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.