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Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is now inviting tender submissions for the provision of services for people with severe and complex mental illness in the Townsville region. The aims of the tender are aligned with overall mental health reforms and implementation of the stepped care model and include: alignment of mental health service delivery…

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys and The Resilience Project (TRP) are excited to be working with over 5,000 Cairns students, teachers and parents this week as the schools take their first step as part of the ‘TRP Northern family’. Seven schools are participating in the Cairns TRP Program, which introduces the school communities to emotionally…

On Wednesday 11 September, the Queensland Primary Health Networks (PHNs) joined with the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) to sign an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Canberra at the National PHN Conference. This MOU signing saw leaders from all seven PHNs across Queensland and QAIHC join forces and commit to working together…

Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is pleased to announce that it has received funding from the Commonwealth Department of Health to establish two headspace satellites, one in Sarina and one in the Whitsundays. NQPHN has been in discussions with headspace National and the Department of Health to determine the service requirements and will be…

Spinal Life Australia Shopping Challenge Cairns

North Queenslanders coming together to support individuals with spinal cord damage and other physical disabilities A flagship Healthy Living Centre is one step closer to becoming a reality thanks to a fundraising event held at Coles Earlville in Cairns this morning (Wednesday 18 September 2019). Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) CEO John Gregg took…

Sights set on expanding mobile outreach clinic to better support those in need Homeless and disadvantaged people in Cairns have been offered a new sense of hope and health with the Wheels of Wellness (WOW) program, a mobile outreach clinic which treats patients anywhere in the community. Stratford Medical Centre established the WOW outreach service…

  Teachers play a vital role in the lives of the students in their classroom, and it is through this influence that Youth Empowered Towards  independence (YETI) is making a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of young people in the Cape and Torres region.​ YETI’s Schools Up North (SUN) pilot program, funded by Northern…

Young and upcoming artists awarded for their talents in the second annual NQPHN Indigenous Youth Art Competition Young Indigenous artists from across North Queensland have been recognised for their outstanding efforts in Northern Queensland Primary Health Network’s (NQPHN’s) second annual Indigenous Youth Art Competition. The competition—based on the theme of mental health—saw some inspirational artwork…

Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is now inviting tender submissions for funding to develop a strategy and implementation plan focused on improving access to after-hours primary healthcare for residents of northern Queensland. The aim of the After-Hours Needs Assessment Strategy tender is to increase understanding of current access gaps and barriers to primary health…

Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is now inviting tender submissions for the provision of appropriately skilled service providers to undertake a review and further development of the draft Cairns Suicide Prevention Community Action Plan (SPCAP). This tender has been developed to deliver a SPCAP combining priorities and strategies for future resourcing which are evidence-informed…