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Aged care finders

  The aged care system is complex and some people find it more difficult than others to navigate and access the services they need. Aged care finders will deliver intensive support to help clients with special needs, understand and access aged care and connect with other relevant supports in the community through: undertaking assertive outreach…
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New Murray Health Report on healthy ageing in our region

The Murray PHN region, which spans 100,000 sq km and has a population of 650,000, is getting older, with a quarter of its residents projected to be aged over 65 by 2030. We hope that the newest Murray Health Report: Healthy Ageing in our Region will give readers an insight into the challenges that our…
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Releasing our 2021 Report to the Community

Murray PHN is pleased to release its sixth Report to the Community, which this year looks at the company’s wide-ranging activity in primary health care. To bring the work of Murray PHN and its partners to life, this year's report speaks with Dominic Sandilands, Melanie Molluso, Kim Ching, Kathryn Cunning, Posao ‘Nido’ Taveesupmai, Rachel Pritchard,…
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Free helpline for Victorian health services

Victorian health services – Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, general practice and pharmacy - can now access a free infection prevention helpline to help them keep their patients and staff safe. The helpline is manned by registered nurses from the Australian Primary Health Nurses Association, and is available by calling 1800 312 968 between 9am-5pm…
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#SharetheBear to support mental health

HeadtoHelp is a free mental health support service open to Victorians (and people living in our border communities) whose mental health has been impacted by the pandemic. It is available to people of any age, including children, young people and older adults, and is open to families, carers and people experiencing addiction. By calling 1800 595 212, people…
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Free online suicide prevention training

Community members in the Sunraysia Mallee and Benalla regions are invited to complete free online suicide prevention training, as part of Murray PHN's place-based suicide prevention trials. Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) training is designed to provide everyday people with three simple steps to help save a life from suicide. Key components of this training include…
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The health and health service experiences of our Hazara communities

The Murray PHN region is home to several different groups of refugees, including Hazara refugees from Afghanistan. Refugees in Australia often have complex physical and psychological health needs, which can be from pre-arrival, arrival and post-arrival experiences. We undertook a project has been to explore the health experiences and needs of Hazara people in the…
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Changes to psychosocial support services

From 1 July 2019, the way psychosocial support services are delivered across Australia has changed. Psychosocial support is a term used to describe programs and activities which are designed to support people with severe mental illness achieve their recovery goals. As part of this change, participants of the Partners in Recovery (PIR), Personal Helpers and…
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Measuring the health of our region

Each year, we review the health and primary care service needs specific to our region. This includes review of qualitative and quantitative data, and engaging and consulting with a number of partners, including community, to form an outlook of our region and work towards better health, better care and better systems. Undergoing the process annually ensures timely identification and…
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