Geraldton News

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.

Clean-up Crew steps up to help the community
Posted 20 November 2020 Clean-up Crew steps up to help the community

The Clean-up Crew work towards assisting GRAMS clients, many of them being elderly patients, to create a healthy environment by cleaning the rubbish, waste and debris away from their residence.

2020 NAIDOC Awards winners announced
Posted 11 November 2020 2020 NAIDOC Awards winners announced

The GRAMS NAIDOC Ball, Always Was Always Will Be was held on Saturday 7th November 2020 to celebrate and acknowledge the history, culture and achievements of the First Nations people who have occupied and cared for the land for over 65,000 years.

GRAMS awards scariest costume at Yalgoo Halloween Parade
Posted 04 November 2020 GRAMS awards scariest costume at Yalgoo Halloween Parade

The GRAMS TIS team awarded the prizes for the children that had the scariest and most creative costume.

TIS and Deadly Cru travels to the Karalundi Community to deliver health
Posted 03 November 2020 TIS and Deadly Cru travels to the Karalundi Community to deliver health promotion activities

The GRAMS Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) and Deadly Cru teams went on a remote trip to the Karalundi Community to facilitate culturally safe community education and health promotion activities to encourage healthy lifestyles.

Dedicated to Mervyn Cashen
Posted 30 October 2020 Dedicated to Mervyn Cashen

By Nola Gregory

TIS delivers Drum Beat at Geraldton Universities Centre open day
Posted 21 October 2020 TIS delivers Drum Beat at Geraldton Universities Centre open day

Tackling Indigenous Drum Beat session with Mayoni Banda

Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service calls for Elder, Youth and
Posted 15 October 2020 Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service calls for Elder, Youth and Scholar of the Year nominations

GRAMS invites you to nominate an outstanding individual for the Elder, Youth and Scholar of the Year Awards to be presented at the GRAMS NAIDOC Ball Saturday 7 November 2020

GRAMS TIS team encourages youth participation and engagement through
Posted 30 September 2020 GRAMS TIS team encourages youth participation and engagement through sport competitions at local PCYC

The Geraldton Police and Community Youth Centre (PCYC) and the Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS) Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) team is supporting youth wellbeing through friendly sport competitions.

Bridging the Gap in remote Indigenous communities with NDIS
Posted 25 September 2020 Bridging the Gap in remote Indigenous communities with NDIS

Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service is committed to providing culturally appropriate support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander living with disability under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

GRAMS promoting mental health through suicide prevention workshops in
Posted 18 September 2020 GRAMS promoting mental health through suicide prevention workshops in regional Indigenous communities

Stage II of the Suicide Prevention trial undertaken by GRAMS and Peter Kenyon from Bank of I.D.E.A.S is in the final stages of a twelve-month contract with WAPHA.

Clinics and communities receive COVID-19 resources thanks to Minderoo
Posted 02 September 2020 Clinics and communities receive COVID-19 resources thanks to Minderoo Foundation

GRAMS has received medical supplies and equipment from the Minderoo Foundation to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure we continue to provide exceptional medical services to our patients.

NAIDOC Photography Competition winners announced
Posted 31 August 2020 NAIDOC Photography Competition winners announced

We would like to thank everyone who participated and entered our competition. We received many amazing entries that celebrated what ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’ means to the First Nations people.

Social activities and exploring health decisions with the Elders
Posted 19 August 2020 Social activities and exploring health decisions with the Elders

Learn more about the upcoming activities in our Elders Day program and our new initiative,

Elders Day Program - creating a place to connect with our Elders
Posted 13 August 2020 Elders Day Program - creating a place to connect with our Elders

We recently launched our Elders Day Program to recognise the Elders in our community and create a culturally safe place for yarning, sharing and storytelling.

Taking part in Mentally Healthy Day at Meekatharra District High School
Posted 07 August 2020 Taking part in Mentally Healthy Day at Meekatharra District High School

To help raise the awareness of mental health, our Deadly Cru team travelled to Meekatharra last week to provide mental health training and workshops at Meekatharra District High School.

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