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Local Aboriginal health leaders say COVID vaccination gap can be closed
Indigenous Australians are behind non-Indigenous Australians in the vaccination rollout, new data has revealed, but local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) leaders are confident that they can enhance the rollout as Pfizer supplies increase.
COORDINARE appoints inaugural Aboriginal Board member
COORDINARE, the South Eastern NSW PHN, is pleased to announce Paul Knight as the first Aboriginal Board member and inaugural Chair of the soon-to-be established Aboriginal Health Council for the region.
Head to Health Pop Up to support people in South Eastern NSW during the pandemic
A Head to Health Pop Up service is now available to support the mental health of people of all ages in South Eastern NSW, struggling during the extended lockdown.
Locals urged to reach out… anytime!
An initiative to increase awareness of the support available for mental health, or drug and alcohol concerns in South Eastern NSW was recently launched by COORDINARE, in partnership with Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, and Southern NSW Local Health District, as we work together across the region to keep our…
Target COVID vaccination rates within reach for South Eastern NSW
COORDINARE expects most LGAs in South Eastern NSW will reach the Government’s 80 percent COVID vaccination target soon if the combined efforts of the health workforce and the community continue.
COORDINARE launches 'Innovate' Reconciliation Action Plan
COORDINARE will launch its 'Innovate' Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) with a virtual event attended by staff, members of the Board and the RAP Working Group along with key community members.
Roadmap to embed people with lived experience of mental illness in local services
Today marks the launch of the Mental Health Lived Experience (Peer) Work Framework to ensure people with experience of mental illness continue to shape and deliver the district’s mental health services.
Update on PPE equipment for primary health workforce
Personal protective equipment (PPE) stock from the National Medical Stockpile has been made available to PHNs to support all primary health care professionals in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak.
More general practices to offer COVID-19 vaccinations
More general practices will be able to administer COVID vaccines from 21 June, with an additional 22 general practices in South Eastern NSW accredited as Astra Zeneca vaccine providers by 28 June.
headspace Yass a Step Closer
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN and Kristy McBain MP, Member for Eden-Monaro, today announced that a site has been secured to establish the new headspace satellite service in Yass and confirmed that the service is scheduled to open this year.
Call for over 50s to book COVID vaccination appointment
Almost 32,300 people a week can now access the COVID-19 vaccine at an approved general practice or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) sites in South Eastern NSW.
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.
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.
headspace centre to officially open in Batemans Bay
headspace Batemans Bay celebrated its official opening on Thursday 22 April. Since mid-January, headspace Batemans Bay 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
A new service providing mental health support for people living in aged care facilities is now operating across South Eastern NSW.