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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.
Active8 – a free program for people experiencing mental ill-health
Active8 offers a combination of three programs: Eat Plant Learn (group program), Coaching for Physical Health (one-to-one program) and Kick the Habit (one-to-one program). All three of the programs support participants to identify and work on physical health-related goals, engagement with health services and self-management.
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.
Eliminating hepatitis C by 2028 - are we on track?
Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways now has 420 localised pathways for the region. Usage by general practitioners and other health professionals continues to climb. Hepatitis C is the most consistently viewed pathway on the Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways site.
New Gender Affirming Doctor List for NSW
ACON, the main LGBTIQ+ health organisation for NSW, has recently published the state's first Gender Affirming Doctor List for trans and/or gender diverse people seeking access to gender affirming hormonal care.
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.
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.