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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  • ICLA eFriend Launch

    3 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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  • In This Together

    3 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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  • Alcohol Think Again - Glassbody Immunity

    3 months ago
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    Not only can alcohol weaken our immune system, it can also worsen our mental health and increase our risk of developing alcohol-caused disease. Reduce your drinking to reduce your risk. 


    An extension of the ‘Glassbody’ campaign is launching in late April 2020 in an effort to reduce the risk of alcohol-related harm associated with people staying and working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign is a joint initiative between the Mental Health Commission and Cancer Council Western Australia.

    With the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, it is a stressful time for many people with many aspects of our daily lives changing rapidly. Some of us may turn to alcohol for short-term stress relief or because of boredom, but rather than helping us cope, alcohol can make us feel more stressed and anxious. Alcohol can also weaken our immune system, making it more difficult to fight off viruses and infection, and increase our risk of developing alcohol-caused disease, like cancer and stroke.

    To stay healthy and well, it’s important that if you’re going to drink, to do so at low‑risk levels. This campaign provides practical tips for Western Australians to reduce risky alcohol consumption in the home

    To visit the website click here.

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  • New dedicated alcohol and drug support for Frontline Workers in the Goldfields

    4 months ago
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    With COVID 19 dominating our lives, our frontline workers face an extraordinary level of extra challenges and work demands. These demands can result in higher levels of stress or anxiety. No one is immune to using alcohol or other drugs to cope (even prescription or over the counter medication). 

    To support our frontline workers in the Goldfields, Hope Community Services, Goldfields Community Alcohol and Drug Service (GCADS) is offering FREE dedicated alcohol & other drug support that is confidential and non-identifying. 

    Where else to get help:

    Locally from your GP/Doctor or 

    Goldfields Community Alcohol and Drug Service, Hope Community Services, 48 Brookman Street Kalgoorlie (08) 9021 3069

    Or 

    24 hour, Confidential, free, support via - Alcohol and Drug Support Line  - 1800 198 024

    For more information on the COVID-19 Frontline Workers Alcohol & Other Drug Service please contact - Kasimu Kiwanuka on 08 9021 3069 or via email Kasimu.Kiwanuka@hopecs.org.au

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  • Esperance Golf Day 2020

    10 days ago
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  • Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Online Workshop

    29 days ago
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    Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Online Workshop

    Zoom Sessions 

    The online Suicide Prevention Workshop consists of three sessions. 

    Session

    Date/Time

    Session 1 - Raising Awareness of Suicide in Australia

    Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 09:30 am – 10:30 am (90 mins) AEST

    Session 2 - Understanding Risk and Our Attitudes Around Suicide

    Thursday, 23 July 2020, 09:30 am – 11:00 am (120 mins) AEST

    Session 3 - Responding to Someone at Risk of Suicide

    Thursday, 24 July 2020, 09:30 am – 12:00 pm (150 mins)


    Australian Government funding has allowed for this event to be fully subsidised, there will be no charge incurred to attend the workshop.

    Please register for the Zoom event by clicking this link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wesley-lifeforce-suicide-prevention-zoom-event-22-23-24-july-2020-tickets-112039605476

    - As spots are limited and demand is high for our workshops, please ensure you only book if there is a genuine intent to attend.- 

    Remember to sign in with your own email as this will ensure you get your workbooks after every session and also your evaluation and certificate.


    How to join us:

    How to install Zoom?

    https://zoom.us/support/download

    For more information on Wesley Mission visit https://www.wesleymission.org.au/


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