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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.

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.

General practices can play a vital role in suicide prevention

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

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

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!’

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.

National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule changes - from 1 July 2018

National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule changes - from 1 July 2018

From 1 July 2018, there were significant changes to the National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule and we are keen to ensure you have access to the information you need to implement the new schedule.

Introduction to Practice Managers' (PM) Community of Practice (CoP)

Introduction to Practice Managers' (PM) Community of Practice (CoP)

‘Get Connected’ and register your interest for COORDINARE's Practice Managers' Community of Practice (CoP).

This National Diabetes Week, refer patients who smoke to the NSW Quitline

This National Diabetes Week, refer patients who smoke to the NSW Quitline

A NSW Quitline referral can reduce risk for your patients with diabetes. Take one small step this National Diabetes Week. Smoking is a significant risk factor for developing diabetes.

Get into the community spirit for improved health outcomes

Get into the community spirit for improved health outcomes

During the festivities of NAIDOC Week from July 8-15, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities can join in the spirit of taking better care of their health by learning more about My Health Record.

New research: suicide affects everyone

New research: suicide affects everyone

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative has just released new data which shows that suicide affects everyone and that we all have a role to play in prevention.

It’s About Time to access digital health

It’s About Time to access digital health

'It’s About Time', the theme of National Diabetes Week from July 8-14, aptly applies to My Health Record.