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Influenza activity is increasing across NSW
Most influenza cases that have been typed so far this year have had the influenza A (H1N1) strain. Children and young adults are particularly susceptible to this strain.
Suicide prevention program rolled out in local high schools
Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM), an evidence-based mental health program for Year 9 students has now been rolled out to thousands of high school students across the Illawarra Shoalhaven, with 25 public, independent and Catholic high schools delivering the program.
Psychological treatment is available, affordable and effective in suicide prevention
People living with mental illness are more likely to die by suicide than the general population.
Outreach Pain Management program continues to benefit regional health professionals
COORDINARE has re-signed a Service-Level Agreement (SLA) with Southern NSW LHD and St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, until June 2021, to support the Outreach Pain Management Education and Services program offered by St Vincent’s Pain Clinic.
Referrals open for the Chronic Pain Management Program
Referrals are now open for our Chronic Pain Management Program commencing August/Sept 2018!
COORDINARE, in conjunction with NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) and Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD), is offering small group education programs commencing in August/September 2018.
Managing pain less painfully
Pain Week promoted between 24–30 July is a reminder that pain can be traumatic, unrelenting and difficult, but managing it doesn’t have to be. Digital tools like My Health Record assist the process.
General practices can play a vital role in suicide prevention
COORDINARE and the Black Dog Institute have joined forces and are working with general practices in the Illawarra Shoalhaven to introduce a new mental health screening and support package to better equip general practices with the skills and resources to identify and support people in distress.
Employers have important role to play in reducing suicide
Every day, eight Australians die by suicide. And this affects more people than you might think, with one in four people saying they know someone who has taken their own life. Chances are suicide has affected someone in your workplace.
Australians to decide on a smarter and safer way to share their important healthcare information
All Australians are now able to decide if they want a My Health Record – an online summary of their key health information where they can safely store, access and share their important health information.
Meet Tanya Simpson, local Aboriginal health worker: ‘Because of her, we can!’
This year’s theme for NAIDOC Week was ‘Because of her, we can’, acknowledging the amazing achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in their families, local communities, workplaces, and at a state and national level.