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Celebrating National Reconciliation Week 2020: In This Together

Celebrating National Reconciliation Week 2020: In This Together

This year, National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June) will be celebrated virtually. The 2020 theme is 'In This Together'.

BreastScreen NSW to recommence routine breast screening

BreastScreen NSW to recommence routine breast screening

BreastScreen NSW is about to recommence routine breast screening, having temporarily suspended services to protect women, staff and the community from the risk of COVID-19. BreastScreen NSW will be inviting women to have their regular breast screens, starting with clients who had their appointments cancelled.

Many Australians are worried about increased household drinking during COVID-19

Many Australians are worried about increased household drinking during COVID-19

A recent poll by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) found that 20% of Australians have purchased more alcohol than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, 70% are drinking more than normal and 33% are now using alcohol daily.

Your health matters: Continue to see your GP

Your health matters: Continue to see your GP

COORDINARE has welcomed a new campaign by the RACGP which encourages people to look after their health during the current COVID-19 crisis and continue seeing their GP and / or other health professionals.

Heart Foundation launches COVID-19 and heart disease support campaign

Heart Foundation launches COVID-19 and heart disease support campaign

Australia’s current COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge our country and burden our health system in a way we have never experienced.

Get your flu shot early this year!

Get your flu shot early this year!

COORDINARE, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and Southern NSW Local Health District are encouraging everyone in South Eastern NSW to get the flu shot as soon as possible.

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in accessing aged care

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in accessing aged care

All Australians have the right to access health care that meets their cultural and linguistic needs, but for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, there are challenges in accessing culturally safe aged care. This is especially true for those living in remote and very remote areas.

Stepping On Program in Southern NSW

Stepping On Program in Southern NSW

The Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) falls prevention program ‘Stepping On’ will be run in Eurobodalla, Cooma, Queanbeyan, Yass, and Goulburn in 2020.

Free specialist gambling counselling in the Illawarra Shoalhaven

Free specialist gambling counselling in the Illawarra Shoalhaven

Problem gambling has been shown to be strongly comorbid with other health and mental health issues. That's why screening is so important; particularly when patients present with symptoms of anxiety and depression and/or drug and alcohol issues.

NSW Health wants to hear from people with intersex variations

NSW Health wants to hear from people with intersex variations

As part of the development of the first NSW LGBTI Health Strategy, NSW Health would like to hear from people with intersex variations, to better understand your experiences with the health system. NSW Health has engaged Urbis, an independent research company, to develop the Strategy.

Community and workplaces urged to help prevent coronavirus

Community and workplaces urged to help prevent coronavirus

The NSW Government is asking individuals and workplaces to take steps to prepare for a possible COVID-19 pandemic converging with winter flu in the coming months. Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said NSW Health said that everyone plays a role in prevention.

Support services for young people in Batemans Bay

Support services for young people in Batemans Bay

Young people affected by the recent bushfires will soon be able to access youth friendly, confidential mental health and wellbeing services through a bushfire response service in Batemans Bay.

Natural disaster funding for drought and bushfire affected communities

Natural disaster funding for drought and bushfire affected communities

Applications are now open for organisations and / or community groups to support people in Southern NSW and the Shoalhaven in dealing with the uncertainty, stress and anxiety of drought conditions, or to recover from the effects of the recent bushfires.

Make the right call to get the right health care these holidays!

Make the right call to get the right health care these holidays!

With the holiday season fast approaching, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN will continue its campaign to raise awareness of the after hours medical options available within the region. Dianne Kitcher, CEO of COORDINARE said the campaign is aimed at local residents as well as tourists to the region.

Find support for yourself and others during the holidays

Find support for yourself and others during the holidays

In the lead-up to Christmas, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative) wants to spread the word that there are plenty of support services available during the holidays. "Christmas can be a difficult time for some people,” said Dr Alex Hains, Regional Manager of the Collaborative.

Beat the heat this summer

Beat the heat this summer

Heat waves or long periods of extreme heat can have serious impacts on people's health. It’s important to plan ahead and be prepared this summer. Ahead of the heat wave this week, NSW Health has developed some helpful tips for taking care of yourself and others.

'Make the right call' after hours campaign

'Make the right call' after hours campaign

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN has developed a communications campaign to help raise awareness among local residents and tourists/holiday makers of the after hours medical options available within the region.

Why it's important to start a conversation with loved ones this holiday season

Why it's important to start a conversation with loved ones this holiday season

In the lead-up to the holiday season, Australian mental health and suicide prevention organisations are encouraging everyone to play an active role in suicide prevention through the #YouCanTalk campaign. The holiday period can be a difficult time for many people, and feelings of loneliness and isolation are common.

Pitch Night success story: SCARF's 'Lunchbox for Learning' program

Pitch Night success story: SCARF's 'Lunchbox for Learning' program

Did you know that back in June 2019, SCARF Refugee Support was one of three local community organisations awarded a grant from COORDINARE at our inaugural Pitch Night?

Since then, SCARF's 'Lunchbox for Learning' program has been a big success!

Lunchbox for Learning is designed for people from refugee backgrounds with young children....

Celebrating the International Day of People with Disability

Celebrating the International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability was held on 3 December 2019. The day aims to promote the rights, health and wellbeing of people living with disabilities. By working together, we can help to build better health outcomes for those living with disabilities across South Eastern NSW.