Head to Health can help this holiday season

Wednesday 11 Dec 2019

Help is available to look after your mental health with the Head to Health website. The holiday period is a great time to celebrate and connect with friends and family, but it can also be a lonely and stressful time of year. If you or someone you know needs mental health support this holiday season, Head to Health can help. Head to Health helps people find and navigate a range of phone and online resources and services available, when and wher...

Staying safe and healthy during this bushfire season

Friday 6 Dec 2019

These sites have the information you need to stay safe and look after your health during the current extreme bushfire season. Fire Information - NSW Rural Fire Service (including regular updates and Fires Near Me app) Live Traffic NSW - traffic updates, road closures and alerts NSW Health - maintaining your health during bushfires (smoke irritation, treating burns & other links) Remember if you need emergency assistance, ring triple z...

World AIDS Day raising awareness of HIV

Wednesday 4 Dec 2019

World AIDS Day was held on 1 December to raise awareness of issues relating to HIV/AIDS. It aims to encourage Australians to educate themselves and others about HIV; to take action to reduce the transmission of HIV by promoting prevention strategies; and to ensure that people living with HIV can participate fully in the life of the community, free from stigma and discrimination. There were 833 new HIV diagnoses nationally in 2018, the lowest nu...

#You Can Talk for suicide prevention

Wednesday 4 Dec 2019

Leading mental health and suicide prevention organisations are collaborating to support #YouCanTalk – a campaign to encourage, empower and equip Australians to play a more active role in suicide prevention. The holiday period can be a particularly difficult time for many Australians. Feelings of loneliness and isolation during the Christmas and New Year period can be common.  While it can be difficult to talk about suicide, research shows anyone...

Support options for those affected by bushfires

Tuesday 19 Nov 2019

The following organisations provide helpful information on coping with natural disasters. Click on the links for more details. Lifeline Children Adults headspace talking to children and youth HealthDirect Natural Disasters RACGP Information for GPs impacted by bushfires Key national 24/7 crisis support telephone services include: Lifeline 13 11 14 Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 MensLine Australia 1300 789 978 Be...

EVENTS & EDUCATION
DEC
14
Central Coast - Course in Tympanometry
Sat, 14 Dec, 2019 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
40 Kooindah Boulevard Wyong NSW
FREE
The Course in Tympanometry is designed to provide skills and knowledge for a range of health professionals and others working within Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health to undertake tympanometric screening and tympanometry. Supported by funding from the Australian Government Departmen...
DEC
31
Publish Test
Tue, 31 Dec, 2019 11:41 AM -
Wed, 01 Jan, 2020 11:41 AM
Publish Test
1
Publish Test
JAN
31
GET BLOODY SERIOUS! A WORKSHOP TO MAKE HEP C HISTORY (1)
Fri, 31 Jan, 2020 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Level 3 414 Elizabeth Street Surry Hills
Free
NSW aim to eliminate hepatitis C by 2028. Engage your communities, engage your clients and aim for 2028 eliminate! For those working with: people living with hep C, people who inject drugs, Aboriginal people, young people, people affected by the criminal justice system, or the general community. ...
FEB
8
ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT
Sat, 08 Feb, 2020 9 AM - 3 PM
University Drive University of Newcastle, Callaghan
$550
A specialised course that satisfies the requirements for Registrars of the RACGP for Advanced Life Support (ALS), ACRRM members are welcome. Components include theory and practical skills in CPR for all ages, defibrillation, trauma assessment, application of stiff neck collars, use of IO for vascul...
FEB
10
Diabetes Management in Primary Care – A practical approach
Mon, 10 Feb, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
36 Webb Street East Gosford, 2250
FREE
Part 1: Insulin and other new therapies
FEB
11
CENTRAL COAST - Cardiology update- RACC, Research and Revascular...
Tue, 11 Feb, 2020 6 PM - 8:30 PM
414 The Entrance Road Erina Heights, 2260
FREE
To update GP's on invasive coronary angiography/ intervention within the health district.