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, including the Northern Goldfields Interagency meeting and the Youth Forum meetings.

Through these meetings participating organisations are committed to facilitating joint initiatives that help strengthen the community and improve the coordination of services in the region. It is recognised that Community, Local, State and Non-Government organisations input into discussion topics and initiatives is essential for strengthening the community and improving 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 participating organisations. This page supports meeting documents, highlights relevant news items and upcoming events and show cases good new stories..

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, including the Northern Goldfields Interagency meeting and the Youth Forum meetings.

Through these meetings participating organisations are committed to facilitating joint initiatives that help strengthen the community and improve the coordination of services in the region. It is recognised that Community, Local, State and Non-Government organisations input into discussion topics and initiatives is essential for strengthening the community and improving 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 participating organisations. This page supports meeting documents, highlights relevant news items and upcoming events and show cases good new stories..

We hope that you find this resource valuable and look forward to your input.

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  • Kambalda women gaining a fortnightly counselling service

    about 1 month ago
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    The Goldfields Women’s Health Care Centre are collaborating with the Shire of Coolgardie and Goldfields St Ives to bring counselling services to the women and families of Kambalda on a fortnightly basis.

    Sessions will take place with Counsellor Marli Heke at Kambalda Recreation Centre, Barnes Dr, Kambalda West WA 6442

    Session will be on Wednesdays every fortnight. Appointments can be booked any time between 9:30am and 2:30pm.

    The next upcoming sessions available will be on the 11th and 25th of November, 9th and 23rd of December, 6th and 20th of January.

    To book call the Goldfields Women’s Health Care Centre at (08) 9021 8266 or email cso@gwhcc.org.au


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  • Goldfields Healthy Weight Action Plan Workshop

    about 1 month ago
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    WA Country Health Service (WACHS) in collaboration with WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) are developing a Goldfields Healthy Weight Action Plan.

    The Goldfields Healthy Weight Action workshops will provide an opportunity for local stakeholders to identify regional priorities, capacities and actions. The workshop will promote a systems approach to improve existing services and assist in developing regional collaborative actions that link into a statewide framework.

    Obesity is a complex community-based issue affecting a wide variety of people, so local initiatives should be guided by local community needs. Linking local actions with a state-wide framework will improve support and sustainability over coming years. 

    There are two workshops being held in Goldfields:

    Kalgoorlie Workshop will be held on Tuesday, 24th November 2020

    Esperance Workshop will be held on Thursday 26th November 2020

    Both can be attended in person or via VC.

    For more information and to register click Here

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  • Esperance Free Yoga Classes

    2 months ago
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    Twilight Yoga Studio will run a free 6 week program commencing on Thursday 29th of October from 10.30 am-11.30 am

    For further information contact Alisha on (08) 9071 5169 

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  • Goldfields Carers Meeting

    2 months ago
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    The Goldfields Women's Health Care Centre are supporting a Carers Week Meeting with Simone McGurk MLA, Minister for Child Protection; Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services. The meeting will be held via Zoom with Minister McGurk to celebrate carers in the Goldfields: anyone can attend, and carers are specifically encouraged to attend.

    The information is as follows:

    • WHERE: Quality Inn Railway Motel, 33/51 Forrest St Kalgoorlie WA 6430 in the John Forrest Room.
    • WHEN: 12 October at 1pm to 3pm
    • WHAT: A zoom meeting with Minister McGurk to celebrate carers in the Goldfields. Light refreshments provided.
    • PRICE: $0
    • RSVP: Via email to oc@gwhcc.org.au by the 7th of October - detailing your full name and phone number.
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  • FREE Connect with Diabetes event

    3 months ago
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    Diabetes WA is holding a FREE “Connect with Diabetes” event the morning of Thursday 24th of  September at the Goldfields Art Centre at 9:00 am – 11:30 am


    The session is for anyone who would like to know more about the condition. 

    • find out if you or your family are at risk

    • better understand diabetes and the importance of self management

    • find out what you are entitled to receive under the NDSS

    • find out what local health services are available in your area

    • make small changes to live a healthier life with your family

    For more information and to book your place please click here

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  • Youth Digital Inclusion Project

    3 months ago
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    The Youth Digital Inclusion (YDI) project has been developed to respond to the digital divide experienced by vulnerable young people across our State. The Department of Communities has given YACWA a grant to distribute approximately 300 refurbished ICT devices to young people aged 16 to 24 in need. The majority of these devices will be smartphones accompanied by 6 month data packages. Young people will be identified through eligible community organisations who will apply on their behalf through a time-limited application process.


    For more information click here

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  • New Age-friendly Communities Social Connectivity Grants Program launched

    3 months ago
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    Funding of up to $15,000 per project is available for local governments and incorporated not-for-profit community organisations to implement age-friendly, active and positive ageing, and other seniors-related strategies that focus on reconnecting older people with their community and building capacity to remain connected should any further COVID-19 social isolation restrictions be imposed in the future.

    Applications open now and Close 6th October 2020.

    Click here for more information


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  • In This Together

    7 months ago
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    In This Together

    Leading mental health organisations, including the National Mental Health Collaboration and Sane Australia, have developed the national online campaign In This Together. It provides practical tips to support the mental health and wellbeing of Australians during this challenging time.

    It aims to provide bite size evidence-based information and encourages help-seeking for those who may need support during this time.
     Among the resources is: 

    • Advice on staying connected while self-isolating and/or quarantining
    • Advice on dealing with financial stress
    • Advice on keeping children connected

    It also offers guidance on checking in with the essential workforce, particularly those such as yourselves working on the frontline.
     Additional resources for looking after your own mental health include: 

    PORTS: 10 tips for coping with infectious diseases 

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  • ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

    10 months ago
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    Free two day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, for professionals and community members.

    For further information click here

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  • ICLA eFriend Launch

    7 months ago
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    eFriend is a first-of-its-kind planned virtual peer support service in Australia, developed by Independent Community Living Australia (ICLA), leveraging on ICLA’s 30 years of expertise and experience in delivering in-community support for people with mental illness.

    eFriend provides non-clinical, peer-based individual mental health support to people experiencing loneliness, isolation, distress, difficulty coping and the impact of trauma, anxiety, depression or thoughts of self-harm using a methodology known as ‘befriending’.

    eFriend is staffed by a trained team of Peer Support Workers who have a personal lived experience with mental health, trauma, suicidality or distress.

    Goals of eFriend

    • Provide a social connection and listening ear

    • Assist participants to seek support from their local network, community groups and coach them to reach out for help if they wish

    • Assist participants to engage in self-care and create individual safety plans when needed

    • Reduce loneliness and isolation in the community aiming for a reduction in the need for intensive mental health services

    • Guide those seeking clinical mental health services to appropriate pathways

    For further information see the website

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