Category Archives: News

Recapping the year that was 2020

Murray PHN is pleased to release its annual Report to the Community, aptly titled "a year like no other". This year's report offers a video-rich snapshot and insights into the experiences of our team during a very busy, very unusual year. Click here to read and watch our 2020 Report to Community.
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Supporting older adults in rural areas

We know that during the COVID-19 pandemic, older adults found it more difficult to stay connected, leading to increased feelings of loneliness and isolation. To help identify, assess and improve access to physical and mental health services for older people, Murray PHN is commissioning a new nurse-led model of care in eight general practices in…
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New Murray HealthPathways website

The Murray HealthPathways team have adopted a new mobile-friendly HealthPathways platform, to ensure our users can access valuable pathway information no matter what device they’re using. The platform incorporates all the same clinical guidance in a local context, but does so with a clean, contemporary design and added features to make accessing HealthPathways easier and…
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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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First HeadtoHelp mental health hubs open

New mental health clinics for Victoria Murray PHN’s first two HeadtoHelp mental health hubs opened on Monday 14 September 2020, in Bendigo and Wodonga. Anyone struggling with the impact of COVID on their lives can access free mental health support by calling 1800 595 212 between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. HeadtoHelp hubs, set…
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New mental health clinics for Victoria

New mental health clinics for Victoria On 17 August, the Australian Government announced $26.9m of new funding to establish 15 dedicated mental health clinics (hubs) across Victoria and support people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hubs will be located in existing health clinics or sites to give people access to a range of supports and provide referrals…
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COVID-19 advice

COVID-19 advice To help primary health care providers and community members in our region, we've collated a range of useful resources on our COVID-19 webpage. While this information is regularly updated, the most timely advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the official government websites: Commonwealth Government Department of Health Victorian Department of Health…
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New counselling service launched

Talk it Out  Murray PHN has launched a new counselling service to help community members with a variety of emotional issues, including anxiety, depression, isolation and loneliness. Talk it Out is a free phone and online counselling service for people in the Murray PHN region who are feeling the pressures and stresses of everyday life.…
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Community perspectives on COVID-19

What our Health Voices told us about their COVID-19 health experiences We recently sent a COVID-19-themed survey to our Health Voices, distributed at the end of May. We asked a range of questions relating to people's experiences in isolation, the nature of the response in communities and experiences in the local health system. While some…
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Vaccinate for protection against the flu

Make sure you're protected this flu season Vaccinating against the flu saves and protects lives and is particularly important this year due to COVID-19. Both influenza and COVID-19 cause serious respiratory illness. The combination of both diseases could be life threatening, especially for vulnerable people. While flu vaccination does not prevent against COVID-19, a flu…
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