Funding boost for headspace Newcastle

In an exciting announcement, services for young people in Newcastle who are at risk of self-harm or experiencing mental ill-health will be urgently expanded.

Liberal Senator for New South Wales, Arthur Sinodinos announced today that the Morrison Government will provide an additional $1.7 million over three years to headspace Newcastle.

“The new services will provide fast response Read more

Valley to Coast grant recipients announced

Hunter Primary Care is pleased to announce the successful recipients of the 2018 Valley to Coast Trust Grants have been awarded.

The Valley to Coast (VTC) Grants aim to support general practice education and training in the Hunter, New England and Central Coast regions and this year Professor Brian Jolly from the University of Newcastle and Read more

New service to support youth struggling with drug and alcohol misuse

headspace Newcastle has launched a new service to offer counselling and support to young people in the Hunter region, aged 12-19 years, who are experiencing moderate to severe difficulties with their drug and alcohol use.

The headspace Newcastle Youth Alcohol and Other Drugs Service offers a range of psychological services, which can include: online resources and Read more

Hunter suicide prevention service on show at Parliament House

The Way Back Support Service (The Way Back) suicide prevention initiative has been invited to showcase its service at a NSW Mental Health Commission event at Parliament House in Sydney on Wednesday 17 October 2018.

The theme for the 2018 event is Suicide Prevention and Wellbeing, with the aim to showcase mental wellbeing and Living Well Read more

Walk the rainbow for mental health and join the party on headspace Day

headspace Newcastle is calling for young people aged 12-25 to head to King Edward Park this Thursday to take part in a Rainbow Walk and party for national headspace Day.

headspace Day will be celebrated around Australia on October 11 with this year’s theme being Add a little colour to your day. This national day of Read more

The best time to get your flu shot is…now!

Dr Lee Fong, Senior Clinical Director of GP Access After Hours, has urged the Hunter community to get their influenza vaccinations as soon as possible for the best chance of protection.

“The cold, rainy winds of autumn have finally started to sweep the region, bringing with it sniffles, coughs…and influenza,” Dr Fong said.

“Influenza is different to Read more

Funding to further support Hunter youth

Young people aged 10 to 19 with drug and alcohol problems will get earlier access to treatment with $440,468 in funding to boost support services in Newcastle.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC today announced a contract has been awarded to Non-Government Organisation (NGO) Hunter Primary Care Ltd to deliver social work and psychology Read more

Working towards Indigenous health equality

Hunter Primary Care will officially open its doors at its new office premises at Warabrook on Wednesday, to coincide with National Close the Gap Day this week.

Hunter Primary Care CEO, Brenda Ryan, said the event would be an opportunity to educate staff, external stakeholders and community members about the importance of improving health outcomes for Read more

Be SMART about your 2018 New Year’s resolution

With the New Year approaching, many of us will see this as the opportunity to start fresh, to write a new chapter in our lives and create a New Year’s resolution. Sadly for many, this new chapter ends early in the year and we digress from the new path we have taken, falling back into Read more

Hunter Primary Care Relocating to Warabrook

The Head office of Hunter Primary Care (HPC) will be moving to new premises at Warabrook from February 2018.

The new office is located at 7 Warabrook Boulevard, Warabrook.

Warabrook is located on the western side of Newcastle, near the suburbs of Mayfield and Waratah, just off Maitland Road (Pacific Highway). The new office has access to Read more

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