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Local events planned to mark R U OK? Day

Local events planned to mark R U OK? Day

This Thursday 10 September is R U OK? Day – a national day of action when we remind Australians that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” if someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs.

Join the virtual ‘Out of the Shadows’ walk!

Join the virtual ‘Out of the Shadows’ walk!

This World Suicide Prevention Day – Thursday 10 September – Lifeline South Coast is inviting people to join in a virtual ‘Out of the Shadows’ walk and take a moment of reflection in their virtual garden.

Immunisation Updates 2019

Immunisation Updates 2019

The 2019 Immunisation Updates were held in the Illawarra Shoalhaven regions on Wednesday 6 November in Shellharbour and Wednesday 13 November in Nowra. Both events had fantastic attendance with 190 registered nurses, enrolled nurses, clinical nurse consultants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and general practitioners coming to the updates.

Cold Chain Management webinar and immunisation updates

Cold Chain Management webinar and immunisation updates

As part of the Practice Nurse Community of Practice, COORDINARE partnered with Natasa Veselinovic Immunisation Coordinator from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Public Health Unit to conduct a webinar on Cold Chain Management. The webinar took place in August 2019 and is available to watch here.

Medical Practice Assistant wins NSW Training Award

Medical Practice Assistant wins NSW Training Award

In 2017, COORDINARE partnered with University of New England to support 18 administration staff working in general practice within South Eastern NSW to undertake Medical Practice Assistant Training.

Supporting community conversations around death and dying

Supporting community conversations around death and dying

Death and dying are often regarded as taboo subjects, but Junction Street Family Practice in Nowra is trying to change the conversation.

Free local suicide prevention training

Free local suicide prevention training

Suicide prevention is so much more than a risk assessment. If you're a health professional in the Illawarra Shoalhaven, join the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative) for an interactive workshop that will equip you with the latest skills and training in psychological treatments for suicidality.

Quality Improvement (QI) in general practice workshop

Quality Improvement (QI) in general practice workshop

Supporting general practice to better understand and utilise patient data to plan and implement Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives was the focus of the QI workshops held in Wollongong, Mollymook, Bungendore and Bega in July.

Leadership and quality improvement in general practice

Leadership and quality improvement in general practice

More than 20 practice staff from 15 practices across South Eastern NSW recently attended COORDINARE's 'Leadership and quality improvement in General Practice' workshop. The workshop was led by Dr Walid Jammal, Dr Paresh Dawda and Dr Kirsten Meisinger, from the Cambridge Medical Alliance, USA.

Illawarra Mercury receives national media award for 'Care to QPR' campaign

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!

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.

Pitch Night a huge success: Local organisations receive almost $175,000 in funding

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.

NAIDOC Week events in South Eastern NSW

NAIDOC Week events in South Eastern NSW

NAIDOC Week 2019 is happening 7 - 14 July. This year’s theme is Voice. Treaty. Truth: Let’s work together for a shared future.

Finalists to ‘pitch’ for improved health and wellbeing locally

Finalists to ‘pitch’ for improved health and wellbeing locally

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announced three local organisations – Beyond Empathy, Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation and Scarf Incorporated – have been selected to pitch at its inaugural Pitch Night, to be held in Wollongong on 26 June 2019.

Celebrating Reconciliation Week in South Eastern NSW

Celebrating Reconciliation Week in South Eastern NSW

27 May – 3 June is National Reconciliation Week. The 2019 theme is ‘Grounded in Truth: Walk Together with Courage’. Fostering strong and meaningful relationships, grounded in a foundation of truth and trust between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Aboriginal people, is at the heart of reconciliation.

Acknowledging Sorry Day on 26 May

Acknowledging Sorry Day on 26 May

National Sorry Day, 26 May is a significant national day for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It recognises the devastating impacts of the Stolen Generations upon individuals and families, and the intergenerational trauma that remains to this day.

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.

Consumer health advocacy training – develop the skills to  help you take action!

Consumer health advocacy training – develop the skills to help you take action!

COORDINARE is holding a free one-day workshop in Goulburn on Friday 16 November which will provide local people with the confidence and skills to advocate for important health issues.

Suicide Prevention Collaborative to celebrate achievements

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.

Opportunity for community members to learn about My Health Record

Opportunity for community members to learn about My Health Record

Community members in Southern NSW are invited to learn more about the benefits of My Health Record.