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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.

COVID-19 vaccine rollout phase 1B update

COVID-19 vaccine rollout phase 1B update

From Monday 22 March the first general practices will begin to support the COVID-19 vaccination program. The number of services coming online from next week will progressively increase in number between now and the end of April – as part of Phase 1B of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine program.

Boost to regional mental health services for older people

Boost to regional mental health services for older people

An exciting new service providing mental health education and support for older people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Summer bushfires is now available across South Eastern NSW.

COVID-19 vaccine expression of interest (EOI)

COVID-19 vaccine expression of interest (EOI)

Please note that this EOI has now closed. General practices in South Eastern NSW are invited to express interest in participating in Phase 1b of the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out.

Holistic drug and alcohol treatment service opens in Bega Valley

Holistic drug and alcohol treatment service opens in Bega Valley

South Coast residents impacted by drugs and alcohol can access a new support service. The Sapphire Health and Wellbeing Service (SHaWs) delivers a holistic drug and alcohol treatment program for people in the Bega Valley, with a focus on Bega, Eden, Bermagui, and Wallaga Lake communities.

Building general practice skills in alcohol and other drugs 

Building general practice skills in alcohol and other drugs 

There are many opportunities open to South Eastern NSW health professionals looking to build their skills and confidence in alcohol and other drugs (AOD) related issues.

New year and new place for headspace Batemans Bay

New year and new place for headspace Batemans Bay

Young people living in the Eurobodalla now have access to a permanent facility providing face-to-face youth-friendly, confidential mental health and wellbeing services. This is the next exciting step to ensuring the continuity of care and resources for young people (12-25 years) living in the region.

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.

Be prepared and stay well these holidays

Be prepared and stay well these holidays

With the holiday season almost here, COORDINARE has joined forces with the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) and Southern NSW Local Health District (SLHD) to encourage people to be prepared this summer period.

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.

Social prescribing project: Feedback loop 2

Social prescribing project: Feedback loop 2

COORDINARE recently commenced the second feedback loop of its co-design project to inform the development of an innovative ‘social prescribing’ model to improve support for people living with chronic conditions in the South Eastern NSW region.

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?’.

COORDINARE Annual Report Card 2019/20

COORDINARE Annual Report Card 2019/20

We are delighted to release our Annual Report Card which showcases the key achievements and highlights some of the work we have done together in 2019/20 to create positive change and improve the health and wellbeing within our region.

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.

COVID-19 Albion Park Testing Clinic to close

COVID-19 Albion Park Testing Clinic to close

Given the lower COVID-19 case numbers and rates of community transmission in NSW and the region, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District will wind-up its COVID-19 Pop-up Testing Clinic on Wednesday 25 November 2020.

New drug and alcohol treatment service available

New drug and alcohol treatment service available

A new drug and alcohol withdrawal management and rehabilitation service is now available to assist people living in the Shoalhaven including Jervis Bay, St Georges Basin and Sanctuary Point.

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.

COORDINARE's new social prescribing co-design project

COORDINARE's new social prescribing co-design project

COORDINARE has recently commenced a co-design project to inform the development of an innovative ‘social prescribing’ model to improve support for people living with chronic conditions in our region.

Introducing the Capacity Help end of life care program

Introducing the Capacity Help end of life care program

Capacity Help: Translating Public Health Palliative Care Concepts into Practice is a new project being funded by COORDINARE to demystify death, bereavement, and grief across the Southern Eastern NSW region and build community understanding about end of life.

Southern NSW LHD Intellectual Disability Mental Health Service

Southern NSW LHD Intellectual Disability Mental Health Service

The Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) Intellectual Disability Mental Health Service (IDMHS) aims to improve mental health recovery outcomes for people experiencing an intellectual disability, by increasing the capacity and integration of associated services in the region.