Latest newsJanuary 2019

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common, contagious virus that can cause cancers and diseases in both females and males. Without vaccination, 90% of adults will have a HPV infection at some point in their life.

Seven linkage strategies that can improve quality of care

Seven linkage strategies that can improve quality of care

A systematic literature review previously conducted at QUT revealed early evidence that seven linkage strategies have the potential to improve service and client outcomes in aged care.

New Productivity Commission Inquiry into mental health - share your thoughts

New Productivity Commission Inquiry into mental health - share your thoughts

The Morrison Government has established a Productivity Commission Inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and communities, looking at the best ways to support and improve national mental wellbeing.

Tim Heffernan among new Deputy Commissioners for mental health

Tim Heffernan among new Deputy Commissioners for mental health

Photo credit: NSW Mental Health Commission 

COORDINARE congratulates Tim Heffernan on his new appointment as a part-time Deputy Commissioner with the NSW Mental Health Commission. Mr Heffernan is the Mental Health Peer Coordinator at COORDINARE.

Clevertar: a free mental health coach

Clevertar: a free mental health coach

COORDINARE recently launched a low intensity mental health digital coaching service called Clevertar. It is free of charge for all people living in South Eastern NSW. Clevertar is a mental health coach designed for people who are experiencing stress or worry, or feeling overwhelmed.

Mental Health Network: EOIs sought for Executive Committee

Mental Health Network: EOIs sought for Executive Committee

The Mental Health Network is now seeking network members to join the Executive Committee(EC) through a targeted EOI.

Doctors for colleagues: supporting the wellbeing of GPs

Doctors for colleagues: supporting the wellbeing of GPs

Recent emphasis on doctors’ health and wellbeing has shone a spotlight on the importance of having your own GP. However, for many doctors – particularly doctors-in-training working away from home on rotation – visiting their regular GP can be difficult.

Supporting young people who use alcohol and other drugs

Supporting young people who use alcohol and other drugs

Creating Synergy's 2019 conference, 'Drugs & Young People - Care, Collaboration, Compassion' is coming up in June.

New training requirement for yellow fever vaccine

New training requirement for yellow fever vaccine

A new training requirement has been introduced for prescribers of the yellow fever vaccine. Medical practitioners and nurse practitioners who intend to prescribe the vaccine at their practice (those practices approved as Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres) will now be required to complete an online learning course to obtain accreditation.