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Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) will contribute a further $200,000 per year in Commonwealth funding to planned and coordinated suicide prevention initiatives across the Great South Coast region. This funding is in addition to the Victorian Government’s announcement in July of Ballarat as one of six place based suicide prevention trials.

Lynne McLennan, Chair of Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) has announced the resignation of Chief Executive Officer, Jason Trethowan.

Lynne McLennan, Chair of Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) has announced the resignation of Chief Executive Officer, Jason Trethowan.

Lynne McLennan, Chair of Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) has announced the election of Warracknabeal Psychologist, Marie Aitken to the organisation’s Board. Ms McLennan made the announcement at Western Victoria PHN’s recent Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released their latest report yesterday, Healthy Communities: Hospitalisations for mental health conditions and intentional self-harm in 2013–14. The new report shows that Western Victoria has the second lowest rates of mental health related hospitalisations and fifth lowest rate of hospital bed days across Australia.