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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
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
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
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
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.
Perinatal Awareness Week 2019
During Perinatal Awareness Week (11-17 November), learn about the risk factors for depression and anxiety in new and expectant parents, and how to manage these issues. The term ‘perinatal’ refers to the period during pregnancy and the first year of a child’s life.
Beyond Blue's 'There are ways to manage anxiety' campaign
Beyond Blue has recently launched a campaign called 'There are ways to manage anxiety', encouraging people to share their experiences with managing anxiety and to help others seek support.
Perinatal depression and/or anxiety – telehealth service
Gidget Foundation Australia offers counselling for new and expecting parents who are experiencing perinatal depression and/or anxiety and are unable to have a face-to-face consultation. Patients need a referral and a mental health care plan from their GP to use the service.
Active8 – a free program for people experiencing mental ill-health
Active8 offers a combination of three programs: Eat Plant Learn (group program), Coaching for Physical Health (one-to-one program) and Kick the Habit (one-to-one program). All three of the programs support participants to identify and work on physical health-related goals, engagement with health services and self-management.
Update on the Accidental Counsellor workshops in Southern NSW
Pictured: Workshop held at the Crookwell Country Women's Association. COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN recently rolled out a series of free 'Accidental Counsellor' workshops across Southern NSW.