My Region - Midwest

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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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    Let's Prevent Educators Needed

    about 1 month 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

    about 1 month 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.

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    The Allied Health Rural Generalist Pathway

    about 2 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

    about 2 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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    NDIS Prospective Provider New Registration

    2 months ago

    The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) would like to invite prospective service providers to attend an information session on registering as an NDIS provider.

    Opportunities exist across a wide range of support categories.

    Please note these sessions are offered across three different dates and will cover the same content to allow for flexibility of attendance.

    Due to COVID-19, sessions will be held via video conference using Microsoft Teams. Details on how to log in will be forwarded to attendees two days prior to the session date.

    For any queries regarding these sessions please contact events@ndis.gov.au

    Dates and Times
    Tuesday, 21... Continue reading

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    Your health matters- see your GP

    3 months 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

    3 months 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

    3 months 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

    3 months 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

    4 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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