Goldfields Consumer Engagement

Kalgoorlie Museum

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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    A comprehensive guide to identifying and understanding functions of behaviour. Particularly looking at behaviour which is undesirable and unacceptable both at home and in the community. The process is broken down into 5 smaller steps, which provides parents support of how to modify these maladaptive behaviours. The workshop will provide parents the knowledge and confidence level of understanding how to separate the behaviour from the function, look for patterns in behaviours then be able to implement appropriate intervention strategies to reduce or cease the challenging behaviours.

    Book here:https://app.tickettailor.com/events/cdbs/504742/r/parent-workshop

    Any Enquires Contact : kelly@cdbspecialists.com.au or 0411522727

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    On the 23rd of November 2020, fifteen Goldfields community members graduated with a Grow Local Certificate IV in Mental Health, equipping them with the skills to provide much needed culturally sensitive mental health support to their communities.

    The free community initiative developed by WA Primary Health Alliance, provided in partnership with the Australian Medical Association (WA), was in response to difficulties in recruiting and retaining culturally appropriate mental health workers in regional areas.

    The program proved to be very popular having already seen 30 people from the Goldfields region receive their qualification since 2017. The fifteen Goldfields participants were joined by 100 other community members from throughout regional WA who WAPHA has funded to obtain their certificate and are now graduating at the end of this year.

    Despite the challenges this year due to COVID-19, Grow Local participants have worked hard towards completing their Grow Local Certificate IV in Mental Health, meaning communities throughout Western Australia will have additional mental health support available to those who maybe struggling.

    Very warm congratulations to all those participants graduating this year.

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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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    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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    The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to assist an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based Action Plan.

    This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of Aboriginal people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

    Mental health problems covered:

    •Depression and anxiety

    •Psychosis

    •Substance use problems

    Mental health crises covered

    •Suicidal thoughts and behaviours

    •Non-suicidal self-injury

    •Panic attacks

    •Traumatic events

    •Severe psychotic states

    •Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use

    •Aggressive behaviours.

    Note: This course is not a therapy or support group.

    Date Thursday 22 - Friday 23 April 2021
    Time 9am - 5pm both days
    Venue Goldfields Arts Centre Ensemble Room
    Cost $290 per person
    Includes participant manual, morning-tea, lunch & afternoon-tea
    Register https://www.eventbrite.com.au/preview?eid=147741002315/
    Payment is required to register and secure your place in this course
    Contact For further information: Susan Kusters
    P 9021 3069 E susan.kusters@hopecs.org.au


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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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    Parenting in the digital age can be complex and challenging. Whilst there are many benefits for our children being online, there are also risks. As the trusted adults in our children’s lives we can support them to maximise the benefits and minimise the risks.

    This parent/carer workshop will educate, equip and empower you to talk with your child about cyber safety, digital wellness and so much more.

    DATE: 15th February 2021

    TIME: 6pm to 8.30pm VENUE: YMCA 1 YMCA Way

    COST: Free REGISTRATION: 9068 1821 or email GoldfieldsEsperance.PCWA@anglicarewa.org.au

    Workshop content:

    • Protecting developing bodies, brains and behaviour

    • Screen time and healthy boundaries

    • Social media and gaming

    • Explicit content and pornography

    • Predators and online grooming

    • Youth produced sexual content and image based abuse

    • Positive digital footprint and reputation

    • Parental controls – safer devices and homes

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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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