Home schooling. Weddings cancelled. Mask-wearing in most settings. Life as we know it has irrevocably changed. Let’s not forget that the impact of this pandemic has not only changed how we gather, work and study, but there is often the forgotten impact on our mental health. We no longer shake hands or hug as much, yet human touch is critical to mental well-being. We no longer gather spontaneously, yet we know humans were built for relationship and community. Our days are spent with a lot more time in front of devices and screens, yet technology and media will never quite fill the void many of us feel deep inside. In addition to eating wholesome nutrient-rich food, exercising daily and taking breaks from work, let’s not forget to nourish the mind and soul and set aside time for self-care. Read more, get out in nature, listen to music; have vulnerable, intentional conversations with your loved ones. Life is too short to forget what really matters. And most importantly: if you are feeling empty, depressed, anxious or often on-edge, please do come in and chat to your GP today. Let’s not neglect our mental health. Mental health really matters.
It takes guts to talk about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and this May Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA) will be raising awareness in support of people living with these lifelong illnesses. This May is a chance for Australians to understand a little more about what it is like to live with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Many people living with these illnesses stay silent about the day-to-day issues they face but during May, we can help them speak up. By as early as next year, there is expected to be over 100,000 Australians living with Crohn’s or colitis – lifelong, incurable conditions that are on the increase. For every person diagnosed, not only are their lives changed forever but also the lives of their family and friends. Get more information on https://www.crohnsandcolitis.com.au/awareness-month-2021/
We are pleased to confirm that Dural Family Medical Practice will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations in the phase 1b roll-out and beyond. We are happy to help provide COVID-19 immunisation for our regular patients and wider community. We hope to commence vaccinations at the practice from 8 April 2021.
Booking your Covid-19 Vaccinations.COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary and free. When it is your turn to get vaccinated, you can call us on 02 9651 2077 to book your appointment. You can also book via our website on Health Engine As Covid Vaccination supply to our practice is limited, there may be a wait to get vaccinations.
This year's World Cancer Day's theme, 'I Am and I Will', is all about you and your commitment to act. We believe that through our positive actions, together we can reach the target of reducing the number of premature deaths from cancer and noncommunicable diseases by one third by 2030.
Join us on 4 February and speak out and stand up for a cancer-free world.
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The national COVID-19 mental health campaign aims to help Australians experiencing mental health impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic by helping them to:
Make their mental wellbeing a priority
Recognise the signs of poor mental health
Know where they can get help if they aren’t feeling like themselves
Seek support when they need it.
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November, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, provides the opportunity to raise community awareness of lung cancer and the signs and symptoms of the disease.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in Australia with around 12,000 people diagnosed in Australia each year. The symptoms of lung cancer can often be vague and mimic those of other conditions, so it’s important to know what your cough is telling you.
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Mental Health Month is celebrated each year in the month of October in NSW. This awareness month encourages all of us to think about our mental health and wellbeing, regardless of whether we may have a lived experience of mental illness or not. This month also gives us the opportunity to understand the importance of mental health in our everyday lives and encourages help seeking behaviours when needed.
In Australia, nine children still die suddenly and unexpectedly every day.
That’s more than 3,000 babies, toddlers and preschoolers every year – more than double the national road toll.
We are still losing them to stillbirth, SIDS, and fatal sleeping accidents.
So while incredible gains have been made to reduce sudden infant deaths since the first Red Nose Day in 1988, the fight must continue.
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Diabetes is a serious complex condition which can affect the entire body. Diabetes requires daily self care and if complications develop, diabetes can have a significant impact on quality of life and can reduce life expectancy. While there is currently no cure for diabetes, you can live an enjoyable life by learning about the condition and effectively managing it.
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