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Jul

20

2020

Port Macquarie-Hastings Plans Homelessness Week Activities

The Port Macquarie-Hastings Homelessness Committee has organised a series of events and activities to highlight the plight of homeless people.

Jul

15

2020

Free Alcohol and Other Drug Addiction Treatment Online for People in Nimbin, Casino, Kyogle

The Buttery is offering a free four-week online program to help people with alcohol and other drug issues, without needing to join a residential program.

Jul

06

2020

Testing Times: Mobile Respiratory Clinic Hits the Road

A new mobile testing clinic will make it easier for Northern NSW residents to get tested for COVID-19.

Jul

03

2020

NSW Health Launches ‘Respect Your Brain’ Videos

NSW Health has launched a series of new videos about drugs and alcohol and the effect they have on a young person’s developing brain.

Jul

01

2020

Heart Foundation Walking Groups Stepping Out Again

Dust off your walking shoes, Heart Foundation Walking groups have recommenced on the North Coast.

Jun

16

2020

New Program Helps Older Carers Navigate NDIS

Carers NSW is running a new program to help older carers understand the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and how to best use it.

Jun

01

2020

National Reconciliation Week 2020

Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and, importantly, as a nation.

May

25

2020

Community First Aid Training Helping to Save Lives

Healthy North Coast is helping to save lives by funding a regional community first aid training program through the Healthy Towns initiative.

Apr

23

2020

Life Changing Results as Ever Better Bunch Tap Into Healthy Towns

The Ever Better Bunch is a group of blokes aged from their mid 40s through to 60s who are put through their paces twice a week at Woolgoolga’s Nexus Gym.

Apr

23

2020

Men’s Shed Goes Online

The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) has launched a website to help men stay connected online.

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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.

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.