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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    The Allied Health Rural Generalist Pathway

    1 day 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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    Your health matters- see your GP

    11 days ago

    Regular healthcare needs don’t stop during a pandemic. But some general practices in Western Australia are reporting a drop in patient numbers, believed to be related to COVID-19 fears.


    The See Your GP campaign reminds consumers of the importance of regular medical appointments and reassure them of the availability of safe, essential health care.

    It emphasises that it’s more important than ever for Western Australians to stay healthy and get the treatment, prescriptions and screening they need.

    General practice is open and safe to visit in person, and while some things might look a little different on arrival, these are... Continue reading

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    Survey for Western Australians with Diabetes

    20 days ago

    The easing of COVID-19 restrictions is helping to restart the state's economy by helping many people safely back to work, school and back to normal life.

    However, it is possible that COVID-19 will continue to be part of our everyday lives until there is a widely available vaccine. For some people living with diabetes and other chronic conditions, the government advice is to continue to take precautions.

    Our survey is to help understand how you are currently feeling, your views of the future and how Diabetes WA can continue to support your health.

    The survey is only for people living... Continue reading

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    Women's Health and Sexual Violence Consultation

    26 days ago

    Desert Blue Connect is developing a three-year Women's Health and Sexual Violence Strategy to ensure continuous improvement in the health, safety and wellbeing of women and girls in the Midwest region, particularly for those at greatest risk of poor health.

    The consultation will cover priorities aligned with the National and State Women's Health Policies. There are a number of options available for women to contribute to Desert Blue Connects' three-year strategy. An online survey is available which will also be promoted al local women's health events over the coming weeks.
    Community forums will also be held in various locations in... Continue reading

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    Women's Health Nights - Mindfulness, Stress Reduction and Mental Health

    30 days ago

    Being a woman can be challenging at times. Desert Blue Connects' Mindfulness, Stress Reduction and Mental Health workshop can help provide ways to stay mentally healthy while meeting those challenges.

    Presenters Louanne Hardy, Julie Marchetti and Deb Clark have a diverse range of professional experience, so will provide you with a holistic view of mental health and provide you with tools and strategies to increase your mental wellbeing.

    Date: Wednesday, 1 July 2020
    Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Venue: Desert Blue Connect, Geraldton
    Cost: $10

    Participants need to register by calling 9964 2742, or emailing info@desertblueconnect.org.au or on Eventbrite.

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    Mental Health Week Presents Diane Wilcox

    about 2 months ago

    In the lead up to Mental Health Week 2020, The WA Association for Mental Health is hosting a series of free community mental health webinars.

    Di Wilcox will be running a one hour webinar designed to teach you how to help children manage their emotions and fears during the COVID-19 pandemic using the strategies and analogies from The Magic Coat storybook and workshops.

    This webinar will be held on Facebook Live from 10:00am on Friday, 12 June 2020. To register for this event, visit the WAAMH Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/2543458839229583/


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    BreastScreen WA Mobile Visits

    about 2 months ago

    BreastScreen WA are pleased to advise that their free screening mammogram service is once again visiting the Midwest region 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... Continue reading

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    Community Support Research Participants

    2 months ago

    The WA Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) are looking for up to four consumer, family member and carer advisors with a lived experience of mental health issues and/or co-occurring mental health and alcohol and other drug issues and recovery, for the Community Support Investment Options project.

    The project will research and gather the views and experiences of mental health consumers, carers and family members to highlight lived experience perspectives about the kinds of community supports needed to support recovery.

    Information gathered will be used in WAAMHs ongoing advocacy to urgently increase access to community support across our diverse state.

    For... Continue reading

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    COIVD-19 Priorities for WAPHA

    2 months ago

    As Australia has been rapidly gearing up its response to all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including support for medical practitioners and other front-line health workers, WAPHA's focus has continued to be on helping primary care and our funded service provides to respond to this crisis and translate policy changes into practical advice.

    We recognise we are all in this together and are working closely with our funded service providers to support flexibility in the delivery of services and work with them, where necessary, to identify alternative methods of service delivery.

    To keep you informed of our role in WA's... Continue reading

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    Act-Belong-Commit for Health and Happiness

    3 months ago

    In response to the changing dynamics of the community, the North Midlands Project has launched a Creative @ Home program for people to Act-Belong-Commit during isolation.

    The resources available encourage people to stay mentally active and connected with others while having fun, getting creative and learning new things. They're searching the world over to bring you a range of home-based creative activities, workshops, community projects and other helpful resources.

    They would love for people to share their creative endeavours at Creative@Home Facebook page, or on Instagram with #creativeathome.

    Get your hands moving, colouring or making with creative projects you can... Continue reading

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