My Region - Midwest

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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.

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

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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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    BreastScreen WA Mobile Service Visiting the Midwest

    23 days ago

    BreastScreen WA are pleased to advise that their free screening mammogram service will be visiting Mount Magnet and women 50 to 74 years are invited to make an appointment.

    Breast cancer is the most common life threatening cancer for women and one in seven women in Australia will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Having a screening mammogram every two years significantly increases the chance of a woman surviving breast cancer and reduces the amount of treatment required. More than 75% of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50. Research shows that screening is most effective for... Continue reading

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    Step Up Step Down Midwest

    27 days ago

    The Midwest region has a new community mental health service with Premier Mark McGowan opening a ten bed step up/step down service in January.

    The service will provide short-term residential support and specialist treatment for people experiencing mental health issues in the community.

    For more information on the Step Up/Step Down service visit mhc.wa.gov.au/stepupstepdown.

    Photo and article courtesy of the Mental Health Commission

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    Support in place for at-risk

    29 days ago

    Drug and alcohol clinician Robert Binsiar has joined the team at Mission Australia in Meekatharra to provide culturally safe alcohol and drug outreach services for people in Meekatharra, Cue and Mount Magnet.

    The WA Primary Health Alliance funded service supports individuals and their families who are experiencing issues associated with alcohol and other drug use through case management and support to access the right treatment options.

    Counselling, group work and community education and awareness support is also available.
    The Alcohol and Other Drug Outreach Service will work closely with a number of other Mission Australia services relating to family violence... Continue reading

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    Roses in the Ocean - Voices of Insight Lived Experience Workshop

    about 2 months ago

    Many people within our communities have a lived experience of suicide, be that through having experienced suicidal thoughts, survived a suicide attempt, cared for someone through suicidal crisis or being bereaved by suicide.

    Their voice, insight and wisdom are critically important to guide suicide prevention activity in the region.

    An opportunity now exists to participate in a lived experience designed and delivered speakers' training and capacity building workshop facilitated by Roses in the Ocean.
    Voices on Insight speakers training is a unique opportunity for individuals to reflect on their lived experience and learn how to share their personal story for... Continue reading

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    Chapman Valley Menshed Shinema

    about 2 months ago

    The Chapman Valley Menshed Shinema bus has continued travelling to rural communities for evenings of entertainment in a bid to reduce social isolation in the Midwest.

    Men's Shed originated from the knowledge that men are less likely to ask for help when it is needed, which can lead to isolation and mental health disorders. Men's Sheds provide an environment where men can connect with friends new and old.

    The Chapman Valley Menshed hope the Shinema bus will bring this ethos out of the shed and into the community, ultimately reducing social isolation.

    "We want it to be like the circus... Continue reading

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    AOD 101

    2 months ago

    Do you want to have a basic understanding of how Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) work?

    AOD 101 is a basic alcohol and other drug educational session delivered by the Midwest WA Country Health Service Prevention and Treatment officers. Training is approximately 1.5 hours and covers the following topics:

    • why people use drugs
    • what is a drug?
    • psychoactive drugs
    • Drug categories - depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens and others
    • understanding drug use experience
    • promotion of services, pathways, referrals and after hours helplines

    To arrange a session or for more information, contact Simon Phillips at simon.phillips@health.wa.gov.au or call 9956 1811.

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    Let's Prevent Educators Needed

    7 months ago

    In early October, Diabetes WA will be rolling out Let's Prevent - a structured education program throughout the Midwest region.

    The Let's Prevent program is designed to educate, inform and empower people at risk of developing a chronic disease to make positive, sustainable lifestyle changes. The program ultimately aspires to help adults avoid or delay the onset of heart disease, type 2 diabetes or stroke.

    Diabetes WA are now searching for dedicated health professionals and health promotion officers to train as facilitators to help deliver this life-changing program.

    Let's Prevent facilitators will be given all the training they need for... Continue reading

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    Mission Australia Youth Survey 2020

    7 months ago

    If you're aged 15-19 living in Australia and want to have your say about the things that affect you, here is your chance!

    The Mission Australia Youth Survey is Australia's largest online youth survey, providing a platform for young people to 'speak up' about the issues that concern them the most.

    This year's survey results could provide valuable insights into the impact of COVID-19 and how we can best prepare to support young people in the future.

    The survey will provide up-to-date evidence to inform advocacy and policy change on the issues that affect the lives of young Australians.

    You... Continue reading

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    The Allied Health Rural Generalist Pathway

    7 months ago

    The Allied Health Rural Generalist Pathway (AHRG) scheme improves rural and regional allied health care by providing valuable funding that enables organisations to build business capability and service delivery.

    Each grant supports an early career professional to grow their skills and contribute to service development for organisations for better, more effective care to their patients and community.

    Applications are welcome from professionals in the fields of medical imaging, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, speech pathology, psychology and social work.

    For more detailed information, please visit the SARRAH website or contact ahrgwes@sarrah.org.au or by phone on 02 6285... Continue reading

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    Let's Prevent Health and Lifestyle Program heading to the Midwest

    7 months ago

    Let's Prevent is a free program for people who are at risk of heart disease, stroke or type 2 diabetes. Already established in the South West for over two-years, the Let's Prevent program will soon be available to residents of the Midwest.

    The lifestyle program that has had great success in the South West, seeing participants lose weight, reduce their blood pressure and cholesterol and work towards their health goals will commence in the Midwest from July 2020.

    Let's Prevent provides you with the information and support needed to make positive, sustainable lifestyle changes that will ultimately delay or avoid... Continue reading

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