Issue 27
July 20, 2017
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Travelling the recovery journey: a consumer perspective

Since Western Sydney Partners in Recovery was launched in 2013, the voice of consumers has been pivotal to its evolution.

Some four years following, the real-life journeys of those living with severe and persistent mental health challenges has now been brought together with the release of ‘What recovery means to us: Understanding real-life recovery’.

In their own words, the publication shares the many barriers, challenges and ultimately successes of its contributors, offering first-hand insight and understanding about what helps people move toward recovery in the context of mental health.

Developed in partnership with the University of Sydney, the publication aims to encourage and educate health professionals, carers and others to further improve outcomes for people experiencing such challenges.

“We are so proud of how the publication has come together,” says consumer consultant Allison Kokany. “Not only is it an expression through words, but the imagery used throughout has been lifted from the See Me Hear Me project. Together the stories and artwork beautifully portray real life experiences of these brave

Click here to download a copy of the publication.

Beating Diabetes in Blacktown: Planning our Journey
Monday 24th Jul, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Type 2 Diabetes Management and Western Sydney Integrated Care
Tuesday 1st Aug, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Open Vacancy: Health Care Professional

Western Sydney Primary Health Network is seeking a motivated Health Care Professional, ideally with a sound understanding of Primary Care, to join it's Health Care Home (HCH) team. This is an exciting opportunity and hands-on role to support, and guide HCH practices through capacity and capability activities. For more information click here.

Local Initiative Features in International Publication

Western Sydney Diabetes, a partnership between Western Sydney Local Health District, Diabetes NSW & ACT and Western Sydney Primary Health Network, was recently featured in PwC’s global health publication, New Health: A vision for sustainability.
The feature details the approach undertaken and the emerging impacts and is surmised by the authors, “The WSD programme is a prime example of a holistic approach to improving population health that involves a variety of sectors and stakeholders. We expect to see more such examples emerge as communities worldwide struggle with sustainability in the emerging era of New Health.”
Click here to read the full report (Western Sydney Diabetes featured from page 17).

GP Association Meetings

See below for the list of GP association meetings in western Sydney:

Mount Druitt: Pelvic Pain in Women, Friday 28 July, click here.
Hills: Curing Hepatitis C, Wednesday 2 August, click here.
Westmead: Vascular Disease, Wednesday 9 August, click here.
Mount Druitt: Chest X-Ray Interpretation, Friday 25 August, click here.

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