05 November → 06 November 2019

Standard Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental health first aid is the help given to someone developing a mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis. First aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received, or until the crisis resolves.

Where: Perenjori Pavilion
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Morning tea and lunch will be supplied. For more information, or to register, contact jacki.ward@wapha.org.au or call 0438 784 650

07 November → 08 November 2019

Introduction to Working with Individuals with Self-Destructive Behaviours

A two-day training workshop for professionals, carers and family and friends of individuals who have self-destructive behaviours in our community. This workshop is accredited for 6 CPE points with ACWA. For more information contact Nikki or Angie at safeinoz@wideband.net.au or 03 5176 2616.
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Venue: Desert Blue Connect
11 November → 12 November 2019

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people simple, practical first aid skills for helping a family member, friend or co-worker, or other person who is experiencing a mental health issue or crisis. This two-day course teaches practical first aid skills including - recognise common mental health problems; provide initial help using a practical, evidence-based action plan; seek appropriate professional help; and respond in a crisis situation. This workshop is accredited for CPE points. For more information, contact Isabel Ross at isabel.ross@health.wa.gov.au or 9956 1963.
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Venue: Shark Bay Recreation Centre
13 November 2019

Navigating National Redress

A community legal education session for lawyers, community workers and health professionals.

knowmore can provider free and independent legal help for people to understand their options under the National Redress Scheme.

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue: Lotteries House, 114 Sanford Street, Geraldton
RSVP to 6117 7244 or perth.admin@knowmore.org.au

14 November 2019

Big Pram Walk

In celebration of Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week, Desert Blue Connect are hosting the Big Pram Walk.

This will commence with a walk along the foreshore, followed by morning tea, information stalls, face painting and children's activities.

A women's health nurse will be available to speak to participates about perinatal depression and anxiety.

Time Walk 10:00am - 10:30am
Time Activities: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Venue: Stow Gardens, Geraldton Foreshore

Phone 9964 2742 for more information.

16 November → 17 November 2019

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people simple, practical first aid skills for helping a family member, friend or co-worker, or other person who is experiencing a mental health issue or crisis. This two-day course teaches practical first aid skills including - recognise common mental health problems; provide initial help using a practical, evidence-based action plan; seek appropriate professional help; and respond in a crisis situation. This workshop is accredited for CPE points. For more information, contact Isabel Ross at isabel.ross@health.wa.gov.au or 9956 1963.
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Venue: Exmouth Hospital Meeting Room
19 November 2019

Conversations for Life

A half day suicide prevention workshop for everyone and particularly those interested in keeping others safe and connected. It offers practical ways to reduce the risk of suicide before it becomes a crisis. For further enquiries, contact coordinator@yellowribbonmidwest.org.au or 0428 381 545.
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Venue: St John of God Hospital, Training Room
20 November 2019

Mental Health Inquiry - Geraldton Public Hearing

The Productivity Commission is keen to hear your views on the draft recommendations. What they are getting right, what needs further refinement and what's missing?

Register to discuss the inquiry draft report. For further information, contact Tracey Horsfall on 02 6240 3261.

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: The Geraldton Club, 160 Marine Tce

21 November 2019

Fantastic in Your 50s and Beyond

Presented by Sally McKenzie, Women's Health Physiotherapist and Catherine Dumont, Dietitian, this free event will focus on change through better nutrition and exercise.

This is a great opportunity for women to come together to learn from health experts and ask questions.

Includes refreshments and a light lunch. Bookings are essential and donations are welcome. RSVP to 9964 2742 or info@desertblueconnect.org.au

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: Walkaway Recreation Centre

22 November 2019

Midwest Men's Breakfast

Mental wellbeing can help prevent domestic violence. Guest speaker Luke Ringin, WA Centre for Rural Health.

Coordinated by Centacare Men's Hub.

Breakfast provided. Tickets $25

Time: 7:30am - 8:30am
Venue: Champion Bay High School, Geraldton

22 November 2019

March Against Violence

Desert Blue Connect invites you to join them for the annual March Against Violence (MAV). MAV aims to raise awareness of family violence and sexual assault, and promote healthy relationships.

Guest speakers and free sausage sizzle.

Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
March from 9:30am - 10:00am
Venue: Stow Gardens, Geraldton Foreshore

For more information contact 9964 2742 or email info@desertblueconnect.org.au

23 November 2019

Shinema Free Open Air Cinema

Join the Chapman Valley Menshed as they host the movie 'Jedda' in Mullewa.

There will be live music, kids art workshop, food and drinks available.

Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Lesser Hall, Mullewa

For further information, visit the Chapman Valley Menshed website.

25 November → 26 November 2019

Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Workshop

Gatekeepers Suicide Prevention is a two-day workshop designed for professionals and para-professionals in the human services whose roles bring them into regular contact with people at risk of suicide.

Registration is essential.
For more information see flyer or contact gatekeepersuicideprevention@education.wa.edu.au

Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Venue: Midwest Regional Education Office, 209 Foreshore Drive, Geraldton

26 November 2019

Identifying, Preventing & Responding to the Abuse of the Older People

Preventing abuse of the older people is a core duty and obligation for all providers of aged care services. The nature of the services means it is likely that staff will have contact with adults at risk of abuse or neglect.

Advocare will be providing an introductory workshop to on-line learning modules which will assist all aged care staff in ensuring that they meet their responsibilities in the delivery of safe, evidence-based, quality care.

The initiative is a collaborative approach between WACHS, Advocare and WAPHA.

Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Venue: Aged & Community Care Meeting Room
Contact: Karen Lynch, 9956 2430 to register


27 November 2019

Identifying, Preventing & Responding to the Abuse of Older People

Preventing abuse of the older people is a core duty and obligation for all providers of aged care services. The nature of the services means it is likely that staff will have contact with adults at risk of abuse or neglect.

Advocare will be providing an introductory workshop to on-line learning modules which will assist all aged care staff in ensuring that they meet their responsibilities in the delivery of safe, evidence-based, quality care.

The initiative is a collaborative approach between WACHS, Advocare and WAPHA.

Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Venue: Bentwood Olive Grove, Greenough
Contact: Lorna Darlington, 9956 2471 to register

28 November 2019

Trauma Informed Care and Practice for Professionals

This workshop aims to assist individual workers and agencies to begin to implement trauma informed care and practice. This workshop will provide an overview of different types of trauma; describe the links between AOD, mental health issues and trauma; describe the impacts of trauma; explain the principles of trauma informed care.

For more information contact Mark Lowery at mark.lowery@mhc.wa.gov.au or 6553 0271.

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Venue: WA Centre for Rural Health, Geraldton

29 November 2019

Recognising and Responding to Amphetamine Intoxiciation/Toxicity and Opioid Overdose

This training is aimed at health professionals to increase their knowledge and confidence in responding to amphetamine intoxication/toxicity and opioid overdose, with the purpose of improved service provision, client engagement and reducing harms associated with amphetamines and opioid use, including death.

For more information, contact Mark Lowery at mark.lowery@mhc.wa.gov.au or 6553 0271.

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Venue: WA Centre for Rural Health, Geraldton

07 December 2019

Conversations for Life

A half day suicide prevention workshop for everyone and particularly those interested in keeping others safe and connected. It offers practical ways to reduce the risk of suicide before it becomes a crisis. For further enquiries, contact coordinator@yellowribbonmidwest.org.au or 0428 381 545.
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Venue: St John of God Hospital, Training Room