NAIDOC Week starts on Sunday

This Sunday marks the start of NAIDOC Week 2021.

Every year from 4–11 July, NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, it welcomes everyone to participate in a range of activities and to support their local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

While the current COVID situation has impacted some planned activities and events, some will still go ahead and others will be live-streamed. Get involved as much as you can while adhering to safety measures put in place by event organisers. Keep an eye out on our socials and in our other publications for more information about NAIDOC Week and to find out what is happening in your local area and online.

If you aren’t able to get out and about this NAIDOC Week, there are opportunities to get involved in NAIDOC-themed webinars and other online activities. You could learn more about your local Aboriginal community’s history and culture, watch an Indigenous movie, tune in to NITV or check out some of the talented Indigenous musicians or artists from our region.

Also, stay tuned as we introduce you to inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are making a huge contribution to their communities across the region.

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.