October 2017 Mental Health Week Activities
GP down south staff were involved in a couple of events for Mental Health Week. In Peel, the staff set up on the Mandurah Foreshore for Peel Wellness Wednesday and in the south west, the Busselton team took a Walk for Wellness down the iconic Busselton Jetty.
We welcome Graham Hope to the Senior Management Team. In the newly created role of Regional Manager SW, Graham will oversee our South West programs and services.
GP down south and PYMS are delighted to recieve a Lotterywest Grant of 1.87 million to help fund the construction of the Health Hub which is the first of its kind in Australia. The Health Hub will include Headspace and various organisations to provide a one stop treatment facility to the Peel youth. For more information please click here to read an article featured in the Mandurah Mail 21st August 2017.
Congratulations to PYMS for achieving Semi Finalists in the 2017 Western Australian Regional Community Achievement Awards. Please click here for further information.
Click on the link above and then select 2017 Semi Finalists Community TAB Community Service Award to see PYMS and find more information.
Finalists will be announced on Wednesday 30th August 2017. Good Luck PYMS!!
We are excited to announce that GP down south has been chosen to deliver an oral presentation at the WA Rural and Remote Mental Health conference, ‘A Stepped Care Approach to the Provision of Primary Mental Health Services’. Nicola Hilyard, Jackie Bowser along with Jasmin Brown from WA Primary Health Alliance will present at the Rural and Remote Mental Health Conference in Broome on 25th October.
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.