Regional Decision Making for Suicide Prevention Symposium

Friday 21 Feb 2020

The PHN recently convened a Symposium to showcase its collaborative approach to regional decision making on suicide prevention. The Symposium presented a new Dynamic Simulation Model capturing the multiple factors impacting suicide rates, and demonstrating the effect different interventions may produce. The model resulted from a series of workshops involving health, education and industry professionals from across the region. The Symposium also f...

Novel Coronavirus - Latest Information

Thursday 30 Jan 2020

Health authorities are closely monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first identified in Wuhan, China. NSW Health is urging people who have recently returned from Wuhan or have been in contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus infection to ensure they are aware of the of novel coronavirus infection symptoms and contact their GP or local emergency department if symptoms develop wit...

New providers for Psychosocial Support Services

Friday 17 Jan 2020

The PHN has commissioned psychosocial support services (PSS) to be delivered throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and New England regions. The PSS provides non-clinical services to people with severe mental ill health that helps build functional capacity to enable personal recovery. The PSS program is free of charge and is available to people who are not eligible for assistance through the NDIS and are not supported through other psychosocial pro...

Support for Bushfire affected communities

Friday 17 Jan 2020

The stress of experiencing something such as a bushfire can leave people at a higher risk of developing depression or anxiety, even if they are not directly dealing with loss of property and/or possessions. If you live in the New England, North West or Mid-Coast regions and have been affected by the bushfires, you can access free mental health coaching via the  bushfire wellbeing coaching line.   CALL 1800 010 630between 8.30 am – 5.00 pm, Mon...

PHN supports National Communications Charter

Wednesday 15 Jan 2020

HNECC PHN CEO, Richard Nankervis, today signed the Life in Mind National Communications Charter on behalf of the organisation. The Charter is a resource and guiding document aiming to develop a unified approach to mental health and suicide prevention. Importantly it informs the way we talk about mental illness and suicide, and represents a formal commitment to working collaboratively to reduce the stigma surrounding them.

EVENTS & EDUCATION
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Cessnock, Kurri Kurri & surrounding communities Healing Forum
Wed, 26 Feb, 2020 9 AM - 4 PM
McLeod Road Kurri Kurri, 2327
FREE
EMPOWERING ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES
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Wesley Lifeforce Suicide Prevention Training
Wed, 26 Feb, 2020 9 AM - 4 PM
1 Darwin Street, Cessnock NSW
Free
Wesley LifeForce has developed quality suicide prevention training. Our Suicide Prevention Workshop is designed to teach people how to identify the signs that someone may be at risk of suicide and appropriate action to take. Simple effective interventions can make a real difference and save lives. A...
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Promoting Participation in the National Cervical Screening Progra...
Wed, 26 Feb, 2020 9 AM - 1 PM
211 Balo St Moree, NSW
Free
The Promoting Participation in the National Cervical Screening Program to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Women course aims to educate healthcare providers on the changes to the National Cervical Screening Program and promoting the benefits of regular cervical screening to Aboriginal and/...
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26
Pharmacology in Palliative Care for Nurses (RNs, EENs)
Wed, 26 Feb, 2020 9 AM - 4 PM
Pacific Hwy Charlestown, NSW
Free
PEPA aims to improve health professionals’ knowledge, skills and confidence in the palliative approach to care for people with a life-limiting illness. The workshops are interactive and provide ample time for discussion through case presentations and examples (some aspects of the program may chan...
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26
Managing Obesity in General Practice - An Interactive Case Series...
Wed, 26 Feb, 2020 6:30 PM - 9 PM
Pine Tree Lane Terrigal NSW
Free
Speaker Bio. Dr Anthony Brancatisano is a senior bariatric medical practitioner, research scientist and surgical assistant in laparoscopic surgery at the Sydney Bariatric Clinic. He has been involved in the care of the bariatric patient for over 13 years with expertise in weight loss management. H...
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My Health Record – an update (RACGP webinar)
Wed, 26 Feb, 2020 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Free
In January 2019 My Health Record, Australia's shared electronic health record system, moved to an opt-out model. This resulted in every Australian known to Medicare or the Department of Veterans Affairs having a My Health Record created unless they opted out. Join us, one year on, as we provide ...