The noticeboard is a place for community members to find the latest health news about activities, programs, training and education in Western Sydney.

COVID-19

Visit our dedicated COVID-19 webpage to stay up-to-date, including the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines on our COVID-19 Vaccination webpage. To find your nearest testing clinic visit our COVID-19 testing locations webpage.

Our friends at the Western Sydney Local Health District release a COVID-19 bulletin for Western Sydney each week to help keep our community updated with the latest local COVID-19 news.

If you’re needing medical advice or think you have symptoms of COVID-19, contact your local GP or call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

Dealing With Stress and Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

WentWest is proud to announce the launch of the Head to Health Pop Up initiative, bringing mental health support to our community via a central assessment phone line and mental health Pop Up Hubs.

Head to Health Pop Up mental health support clinics and referral line have been established in NSW to help those whose mental health may be suffering as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Calling 1800 595 212 will have you connected through to a trained professional, who will give advice and connect you to the best support or service for your needs. 

Visit our Head to Health Pop Up webpage for more information.

Free Mental Health Support for Parents

Support for Parents and Families

St John of God Raphael Services provides specialised mental health treatment and support for parents and families during the perinatal period, up to the child’s fourth birthday. With a GP referral, these free services are available to all members of the community, not just St John of God hospital patients.

Visit the Raphael Services website to access the referral form. For more information call 1800 292 292 or visit sjog.org.au/raphael

SMS4dads

To help new dads and dads-to-be, NSW Health and the University of Newcastle have partnered to deliver a free text message-based service called SMS4dads.

It’s free to sign up and fathers will receive tools, tips and helpful links directly to their phone until their baby is 12 months old.

MumBubVax New Resource Website

The MumBubVax website is available for expectant parents to seek information and ask questions before making decisions about vaccination during pregnancy, and for babies after delivery.

Live Life Get Active

Live Life Get Active (LLGA) is a registered health promotion charity that specifically looks at addressing health, fitness and happiness issues facing people today.

With lockdowns, loneliness, job loss and lowered life satisfaction taking a massive toll on the physical and mental health of Western Sydney residents, LLGA connects community members to online forums, fitness classes and online wellbeing resources.

For more information read our LLGA feature article.

Connecting Carers to Support

Are you one of Australia’s 2.65 million carers? Carer Gateway can reduce your stress and support you on your caring journey.

If you regularly look after a family member or friend who is elderly, ill or has disability, call Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737 between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Do you need some help to stay healthy during your pregnancy?

Get Healthy in Pregnancy is a free telephone health coaching service available to pregnant women in NSW who are 16 years and older. The service can help you to reach your healthy lifestyle goals including maintaining a healthy weight, healthy eating, physical activity and avoiding alcohol during pregnancy.

For more support to stay healthy and to sign up to the Get Healthy in Pregnancy service, visit Western Sydney Local Health District’s Pregnancy and New Parents webpage.

Westmead Emergency Department Has Moved

The Westmead Emergency Department has relocated to the Central Acute Services Building (CASB) in the Westmead Health Precinct. The CASB is located on Hawkesbury Road, between Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. 

View the flyer for more information and the map for directions to the new location