GP Profile - Dr Marwan Toma - 30th November 2020
Dr Marwan Toma who works at Valley Plaza Medical Centre and Holsworthy Health Centre enjoys looking after people of all ages. He says ‘family medicine challenges a physician to know an adequate amount about all branches of medicine in addition to knowing people’.
New Emerging Minds resources for GPs - 30th November 2020
A new online course – A GP Framework for Child Mental Health Assessment (5-12 years) – is being held through Emerging Minds Learning. Emerging Minds offers free resources for practitioners working with families and children to improve child mental health outcomes in Australia.
New co-ordinated, team-care approach aims to improve outcomes for patients - 30th November 2020
As those working in general practice know only too well, patients with complex health needs typically suffer from multiple chronic health conditions, functional limitations and unmet social needs. With such complexity, a patient’s care can often be fragmented leading to concerns about the quality and safety of patient care, and increasing the risk of potentially-preventable hospitalisations.
Our Regional Mental Health Plan launched at virtual event - 30th November 2020
After three years and lots of hard work, SWSPHN and SWSLHD have launched our Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention plan for South Western Sydney – a roadmap for supporting the mental health needs of our region’s residents.
Spring Timetable – SWS Recovery College - 27th November 2020
The SWS Recovery College Spring timetable is now available! Check out the range of webinars available from now until 17 December.
Stand up, speak out during the 16 Days of Activism - 20th November 2020
Tragically, one woman on average dies in Australia as a result of domestic violence every week. A number of significant dates are coming up in the next few weeks which shine the spotlight on this alarming figure and call the community to action – to end violence against women and support human rights.
Don’t let your guard down – COVID-19 testing is still important - 16th November 2020
Locals are again being urged not to let their guard down and to continue to get tested if they have even the mildest COVID-19 symptoms.
Mentoring Men helps provide answers to hard to ask questions - 16th November 2020
Mentoring Men provides life mentoring programs for men in the community and is presenting The Connection Experience, starting Wednesday, 18 November.
New support program for people recently diagnosed with dementia - 16th November 2020
Dementia Australia has begun to offer a new support program for people recently diagnosed with dementia. The program includes six sessions – held over six weeks or within a 12-month period, depending on what suits participants.
16 Days of Activism - From Awareness to Accountability (professional development webinars) - 12th November 2020
South Western Sydney Local Health District will host a series of professional development webinars that will unpack some need-to-know information for building knowledge, skill and application to respond to violence, abuse and neglect.

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