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May

07

2021

COVID-19 vaccines fact sheet for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Healthy North Coast has developed a simple one-page fact sheet with 8 questions and answers for our local communities,

May

07

2021

Community Visitors Scheme — improving lives through the power of friendship

Have you heard about the free Community Visitors Scheme? Volunteers are carefully matched to an older person and visit on a regular basis to enjoy companionship and conversation.

May

06

2021

Healthy fast food is on the menu in Casino

Casino’s Oak Centre Community Kitchen is hosting free ‘Faster Food’ cooking courses for local young people, under the watchful eye of chef Shane Runcinan.

May

06

2021

Do you struggle with low back or knee pain?

Would you, or someone you know, be interested in participating in a free telehealth study for people with low back pain or knee osteoarthritis?

Apr

29

2021

Free alcohol and other drug addiction treatment in Macksville, Nambucca Heads, Bowraville and Nambucca Valley areas

The Buttery is offering a free program that allows people to get help with their alcohol and other drug problems without needing to join a residential program.

Apr

29

2021

Young people leading the way in overcoming environmental challenges

Young people from bushfire-affected communities on the Mid North Coast recently participated in an award-winning environmental leadership program.

Apr

23

2021

COVID-19 vaccines local community consultation

Northern NSW and Mid North Coast communities are being asked to share their thoughts about COVID-19 vaccines in a short online survey. Participants can nominate a registered local community group, sports club or not-for-profit to win $2,000.

Apr

15

2021

Supporting our communities: a healthy win for Eastern Dorrigo residents

The opening of the Ulong Health Hub has been a long time coming — it’s been more than 20 years since the village had a GP.

Apr

13

2021

A phone call each day to check you’re okay

The Australian Red Cross provides daily telephone calls to check on the wellbeing of people who are at risk of of accidents or illnesses that may go unnoticed.

Apr

12

2021

Focus on New Fathers – expanded eligibility

The Focus on New Fathers program supports local dads in the Northern Rivers, with over 160 dads and dads-to-be enrolled so far.

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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.

Social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors are ineligible to list in the directory.

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.