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Apr 05 2024

Innovative Youth Mental Health Program Will Help Provide the 'Right care, first time, where you live

Young people in the Nepean Blue Mountains region are struggling with their mental health and often have difficulty accessing, navigating and engaging with the services and programs that are available. Demand for services is high, with general practice data for the region indicating that 14% of patients between 4-17 years have a coded mental health disorder. Population health data also indicates that the region has a higher burden of mental illness and suicide compared to the NSW state average.
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Mar 22 2024

This Easter long weekend, the emergency department is not your only option…

Did you know that 10% of emergency room presentations in NSW could have been treated by a GP? This Easter long weekend, if you have a non life-threatening illness or injury, the emergency department is not your only option.
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Mar 15 2024

NSW and ACT PHNs Welcome the Australian National Audit Office Report

NSW and ACT Primary Health Networks (PHNs) welcome the Australian National Audit Office’s (ANAO) report into the effectiveness of the Department of Health and Aged Care’s (the Department) performance management of PHNs.
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Mar 12 2024

Live For Today, But Plan For Tomorrow

National Advance Care Planning Week is from Monday 18 March to Sunday 24 March and Wentworth Healthcare, the provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, is encouraging everyone, no matter your age or current state of health, to discuss your future healthcare plans with your loved ones and health providers.
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Mar 05 2024

headspace Hawkesbury Officially Opens

The new headspace Hawkesbury centre was officially opened on Friday 1 March, by the Hon Emma McBride MP, Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention and Assistant Minister for Rural and Regional Health, together with Susan Templeman MP, Member for Macquarie.
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Feb 29 2024

Suicide Aftercare Supporting our Community on The Way Back

Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, is pleased to announce that Stride has been successful in their tender to establish and operate The Way Back - Penrith, a new suicide aftercare support service.
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Feb 16 2024

Community Celebrates Flood Recovery at Festival on the Fields

Last Saturday, 10 February, over 400 locals enjoyed the Festival on the Fields event at Cougar Park, home of the Colo Soccer Football Club. This free event provided a well-deserved opportunity for the local community to come together and focus on some of the positive steps taken towards recovery following the devastation of the floods.
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Dec 18 2023

This holiday season, the emergency department is not your only option...

Did you know that 12% of emergency room presentations in NSW could have been treated by a GP? This holiday season, if you have a non life-threatening illness or injury, the emergency department is not your only option.
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Dec 08 2023

Helping our community Live Well With Dementia

On 28 November, Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, held a Live Well With Dementia community event in the Blue Mountains. This event was an opportunity for people with dementia, their family and carers to learn about how those with dementia can live well in the community for many years, with the right support.
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Nov 10 2023

Free Community Event to Welcome Home the Historic Hawkesbury Paddlewheeler

The return of the historic Hawkesbury Paddlewheeler has provided a stage for the local community to come together and focus on some of the positive steps taken towards recovery following the devastation of the floods.
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Oct 31 2023

New permanent Head to Health service due to open soon in Richmond

The new permanent Head to Health satellite service site in Richmond is complete and will be opening its doors soon. The service provides free mental health support in a safe and welcoming environment for people experiencing distress or crisis. It also supports those wanting to find other mental health support for themselves, or someone they care about.
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Oct 17 2023

Mental Health Month: Free mental health support available for those who need it

October is Mental Health Awareness Month, which promotes the importance of mental health wellness and encourages us to talk openly about our mental health and wellbeing to help break down the stigma that can still be associated with mental illness.
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Sep 18 2023

Taking University to the Streets of Katoomba

The Street University Katoomba officially opened this week providing a free community space for young people (aged 12-25) that embraces art, music and culture while providing early intervention support for alcohol, drug, mental health and wellbeing concerns.
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Sep 07 2023

Local health professionals benefit from one of the region’s largest Paediatric events

More than 120 local GPs, registrars, practice nurses, allied health professionals and paediatric specialists gathered in Leura on Saturday, 2 September, for the 2023 Nepean Blue Mountains Clinical Paediatric Conference.
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Sep 05 2023

Local Residents Embrace Mental Health Training

More than 1,100 residents across the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith areas have received mental health training to support people in crisis.
 
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