#RuralHealthTogether

A NSW Rural Doctors Network initiative

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The contributions of rural communities are a foundation of our country’s economy and society. Through good times and bad, they don’t let us down. It's critical that our doctors, GPs, nurses and allied health practitioners take care of themselves so that they can keep our rural communities healthy.

#RuralHealthTogether is an initiative of NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) to provide rural health professionals with self-care support and access to mental health-related information, both for themselves and for their patients.

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Grant funding for communities hit by drought

WNSW PHN is offering funding to assist communities in the region which have been affected by drought. Under the Australian Government’s Empowering our Communities Program, WNSW PHN is offering small grants to support wellbeing initiatives, upskill workers in the delivery of mental health services and provide information and training to community leaders and members. Community organisations (including sporting clubs and local governments) can apply for grants within the range of $5,000 to $50,000. To be eligible they must be based in the WNSW PHN region.

Round 1 for Western NSW PHN Community, Wellbeing and Drought Relief grant applications will close at 5pm (AEDT) Friday 1 February 2019.

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Reschedule, reprioritise, recharge and review

“After a busy, challenging year, it can sometimes be hard to switch off our overstimulated minds and enjoy a well-earned rest over the festive season while catching up on our family and personal responsibilities.

As is the case with many professional roles and leadership positions, a GP career has never been more complex and challenging, and it’s important we are proactive in managing the inevitable stress that comes with our vocation.”

GP and author Dr Leanne Rowe discusses her four-step approach to managing stress ahead of this festive season.

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