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Keep your spirit strong this holiday season

Most people look forward to the holiday season, but others may find it a challenging time for many different reasons. It is not uncommon for people to feel isolated, sad or anxious, so you’re not alone if you find yourself feeling down this Christmas.

Updated eligibility for COVID-19 oral treatment

Some people who are at higher risk of getting very ill from COVID-19 are eligible for the COVID-19 oral treatments.

Stay COVIDSafe

During the upcoming holidays it is important that we stay COVIDSafe. As we start to enjoy our summer, we need to be aware the next wave of COVID-19 has arrived. Cases are again on the increase. We know that what can be a mild illness for some people can be life threatening for others.

Changes to the Practice Incentives Program Indigenous Health Incentive

Updates to the Practice Incentives Program Indigenous Health Incentive (PIP IHI) aim to improve continuity of care and health outcomes for First Nations people with chronic disease.

Cancer Australia – Yarn for Life

Cancer Australia’s Yarn for Life is the first national cancer awareness campaign developed for and by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

ATAGI recommend the COVID-19 vaccination for some children aged 6 months to under 5 years

Australia’s immunisation experts, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation, recommend COVID-19 vaccination for some children aged 6 months to under 5 years who have an increased risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccination will help reduce this risk.

Take a Step

Did you know that in Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 24 years and under are 3 times more likely than other young people to die by suicide?

The Connection

The Connection is the Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA’s) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service run by and for the Indigenous community.

Keep Your Spirit Strong

During COVID-19 many people face challenges that have impacted their mental health. The ‘Keep Your Spirit Strong’ project aims to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders take important steps to ensure they are prioritising their social and emotional wellbeing.
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