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Supporting the ‘Accidental counsellors’ in the Bega Valley
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today joined with Senator Jim Molan AO DSC, to announce funding for a training program, titled ‘Accidental counsellor’.
New Productivity Commission Inquiry into mental health - share your thoughts
The Morrison Government has established a Productivity Commission Inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and communities, looking at the best ways to support and improve national mental wellbeing.
Tim Heffernan among new Deputy Commissioners for mental health
Photo credit: NSW Mental Health Commission
COORDINARE congratulates Tim Heffernan on his new appointment as a part-time Deputy Commissioner with the NSW Mental Health Commission. Mr Heffernan is the Mental Health Peer Coordinator at COORDINARE.
Clevertar: a free mental health coach
COORDINARE recently launched a low intensity mental health digital coaching service called Clevertar. It is free of charge for all people living in South Eastern NSW. Clevertar is a mental health coach designed for people who are experiencing stress or worry, or feeling overwhelmed.
Mental Health Network: EOIs sought for Executive Committee
The Mental Health Network is now seeking network members to join the Executive Committee(EC) through a targeted EOI.
Doctors for colleagues: supporting the wellbeing of GPs
Recent emphasis on doctors’ health and wellbeing has shone a spotlight on the importance of having your own GP. However, for many doctors – particularly doctors-in-training working away from home on rotation – visiting their regular GP can be difficult.
headspace Centre officially opens in Bega
headspace Bega was opened by Senator Jim Molan AO DSC, along with Dianne Kitcher (CEO of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN who is funding the initiative), Ron de Jongh (CEO of Grand Pacific Health – the lead agency providing the service), Jason Trethowan (CEO of headspace National) and some...
Psychiatry webinar series - free CPD training opportunity
To help GPs manage the care of mental health consumers, the GP Psychiatry Support Line is producing a series of webinars. Headed by renowned psychiatrist Dr Martin Cohen, these webinars invite psychiatrists to present a topic they specialise in, followed by a Q&A discussion.
Gain client referrals through national eating disorders helpline
Eating disorders affect more than 9% of Australians in their lifetime, and the rate is increasing. It's important for GPs and health professionals to understand how to treat this serious mental illness. Australia’s eating disorders telehealth service, the Butterfly Foundation, receives more than 12,000 consumer contacts a year.
Drought-related stress resources
With 99. 9% of NSW experiencing drought, it is not uncommon for farmers and their families to experience significant levels of stress, with mental and physical health often forgotten.