My Region - Perth North PHN

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A map showing WA with a pop out of the Perth North PHN region comprising of Perth City/Osborne Park, Joondalup/Wanneroo and Midland/Swan.

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.

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What is happening in the Perth North Metro 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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    Mirrabooka Community Gets Guinness Book of Record

    over 1 year ago

    On 15 March 2019, Harmony Day, Mirrabooka Community with support from the City of Stirling hosted a Guinness Book of Record challenge for the most number of nationalities in a drumming circle. The record of 61 nationalities was held by a Canadian community and Mirrabooka now holds the world record of 77 nationalities. Watch a brief video here.

    Mirrabooka Drumming Circle

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    Better health, together: Depression looks different for everybody

    over 1 year ago

    In this month’s Better health, together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington chats with Principal Advisor and Research Director, Dr Danny Rock about depression and our recent campaign to bring about awareness of this common mental health condition.

    WA Primary Health Alliance have launched an important campaign, Depression looks different for everybody, which aims to raise awareness of depression, encourage people to talk about their feelings and urge them to seek help.The campaign captures personal stories of depression as mini documentaries and in artworks to help people recognise the symptoms of this mental health condition that impacts about... Continue reading

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    Better health, together: The journey so far

    over 1 year ago

    To end the year, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington is joined by Board Chair, Dr Richard Choong to reflect on the journey so far, our impact on the primary care sector and what success will look like in five years from now.

    WA Primary Health Alliance is making an impact on the fabric of the healthcare environment through our role in creating the right conditions to ensure the best possible health outcomes for all Western Australians, particularly for those who fall through the gaps.

    Bridging the divide between what are in effect the two different health systems and... Continue reading

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    New COPD support service in Joondalup

    over 1 year ago

    Community News story captures collaborative approach by Silver Chain and Joondalup Health Campus to support non-oxygen dependent Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients to stay well in the community.

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    WAPHA's work in 2017-18

    over 1 year ago

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    Better health, together: LGBTI health

    over 1 year ago

    This month, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington chats to LGBTI advocate and WA Primary Health Alliance Community Advisory Council member, Misty Farquhar about the role the primary care sector has to play in ensuring LGBTI people can access safe, inclusive and culturally appropriate health services.

    WA Primary Health Alliance has an important leadership role in advocating for safe, inclusive and culturally appropriate services for LGBTI people, a disproportionate number of whom experience poorer mental health outcomes, have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers and experience discrimination, harassment and hostility in many parts of everyday life, including... Continue reading

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    New report to shape early years services in Midland

    over 1 year ago

    WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) was proud to support CoLab, a partnership between the Telethon Kids Institute and Minderoo Foundation, to investigate the needs of Midland families with young children and the services that exist to support them.

    https://www.wapha.org.au/wa-primary-health-alliance-funds-new-report-to-shape-early-years-services-in-midland/

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    My Health Record: Engaging with Multicultural Groups

    over 1 year ago

    Kirsten Beckingham, My Health Record Community Engagement Officer recently presented on My Health Record as a guest at two multicultural women's groups at ISHAR Multicultural Women's Health Services, explaining what My Health Record is, the benefits, privacy and security and how to opt out and use the platform. There were a total of eight interpreters across both sessions, which presented an interesting challenge. Here’s how she approached the sessions and the key lessons learned as a result:

    What language groups were represented in the sessions and how did you facilitate to such a diverse group?

    In the first session, the... Continue reading

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    Better health, together: Obesity

    over 1 year ago

    This month, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington sits down with Minister for Health, Roger Cook MLA to talk about the impact of obesity on Western Australians and our health system.

    WA Primary Health Alliance is part of the WA Government’s Obesity Collaborative Steering Group which is tasked with developing a WA Obesity Strategy.

    This strategy has stemmed from the inaugural WA Preventive Health Summit, held earlier this year. The one-day summit discussed the importance of prevention and encouraged broader thinking and community engagement around what we can do to encourage healthy lifestyles to reduce and prevent obesity and... Continue reading

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    Better Health, Together: Mental Health in WA

    almost 2 years ago

    During Mental Health Week, WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) CEO, Learne Durrington sits down to have a conversation with Western Australian Mental Health Commissioner Timothy Marney.

    One in five Australians will be affected by a mental health disorder each year. WAPHA is committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of West Australian people.

    One of the ways in which WAPHA aims to do this is by working with a range of government services, community organisations and peak bodies to reduce fragmentation between primary care, mental health and alcohol and other drug services and supports in Western Australia.

    The Mental... Continue reading

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