusiastically embracing the GP Psychiatry Support Line, COORDINARE is delighted to announce the addition of two Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in the co-commissioning group it leads, bringing the number of PHNs to eight.

Expressions of Interest open for Black Dog Institute’s GP Advisory Group

Expressions of Interest open for Black Dog Institute’s GP Advisory Group

The Black Dog Institute is seeking Expressions of Interest from GPs to join their GP Advisory Group. The purpose of the GP Advisory Group is to provide insights and advice to inform the design, development and implementation of Black Dog Institute’s current and emerging services for GPs.

Supporting Aboriginal young people in making a difference

Supporting Aboriginal young people in making a difference

Justine, a 25-year-old Ngunnawal woman from headspace Queanbeyan, has been awarded Trainee of the Year at the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional NAIDOC Awards. After joining Marathon Health in 2018, Justine became a trainee and all-rounder at headspace Queanbeyan, while also completing her Certificate III in Community Services.

Supporting children’s resilience in general practice

Supporting children’s resilience in general practice

Recognising the realities of general practice and the broad variety of doctor-patient relationships, an online course has been developed to help doctors better engage in conversations with parents about child wellbeing.