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Have your say on LGBTIQ+ health services in regional NSW
ACON wants to hear from you! They strive to create opportunities for people of diverse sexualities and genders and people living with HIV to live their healthiest lives.
Multicultural videos and resources
Are you a GP? Do you speak a second language?
Illawara Shoalhaven Local Health Distrist (ISLHD) Multicultural Health Service is creating videos in languages other than English to encourage culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities to get tested for COVID-19.
Eating disorders: free online module and other resources
The InsideOut Institute is offering GPs and primary care practitioners free access to The Essentials: Training Clinicians in Eating Disorders, an online training module to support the management of patients with eating disorders. The module is normally priced at $280.
Cancer and COVID-19 – Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Cancer Australia has released resources and campaigns to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and health professionals to manage the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including those affected by cancer, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chronic kidney disease in South Eastern NSW
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a silent disease that often produces no symptoms in its early stages, but requires early intervention to prevent deterioration and achieve optimal patient outcomes.
Stay well with asthma this winter
Help your patients stay well with asthma this winter and register for your free Asthma Health Professional Pack. Many people experience an increase in asthma symptoms and find their asthma harder to control during winter.
Test a diverse range of patients for HIV
NSW Health encourages health professionals to avoid assumptions patients risk, ask questions about sexual practices, and offer HIV testing to a diverse range of patients.
COVID-19 resources for people with disability
Many people with disability, families and service providers are very concerned about the outbreak of COVID-19. Some people with disability are more at risk of developing a serious infection. Many people are worried about being able to access essential disability and medical services. Help is available.
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.
Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in accessing aged care
All Australians have the right to access health care that meets their cultural and linguistic needs, but for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, there are challenges in accessing culturally safe aged care. This is especially true for those living in remote and very remote areas.
Stepping On Program in Southern NSW
The Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) falls prevention program ‘Stepping On’ will be run in Eurobodalla, Cooma, Queanbeyan, Yass, and Goulburn in 2020.
Free specialist gambling counselling in the Illawarra Shoalhaven
Problem gambling has been shown to be strongly comorbid with other health and mental health issues. That's why screening is so important; particularly when patients present with symptoms of anxiety and depression and/or drug and alcohol issues.
NSW Health wants to hear from people with intersex variations
As part of the development of the first NSW LGBTI Health Strategy, NSW Health would like to hear from people with intersex variations, to better understand your experiences with the health system. NSW Health has engaged Urbis, an independent research company, to develop the Strategy.
Living and dying in comfort for diverse populations
No one should be excluded from receiving aged care and palliative care support, yet older people may face barriers in accessing services due to their culture, religion, finances, gender, sexuality and/or location.
Pitch Night success story: SCARF's 'Lunchbox for Learning' program
Did you know that back in June 2019, SCARF Refugee Support was one of three local community organisations awarded a grant from COORDINARE at our inaugural Pitch Night?
Since then, SCARF's 'Lunchbox for Learning' program has been a big success!
Lunchbox for Learning is designed for people from refugee backgrounds with young children....
Celebrating the International Day of People with Disability
International Day of People with Disability was held on 3 December 2019. The day aims to promote the rights, health and wellbeing of people living with disabilities. By working together, we can help to build better health outcomes for those living with disabilities across South Eastern NSW.
Call for service providers to get involved in Imagination Library
The Dapto Rotary Club has recently secured funding to support 40 children in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.
Every child in the program is given quality, physical books to keep for their very own, kick-starting a lifelong love of reading and helping them reach their full potential.
Development of the NSW LGBTI Health Strategy
Urbis, an independent research company, has been engaged by NSW Health to develop the first NSW LGBTI Health Strategy.
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.
Why it's important to test a diverse range of patients for HIV
During HIV Awareness Week (23 – 30 November), NSW Health encourages health professionals to test a diverse range of patients at risk of HIV, including:
overseas-born men who have sex with men (MSM)
heterosexual identifying MSM