My Region - Goldfields

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Map of Western Australia showing location of Goldfields region in a pop out circle.

Part of the responsibility of Primary Health Networks is to identify and respond to the health needs of our community. We want to hear from you about the health issues and the availability of health services in the areas you live.

The stories, pictures and survey responses from these pages will be used to inform the planning of primary health care in your region.

My Community Directory is an online directory of health and community services. Download the Goldfields directory by clicking the image below:

Part of the responsibility of Primary Health Networks is to identify and respond to the health needs of our community. We want to hear from you about the health issues and the availability of health services in the areas you live.

The stories, pictures and survey responses from these pages will be used to inform the planning of primary health care in your region.

My Community Directory is an online directory of health and community services. Download the Goldfields directory by clicking the image below:

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    You are not alone

    10 days ago

    When someone close to us has suicidal thoughts or attempts suicide, it can be hard to respond to their needs while also looking after ourselves. SANE Australia are pleased to announce the launch of You are not alone – an online resource designed to help carers navigate this difficult time.

    You are not alone was made with the help of people who have been carers – and know how tough it is. There's information covering the many stages of supporting someone who has attempted suicide, or who is at risk of doing so.

    Not everyone who supports someone after a... Continue reading

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    COVID 19 Direct Care Skill Set

    20 days ago

    TAFE WA are running the COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set Course

    The COVID-19 pandemic is an evolving situation which has highlighted the importance of preventing infection through strict hygiene practices and by following other health guidelines. In Western Australia, trained and skilled aged care and disability workers are in high demand now and will continue to be as we move into the recovery phase of the pandemic. There has never been a better time to ensure you have the skills needed to both protect yourself and your clients whilst providing the best care and support possible.

    Course Content

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    Goldfields Respiratory Clinic

    20 days ago

    The Federal Government is rolling out up to 100 respiratory clinics as part of the response to COVID-19. The clinics are part of a national approach designed to limit the risk of vulnerable people encountering people who are positive to COVID-19 or seasonal influenza, and to protect the health workforce from infection.

    Plaza Medical Centre will be opening the Goldfields Respiratory Clinic as one of those respiratory clinics on Monday the 22nd of June

    The clinic has been setup to see patients in person to ensure they have the appropriate clinical diagnosis and testing if appropriate BUT then to... Continue reading

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    Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2019-24 Roadshow

    20 days ago

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    Where is the Blue Tank?

    20 days ago

    The blue tank is on right side of the Esperance Norseman Highway 5km north of Scadden near Thomas Road.

    Due to the location and size of this water tank a local community member approached the property owner as he believed painting this tank blue was an innovative twist on the Blue Tree Project and away to promote the RUOK? message. The RUOK? message lets people know that “it’s ok not to be ok” and helps address stigma around mental health.

    The Blue Tree Project began in Western Australia and encourages people to choose a dead tree that needs a “blue... Continue reading

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    Men's Health Week

    21 days ago

    The 15th to the 21st of June is Men's Health Week, an important and nationally recognised event designed to provoke thought and discussion about what needs to be done to improve the wellbeing of our men and boys. Due to COVID-19 the annual Men’s Health Week Golf Day events in Kalgoorlie and Esperance have been postponed. However there are ways to join the conversation. Please see below some online events and resources:

    Men’s Health Week 2020 Launch Video: https://youtu.be/2meiUFV_SIg


    Suicide Prevention Australia: New Directions in Male Suicide Prevention

    Date: Tuesday 16 June 2020
    Time: 8.30am - 10.30am

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    Tobacco Information & Support for Goldfields Community Services

    by Rachel Jolly, about 1 month ago

    Tobacco use and COVID-19

    With the unprecedented situation around COVID-19, there is growing concern for people accessing community services and those who smoke being at a higher risk of coronavirus infection. Click here for more information.

    Online Training Courses

    Smoking Cessation Brief Advice Online Training

    Originally developed by Quit (peak tobacco control body in Victoria) in consultation with Victorian health professionals and other experts, the training has been contextualised for WA professionals in collaboration with Make Smoking History and WA community and health services.

    Make Smoking History worked with Quit to bring the free online training to WA thanks to... Continue reading

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    COVID-19 highlights homelessness as more people identified through community scanning

    about 1 month ago


    This article by the ABC highlights some of the challenges facing homeless people and rough sleepers in Goldfields, and Bega’s efforts to help the vulnerable.

    Find out more here

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    In this Together: National Reconciliation Week

    about 1 month ago

    National Reconciliation Week 2020

    27 May - 3rd June

    Don't miss out on key events happening this week

    Click here for more information


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    Angel Flight extending volunteer flights to include medical supplies

    about 2 months ago

    Angel Flight play a vital role in assisting rural and remote families to travel to city hospitals for non-emergency medical appointments. They have helped more than 100,000 people across Australia, of all ages and in all locations, with free volunteer flights and city ground transport, for 17 years.

    Due to the increasing need to help isolated communities Angel Flight are extending their free volunteer flights to include delivery of vital medical or health supplies, and extended compassionate flights where needed.

    Information can be found on their website(External link)

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