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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.

Gain client referrals through national eating disorders helpline

Gain client referrals through national eating disorders helpline

Eating disorders affect more than 9% of Australians in their lifetime, and the rate is increasing.  It's important for GPs and health professionals to understand how to treat this serious mental illness. Australia’s eating disorders telehealth service, the Butterfly Foundation, receives more than 12,000 consumer contacts a year.

Drought-related stress resources

Drought-related stress resources

With 99. 9% of NSW experiencing drought, it is not uncommon for farmers and their families to experience significant levels of stress, with mental and physical health often forgotten.

What is a mental health peer worker?

What is a mental health peer worker?

A mental health peer worker is someone employed on the basis of their personal lived experience either of mental illness and recovery (consumer peer worker) or of supporting family or friends with mental illness (carer peer worker).

Share your feedback on the GP Psychiatry Support Line

Share your feedback on the GP Psychiatry Support Line

The GP Psychiatry Support Line is a free service exclusively for GPs working in six PHN catchment areas across NSW. It provides high quality specialist advice to help you manage the care of mental health consumers.  

GPs registered for the service have provided some great feedback.

GP Clusters: mental health information evenings

GP Clusters: mental health information evenings

Over the winter, COORDINARE ran GP cluster workshops throughout our region on mental health services available locally and how GPs can refer to them. Each workshop had an interactive panel discussion with representatives from the Local Health Districts and mental health service providers responding to case study scenarios.

Share the Journey with My Health Record

Share the Journey with My Health Record

My Health Record will soon help all Australians who choose to have a record and ‘Share the Journey’. This theme for Mental Health Month is particularly pertinent as individuals can share their information from their health journey with their healthcare providers. Mental Health issues can be very isolating.

What GPs need to know about e-mental health

What GPs need to know about e-mental health

 A variety of e-mental health resources are available to help GPs better manage patient needs. The Black Dog Institute (BDI) is providing e-mental health training and support specifically to GPs.

Keep on top of your health with My Health Record

Keep on top of your health with My Health Record

October is Mental Health Awareness Month and all Australians are encouraged to promote discussion on mental health by talking to their friends and family about it. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Sometimes keeping track of your health information can be difficult.

Seeking EOIs in StepCare screening tool for general practice

Seeking EOIs in StepCare screening tool for general practice

COORDINARE is currently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from general practices for the implementation of the StepCare screening service: an integrated online mental health tool developed by the Black Dog Institute.

Connect for Kids: child telehealth service in Southern NSW and the Shoalhaven

Connect for Kids: child telehealth service in Southern NSW and the Shoalhaven

Connect for Kids is a free service for children aged 0-15 years with mild to moderate mental health needs. It is delivered by psychologists via videolink and available throughout Southern NSW as well as in the Shoalhaven.