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September 2015

Firstly, welcome to the new-look NRHSN Cooee! Some of you would have seen it in print previously. You will now be receiving the NRHSN's eNewsletter on a monthly basis, keeping you up-to-date on what's going on in the student network as well as in the rural health space.

Executive Committee update: NRHSN hosts Parliamentary Breakfast

NRHSN Executive with Hon. Fiona Nash at NRHSN Parliamentary Breakfast 2015

The need for clear and supported rural training pathways for health students and graduates was one of the key topics discussed in Canberra on 9 September 2015.

“We know…that getting health students interested in rural health early in their career leads to positive intentions to go rural once they graduate,” said the Chair of the NRHSN, David Khoo, at the first NRHSN Parliamentary Breakfast.

Read more about the NRHSN Parliamentary Breakfast, what else the Executive Committee has been up to (there’s a bit going on!) and find out more about nominating for the 2016 Executive Committee…

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NRHSN Member Benefit: Mental health guide ‘When the cowpat hits the windmill’

The NRHSN’s new, improved mental health guide is here!

‘When the cowpat hits the windmill’ is written by students for students.

This special publication focuses on how to stay mentally fit while on placement or working rurally.

It contains tips on ways to maintain good mental health, how to adjust to life in a new town and a helpful checklist when preparing to go on placement.

A number of students and health professionals share their stories in the publication, so you can find out first-hand how others dealt with challenging situations. Read more or order your copy here…

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