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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.

Virtual Psychologist for farmers and their families

Virtual Psychologist for farmers and their families

Do you have patients who are farmers affected by drought? 

It is well recognised that farming is a physically and psychologically-demanding occupation. In Australia, farming is now characterised by high rates of stress, injury and suicide.

GP  Psychiatry Support Line has 500 users and counting!

GP  Psychiatry Support Line has 500 users and counting!

The GP Psychiatry Support Line is a free service for GPs aimed at helping them manage the care of their mental health consumers.  Since its launch on 2 July 2018, the response has been overwhelmingly positive, with more than 500 registrations.

Improvement in paediatric referral process at South East Regional Hospital

Improvement in paediatric referral process at South East Regional Hospital

Dr Duncan MacKinnon, COORDINARE's GP Liaison Officer (GPLO) for Bega Valley, has been working with local GPs and hospital teams to improve communication and processes between primary care and the health service.

Local AFL clubs come together to tackle high suicide rates

Local AFL clubs come together to tackle high suicide rates

In the Illawarra Shoalhaven, three out of four suicide deaths are men. Sporting clubs are often close knit communities, and are well placed to notice when someone is struggling – particularly amongst their players, coaching staff or committee members.

Practice management software advice following the NIP changes

Practice management software advice following the NIP changes

With recent changes to the National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule on July 1 2018, a resource has been developed which summarises the current status of some of the commonly used practice software.

Women want to know about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Women want to know about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Did you know that 97% of Australian women want to be asked about alcohol use in pregnancy? (Women Want to Know - Foundation Alcohol Research and Education)  

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is associated with a range of adverse consequences including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

Opportunity for community members to learn about My Health Record

Opportunity for community members to learn about My Health Record

Community members in Southern NSW are invited to learn more about the benefits of My Health Record.

Improve communication about your health with My Health Record

Improve communication about your health with My Health Record

Corey recognises the potential My Health Record has to improve health outcomes, thanks to its ability to share important health information.

My Health Record opt-out period extended

My Health Record opt-out period extended

Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced that the My Health Record opt-out period has been extended until 15 November 2018.

Reconnecting with life – the vital role of peer workers, family and friends in suicide prevention

Reconnecting with life – the vital role of peer workers, family and friends in suicide prevention

The strongest predictor of a future suicide attempt is a previous suicide attempt. High quality, coordinated follow-up care has the potential to reduce suicide attempts by almost 20 per cent but it doesn’t always require clinical mental health treatment.

Families play a crucial role in supporting people who are suicidal

Families play a crucial role in supporting people who are suicidal

"My ability to support my family member in crisis or just the ongoing condition is only as good as my ability to look after myself,” – Kate*, a local carer for her son who has depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

New report: Local patients have regular GP and feel involved in decisions about their care

New report: Local patients have regular GP and feel involved in decisions about their care

Nearly all patients in South Eastern NSW aged 45 years and over have a usual GP or place of care according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Free counselling available for residents of Tathra and Districts

Free counselling available for residents of Tathra and Districts

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today issued a reminder, encouraging local residents in Tathra and surrounding areas to take advantage of increased mental health support services following the recent bushfires.

Osteoporosis Refracture Prevention Service

Osteoporosis Refracture Prevention Service

The Osteoporosis Refracture Prevention Service at Port Kembla Hospital provides services for patients located between Helensburgh and North Durras. Eligible patients must be 50 years or older with a minimal trauma fracture. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients must be 40 years or older with a minimal trauma fracture.

Influenza activity is increasing across NSW

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

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

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

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 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

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.