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headspace forum 2024
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headspace forum 2024

The headspace Forum 2024: “One Headspace – Many Communities” took place in Brisbane, attended by representatives from the Port Augusta, Whyalla, and Port Lincoln headspace centres, along with leaders from CObH as the lead agency. This biennial event allows headspace and lead agency representatives to connect, share knowledge, and develop learnings. The forum began on...

New CObH Chair
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New CObH Chair

We are pleased to announce that Leah Trotta has been appointed Chairperson of our Board commencing 16th March 2023.   Leah is known for her strategic thinking, direction and innovation and brings a wealth of knowledge of the health system and the delivery of high-quality care. She is passionate about developing better outcomes informed by consumer desire...

Close the Gap Day
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Close the Gap Day

headspace Port Lincoln & Country & Outback Health Inc were invited along to the Port Lincoln High School Close the Gap event, which was held during the students lunch break! Tara, Kingsley & Gab took along a canvas and some paint for students to get creative and have discussions about ‘Closing the Gap’.  Thank you to the staff &...

Uni SA Podiatry Student Placement
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Uni SA Podiatry Student Placement

This week we welcomed the first of 6 cohorts of Podiatry students from the University of SA, completing their placement with Country & Outback Health.Andy, Eleni, Jedd and Savanna, will be under the tutelage of our senior Podiatrist, Julie Yap, for the next 4 weeks in Whyalla, performing biomechanical assessments on volunteer staff member’s feet,...

The Push Up Challenge
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The Push Up Challenge

headspace Whyalla has motivated Eyre Penisula locals to each complete 3,318 push-ups and raise $5638 for local mental health services as part of Australia’s largest mental health and fitness event, The Push-Up Challenge. The Push-Up Challenge, which took place over 25 days in June, saw in excess of 170,000 Australians of all ages and from...

Whyalla Pride March 2021
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Whyalla Pride March 2021

The steel city shone in the colours of the rainbow, as around 70 people gathered to participate in the Whyalla Pride March 2021. Organised by headspace Whyalla and coinciding with Pride Month, the march encouraged members of the LGBT community to celebrate their sexuality and be comfortable in their own skin. It was also an...

CEO Rolls up his sleeve
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CEO Rolls up his sleeve

Country & Outback Health CEO, Zieco Skeldon (pictured) received the first of two doses of the COVID-19 vaccination today, doing his part to help ensure the ongoing safety and reduce transmission potential within our communities. “We are incredibly fortunate in South Australia to have avoided significant periods or lockdown over the past 18 months” Mr...

Aboriginal Cultural Training
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Aboriginal Cultural Training

Country & Outback Health attended Aboriginal Cultural Sensitivity & Respect Training in Port Augusta recently. Funded by CSAPHN and facilitated by GPEx, the topics covered on the day included; Aboriginal social history, Factors and Influences on contemporary Aboriginal Australia, Pre and Post European contact & interaction with Aboriginal society, Impacts of Government policies, Historical deconstruction...

headspace Port Lincoln Opening
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headspace Port Lincoln Opening

10 September 2020 headspace Port Lincoln has today officially opened its doors to young people and their families in Port Lincoln and surrounding areas. The satellite service, led by Country & Outback Health, will provide mental health services and local partnerships with both Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health and West Coast Youth will provide access to...

Seat of Reflection workshop
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Seat of Reflection workshop

Recently, Kate Kemp-Turner from our My Life program attended a one-day workshop in Port Lincoln called “Seat of Reflection” art. Organised through the Suicide Prevention Network Lincoln Alive group, and supported by Port Lincoln Youth Hub and Bek from West Coast Youth and Community Support, attendees learned how to create mosaics from cutting tiles to...

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