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Partners in Health September 2020

Newly launched Planning for Wellbeing website

We are excited to announce the launch of the Planning for Wellbeing website, now live at www.planningforwellbeing.org.au.

Jointly sponsored by Brisbane North PHN and Metro North Hospital and Health Service, the regional plan identifies opportunities for service improvement for mental health, suicide prevention and alcohol and other drug treatment services for the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.

Indigenous artwork celebrates reconciliation progress

Accomplished First Nations artist Riki Salam has designed striking new artwork for Brisbane North PHN to inspire the organisation’s continuing reconciliation journey.

The artwork ‘Flowing Knowledge, Healing Country’ was commissioned to represent the PHN’s vision for reconciliation and its launch marks the first anniversary of the endorsement by Reconciliation Australia of the PHN’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Riki Salam, who runs Indigenous art, design and communications agency We Are 27 Creative, said his work aimed to reflect the PHN’s commitment to reconciliation.

Outreach flu vaccinations, a lifeline during the pandemic

Brisbane North PHN has been working with service providers QuIHN and Micah Projects, delivering free flu vaccinations to people who are at increased risk of poor health outcomes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The free outreach project, set up swiftly as the pandemic began, aims to reduce the risk of respiratory infection in individuals with comorbidities—helping people stay well and reducing the strain on the healthcare system.

Celebrating aged care employees

On Friday 7 August, we celebrated aged care employees. To thank our vital aged care workers, our healthy@home consortium profiled some of the valued staff employed by its service provider members.

Paul Young is an Exercise Physiologist at BallyCara, a member of the healthy@home aged care consortium. Paul, who has been working at BallyCara for more than two years and was originally a professional athlete, completing a Bachelor in Sports and Exercise Science in 2006. He then joined the Metropolitan Police force in his native England but after five years, realised he wasn’t getting enough satisfaction from the job.