Peer workers to boost mental health services in Wide Bay

In Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Mental health services in the Wide bay have received a boost with the addition of 11 fully qualified peer workers providing lived experience counselling across Hervey Bay and Bundaberg. Carey Thomson, who has been a mental health peer worker for the Community Care Unit in Bundaberg since 2015 said that …

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Get to know dementia this coming January

In Central Queensland by PHN Communications

Dementia Australia are holding a series of workshops in Rockhampton this January. The workshops are aimed at people living with dementia, along with their families, friends and carers. People from across Central Queensland will come away with a greater understanding of the various strategies for living with dementia. The first …

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Alert | Outbreak of infectious syphilis: North Queensland

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

The outbreak of syphilis in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people continues in North Queensland. Since 2011 there have been seven cases of congenital syphilis associated with this outbreak, highlighting the importance of testing all pregnant women according to the guidelines. There have also been increased syphilis notifications in …

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Important new information about the Cervical Screening Program

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

REVISED: Self-collection of samples should not be offered to women with the commencement of the renewed program on 1 December 2017 until further notice. One of the components of the renewed National Cervical Screening Program is the introduction of self-collected samples for HPV testing. The self-collection option has been included …