A digital health tool to help the helpers
During Carers Week (October 14-20), we celebrate the important work done by carers across the country.
Batch numbers not required for compliance with PD2018_009
We have recently been advised of some confusion in regards to PD2018_009.
PD2018_009 Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against specified diseases relates to the inclusion of batch numbers when providing vaccination evidence.
Drought-related stress resources
With 99. 9% of NSW experiencing drought, it is not uncommon for farmers and their families to experience significant levels of stress, with mental and physical health often forgotten.
What is a mental health peer worker?
A mental health peer worker is someone employed on the basis of their personal lived experience either of mental illness and recovery (consumer peer worker) or of supporting family or friends with mental illness (carer peer worker).
Share your feedback on the GP Psychiatry Support Line
The GP Psychiatry Support Line is a free service exclusively for GPs working in six PHN catchment areas across NSW. It provides high quality specialist advice to help you manage the care of mental health consumers.
GPs registered for the service have provided some great feedback.
Book your free screening mammogram this Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a great time for women to put themselves first and encourage other women to do the same!
BreastScreen NSW is encouraging women to book their free screening mammogram.
GP Clusters: mental health information evenings
Over the winter, COORDINARE ran GP cluster workshops throughout our region on mental health services available locally and how GPs can refer to them. Each workshop had an interactive panel discussion with representatives from the Local Health Districts and mental health service providers responding to case study scenarios.
Share the Journey with My Health Record
My Health Record will soon help all Australians who choose to have a record and ‘Share the Journey’. This theme for Mental Health Month is particularly pertinent as individuals can share their information from their health journey with their healthcare providers. Mental Health issues can be very isolating.
What GPs need to know about e-mental health
A variety of e-mental health resources are available to help GPs better manage patient needs. The Black Dog Institute (BDI) is providing e-mental health training and support specifically to GPs.
Keep on top of your health with My Health Record
October is Mental Health Awareness Month and all Australians are encouraged to promote discussion on mental health by talking to their friends and family about it. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Sometimes keeping track of your health information can be difficult.
Evidence-based support in palliative care
Do you provide care for older people who may be nearing end of life? The ELDAC Helpline has been established to quickly connect you with the latest resources.
Seeking EOIs in StepCare screening tool for general practice
COORDINARE is currently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from general practices for the implementation of the StepCare screening service: an integrated online mental health tool developed by the Black Dog Institute.
Adacel and Boostrix for pregnant women
This is a reminder that for Pertussis the current schedule lists both Boostrix or Adacel for pregnant women.
Australian Immunisation Handbook also states that either vaccines can be used in pregnancy. Please note that the Australian Immunisation Handbook should be consulted and used over and above the MIMMS.
Maternal vaccines: can we do more?
A free online education module about vaccination during pregnancy is now available for GPs, nurses and midwives. This module has been accredited for:
GPs - RACGP (40 x Category 1 CPD points)
Nurses/Midwives - ANMF (2. 0 CPD hours), ACM (2.
Connect for Kids: child telehealth service in Southern NSW and the Shoalhaven
Connect for Kids is a free service for children aged 0-15 years with mild to moderate mental health needs. It is delivered by psychologists via videolink and available throughout Southern NSW as well as in the Shoalhaven.
New Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) eLearning education modules available
The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register that can record vaccines given to people of all ages in Australia. This includes all vaccines funded under the National Immunisation Program, vaccines provided under state and territory vaccination programs and most privately funded vaccines, including influenza and travel vaccines.
You’re invited to share your thoughts on new Psychosocial Support Services
COORDINARE has received funding from the Department of Health to develop and commission new Psychosocial Support Services for people with severe mental illness who are not eligible for the NDIS.
Suicide Prevention Collaborative to celebrate achievements
Twelve months on from the launch of the Black Dog Institute’s LifeSpan initiative, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative will hold a celebration event in Kiama on Thursday 13 September.
Introducing the GP Support Program
From time to time issues arise in our lives that cause concern. They can lead to sleepless nights, an inability to stay focused, feeling down generally and a sense that we have no control.
Crisis support services – just a call or click away!
We all have good days and bad days. But for some, those bad days can mount up to a crisis point and you feel like life is no longer worth living.