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For media enquiries please contact Kristine Laird, Communications Manager on 4448 2245 or 0402 080 165, or via email klaird@coordinare.org.au.

New research: suicide affects everyone

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

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?

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

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.

Update on high school and catch up vaccination programs in Illawarra Shoalhaven

Update on high school and catch up vaccination programs in Illawarra Shoalhaven

Each year, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Public Health Unit provides high school students in the region with their vaccines, in accordance with the NSW Immunisation Program.

Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD and COORDINARE pregnancy care guide 2018

Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD and COORDINARE pregnancy care guide 2018

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and COORDINARE have released a 2018 guide to pregnancy care for local GPs.   

Pregnancy care in the Illawarra & Shoalhaven - a guide for local GPs aims to help GPs achieve best practice regarding Antenatal Shared Care.

Youth Aware of Mental Health program launches in the Illawarra Shoalhaven

Youth Aware of Mental Health program launches in the Illawarra Shoalhaven

Starting in February 2018, Year 9 school students across the Illawarra Shoalhaven will begin participating in the Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) program.

A positive step forward: new Integrated Care Strategy launched

A positive step forward: new Integrated Care Strategy launched

The Boards of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN and the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) met recently to launch a new Integrated Care Strategy which is set to bring about positive change for local patients, their families and carers.

Express your interest: Mental Health Screening and Support Package

Express your interest: Mental Health Screening and Support Package

COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN and the Black Dog Institute are seeking Expressions of Interest from general practices to utilise a new mental health screening and support package to better equip them with the skills and resources to identify and support people in distress, as this is seen to be one of the most promising interventions for reducing suicide.

New approach to suicide prevention launched

New approach to suicide prevention launched

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative officially launched the Black Dog Institute’s LifeSpan trial in the Illawarra Shoalhaven on Thursday 14 September. LifeSpan is a new evidence-based, integrated approach to suicide prevention. It combines nine strategies that have strong evidence for suicide prevention into one community-led approach.