Gain client referrals through national eating disorders helpline
Eating disorders affect more than 9% of Australians in their lifetime, and the rate is increasing. It's important for GPs and health professionals to understand how to treat this serious mental illness. Australia’s eating disorders telehealth service, the Butterfly Foundation, receives more than 12,000 consumer contacts a year.
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.