Clinical Society Calendar Out Now

In February, Healthy North Coast relaunched our eight regional clinical societies with the goal of localising CPD education.

As part of this relaunch, we met with a broad range of health care providers to discuss local learning and development needs and identify topics of interest. Thanks to all who attended. These topics have now been collated into a clinical society calendar. We’re currently taking registrations for the first events.

Healthy North Coast provides CPD to build the capacity of our local primary health care workforce. The clinical society model will ensure:

  • equitable distribution of CPD across the region
  • a community based and interdisciplinary approach to CPD
  • that topics are strategically aligned to community health issues
  • allocated networking time at all face-to-face events.

In 2021, local clinical connections are more important than ever. Joining your clinical society is a chance to embed yourself in your local community of health practitioners. You’ll make friends, network, learn new information and have fun in a collaborative, knowledge-sharing space.

As a member of your local clinical society, you’ll have the opportunity to share your passion for your work with like-minded colleagues across all primary care disciplines. You’ll participate in tailored, needs-based CPD training and be given the opportunity to provide up-to-date information about your service.

Our face-to-face events are catered, and numbers may be limited. Before registering for an event, please familiarise yourself with our Late Cancellation and No Show Policy (see below).

“Having clinical education delivered in smaller, watershed areas like the Nambucca Valley will significantly improve access to face-to-face education events for clinicians who have traditionally needed to travel to the larger town of Coffs Harbour,” says Urunga Medical Centre GP, Dr Tim Francis.

“Education topics will be responsive to the needs of the local community as well as local clinicians, and the better coordination of education will support greater communication between health care providers. This will ultimately improve local health outcomes.”

Clinical societies are clinician-led, meaning that when you come to a society event, you can be part of the design of local CPD education. You’ll decide the ‘what, when, how and by whom’ and Healthy North Coast will support you by ensuring it’s added to the calendar.

We encourage all people working in and around primary health care services to join their local society. You can even join more than one! Numbers at face-to-face events may be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, so register for events early to avoid disappointment.

Upcoming Events

Tweed Valley Clinical Society


Tue 20 Apr 2021, 6pm – 8pm

Topic: Meeting the Challenge of Complexity With Holistic Patient Care

Lismore, Casino & Kyogle Clinical Society


Wed 21 Apr 2021, 6pm – 8pm

Topic: Resilient Practice – Why Clinician Wellbeing is Important

Ballina & Byron Clinical Society

Lennox Head

Thu 22 Apr 2021, 6pm – 8pm

Topic: Navigating the NDIS

Clarence Valley Clinical Society


Wed 28 Apr 2021, 6pm – 8pm

Topic: Collaborative Practice in Adolescent Mental Health

Coffs Harbour & Bellingen Clinical Society

Coffs Harbour

Thu 29 Apr 2021, 6pm – 8pm

Topic: Chronic Pain Management

Nambucca & Macksville Clinical Society

Nambucca Heads

Wed 5 May 2021, 6pm – 8pm

Topic: Managing Care When Access is Limited

Port Macquarie & Hastings Clinical Society

Port Macquarie

Thu 6 May 2021, 6pm – 8pm

Topic: Interdisciplinary Communication

Late Cancellation and No Show Policy

Healthy North Coast organises workshops, events and conferences, many of which can be attended for free by North Coast primary health care professionals. When registering for a Healthy North Coast event, please respectfully consider:

  • The financial impact of providing quality catering, suitable venues and speakers.
  • Organisational, practical and COVID-19 limitations on our events, such as the number of seats in a meeting room. The number of participants for each event is strictly limited.

Online registration for any event is mandatory and is done on a first come, first serve basis.

Please be aware there are costs associated with each no show/late-cancellation. In the case of unexpected changes to your priorities or plans, please formally notify us by emailing the Healthy North Coast Education Team: [email protected]

Mental Health Practitioner Directory

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.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

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.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

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.

You can read the full Terms of Use by clicking here.