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

Supporting people to find their way back

As RUOK? Day approaches this week, we are reminded of the value of human connection; taking the time to have meaningful conversations with those around us and being prepared to really listen.

The power of a conversation cannot be understated and it is this concept that forms the cornerstone of The Way Back Support Service (The 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

What a Dietitian packs for school lunches

As we transition from the relaxed summer break morning into the structured and frantic morning rush that is associated with Back to School morning drop-offs, and the daily task of packing lunches it is more than understandable to see parents reach for the pre-packaged snacks to fill the lunch box.

We all know that a healthy 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

Community invited to Garden Party in Lemon Tree Passage

Local families from Tilligerry and surrounding areas, are invited to attend the Garden Party: Family Health, Wellbeing and Education Expo for a day of free entertainment and activities on Thursday 9 November at Henderson Park, Lemon Tree Passage.

The Garden Party is a community event hosted by a group of local organisations and initiatives, including The Read more

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