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Illawarra Mercury receives national media award for 'Care to QPR' campaign
The Illawarra Mercury has been recognised with a national media award at the 16th Annual LiFE Awards 2019. The award honours excellence in suicide prevention.
Come along to the Collaborative's R U OK? Day event!
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative invites you to join them for a community celebration on R U OK? Day, Thursday 12 September, 2019.
The event is a great opportunity to learn what's been achieved in suicide prevention across the region, and what lies ahead for the future.
150,000 reasons to be cured of hep C
Over 71,000 people in Australia have been cured of hepatitis C since new, highly effective medications became widely accessible in 2016. This is a great achievement. However, it is estimated at least 150,000 people nation-wide are yet to seek treatment and cure.
Supporting Aboriginal young people in making a difference
Justine, a 25-year-old Ngunnawal woman from headspace Queanbeyan, has been awarded Trainee of the Year at the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional NAIDOC Awards. After joining Marathon Health in 2018, Justine became a trainee and all-rounder at headspace Queanbeyan, while also completing her Certificate III in Community Services.
Gender affirming care for trans and gender diverse people
Illawarra Sexual Health Service invites trans and gender diverse people who live in the area to attend their service for gender affirming care. GPs can refer patients via Illawarra Sexual Health Service via phone: (02) 42 238 457 or fax: (02) 42 238 613.
New AOD videos in multiple languages
A new series of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) videos have been developed in a variety of languages.
The 'Where can I get help when alcohol or drugs are a problem?' videos are available on Your Room website in Arabic, Burmese, English, Farsi, Karenni, Kirundi, Mandarin and Swahili.
Healthy lifestyle program for kids
Go4Fun is a free 10-week evidence-based healthy lifestyle program delivered to families of 7-13 year old children who are above a healthy weight. Designed and delivered by qualified health professionals, Go4Fun achieves positive outcomes in physical activity, diet quality and self-esteem for children who participate.
Celebrating positive change in Aboriginal health with QAAMS
The Quality Assurance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical Services (QAAMS) national program is celebrating a 20-year commitment to meeting the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with type 2 diabetes.
Pitch Night a huge success: Local organisations receive almost $175,000 in funding
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN’s inaugural Pitch Night was held last night in Wollongong, with three local organisations, Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation, Scarf Incorporated and Beyond Empathy receiving their share of almost $175,000 in funding.
PANDA Health Professional Line
Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) supports women, men and families across Australia affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood.