My Region - Midwest

Map of Western Australia showing location of Midwest 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.

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.

What is happening in the Midwest region to help everyone get the health care they need? Tell your stories and celebrate the amazing work that is happening in our communities. 

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  • Annual Red Hat Day

    about 11 hours ago
    Red hat day

    Each year, the combined Rotary Clubs of Geraldton come together to promote mental health for Annual Red Hat Day. Mental health services provide stalls and information for the public.

    This included WA Country Health Service, WAPHAs Suicide Prevention team, headspace, Midwest Yellow Ribbon for Life and a Northampton community member who has commenced a lived experience support group.

    As part of the Midwest Suicide Prevention Trial, WAPHA sponsored the keynote speaker Tony Allan, an ex-farmer from Mingenew who also featured in our Inside My Mind campaign. Tony spoke about his journey with depression and encouraged everyone, especially men, to talk... Continue reading

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  • Recognising, Preventing and Responding to the Abuse of Older People - Online Learning Modules

    4 days ago

    ***Advocare Education Session - Kalbarri 26 November 2019***

    This project is a collaborative approach between WACHS, Advocare and WAPHA.

    This initiative has come from recognition of the complexities of “Elder Abuse” and is a response to develop the capability of health providers to respond to the abuse of older people.

    Advocare will be providing an introductory session to the learning experience based on Elder Abuse Protocol: Guidelines for action booklet, developed by Advocare in association with Dr Barbara Blundell, Curtin University and the Alliance for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (APEA). The information provided within this document is... Continue reading

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  • headspace Geraldton Camp Out: Disconnect to Connect

    6 days ago
    Headspace camp out

    headspace Geraldton is excited to offer a bush adventure therapy camp for 12 - 14 year olds in conjunction with Bush Heritage Australia.

    Young people will be immersed in the therapeutic natural environment where they will explore how to tame that emotional roller coaster.

    It is not a requirement that you have been to headspace Geraldton before. Places are limited, so to find out more, or to secure your spot, contact 9943 8111.

    Cost - $100 including all meals, camping, activities and transport. All gear is provided, but it is requested you bring your own sleeping bag.

    When: depart 7... Continue reading

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  • Better Health, Together: Compassionate Communities

    17 days ago

    In this month’s Better health, together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington chats to City of Albany Mayor, Dennis Wellington about our partnership in delivering the Compassionate Communities project.

    The project, which targets communities in the Great Southern, is a whole of community approach to increasing awareness of end of life, and empowering people to live and die well, at home where possible. Read more


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  • Josh Kennedy supports mental health initiative

    22 days ago
    Check mate

    Jacki Ward, WAPHA Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Midwest was at the Mingenew Expo recently to launch the CheckMate program with the help of Josh Kennedy.

    WA Primary Health Alliance, as part of the Midwest Suicide Prevention Trial, Alliance Against Depression Framework, are supporting the Check Mate Men's Mental Health Initiative in conjunction with the Mingenew Community Resource Center and community members.

    The Check Mate program is focused on giving men an avenue to access information and to have open conversations about their thoughts and experiences in a safe and private setting. The Check Mate mission is 'to develop a practical program... Continue reading

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  • Better health, together: Aboriginal Health

    about 1 month ago

    In this month’s Better Health, Together video, our CEO, Learne Durrington chats to Professor Rhonda Marriott, Pro Vice Chancellor for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership and Director of the Ngangk Yira Research Centre at Murdoch University, to discuss key issues in Aboriginal health and how we can all do more to improve Aboriginal health and wellness.

    WA Primary Health Alliance works to improve health equity by increasing access to primary healthcare and planning, guiding and directing investment towards important services.

    Five of the ways we are working with partners to deliver better health for Aboriginal people across the state... Continue reading

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  • Asthma & Respiratory Management Seminar

    about 2 months ago
    Asthma foundation logo

    This seminar is brought to you by the National Asthma Council Australia and provides role specific education on best practice asthma and respiratory management for nurses. Starting with the principles of diagnosis and management, each session then covers current statistics, paediatric and adult asthma, allergy, medications, device technique and COPD, followed by an overview of conducting spirometry in general practice.

    Date: 5 October 2019
    Time: 8:30am for registration
    Venue: Rodanthe Room, Geraldton Hospital

    Contact lydia.young@wapha.org.au to register your interest before 23 September 2019.

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  • Better health, together: Digital Health

    about 2 months ago

    WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington chats to Australian Digital Health CEO Tim Kelsey; responsible for all national digital health services and systems, with a focus on engagement, innovation and clinical quality and safety.

    WA Primary Health Alliance is responsible for planning, guiding and directing investment towards important primary care services across WA. As the operator of the State’s three Primary Health Networks (PHNs), which form part of the national Australian Government PHN initiative, we work closely with GPs, service providers, government and its agencies, and communities.

    Five of the ways we are working with partners to deliver better... Continue reading

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  • Women's Health Nights

    about 2 months ago
    Women's health nights

    Everything you need to know about women's health, from your first period to your last period and beyond!

    Being a woman can be hard, from heavy periods to painful cramps, hot flushes and more. This series of four workshops is focusing on women's health throughout our lives so you can attend all, or just one depending on your interest,

    Topics Presented:

    Tuesday, 6 August
    Common menstrual cycle issues

    Thursday, 29 August
    Endometriosis, PCOS, Fibroids - what is it? Treatment and management options

    Thursday, 26 September
    Hormonal influences throughout your reproductive years - a closer look at fertility

    Tuesday, 22 October... Continue reading

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  • Lived Experience around Suicide Community Meeting

    about 2 months ago
    Roses in the ocean %284%29

    Roses in the Ocean's mission is to empower people with lived experience around suicide to inform, influence and enhance suicide prevention.

    Explore how you can be supported to tell your story at a Roses in the Ocean community meeting.

    Date: Wednesday, 7 August
    Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Venue: Gascoyne Development Commission, 15 Stuart Street, Carnarvon

    Date: Thursday, 8 August
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Venue: Rodanthe Room, Geraldton Hospital, Geraldton

    Contact jacki.ward@wapha.org.au or 0438 784 650 to express your interest.


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