Breakfast a chance to bring service providers together

BREAKFAST: Alinda Hogg, Patrick Sharpe, Amy Calvert, Jenny Everett and Pam Schlink enjoyed the breakfast on Friday. Picture: Luca Cetta

BREAKFAST: Alinda Hogg, Patrick Sharpe, Amy Calvert, Jenny Everett and Pam Schlink enjoyed the breakfast on Friday. Picture: Luca Cetta

Country and Outback Health (COH) at Ceduna hosted a Mental Health Week breakfast on Friday in recognition of local mental health service providers.

With mental health in regional communities still a big concern, the organisation said this was a great opportunity to reignite the conversation around looking after your mental health, as well as watching out for others.

Pam Schlink said it was a chance to recognise service providers in the region.

“We wanted to acknowledge fellow people who work in the community and provide mental health support,” she said.

COH provide a wide range of health services throughout regional South Australia and specialise in mental health services.

Jenny Everett said it also was an opportunity for COH, which recently expanded the Ceduna office, to meet with other service providers.

“We are starting to provide more services and this was a good chance to let others know what we can do in the community.”

Ms Everett said the Ceduna office also catered to communities across the West Coast, including at Streaky Bay and Wudinna.

Chief executive officer of COH Zieco Skeldon said it was important for service providers to work together as one.

“Our health professionals are an invaluable to our regional communities and it’s important that we support them as much as possible,” he said.

“The event provides a great opportunity to strengthen professional networks which leads to better care for our communities.”