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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.
Three-way collaboration recognised with Quality Award
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) and Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) have been awarded the Excellence in the Provision of Mental Health Services at the Southern NSW LHD Quality Awards, held recently in Batemans Bay.
Funded placements are still available for health professionals to attend Recovery Camp!
Are you a health professional in the Illawarra Shoalhaven with an interest in mental health and suicide prevention?
Apply for a funded placement at Recovery Camp!
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative is funding 10 local health professionals to attend Recovery Camp, an evidence-based program for health professionals and people with lived experience...
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.
Shoalhaven maternity services to expand
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District has outlined its plan to deliver an improved maternity service in the Shoalhaven, giving local families access to a new midwifery-led model of care.
Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways platform now mobile-friendly!
The Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways website is now mobile-friendly. The new version is easier to use and looks great, whether you’re accessing it from your mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.
Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways adopts new mobile-friendly platform
llawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways is implementing a new mobile-friendly version of HealthPathways to ensure users can continue to access valuable pathway information - no matter what device they’re using.
Improving medication titration for people with heart conditions in the Illawarra Shoalhaven
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District's (ISLHD) Heart Failure Service has been monitoring heart failure medications across the region over the past year.
Maternity update: Revised Antenatal Record (Yellow Card)
Most women see more than one antenatal care provider throughout their pregnancy, sharing clinical communication via the NSW Health Antenatal record card (the “yellow card”). However, recent audits have revealed that this yellow card is not always used effectively.
The Local Health District Primary Care Nurses in Bulli are moving to Wollongong
The Local Health District (LHD) Primary Health Nurses are moving from the Bulli Community Health Centre to Wollongong Community Health Centre on Tuesday 13 November.
Free suicide prevention training now available!
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative today announced that an additional 1,000 free licenses are now available for suicide prevention training, thanks to a $10,000 funding boost.
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.
Local AFL clubs come together to tackle high suicide rates
In the Illawarra Shoalhaven, three out of four suicide deaths are men. Sporting clubs are often close knit communities, and are well placed to notice when someone is struggling – particularly amongst their players, coaching staff or committee members.
Osteoporosis Refracture Prevention Service
The Osteoporosis Refracture Prevention Service at Port Kembla Hospital provides services for patients located between Helensburgh and North Durras. Eligible patients must be 50 years or older with a minimal trauma fracture. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients must be 40 years or older with a minimal trauma fracture.
Suicide prevention program rolled out in local high schools
Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM), an evidence-based mental health program for Year 9 students has now been rolled out to thousands of high school students across the Illawarra Shoalhaven, with 25 public, independent and Catholic high schools delivering the program.
General practices can play a vital role in suicide prevention
COORDINARE and the Black Dog Institute have joined forces and are working with general practices in the Illawarra Shoalhaven to introduce a new mental health screening and support package to better equip general practices with the skills and resources to identify and support people in distress.
New research: suicide affects everyone
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative has just released new data which shows that suicide affects everyone and that we all have a role to play in prevention.
Geriatrician in the Practice (GIP) project at the National Dementia Conference
Local clinicians from Shoalhaven recently presented at the National Dementia conference, talking about the experiences and outcomes of the Geriatrician in the Practice (GIP) clinics.
What do you know about suicide prevention?
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative is currently working with the Black Dog Institute on a project called LifeSpan, Australia’s largest ever Suicide Prevention trial.
You can read more about LifeSpan here.
ISLHD smoking in pregnancy video - No butts, baby
To help pregnant mothers understand the risks of smoking during pregnancy, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) has developed an animated video clip, titled Smoking in Pregnancy - No Butts Baby, which you can watch here.