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Jul 29 2022

Supports Available for Flood and Disaster Affected Communities

As we move towards recovery from the latest flood disaster, it's important to recognise the incredible resilience displayed by our community and unwavering dedication from our health professionals during this event and over the last few years.
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Jun 30 2022

NAIDOC Cup Returns with a lively event after COVID-19

Last Tuesday a number of our staff had the opportunity to once again volunteer at our region’s 12th annual NAIDOC Cup event, held at Hunters Field in Emu Plains.
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Jun 03 2022

Community Wellbeing and Resilience Grants

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Community Wellbeing and Resilience Grants. The grants have been funded through the Federal and NSW Government in response to the 2022 floods to support the mental health of those affected.
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Apr 08 2022

Be a Health Hero and Protect Yourself this Winter

This winter we are urging you to get vaccinated against the flu and to ensure your COVID-19 vaccinations are up-to-date, by getting your booster or winter dose before it’s too late.
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Dec 14 2021

Welcoming changes to Our Board and announcing the 2021 Annual Report

Welcoming changes to Our Board, including the retirement of Tony Rombola, and announcing the 2021 Annual Report.
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Dec 13 2021

Penrith Head to Health Centre Now Open

Today we were excited that Hon David Coleman, Federal Member for Banks, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, and Melissa McIntosh, Federal Member for Lindsay, officially opened the Penrith Head to Health Centre.
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Jul 02 2021

Grass-roots Community Grants support bushfire affected communities in our region

As part of the Federal Government’s $76 million ‘Supporting the Mental Health of Australians Affected by the 2019/20 Bushfires’ package, Primary Health Networks were provided with funding to support the mental health, wellbeing, resilience and recovery of communities in impacted areas through initiatives such as community grants.
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Apr 27 2021

Community Wellbeing Grants of Up To $10,000 Now Available

Last week we launched our Community Wellbeing Grants of up to $10,000  for organisations or community groups based within bushfire affected communities in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Lithgow areas.
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Nov 13 2020

Greater inclusion of primary healthcare in disasters

I recently had the pleasure of being invited to, and presenting at the NSW Ministry of Health’s ‘Disaster Manager’s Forum’.
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Oct 02 2020

Mental Health Matters

Mental ill health, just like physical ill health, can effect anyone at any time. It doesn’t discriminate. Even though conversations about mental health and wellbeing are now more mainstream, there are still those with mental ill health who continue to suffer alone. 
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Sep 14 2020

Helping to Empower Our Communities

Our Well-Being Grants program officially launched in January 2019 and funded community-led initiatives that supported the mental health, well-being and resilience of farming communities affected by drought. These grants were funded through the Federal Government's 'Empowering Our Communities' (EOC) initiative.
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Apr 17 2020

Be Kind and Look After Yourself

It’s been an unbelievable time for our region. From drought and raging bushfires, to floods and now a world-wide pandemic.
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Feb 20 2020

It takes a village to grow old and stay healthy

This week we celebrate the NSW Seniors Festival and the unique contribution older people make to our community. It is also a chance to highlight that for many older Australians social isolation and loneliness is a significant issue.
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Lizz Reay is the CEO of Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network. Previously Deputy CEO of Nepean Blue Mountains Medicare Local & Nepean Division of General Practice, she has an extensive background in public health.

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