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Extension of Yoga for Pain Program

December 2018

Accessible health care means the right service at the right time for the right cost. We are over the moon that our Yoga for Pain Down South initiative has led to additional subsidised pain care yoga places for people on low incomes in 2019.

Together with Yoga for Pain Care Australia and WAPHA the aim is to make yoga available to those who normally couldn’t access it, which means there are criteria:

Gumnut Babies for Kids

December 2018
 
Our Parenting Support team were invited to participate in the Centenary celebrations of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie in Harvey recently.  
 
May Gibbs, the author of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie grew up in Western Australia and spent her formative years at Stirling Cottage in Harvey where here art was inspired by the bush around her - and also inspired the bush babies.
 

Meet the New Board of GP down south

November 2018

Following the Annual General Meeting held on Nov 27, we would like to introduce and congratulate Mr David Barton and Dr Andrew Jamieson for their election to the Board of GP down south. Earlier in the year Mrs Kirsten Cadle was welcomed to the Board as an appointed Director. At the Board meeting following the AGM, Dr Rupert Backhouse was appointed as Chairman with Dr Mostyn Hamdorf as Deputy Chair and Mrs Tricia Scaffidi continuing as Company Secretary.

Motivational Monday at Nidjalla Waangan Mia

November 2018

 

 

Clients are being supported and are motivated to take charge of their health!

 

Each Monday, community are encouraged to come in to Nidjalla to sit and have a yarn and a bite to eat with our staff.

While they are there, the staff take the opportunity to do basic health checks such as Blood Pressure and blood sugar levels and also check for any outstanding recalls.

Health and Community Services Mapping for the Augusta Margaret River Region

November 2018

GP down south is leading a Health and Community Services Mapping Project within the Shire of Augusta Margaret River between now and 30 June 2019.

The project aims to build partnerships and better integrate and coordinate health and community services via mapping existing services and identifying gaps or areas of need within the region.

To do this we require the input of this community to ensure all areas of social, health and community based services are evaluated. 

Down South Aboriginal Health Workshops

Recently Miranda from Down South Aboriginal Health in Collie ran two workshops for the community.  The first one was on FASD, closely followed by a Diabetes information session. 
 

Mental Health Week 2018

October 2018

(GP Down South Staff ready for the walk)

Mental Health Week 2018

The South West Team were represented across the region participating in Mental Health Week activities. 

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