Goldfields Consumer Engagement

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Purpose

The Goldfields Consumer Engagement page is designed to support and reinforce the community engagement activities currently being undertaken in this region, namely the Northern Goldfields Interagency meeting and the Youth Forum meetings.

Through these meetings WAPHA is committed to facilitating joint initiatives that help strengthen the community and improve the coordination of youth services in the region. We appreciate both community input and service provider input into discussion topics and initiatives focused on strengthening the community and improving youth service coordination.

Objective

This page will give members of the community the opportunity to converse, share ideas and opinions and reach decisions on pressing matters that may fall outside of the timelines of meetings, as well as receive regular updates from the team at WAPHA. Agenda items and meeting minutes will be published in advance of meetings to allow for any suggested items. We will also highlight relevant news items and upcoming events. We hope that you find this resource valuable and look forward to your input.

Purpose

The Goldfields Consumer Engagement page is designed to support and reinforce the community engagement activities currently being undertaken in this region, namely the Northern Goldfields Interagency meeting and the Youth Forum meetings.

Through these meetings WAPHA is committed to facilitating joint initiatives that help strengthen the community and improve the coordination of youth services in the region. We appreciate both community input and service provider input into discussion topics and initiatives focused on strengthening the community and improving youth service coordination.

Objective

This page will give members of the community the opportunity to converse, share ideas and opinions and reach decisions on pressing matters that may fall outside of the timelines of meetings, as well as receive regular updates from the team at WAPHA. Agenda items and meeting minutes will be published in advance of meetings to allow for any suggested items. We will also highlight relevant news items and upcoming events. We hope that you find this resource valuable and look forward to your input.

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  • The Blue Tree Project Esperance

    about 2 months ago
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    The Blue Tree Project – Esperance is in full swing after the inaugural tree was painted to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention.

    A blue tree is a visual reminder that these issues exist and that its OK to seek help.

    LifeSPAN Suicide Prevention Awareness Network committee member Raelene Craft said about 10 people helped to paint the tree on Sheldon Road on Sunday, June 30, with plenty of encouragement from passers-by. "It has already been really well-received within the community and it's spreading far and wide on social media. People are really excited about it and know that... Continue reading

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  • R u ok? Leonora has a Blue Tree

    about 2 months ago
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    Local stakeholders and the Shire of Leonora came together recently to paint a designated tree blue in the town of Leonora, Northern Goldfields, prompting locals to talk about mental health and ask: “r u ok?”. Norma Heaton from HOPE Community Services has a vision to paint trees blue along the Northern Goldfield highway, from Kalgoorlie to Laverton. This project has touched Norma personally due to lived experience.

    The Blue Tree Project started as a reminder for people to check in on their loved ones and to bring awareness to mental health issues and suicide prevention. The colour blue represents a... Continue reading

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  • Shooting Stars Good News - Leonora Officially Launched

    6 months ago
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    Glass Jar Australia are thrilled to officially launch their Leonora site!!! Allowing them to continue to work towards Closing the Gap in school competition for Aboriginal girls across the state!

    Leonora is the first program based in Goldfields, located 833km northeast of Perth and will target up to 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls from Year’s 4-10 at Leonora District High School. It’s fantastic to see Shooting Stars open its first program in Western Australia’s Goldfields!

    This site is generously supported by a number of financial and community contributors that helped to get the site off the ground. The... Continue reading

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  • Grow Local Expansion 2019

    6 months ago
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    What is Grow Local?

    Grow Local was developed by WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) in 2017 in response to difficulties in recruiting and retaining culturally appropriate mental health workers to support Aboriginal people.

    It was identified as a need during the filming of Bus of Hope, a documentary that followed a group of people from Leonora as they embarked on a journey to Alice Springs, sharing their personal stories of how suicide has impacted their lives and their tight-knit community.

    It is a specially designed Certificate IV in Mental Health whose objectives are to:

    - Train local people who... Continue reading

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  • Leonora Woman’s groupfirst event for 2019!

    6 months ago
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    Hope Community Services facilitated its first woman’s group for 2019 this week thanks to Norma Heaton and Nadia Aly. The ladies requested “spices” as the theme and wanted to learn how to cook with different spices. The ladies prepared the food under guidance from Nadia and a fabulous meal was served.

    The Group will be held every fortnight on a Monday at Meedac and all ladies are welcome to join in. The theme will change every fortnight – This is a great opportunity to have a yarn and catch up friends and enjoy different themes chosen by the ladies.

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  • Additional funding for Kalgoorlie-Boulder Local Drug Action Group

    8 months ago

    The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Local Drug Action Group (KBLDAG) is happy to announce it has received $13,000 of additional funding from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation to reduce the negative impact of alcohol on health, relationships and communities in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Coolgardie and Kambalda.

    The funding will help support the implementation of the recently endorsed Alcohol and Other Drug Management Plan 2018-2021, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Coolgardie and Kambalda (The Plan).

    The Plan focuses on increasing knowledge of evidence informed strategies to reduce alcohol consumption and increasing opportunities for community members to participate in healthy alcohol free events. It will also be focusing on developing actions... Continue reading

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  • Children ‘s Week – Hammond Park Kalgoorlie 2018

    10 months ago
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    WA Primary Health Alliance’s attended the Children’s week in Kalgoorlie at Hammond Park to promote My Health Record, Immunisation and services funded by WA Primary Health Alliance in the Goldfields. The event was supported by Kalgoorlie-Boulder Early Years Strategy Group and organisations who provide services to children and young people in the Goldfields.

    Picture Above - Ghadah and her daughter in Hammond Park

    About 200 parents and children attended the event. Some day care centres brought in the children for the activities. There were lots of activities including the popular potato competition to win a fruit basket for the best... Continue reading

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  • Changing Scenes, Redefining Lives by Theatre of Transformation Australia

    about 1 year ago
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    Due to illness this project has been placed on hold until further notice. For updates, please keep an eye on this story!

    Late last year, WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) conducted a Youth Forum in Leonora, Northern Goldfields. The youth came together with service providers, community members (including Elders) and community agencies to identify needs in the region regarding youth mental health and develop a greater understanding of what was needed in the community.

    One of the Youth Forum outcomes that emerged, was a request for grief counselling for them and their families. WAPHA has carefully responded by funding a... Continue reading

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  • Bus of Hope documentary

    about 1 year ago


    Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September 2016, WA Primary Health Alliance launched Bus of Hope in partnership with Lifeline WA.


    Bus of Hope is a documentary which follows a group of people from Leonora as they embark on a journey to Alice Springs, sharing their personal stories of how suicide has impacted their lives and their tight-knit community.



    Country WA Primary Health Network Goldfields team collaborated with the Leonora community to attend the inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference in May 2017.

    Together, experts and members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities... Continue reading

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