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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.

RACGP Alcohol and other Drug education program in SENSW

RACGP Alcohol and other Drug education program in SENSW

Over the last 18 months, the RACGP has been rolling out an Alcohol and other Drug GP education program. In South Eastern NSW almost 50 GPs have undertaken the training program.

View the 'Responding to Vaccine Hesitancy' webinar recording

View the 'Responding to Vaccine Hesitancy' webinar recording

Did you miss the 'Responding to Vaccine Hesitancy' webinar with Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), Prof Kristine McCartney, and leading vaccine hesitancy communicator, Prof Julie Leask along with Bega GP, Dr Duncan McKinnon.

Open Letter: Responding to suicide in our community

Open Letter: Responding to suicide in our community

Dear Illawarra Shoalhaven residents, families, and community

Re: Responding to suicide in our community

As you may know our communities have been profoundly saddened by a number of suicide deaths. Our heartfelt thoughts and sympathy extend to the bereaved families and friends.

What the community said about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout

What the community said about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout

COORDINARE recently surveyed a range of community members in South Eastern NSW about their thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, and whether people intend to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Support is available following recent floods

Support is available following recent floods

With communities across South Eastern NSW impacted by recent flooding, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN is reminding residents there’s a range of services and supports available during this challenging time.

More general practices join the fight against COVID-19

More general practices join the fight against COVID-19

Almost 130 general practices in South Eastern NSW are now offering COVID-19 vaccines, as part of Phase 1b of the Federal Government’s vaccination roll-out strategy.

NewAccess: a new low intensity mental health service

NewAccess: a new low intensity mental health service

New Access is a structured, six-session program designed by Beyond Blue to help people manage stress and cope with emerging mental health issues. Service staff are specially trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, guiding people through a proven, evidence-based program.

Local general practices start providing COVID-19 vaccines

Local general practices start providing COVID-19 vaccines

Almost 40 general practices in South Eastern NSW have started providing COVID-19 vaccinations this week, after being approved by the Department of Health to participate in Phase 1b of the rollout.

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.

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.

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.