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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.

Phoenix Australia Bushfire Support Training

Phoenix Australia Bushfire Support Training

As part of the Australian Government’s Mental Health Support for Bushfire Affected Australians package, Phoenix Australia will be offering training for frontline workers to better support community members affected by the 2019/20 bushfires.

Update on the 'Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan'

Update on the 'Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan'

The Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan is a result of the strategic alliance between COORDINARE and the Southern NSW and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Districts (LHDs). It provides a shared strategy to meet the mental health needs of our local communities.

Local events planned to mark R U OK? Day

Local events planned to mark R U OK? Day

This Thursday 10 September is R U OK? Day – a national day of action when we remind Australians that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” if someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs.

Join the virtual ‘Out of the Shadows’ walk!

Join the virtual ‘Out of the Shadows’ walk!

This World Suicide Prevention Day – Thursday 10 September – Lifeline South Coast is inviting people to join in a virtual ‘Out of the Shadows’ walk and take a moment of reflection in their virtual garden.

Let's celebrate LGBTIQ+ young Australians on Wear It Purple Day (and every day!)

Let's celebrate LGBTIQ+ young Australians on Wear It Purple Day (and every day!)

Wear It Purple Day is coming up on 28 August! This year's theme is 'We are the change'. Whether you're a health professional, community member, LGBTIQ+ person or ally, we can all play our part in supporting and celebrating LGBTIQ+ young Australians.

Help us understand your community health and wellbeing needs

Help us understand your community health and wellbeing needs

As we emerge from the bushfires in a reshaped COVID-19 world, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN is inviting community members to share their views on how to improve the health and wellbeing of their local communities.

Fee waiver extension for mental health courses

Fee waiver extension for mental health courses

Health professionals can grant free access to THIS WAY UP courses for consumers using the code FREEPASS until 30th of September 2020.  

Register as a clinician on the This Way Up site. Create a THIS WAY UP Quickscript, linked to you as the treating clinician.

Lead agency announced for headspace service in Batemans Bay

Lead agency announced for headspace service in Batemans Bay

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN announced today that Relationships Australia Canberra & Region, a not-for-profit service provider, has been awarded the role of lead agency to oversee the headspace service in Batemans Bay from late 2020.

Supporting Communities in Recovery program update

Supporting Communities in Recovery program update

Over $367,000 has been released so far in 2020 for bushfire recovery initiatives in affected South Eastern NSW communities, following Round 1 of COORDINARE’s Bushfire Recovery: Supporting Communities in Recovery program.

Fee-free TAFE NSW mental health courses to support local aged care residents

Fee-free TAFE NSW mental health courses to support local aged care residents

Two fee-free TAFE NSW courses aimed at empowering aged care workers to better understand and address mental health issues in residents have been launched in Wollongong and Shellharbour.

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.