Raising awareness to Close the Gap

Today MPHN staff celebrated National Close the Gap Day with a morning tea to raise awareness of the continuing gap in health and life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians.

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Debbie Angel
Training for safe mental health reporting

LifeSpan Murrumbidgee and MPHN today hosted training to encourage responsible, accurate and sensitive representation of mental illness and suicide in the public arena. The training was delivered by Mindframe and supported by Black Dog Institute.

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Debbie Angel
Wagga's first Mardi Gras

Wagga’s first Mardi Gras was held on Saturday, with staff from MPHN and Murrumbidgee Local Health District partnering to form a colourful team celebrating and supporting diversity in our community and workplaces.

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Debbie Angel
MPHN launches Murrumbidgee Pitch Night

MPHN is pleased to launch its Pitch Night initiative, providing grassroots funding for activities aimed at improving community health and wellbeing. The inaugural Pitch Night will be held in Griffith on Thursday 2 May and three organisations will be given the opportunity to pitch their ideas on the night and receive MPHN funding. Participants will assist MPHN determine the funding each finalist receives, with each finalist expected to receive around $25,000 in one-off grant funding.

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Monica McInnes
EOIs for allied health services review workshops

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback through the online surveys regarding MPHN’s allied health services. MPHN will now be holding workshops across the region to review the survey findings and determine how to best move forward with delivering allied health services across the Murrumbidgee.

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Debbie Angel
Plans to review MPHN mental health services

MPHN is reviewing how it commissions mental health services to ensure delivery within a stepped care framework and to meet the needs of local communities.

MPHN CEO Melissa Neal said this review process will not disrupt existing mental health services.

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Debbie Angel
Congratulations Jenna

MPHN is pleased to announce that Jenna Roberts has been appointed to the part time role of Deputy Commissioner with the NSW Mental Health Commission. Jenna is MPHN’s Suicide Prevention Manager (LifeSpan) and she will continue in this role during her appointment with the Commission.

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Debbie Angel
Why wouldn’t you get a My Health Record?

Leeton’s local University of the Third Age (U3A) group recently hosted the digital health team from Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN) to inform its members of the national My Health Record system, which is an online summary of your key health information such as medical conditions, medicines, allergies and test results.

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Cristy Houghton
Taking the pulse of primary health care

Over the next three weeks, Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN) will be visiting towns spread across the region to have casual ‘conversations on the couch’ with community members and health professionals to take the pulse on primary healthcare services.

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Cristy Houghton