Gold Coast Primary Health Network professional events for general practice
Gold Coast Primary Health Network is holding a number of upcoming events for general practice staff including GPs, practice nurses, practice managers and practice receptionists covering a range of topics including immunisation, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, aural healthcare and wound management. Details are available here.
Health and wellbeing groups for LGBTIQAP+ substance users
Health and wellbeing groups are being established across the Gold Coast to support local residents who may be experiencing symptoms of mild depression and/or anxiety.
The Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Program
is being run by Guidelight, for the LGBTIQAP+ community and will be held for eight weeks at Robina, commencing on October 11, 6.30pm to 8pm on Wednesdays.To register email: email@example.com
The Optimal Health Program
starting on Wednesday November 15 is for people that may identify with substance use affecting their mental health. The free eight week self-development program is available for Gold Coast residents aged between 18-64 years. If you would like to participate or discuss the program further please contact Vivian Aliaga-Castro on 07 3375 7333 or email Darra@neaminational.org.au
Make No. 2 your No. 1 Priority – Bowel Screening Campaign to continue in October
The Queensland Health Make No. 2 your No. 1 Priority bowel screening campaign is continuing until the end of October. This campaign encourages residents aged 50-74 to ensure their bowel screening is up-to-date and to talk to their GP about their risks. More information on bowel screening
Would you like more smoke-free places?
Cancer Council Queensland in partnership with the Heart Foundation and the Asthma Foundation has developed the Smoke-free Places Survey
to give Queenslanders an opportunity to discuss current and future smoke-free places in their community.
Changes to cervical screening program
Gold Coast Health Mental Health First Aid event
Gold Coast Health is organising this course on November 6 and 13 specifically for people with a lived experience of mental illness and families/carers who are supporting someone who is experiencing mental health challenges. Priority is given to those currently accessing Gold Coast Mental Health Services. This course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course to increase general mental health literacy and skills in helping others who may develop a mental health problem and/or experience a mental health crisis. Find out more
Asthma Australia resources for patients and health professionals
Asthma Australia has a range of publications and resources
with up-to-date asthma information for patients to better understand and manage their asthma, and to help support people living with asthma. There are also resources for health professionals. If you have specific questions about your asthma call the information line on 1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462) or use the online form.
Moving on after breast cancer treatment
Cancer Council Queensland is holding a free information session
for women and men who have breast cancer, or have completed treatment for breast cancer, and their family and friends.
Have better mental health at work
Heads Up is providing a number of online resources for employers, employees, managers and small business owners, for better workplace mental health.
Film screening for world hospice and palliative care day
For World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, the Hopewell Hospice in association with Supportive and Specialist Palliative Care Gold Coast Health and Palliative Care Queensland is screening the film Hippocratic
about a man with a big dream: a pain free India. This will be held on Friday October 13, from 5.30pm - 8pm, at Arundel. Find out more