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

    2 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


    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

    2 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 

    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

    2 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.

    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

    3 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

    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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  • How to prepare for and implement telehealth: critical success factors for clinicians. Free Webinar

    3 months ago
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    The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that we have had to step away from ‘business as usual’ in primary care and find alternative ways to share information and communicate.

    In this webinar, Australian GP Dr Amandeep Hansra and UK GP Dr David Triska, will share their experiences of implementing telehealth (phone, online and video consultations) and provide practical tips and advice based on their first-hand experiences.

    This session is aimed at clinicians and will cover a range of issues related to preparing for and implementing telehealth, including:
    • Engaging with staff and patients
    • Redesigning workflow
    • Potential modalities
    • Overcoming challenges
    • Tools and technology, and
    • Lessons learned.

    This webinar is proudly bought to you by the Digital Health CRC in collaboration with Curtin University and La Trobe University.

    Apr 9, 2020 06:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

    Register Here

    The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that we have had to step away from ‘business as usual’ in primary care and find alternative ways to share information and communicate.

    In this webinar, Australian GP Dr Amandeep Hansra and UK GP Dr David Triska, will share their experiences of implementing telehealth (phone, online and video consultations) and provide practical tips and advice based on their first-hand experiences.

    This session is aimed at clinicians and will cover a range of issues related to preparing for and implementing telehealth, including:
    • Engaging with staff and patients
    • Redesigning workflow
    • Potential modalities
    • Overcoming challenges
    • Tools and technology, and
    • Lessons learned.

    This webinar is proudly bought to you by the Digital Health CRC in collaboration with Curtin University and La Trobe University.

    Apr 9, 2020 06:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

    Register Here

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  • Everyday Counselling Skills Workshop

    5 months ago
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    Hope Community Services is hosting the WA Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) in Kalgoorlie on the 29th-30th April to deliver a 2-day workshop:

    Everyday Counselling Skills - Brief interventions and counselling skills for everyday situations
    This two-day course explores a series of structured, discussion-based tools which allow educators, community and health-care workers to engage and support the people they work alongside with.
    Based on short and often opportunistic interactions, brief interventions are a set of practical, evidence-based tools which we cover alongside a range of advanced communication and engagement skills.

    COST per person
    Community Member: $50+GST
    Not-for-profit Organisation: $100+GST
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    Hope Community Services is hosting the WA Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) in Kalgoorlie on the 29th-30th April to deliver a 2-day workshop:

    Everyday Counselling Skills - Brief interventions and counselling skills for everyday situations
    This two-day course explores a series of structured, discussion-based tools which allow educators, community and health-care workers to engage and support the people they work alongside with.
    Based on short and often opportunistic interactions, brief interventions are a set of practical, evidence-based tools which we cover alongside a range of advanced communication and engagement skills.

    COST per person
    Community Member: $50+GST
    Not-for-profit Organisation: $100+GST
    Government or For-Profit Organisation: $175+GST

    Please see the flyer for further details and information about the workshop. And please note, registration is only available online via Eventbrite and an online payment will be required at the time of registration: Click here to register

    Morning tea, Lunch and afternoon tea is included on both days. Places are strictly limited to 24 participants.


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  • safeTALK

    5 months ago
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    Free Suicide Alert training for professionals and community members of  Laverton.

    Two sessions available: the morning training session is available for Community and Wirrpanda Participants

    the Afternoon session for Service Providers, Clinicians, professionals, First Responders and Teachers.


    Free Suicide Alert training for professionals and community members of  Laverton.

    Two sessions available: the morning training session is available for Community and Wirrpanda Participants

    the Afternoon session for Service Providers, Clinicians, professionals, First Responders and Teachers.


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  • ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

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


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


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  • International Family Drug Support day 2020

    5 months ago
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  • Champions for Change Leadership Workshop - Kalgoorlie

    6 months ago
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    Champion for Change Leadership Workshop

    A 3-hour workshop bringing students in years 6 to 8 together from local schools to provide a forum to discuss issues around body esteem before developing a take action plan for their school community. 

    Maximum of 8 students from each school (accompanied by 1 member of staff).

    Date:          Friday 27th March 2020

    Time:         9am to 12pm includes morning tea

    Venue:       headspace Kalgoorlie, Level 1/48 Brookman St, Kalgoorlie

    Cost:          FREE

    For further information, please contact:

    education@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au or 02 8456 3908

    To register,...

    Champion for Change Leadership Workshop

    A 3-hour workshop bringing students in years 6 to 8 together from local schools to provide a forum to discuss issues around body esteem before developing a take action plan for their school community. 

    Maximum of 8 students from each school (accompanied by 1 member of staff).

    Date:          Friday 27th March 2020

    Time:         9am to 12pm includes morning tea

    Venue:       headspace Kalgoorlie, Level 1/48 Brookman St, Kalgoorlie

    Cost:          FREE

    For further information, please contact:

    education@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au or 02 8456 3908

    To register, Click here



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