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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.

Expressions of Interest open for Black Dog Institute’s GP Advisory Group

Expressions of Interest open for Black Dog Institute’s GP Advisory Group

The Black Dog Institute is seeking Expressions of Interest from GPs to join their GP Advisory Group. The purpose of the GP Advisory Group is to provide insights and advice to inform the design, development and implementation of Black Dog Institute’s current and emerging services for GPs.

Supporting Aboriginal young people in making a difference

Supporting Aboriginal young people in making a difference

Justine, a 25-year-old Ngunnawal woman from headspace Queanbeyan, has been awarded Trainee of the Year at the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional NAIDOC Awards. After joining Marathon Health in 2018, Justine became a trainee and all-rounder at headspace Queanbeyan, while also completing her Certificate III in Community Services.

Supporting children’s resilience in general practice

Supporting children’s resilience in general practice

Recognising the realities of general practice and the broad variety of doctor-patient relationships, an online course has been developed to help doctors better engage in conversations with parents about child wellbeing.

Three-way collaboration recognised with Quality Award

Three-way collaboration recognised with Quality Award

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) and Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) have been awarded the Excellence in the Provision of Mental Health Services at the Southern NSW LHD Quality Awards, held recently in Batemans Bay.

Funded placements are still available for health professionals to attend Recovery Camp!

Funded placements are still available for health professionals to attend Recovery Camp!

Are you a health professional in the Illawarra Shoalhaven with an interest in mental health and suicide prevention?

Apply for a funded placement at Recovery Camp!

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative is funding 10 local health professionals to attend Recovery Camp, an evidence-based program for health professionals and people with lived experience...

GPs: join the Butterfly Foundation referral database

GPs: join the Butterfly Foundation referral database

With additional Medicare support for eating disorders coming into effect on 1 November 2019, Butterfly Foundation is encouraging GPs to gain a better understanding of eating disorders, and to apply for inclusion on Butterfly Foundation's referral database.

PANDA Health Professional Line

PANDA Health Professional Line

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) supports women, men and families across Australia affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood.

Perinatal depression and anxiety (PNDA) awareness campaign

Perinatal depression and anxiety (PNDA) awareness campaign

Antenatal depression or anxiety during pregnancy affects up to one in 10 women in Australia. Up to one in six women experience postnatal depression or anxiety, during the first year following childbirth.

Update on the StepCare Community of Practice (CoP)

Update on the StepCare Community of Practice (CoP)

The inaugural StepCare service Community of Practice (CoP) was held on Monday 27 May. 13 staff from five practices across our region met with staff from COORDINARE and the Black Dog Institute to discuss ideas and strategies around implementing the StepCare service.

Webinar for GPs: Mental Health and Depression in Older People

Webinar for GPs: Mental Health and Depression in Older People

To assist GPs in managing the care of mental health consumers, the team of psychiatrists from the Psychiatry Support Line for GPs is producing a series of webinars.

Reminder that support services in Tathra and surrounds are still available

Reminder that support services in Tathra and surrounds are still available

With the one-year anniversary of the Tathra District bushfires this week, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN issued a reminder, encouraging local residents to take advantage of the mental health support services which remain available.

New psychosocial support service for people with complex mental health needs

New psychosocial support service for people with complex mental health needs

COORDINARE today announced $1. 5 million in funding until June 2021 for Flourish Australia to provide a new psychosocial support service for people in South Eastern NSW with severe and complex mental health needs who are not eligible for assistance through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

e-Mental Health in Practice training 

e-Mental Health in Practice training 

In 2019, e-Mental Health in Practice training is available for mental health peer workers and practice nurses.

Supporting the ‘Accidental counsellors’ in the Bega Valley

Supporting the ‘Accidental counsellors’ in the Bega Valley

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today joined with Senator Jim Molan AO DSC, to announce funding for a training program, titled ‘Accidental counsellor’.

New Productivity Commission Inquiry into mental health - share your thoughts

New Productivity Commission Inquiry into mental health - share your thoughts

The Morrison Government has established a Productivity Commission Inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and communities, looking at the best ways to support and improve national mental wellbeing.

Tim Heffernan among new Deputy Commissioners for mental health

Tim Heffernan among new Deputy Commissioners for mental health

Photo credit: NSW Mental Health Commission 

COORDINARE congratulates Tim Heffernan on his new appointment as a part-time Deputy Commissioner with the NSW Mental Health Commission. Mr Heffernan is the Mental Health Peer Coordinator at COORDINARE.

Mental Health Network: EOIs sought for Executive Committee

Mental Health Network: EOIs sought for Executive Committee

The Mental Health Network is now seeking network members to join the Executive Committee(EC) through a targeted EOI.

Doctors for colleagues: supporting the wellbeing of GPs

Doctors for colleagues: supporting the wellbeing of GPs

Recent emphasis on doctors’ health and wellbeing has shone a spotlight on the importance of having your own GP. However, for many doctors – particularly doctors-in-training working away from home on rotation – visiting their regular GP can be difficult.

headspace Centre officially opens in Bega

headspace Centre officially opens in Bega

headspace Bega was opened by Senator Jim Molan AO DSC, along with Dianne Kitcher (CEO of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN who is funding the initiative), Ron de Jongh (CEO of Grand Pacific Health – the lead agency providing the service), Jason Trethowan (CEO of headspace National) and some...

Psychiatry webinar series - free CPD training opportunity

Psychiatry webinar series - free CPD training opportunity

To help GPs manage the care of mental health consumers, the GP Psychiatry Support Line is producing a series of webinars. Headed by renowned psychiatrist Dr Martin Cohen, these webinars invite psychiatrists to present a topic they specialise in, followed by a Q&A discussion.