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.

Advice for people using masks when exposed to bushfire smoke

Tuesday 7 Jan 2020

The Acting Chief Medical Officer and State and Territory Chief Health Officers have released a statement for the general public and health professionals about the use of masks by people exposed to bushfire smoke.  The statement includes information about: the best ways to protect yourself and your family from the health effects of bushfire smoke who is most at risk and may benefit from the use of a mask  the types of masks available  how t...

Mental Health help for Rural and Remote Areas

Friday 20 Dec 2019

People living in rural and remote areas have limited access to mental health support services. The updated Rural and Remote Mental Health Help Sheet, from the National Rural Health Alliance, lists a range of services providing counselling and other support services to specific groups in the community.

EVENTS & EDUCATION
JAN
28
Moree - Chronic Kidney Disease: Case Discussion with Dr Stephen M...
Tue, 28 Jan, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
7 Frome St Moree, 2400
FREE
Please join us for case discussion with Dr Stepehn May on Chronic Kidney Disease. Learning outcomes Explore the role of the GP in preventing and detecting CKD in primary care Correctly stage CKD using eGFR and urine ACR results Create an individualised clinical action plan for a patient with Chroni...
JAN
30
Psychological First aid is similar to physical first aid, in that it equips lay people with the tools to recognise mental health problems, and to begin to support the affected person. It enables more productive and supportive conversations, but is not a substitute for therapy. Today’s webinar wi...
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. ...
JAN
31
Get Bloody Serious - hep C workshop
Fri, 31 Jan, 2020 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Level 3 414 Elizabeth Street Surry Hills, NSW
Free
These free workshops are designed for people working in the health and community sectors. Ideal for getting an evidence based update on new treatments with guest speakers from clinical services and local community to inform and inspire. Interactive elements during the day aim to strengthen local net...
FEB
1
Central Coast - CPR Training Feb 2020
Sat, 01 Feb, 2020 9 AM - 11:30 AM
7/4 Teamster Close, Tuggerah NSW
$65
The Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course delivers the essential principles, skills and knowledge to maintain or restore breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant. The course content is based on the policies and standards of the Australian Resuscitation Council.
FEB
4
World Cancer Day Public Seminar
Tue, 04 Feb, 2020 10:30 AM - 1 PM
Level 4, HMRI Building Lot 1 Kookaburra Circuit, New Lambton Heights
Free
An Insight into Cancer Research in the Hunter On World Cancer Day, HMRI is inviting our community to join us to learn more about what’s happening in cancer research at HMRI and its impacts for patients. From researcher presentations, information booths to lab tours, find out how finding better s...