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For media enquiries please contact Kristine Laird, Communications Manager on 4225 4317 or 0402 080 165, or via email klaird@coordinare.org.au.

Reach out anytime - support is available

Reach out anytime - support is available

As South Eastern NSW marks the anniversaries of the Black Summer bushfires, COORDINARE is reminding residents there is a range of services and supports available. Dianne Kitcher, CEO South Eastern PHN NSW, says many people (including first responders) and communities may need support during this time.

Be prepared and stay well these holidays

Be prepared and stay well these holidays

With the holiday season almost here, COORDINARE has joined forces with the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) and Southern NSW Local Health District (SLHD) to encourage people to be prepared this summer period.

Where to go for local support over the Christmas period

Where to go for local support over the Christmas period

If you need additional help or support this Christmas, you are not alone. Local support services are available over the Christmas and New Year period. COORDINARE and the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative have provided a list of key services.

Social prescribing project: Feedback loop 2

Social prescribing project: Feedback loop 2

COORDINARE recently commenced the second feedback loop of its co-design project to inform the development of an innovative ‘social prescribing’ model to improve support for people living with chronic conditions in the South Eastern NSW region.

New videos to support people bereaved by suicide

New videos to support people bereaved by suicide

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative) today launched a suite of 11 videos as part of a campaign supporting people who are bereaved by suicide. This includes two compilation videos entitled ‘What helped us get through' and ‘What would you say to someone recently bereaved?’.

Free mental health coaching now available in South Eastern NSW

Free mental health coaching now available in South Eastern NSW

A free mental health coaching program developed by Beyond Blue is now available in South Eastern NSW. NewAccess, delivered in conjunction with Wellways and COORDINARE, is a six-session program offering practical advice on how to manage the pressures, worries and stresses of life.

COVID-19 Albion Park Testing Clinic to close

COVID-19 Albion Park Testing Clinic to close

Given the lower COVID-19 case numbers and rates of community transmission in NSW and the region, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District will wind-up its COVID-19 Pop-up Testing Clinic on Wednesday 25 November 2020.

New drug and alcohol treatment service available

New drug and alcohol treatment service available

A new drug and alcohol withdrawal management and rehabilitation service is now available to assist people living in the Shoalhaven including Jervis Bay, St Georges Basin and Sanctuary Point.

Life After Bushfires: A new digital health resource from SANE

Life After Bushfires: A new digital health resource from SANE

Last year's bushfire season was unprecedented, and there have been far-reaching mental health impacts for many people.

COORDINARE's new social prescribing co-design project

COORDINARE's new social prescribing co-design project

COORDINARE has recently commenced a co-design project to inform the development of an innovative ‘social prescribing’ model to improve support for people living with chronic conditions in our region.

Introducing the Capacity Help end of life care program

Introducing the Capacity Help end of life care program

Capacity Help: Translating Public Health Palliative Care Concepts into Practice is a new project being funded by COORDINARE to demystify death, bereavement, and grief across the Southern Eastern NSW region and build community understanding about end of life.

Location announced for headspace Batemans Bay   

Location announced for headspace Batemans Bay  

Building works at the new headspace for the Batemans Bay region have commenced, with Relationships Australia joining COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN and Fiona Phillips MP, Member for Gilmore to announce the location of the centre at 1/11 Clyde Street, Batemans Bay.

NAIDOC Week 2020: Always Was, Always Will Be

NAIDOC Week 2020: Always Was, Always Will Be

NAIDOC Week is coming up on 8–15 November! This year's theme is 'Always Was, Always Will Be', recognising that First Nations peoples have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

The impact of 2020 on young Australians - headspace day 2020

The impact of 2020 on young Australians - headspace day 2020

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation has revealed the serious impact 2020 is having on the wellbeing and mental health of young Australians.

Friendly Faces Helping Hands website launched

Friendly Faces Helping Hands website launched

The ACI Rural Health Network announced the launch of a refreshed Friendly Faces Helping Hands website to acknowledge National Carers Week and the silent and unwavering commitment our carers contribute to the health and wellbeing of our communities each and every day.

Prioritising alcohol and other drugs

Prioritising alcohol and other drugs

COORDINARE has developed and promoted several initiatives to help improve outcomes for people with a dependence on alcohol and other drugs.

Celebrating Mental Health Month 2020

Celebrating Mental Health Month 2020

October is Mental Health Month; a great time to pause and 'tune in' with yourself and others to see how you and your loved ones are feeling.

Get COVID tested and join the #swabmob

Get COVID tested and join the #swabmob

Join the #swabmob – that’s the key message of a new campaign launched by COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN this week to encourage more young people to get tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms.

Funding open for Round 2 of Bushfire Recovery Grants

Funding open for Round 2 of Bushfire Recovery Grants

Applications are now open for Round 2 of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN’s Bushfire Recovery Grants. The grants aim to assist local communities in strengthening social connectedness, emotional wellbeing, recovery and healing from the 2019/2020 bushfires in the Shoalhaven and Southern NSW region.

Phoenix Australia Bushfire Support Training

Phoenix Australia Bushfire Support Training

As part of the Australian Government’s Mental Health Support for Bushfire Affected Australians package, Phoenix Australia will be offering training for frontline workers to better support community members affected by the 2019/20 bushfires.