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GP Psychiatry Support Line turns two!

GP Psychiatry Support Line turns two!

Have you heard about the GP Psychiatry Support Line? It’s a free service exclusively for GPs who require psychiatry advice, on the phone or via secure messaging. It helps you manage the care of mental health consumers without needing to refer or triage them.

Suicide affects everyone – learn how to help those around you

Suicide affects everyone – learn how to help those around you

This year has tested our resilience with impacts of the drought, bushfires and COVID-19 affecting people in varying ways.

Health Minister announces additional funding for headspace centres

Health Minister announces additional funding for headspace centres

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN has welcomed an announcement by the Morrison Government of $24. 2 million in funding to reduce wait times - fast tracking access to mental health services for young people aged 12–25 seeking headspace appointments.

Reach out: New counselling support services available

Reach out: New counselling support services available

This year has been a challenging time for many, especially during and after the devastating bushfires across the region.

Mental Health First Aid training for pharmacy in bushfire-affected communities

Mental Health First Aid training for pharmacy in bushfire-affected communities

A new Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) online course is now available to pharmacists and pharmacy support staff at no charge in bushfire-affected communities in South Eastern NSW. There are two upcoming sessions, including:

Jindabyne / Snowy Mountains
(Virtual Session 1) Saturday 23 May 4. 00-6.

Supporting you through complex mental health issues

Supporting you through complex mental health issues

2020 has proven to be an upsetting and stressful time for many people, especially for those living with complex mental health issues, but help is at hand with COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announcing a new service to support people in the region.

Local residents urged to reach out… anytime!

Local residents urged to reach out… anytime!

An initiative aimed at increasing awareness of support available for mental health, or drug and alcohol concerns in South Eastern NSW was recently launched by COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN, in partnership with Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, and Southern NSW Local Health District as we work together towards...

Bushfire Care Navigation Support – supporting your recovery

Bushfire Care Navigation Support – supporting your recovery

It’s common to feel stressed in the aftermath of a disaster, and the recent bushfires are no exception. The good news is that for most people these feelings will subside with time.

Mental Health, Ambulance and Police Project (MHAPP) trial starts in Wollongong

Mental Health, Ambulance and Police Project (MHAPP) trial starts in Wollongong

MHAPP is a trial partnership involving Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD), Wollongong Police District, and NSW Ambulance.

Have your say on new localised Peer Workforce Framework

Have your say on new localised Peer Workforce Framework

Community members are invited to have their say on the new Regional Peer Workforce Framework which is currently being developed by COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Southern NSW Local Health District, and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

State-wide Outreach Perinatal Service for Mental Health – response to natural disasters

State-wide Outreach Perinatal Service for Mental Health – response to natural disasters

State-wide Outreach Perinatal Service for Mental Health (SwOPS-MH) is part of the wider NSW Health Perinatal and Infant Mental Health services. It prioritises perinatal psychiatry and maternal-infant-family mental health outreach to rural, remote and regional Local Health Districts.

National website supports medical professionals' health and wellbeing

National website supports medical professionals' health and wellbeing

Doctors experience a range of barriers when seeking help for their physical health and mental health. A new national website has been launched linking doctors and medical students to a range of supports for their own health and wellbeing. The www. drs4drs. com.

Support services for young people in Batemans Bay

Support services for young people in Batemans Bay

Young people affected by the recent bushfires will soon be able to access youth friendly, confidential mental health and wellbeing services through a bushfire response service in Batemans Bay.

Changes to MBS item numbers GPs use to provide mental health and wellbeing consultations for patients affected by bushfires

Changes to MBS item numbers GPs use to provide mental health and wellbeing consultations for patients affected by bushfires

All GPs are now eligible to use the existing telehealth (video conference) item numbers 2121, 2150, 2196 for patients whose mental health is adversely affected by bushfires until June 2020.

Natural disaster funding for drought and bushfire affected communities

Natural disaster funding for drought and bushfire affected communities

Applications are now open for organisations and / or community groups to support people in Southern NSW and the Shoalhaven in dealing with the uncertainty, stress and anxiety of drought conditions, or to recover from the effects of the recent bushfires.

Find support for yourself and others during the holidays

Find support for yourself and others during the holidays

In the lead-up to Christmas, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative) wants to spread the word that there are plenty of support services available during the holidays. "Christmas can be a difficult time for some people,” said Dr Alex Hains, Regional Manager of the Collaborative.

Why it's important to start a conversation with loved ones this holiday season

Why it's important to start a conversation with loved ones this holiday season

In the lead-up to the holiday season, Australian mental health and suicide prevention organisations are encouraging everyone to play an active role in suicide prevention through the #YouCanTalk campaign. The holiday period can be a difficult time for many people, and feelings of loneliness and isolation are common.

New localised Peer Workforce Framework to be developed

New localised Peer Workforce Framework to be developed

Implementation of the South Eastern NSW Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan (the Plan) has begun with COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Southern NSW Local Health District and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, announcing that Dr Leanne Craze AM has been engaged to develop a regional Peer Workforce...

Information for practices impacted by bushfires

Information for practices impacted by bushfires

During the bushfire crisis, the RACGP encourages GPs and practice staff to be aware of the importance of maintaining their self-care in order to care for their patients and communities.

Lead agency sought for new headspace service in Batemans Bay

Lead agency sought for new headspace service in Batemans Bay

Young people in Batemans Bay and surrounding towns including Milton and Ulladulla will soon benefit from access to vital mental health services and support, with a request for proposals now open for a lead agency to establish and run the new headspace service from late 2020.