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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.

Local AFL clubs come together to tackle high suicide rates

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

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

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

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

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.

NDIS rollout in the Illawarra Shoalhaven

NDIS rollout in the Illawarra Shoalhaven

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing individualised support for people with disability, their families and carers.

Immunisation update

Immunisation update

In November 2016, COORDINARE partnered with the Public Health Unit for the yearly immunisation update.

New NSW Ambulance paramedic protocols in Shoalhaven

New NSW Ambulance paramedic protocols in Shoalhaven

There has recently been some changes within NSW Ambulance paramedic protocols in the Shoalhaven.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Cancer Screening Forum

Illawarra Shoalhaven Cancer Screening Forum

COORDINARE, in conjunction with Breast Screen NSW, is pleased to host the Illawarra Shoalhaven Cancer Screening Forum on Wednesday 7 September.

New approach to suicide prevention to be implemented in Illawarra Shoalhaven

New approach to suicide prevention to be implemented in Illawarra Shoalhaven

The Illawarra Shoalhaven region has been selected to take part in Australia’s largest integrated suicide prevention program expected to reduce suicide deaths by 20% and suicide attempts by 30%.

Illawarra, Shoalhaven named as a kidney disease hotspot

Illawarra, Shoalhaven named as a kidney disease hotspot

Kidney Health Australia has revealed disturbing figures that rank the Illawarra and Shoalhaven as the worst area in the country for kidney disease.