Geraldton News

A jab well done: GRAMS staff are fully vaccinated
Posted 13 January 2022 A jab well done: GRAMS staff are fully vaccinated

GRAMS staff are now 100% vaccinated against COVID-19!

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19
Posted 11 January 2022 What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

The Deputy Chief Medical Officer Michael Kidd explains what to do if you test positive to COVID-19.

Celebrating team achievements
Posted 10 January 2022 Celebrating team achievements

Congratulations to our Health Promotions Officer, David Batty and our Social Worker, Anna Thuy Ruby Mai for their amazing achievements!

Young Leaders Training Program upskills the Elders of the Future
Posted 16 December 2021 Young Leaders Training Program upskills the Elders of the Future

The youth team were lucky enough to have Katiska Davis from the Aboriginal health council of Western Australia come to Geraldton to run young leaders training.

GRAMS physiotherapist and researcher honoured with prestigious fellowship
Posted 13 December 2021 GRAMS physiotherapist and researcher honoured with prestigious fellowship

Congratulations to Dr Ivan Lin for being named a fellow by the Australian College of Physiotherapists

Elders Christmas Luncheon
Posted 10 December 2021 Elders Christmas Luncheon

Merry Christmas to our Elders!

Winners of the 2021 Heal Country! NAIDOC Photography Competition
Posted 08 December 2021 Winners of the 2021 Heal Country! NAIDOC Photography Competition

Winners of the GRAMS 2021 Heal Country! NAIDOC Photography Competition were revealed at the Geraldton Regional Library on Tuesday 7th of December.

Young Leaders Program
Posted 26 November 2021 Young Leaders Program

The Young Leaders Program support Aboriginal young people to become peer educators in youth health and encourage their communities to engage in health behaviours.

E-cigarettes and Vaping FAQs
Posted 18 November 2021 E-cigarettes and Vaping FAQs

Since 1 October 2021, people now need a prescription to order and buy nicotine vaping products, such as nicotine e-cigarettes, nicotine pods and liquid nicotine.

Pop up clinic to boost vaccination rate in the Mid West
Posted 18 October 2021 Pop up clinic to boost vaccination rate in the Mid West

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues at Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS) vaccination hub operated in partnership with WA Country Health Service (WACHS).

Eagles star Josh Kennedy encourage community to roll up at GRAMS
Posted 11 October 2021 Eagles star Josh Kennedy encourage community to roll up at GRAMS vaccination hub

West Coast Eagles veteran, Josh Kennedy visited the Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS) vaccination hub on Monday 11th of October to encourage the community to get vaccinated.

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

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