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Community COVID-19 yarn up

A local yarn up event has brought together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from across northern Sydney to talk about health and social and emotional wellbeing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Northern Sydney Local Health District Aboriginal Health Service supported the event which involved a morning tea and educational sessions with local leaders and health professionals.  

Deputy Director of Aboriginal Health Paul Weir said the event highlighted the importance of collaboration with the local health district, external organisations and community to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

The day was about coming together for morning tea and having a yarn with some local leaders and health professionals to make sure the mob can make informed decisions around their health and are able to protect themselves.
Deputy Director of Aboriginal Health Paul Weir

“We also discussed living with COVID-19 in our community, how to stay safe, when you need to get tested, what happens if you get COVID-19 and how to access your vaccine certificate.” 

Pfizer vaccinations were available on the day. 

The event was a collaboration between TAFE Brookvale, The Cottage Surgery, Sydney North Health Network and NSLHD.

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