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headspace Nowra celebrates its new premises

headspace Nowra celebrates its new premises

headspace Nowra will celebrate the relocation to its new premises in Nowra today, Thursday 5 May. Since 2012, headspace Nowra has been providing young people aged 12 to 25 access to youth friendly, free and confidential mental health and wellbeing services in their local area.

#fabvac campaign highlights need for ongoing COVID vaccine protection for Aboriginal community

#fabvac campaign highlights need for ongoing COVID vaccine protection for Aboriginal community

With doctors warning that the combination of COVID-19 and flu could make you really sick, a digital campaign that highlights how vaccines make a difference, even for people who've had COVID, is being launched this week by COORDINARE in partnership with local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs).

New funding to improve community resilience and wellbeing

New funding to improve community resilience and wellbeing

People experiencing mental ill-health will benefit from new funding available to local community organisations who can provide group-based activities that promote community resilience and enhance community wellbeing.

Mental health program offers community-based support across South Eastern NSW region

Mental health program offers community-based support across South Eastern NSW region

People experiencing mental ill-health will benefit from increased access to community-based support, thanks to renewed funding made available by COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN.

New target COVID vaccination rates for South Eastern NSW

New target COVID vaccination rates for South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE is working to achieve 100% COVID vaccination rates, thanks to the combined efforts of the health workforce and the local community.

Advance Care Planning - start a conversation today

Advance Care Planning - start a conversation today

National Advance Care Planning week is a perfect time to start a conversation with family and friends about the type of health care you might want if you could not speak for yourself.

Your health matters: Continue to see your GP

Your health matters: Continue to see your GP

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN is calling for people to look after their health during the pandemic and to continue seeing their GP and/or other health professionals.

Co-design improvements in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Co-design improvements in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

COORDINARE is committed to improving access to culturally sensitive and respectful primary care for the more than 24,000 people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander within South Eastern NSW. In June 2021, COORDINARE funded five mainstream general practices.

headspace Yass Satellite Service commences

headspace Yass Satellite Service commences

Local young people now have access to more health and wellbeing support with a new headspace satellite service recently opening its doors in Crago Street, Yass.

Partnership brings mental health support to regional communities

Partnership brings mental health support to regional communities

The OzHelp Foundation (“OzHelp”), a leading suicide prevention organisation, with the support of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, is providing mental health support to regional communities through agricultural shows.

Novavax vaccines to be rolled out across South Eastern NSW

Novavax vaccines to be rolled out across South Eastern NSW

People in South Eastern NSW will now have access to the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, with the Department of Health selecting 14 practices to administer the vaccine from 21 February and an additional 14 from 28 February.

Cooma Mobile Breastscreen Van – book yourfree breast screen today!

Cooma Mobile Breastscreen Van – book yourfree breast screen today!

The BreastScreen NSW mobile clinic will visit Cooma Multifunction Centre (via Cromwell Street) from March 14 to April 15. The service is recommended every two years for women aged 50 – 74. Women aged 40 – 49 and 75 and over are also welcome and eligible.

Are you prepared to manage COVID-19 safely at home?

Are you prepared to manage COVID-19 safely at home?

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN is urging residents and visitors to have a COVID-19 readiness plan. Dr Anoop Jalota, General Practitioner at Warrawong Accident and Medical Centre said, “COVID is here to stay and the likelihood of contracting the virus is increasing.

Be Kind to Your Mind this Holiday Time

Be Kind to Your Mind this Holiday Time

As we emerge from lockdown, residents of the Illawarra Shoalhaven are being encouraged to give the gift of kindness this holiday season – to themselves and each other.

Where to go for local support over the holiday season

Where to go for local support over the holiday season

If you need additional help or support this holiday season, you are not alone. Local support services are available over the Christmas and New Year period.

COORDINARE Report Card 2020/21

COORDINARE Report Card 2020/21

We are proud to release our 2020/21 Report Card which reflects on our achievements in a time of continuous change. The past year has delivered significant challenges to our region as we recovered from bushfires and floods, while also locally impacted by the pandemic.

Cheers to a healthier and safer festive season

Cheers to a healthier and safer festive season

With the holidays just around the corner, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) and COORDINARE have some tried and true survival tips for South Eastern NSW residents as part of their ‘Take the guesswork out of drinking’ campaign.

Made in the Illawarra - National Bereavement Training Module for Community Pharmacy

Made in the Illawarra - National Bereavement Training Module for Community Pharmacy

A national training module to help people who work in community pharmacies better support their clients who are dealing with grief has been written and filmed in the Illawarra. The module is being launched this week during National Grief Awareness Week.

NSW Rural Doctors Network Honours three local primary health professionals

NSW Rural Doctors Network Honours three local primary health professionals

Two Shoalhaven GPs, Dr Vicki McCartney and Dr Jamie Starkey, have been awarded 2021 Rural Medical Service Awards for outstanding service for more than 35 years to the Shoalhaven region by the NSW Rural Doctors Network (NSW RDA).

Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates in South Eastern NSW hit eighty percent target

Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates in South Eastern NSW hit eighty percent target

More than 80 percent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in South Eastern NSW are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as of 23 November according to the latest data released by the Department of Health.