Expressions of interest for Aboriginal healthy living and ageing reference group

Are you Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander? Do you want to be part of future planning for our older people and Elders?

We are looking for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners (GP, health worker/practitioner, nurses, allied health), representatives from residential aged care facilities and academics. We welcome dynamic, future-thinking people who want to be part of improving the journey of healthy living and ageing on the North Coast.

Be part of an extensive regional strategic planning exercise focused on achieving an intergenerational, community-driven approach to healthy ageing. Healthy North Coast will bring key stakeholders together to support:

  • the aged care sector to transition towards the future and look at demands of the ageing population
  • the population transition towards ensuring older people are engaged and connected to their community, no matter where they live or their health status
  • better integration of services through reshaping how we contribute to healthy living and ageing across the life course.

You will be a member of a busy reference group providing advice and your lived experiences to guide the work of the strategy.

What to expect?

A commitment of 5–10 hrs per month from July 2021 – June 2022, with a possibility of extending into the implementation team. Remuneration is available for those working outside of their position scope or in a voluntary capacity.

Interested in having a yarn?

Contact Noell Burgess, Aboriginal Health Coordinator at: [email protected]


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Interested in participating?

Please fill out the form below by 30 August 2021.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.

By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.

This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

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You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

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We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

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