Issue 39
October 12, 2017
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Mental Health Month

With October being Mental Health Month, Western Sydney Primary Health Network (WSPHN) is continuing to work closely with partners on a number of projects to support those who may require professional assistance.

Among the many services available, Western Sydney Partners in Recovery (WSPIR) provides targeted assistance for individuals who experience severe mental issues and is now taking new referrals on our referrals webpage.

The Western Sydney Recovery College offers a range of unique mental health courses that are available for health professionals, service providers, carers and community members.

WSPHN has also commissioned a number of services for western Sydney where health professionals can refer their clients:

Hospital to Home
Perinatal Service, facilitated by St John of God
Primary Mental Health Care

Mental health pathways are also available on the HealthPathways portal. Log in using:
Username: health
Password: w3stern

WSPHN staff sharing their mental health tips for Head Space Day

Mental Health Tenders Information Session
Thursday 19th Oct, 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Medico-Legal Workshop: Workers Compensation; Documentation, Report Writing & Attending Court
Wednesday 1st Nov, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
My Health Record in Pharmacy Workshop
Tuesday 7th Nov, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Healthy Happy Feet: A Forum on Diabetic Foot Complications in Western Sydney
Tuesday 14th Nov, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Connections Newsletter

A key role of WSPHN is to commission a number of community-based mental health and Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) services and activities that support primary care.

In order to support and inform our community stakeholders about the progress of these commissioned activities as well as events and funding opportunities, WSPHN has developed the monthly Connections newsletter.

If you would like to subscribe to Connections, please email with the subject line 'subscribe'.

New Paediatric Orthopaedics HealthPathways

New pathways are now available on the HealthPathways portal for Paediatric Orthopaedics. These pathways have been developed by clinical experts to support primary care.

Baker's or Popliteal Cyst, Bow Legs (Genu Varum), Curly Toes, Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH), Flat Feet in Children, Fractures in Children, Intoeing (Pigeon Toes), Knock Knees (Genu Valgum), Limp in Childhood, Metatarsus Adductus, Perthes Disease, Pulled Elbow, Slipped Upper Femoral Epiphysis (SUFE), Trigger Thumb in Children.

Access these and many more via the HealthPathways portal using the below:
Username: health
Password: w3stern

GP Association meetings

The below GP Association meetings are upcoming in western Sydney:

Blacktown: Cardiac Arrhythmias - Wednesday, 18th October
Westmead: Dermatology GP Updates - Wednesday, 25th October

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