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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    Goldfields Respiratory Clinic

    5 months 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

    5 months ago

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    Where is the Blue Tank?

    5 months 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

    5 months 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

    Cost: Members... Continue reading

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    Tobacco Information & Support for Goldfields Community Services

    by Rachel Jolly, 6 months 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

    6 months 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

    6 months 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

    7 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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    ICLA eFriend Launch

    7 months ago


    eFriend is a first-of-its-kind planned virtual peer support service in Australia, developed by Independent Community Living Australia (ICLA), leveraging on ICLA’s 30 years of expertise and experience in delivering in-community support for people with mental illness.

    eFriend provides non-clinical, peer-based individual mental health support to people experiencing loneliness, isolation, distress, difficulty coping and the impact of trauma, anxiety, depression or thoughts of self-harm using a methodology known as ‘befriending’.

    eFriend is staffed by a trained team of Peer Support Workers who have a personal lived experience with mental health, trauma, suicidality or distress.

    Goals of eFriend

    • Provide a social... Continue reading

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    The Disability Information Helpline

    7 months ago

    The Australian Government has funded a dedicated helpline – the Disability Information Helpline – to provide accessible information, counselling and outreach services for people with disability who are concerned about or affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

    The Disability Information Helpline is available for people with disability who need help because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

    The Helpline can help families, carers, support workers and services, too.

    The Helpline is free, private and fact-checked.

    People can contact the Disability Information Helpline on 1800 643 787 to talk about their concerns in relation to COVID-19. For example, people can call the Helpline if their support... Continue reading

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