July 2017 - GP down south are grateful to announce the generous donation of $250,000 to assist in the development of the PYMS Health Hub. $1.25M in community donations were raised throughout the Peel region and presented to the Peel Health Foundation (PHF). The PHF has divided the donations between GP down south for the development of a Mandurah health hub for youth with mental health issues, Curtin University to help fund student scholarships and a new, state-of-the-art clinical school. GP down south wish to thank the PHF and the Peel community for their substantial donation.
After the State Government announced the Peel Mobile Health Service (PMHS) funding would cease from the 30th June 2017, the Shire of Waroona, stakeholders, community members and GP down south rallied together to voice their opposition of the decision. The PMHS provides health services to community members in the Peel Region who would otherwise not be able access these services.
Congratulations to Mandurah Aboriginal health service Nidjalla Waangan Mia (NWM) who recently became a Silver Recognised Healthy Workplace. The staff are embracing healthier options in the workplace including healthy eating and cooking as well as strategies to be more physically active and sit less. Learn more about their new program.
Federal Health Minister the Hon Greg Hunt and Canning MP Andrew Hastie have announced an investment of $3million for a new headspace facility in Mandurah. The Federal government has selected the PYMS Health Hub as one of only ten locations nationwide for a new headspace. GP down south, in particular Business Development Manager - Eleanor Britton, has worked tirelessly over the preceding months securing over 3400 signed petitions from the local community supporting the need for a headspace in Peel. Please click for video coverage
The Peel Youth Medical Service (PYMS) Health Hub has now become a reality with both state Liberal and Labor parties committing a further $4.9 million to complete construction. This bi-partisan project enjoys support from the local community as well as all 3 levels of government.
In January this year, the WA communities of Preston Beach, Waroona, Yarloop and Harvey were tragically affected by devastating fires. In partnership with GP down south, on Sunday 27th November, Black Dog Ride gathered at Preston Beach and road around the fire zones of Yarloop, Harvey and Waroona and met with the locals to raise awareness of the mental health support agencies that are available to them.
In partnership with GP down south, Black Dog Ride Around The Fire 2016 is raising awareness of the mental health support agencies available and how to access these services. We will also provide a beacon of hope for the people in these communities to reassure them that they are not alone. For a copy of the promotional flyer please click here.
The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the Minister for Health Sussan Ley and the Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care Ken Wyatt visited PYMS to confirm their election pledge of $2million for the PYMS Health Hub and also announced us as one of 12 national suicide prevention trial sites. Read more..