ROYAL COMMISSION: Commissioners turn to solutions for regional aged care

The regional aged care focused hearings revealed challenges in the delivery of aged care due to ‘widespread dispersion of populations, transportation challenges, geographical isolation and potentially insufficient population densities to support services that are scalable’.  Issues such as poor leadership, fixing the workforce and lack of aged care services were…

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City shoppers turned country consumers with a hashtag

A grassroots social media campaign has turned business One More Thread into a busy enterprise. Hashtag #buyfromthebush launched a month ago and has since attracted huge followers on Instagram and Facebook. The idea started by posting about products sold by rural retailers and information on how to purchase the items.…

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Closing the Mudgee region’s mental health gap

Wellways recently held a “Stamped Stigma Free” BBQ in in Mudgee to encourage Australians to speak out about their mental well being. The Black Dog Institute has also announced that it will be delivering free mental health training to GP's and health professionals working with people affected by our droughts.…

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Western NSW Primary Health Network events in your area

The Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) was established by the Australian Government to support health services. In Western NSW, WNSW PHN offers events and support designed to assist members fo the community in a variety of different issues, such as dealing with drought, mental health and First Aid…

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Royal Commission hearing held in Mudgee

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Hearing will be held in Mudgee from 4 - 6 November.  ‘The Mudgee Hearing will inquire into arrangements for and issues associated with the provision of aged care services in regional and remote areas, including Multi-Purpose Services. The Hearing will have…

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Bring Your Bills Community Expo, Early 2020, Orange

Free face-to-face support in a variety of issues. Speak to specialist staff and resolve outstanding issues all under the one roof. Bring your energy bills, outstanding fines, legal issues, discuss disability, pension and benefit problems and so much more. Have your hearing tested and grab a coffee. The event has…

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Dealing with Depression in Rural Australia, 19 October, Coonamble

This educational session is designed to assist GPs, GP Registrars, Psychologists, Mental Health Clinicians and Allied Health Professionals in dealing with clients. "Identifying and managing depression in a rural context presents a unique set of challenges for health professionals providing mental health care in their communities." Primary Health Network Dealing…

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Program encourages practitioners from regional NSW to apply

Screen NSW’s Emerging Producer Placement program is offering two six-month paid internships to one Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and one candidate from an under-represented group. The scholarship involves the opportunity to work with Screen NSW’s investment team and the industry. Read the full article here: https://www.manningrivertimes.com.au/story/6430379/screen-nsw-on-the-look-out-for-emerging-producers/

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Mudgee Churchill Fellowship recipient to study overseas fire agencies

Danny Busch, a Mudgee local, received the Churchill Fellowship award to research career pathways into rural fire service agencies for Indigenous people. He will visit Indigenous rural fire agency recruitment programs in the UK, North America and South Africa Read the full article here: https://www.mudgeeguardian.com.au/story/6409808/mudgee-churchill-fellowship-recipient-to-study-overseas-fire-agencies/

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