Geraldton News

U RITE day puts spotlight on mental health
Posted 14 September 2021 U RITE day puts spotlight on mental health

GRAMS hosted a community event last week to bring attention to mental health and the services available to support those in need.

Celebrating a healthy Father's Day
Posted 10 September 2021 Celebrating a healthy Father's Day

We recently celebrated Father’s Day at GRAMS to honour the dads, grandads, uncles and brothers at our Father’s Day event.

Mental health first aid training to build community resilience
Posted 07 September 2021 Mental health first aid training to build community resilience

Geraldton Regional Medical Service (GRAMS) is delivering free Mental Health First Aid Training sessions in Geraldton, Carnarvon, Mount Magnet, Meekatharra, Morawa and Mullewa.

GRAMS CEO fully vaccinated
Posted 07 September 2021 GRAMS CEO fully vaccinated

Deborah received her second dose of vaccine last week and is calling for the rest of the community to step forward and complete the vaccinations in order to keep the community safe.

NAIDOC Week at Geraldton Senior High School
Posted 31 August 2021 NAIDOC Week at Geraldton Senior High School

Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS) joined the NAIDOC Week celebrations last week with Geraldton Senior High School honour this year’s theme – Heal Country! – which calls on everyone to ‘continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, destruction, and destruction.’

Elders shares advice on community safety
Posted 04 August 2021 Elders shares advice on community safety

GRAMS monthly Elders Day catch up focused on developing radio and video to spread the word on community safety messages.

Morawa NAIDOC Day
Posted 22 July 2021 Morawa NAIDOC Day

GRAMS NDIS Access Team participated in the Morawa NAIDOC Day event to celebrate First Nations culture and country.

GRAMS NAIDOC Week celebrations highlights importance of Healing Country
Posted 13 July 2021 GRAMS NAIDOC Week celebrations highlights importance of Healing Country

The communities across the Midwest and Gascoyne Murchison came together last week to share and celebrate Indigenous culture, heritage and achievements as part of Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service’s (GRAMS) NAIDOC week celebrations.

GRAMS team rolls up their sleeves for WA
Posted 05 July 2021 GRAMS team rolls up their sleeves for WA

Congratulations to our first fives staff members who have completed their 2 dose course of their COVID-vaccine 19.

Perth and Peel in a 4 day lockdown
Posted 29 June 2021 Perth and Peel in a 4 day lockdown

Perth and Peel will enter a minimum 4-day lockdown from 12:01am, Tuesday 29 June 2021 until 12.01am, Saturday 3 July, 2021.

GRAMS supports development of culturally appropriate youth suicide
Posted 28 June 2021 GRAMS supports development of culturally appropriate youth suicide resources

GRAMS has partnered with the Centre for Best Practice in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP) to help develop culturally appropriate self-help resources for Aboriginal families and communities to support young people who are involved in self-harm and suicidal behaviours.

Elders Day program focuses on protecting our Elders
Posted 22 June 2021 Elders Day program focuses on protecting our Elders

Once a month, GRAMS will organise different activities to engage with the Elders in the community, focusing on different health topics and advise.

GRAMS CEO encourages the community to get vaccinated
Posted 18 June 2021 GRAMS CEO encourages the community to get vaccinated

Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS) Chief Executive Officer, Deborah Woods received her first COVID-19 vaccination at GRAMS this morning to set an example for the community and encourages others to get vaccinated too.

Breaking youth smoking cycle through education
Posted 17 June 2021 Breaking youth smoking cycle through education

Karalundi College visited GRAMS Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) team last week to participate in a smoking education workshop and learn about the dangers of smoking.

GRAMS becomes a Red Dust Healing facilitator to promote Indigenous
Posted 14 June 2021 GRAMS becomes a Red Dust Healing facilitator to promote Indigenous wellbeing

Geraldton Reginal Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS) recently participated in the Red Dust Healing program to gain the knowledge and skills to become a Red Dust Healing trainer to strengthen families, workplaces, and communities.

GRAMS reflects on 20 years of Reconciliation at community morning tea
Posted 03 June 2021 GRAMS reflects on 20 years of Reconciliation at community morning tea

To commemorate the 20th anniversary and celebrate National Reconciliation Week, GRAMS hosted a morning tea at the Museum of Geraldton to celebrate the success of the GRAMS NAIDOC 2020 photography exhibition as well as reflecting on our shared histories, cultures and achievements.

TIS team encourage smokers to 'Commit to Quit' on World No Tobacco Day
Posted 01 June 2021 TIS team encourage smokers to 'Commit to Quit' on World No Tobacco Day

The GRAMS Tackling Indigenous Smoking Team celebrate World No Tobacco Day, with this year's theme being "Commit to Quit".

GRAMS Emergency Relief Foodbank Voucher
Posted 20 May 2021 GRAMS Emergency Relief Foodbank Voucher

Book an appointment at GRAMS and receive a Foodbank voucher!

New program launch: Eyes on men's health
Posted 18 May 2021 New program launch: Eyes on men's health

Starting Monday 24th of May from 9am to 3.30pm

Yarning Circles for vulnerable people and families
Posted 17 May 2021 Yarning Circles for vulnerable people and families

A Yarning Circle has launched in Geraldton for people who have had a stroke or traumatic brain injury to provide support and a path to healing.

#RollUpForWA
Posted 13 May 2021 #RollUpForWA

Get your COVID-19 vaccination at GRAMS!

Report to tackle Indigenous suicide in the Midwest/Murchison-Gascoyne
Posted 04 May 2021 Report to tackle Indigenous suicide in the Midwest/Murchison-Gascoyne Region

Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS) formally launched their Regional 2020 Suicide Prevention Report which outlined the framework for the creation and development of Aboriginal led Community Safety and Wellbeing Action Plans.

GRAMS launches landmark Suicide Prevention Report
Posted 21 April 2021 GRAMS launches landmark Suicide Prevention Report

Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS) is proud to formally launch the Suicide Prevention Report (2020) this week. It includes recommendations towards building community resilience and reducing the number of suicide-related deaths in Aboriginal communities.

Strengthening rural communities through health promotion training
Posted 31 March 2021 Strengthening rural communities through health promotion training

Health promotion programs aim to increase the accessibility of primary health care, employment and educational support to the community.

COVID-19 Vaccine Phase1B Rollout
Posted 24 March 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Phase1B Rollout

Phase1B of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is due to start on the 6th of April 2021 in the Midwest Gascune

NAIDOC photography exhibition showcases Aboriginal identity and cultural
Posted 22 March 2021 NAIDOC photography exhibition showcases Aboriginal identity and cultural pride

The NAIDOC Photography Exhibition currently on display in the Museum of Geraldton showcases the rich heritage and cultural identity of the Indigenous community from last year’s NAIDOC Photography Competition run by Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS).

COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Posted 16 March 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Please be advised that GRAMS is in the process of training and organising COVID-19 vaccine roll out for the community.

GRAMS to support professional development of healthcare workers
Posted 22 February 2021 GRAMS to support professional development of healthcare workers

Congratulations to GRAMS Aboriginal Health Practitioner, Timothy Silcock and Enrolled Nurse, Kara Dhu for being accepted into the Registered Nursing course through the University of Southern Queensland. GRAMS is supporting them in their studies by granting them study leave so they can better manage their work and study load.

NUTZ and BOLTZ makes radio debut to promote men’s health
Posted 10 February 2021 NUTZ and BOLTZ makes radio debut to promote men’s health

Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS) Health Promotions Officer David Batty launched his first NUTZ and BOLTZ radio show last Friday to raise awareness on men’s health issues.

Latest COVID-19 Information
Posted 01 February 2021 Latest COVID-19 Information

The Perth Metro, Peel and South West regions are currently in a 5-day lockdown effective at 6pm, Sunday 31 January, 2021 until 6pm Friday, 5 February 2021.

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