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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  • FREE Connect with Diabetes event

    9 days 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

    23 days 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

    24 days 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

    5 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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  • ICLA eFriend Launch

    5 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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  • ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

    7 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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  • safeTALK

    7 months ago
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    Free Suicide Alert training for professionals and community members of  Kalgoorlie.


    For more information click here

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  • Alcohol Think Again - Glassbody Immunity

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

    5 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.

    Time

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

    Register Here

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

    5 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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