WA Department of Health to launch new Incidence and Cost of Injury Report

The Western Australian Department of Health will hold a stakeholder briefing on the new Incidence and Cost of Injury in Western Australia 2012 report at Grace Vaughan House in Shenton Park on Tuesday March 28th from 8:30am to 10am. Director Chronic Disease Prevention Directorate Denise Sullivan, Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood and Curtin University Senior Lecturer Dr Delia Hendrie will analyse injury rates across WA and its impact on the WA health system. The briefing will look at the report from a research, policy and practice perspective and speak about how the data can be understood and applied for advocacy and program development.

ICCWA Ambassador Mark Daniels talks about redefining disability at the Grassroots Falls Festival Take Two in Fremantle

ICCWA and Road Trauma Support WA Ambassador Mark Daniels spoke in front of more than 270 health pracitioners and falls specialists from across WA and Australia at the recent Grassroots Fall Festival Take Two in Fremantle on February 16 and 17.

The two-day conference looked at some of the grassroots falls prevention programs being rolled out across the country and for many introduced a new, fresh perspective on falls prevention.

Mark shared his own inspiring story of recovery from injury and gave those present food for thought in terms of redefining what it means to be disabled and not backing away from a challenge.

You can read more about Mark’s presentation and his own story in the Community Newspaper.

The Road Trauma Support WA team heads to Bunbury to work with our First Responders

A specialised team from the Road Trauma Support team will head to Bunbury on Thursday March 9 to deliver a specialised workshop for emergency services personnel from Bunbury and the surrounding region.

“Working with Grief, Loss and Trauma: How to Support Yourself and Others – is a specially tailored one day course which has been developed in conjunction with WA Charity Sirens of Silence, WA Police and Curtin University.

The course will help those on the front line understand how to appropriately respond to those impacted by grief, loss and trauma, understand the impact working in this area can have and assist attendees to develop appropriate self-care strategies to prevent burn out and the onset of post traumatic stress disorder.

It will be interactive and give those present the opportunity to share stories and experiences in a safe, non-judgemental environment and to assist them to integrate resiliance strategies into their daily working and personal lives.

Please see the attached flyer for more information and registration details.

The RAP Roadshow moves to Bunbury!

The ICCWA team, with expert guidance and assistance from Ingrid Cumming and the Code Switch team move from Merredin to Bunbury as part of our 2017 Reconciliation Action Plan Road Show.

We will be in Bunbury on Tuesday March 7 and would like to hear from you!

Our RAP planning workshop will be fun, engaging and family friendly and will give you the chance to tell us how we can work with you and have a yarn and a feed at the same time!

Please view or download the attached RAP flyer and share it with your networks! We look forward to seeing you there!

The ICCWA RAP Roadshow is heading to Merredin

The ICCWA team, with expert guidance and assistance from Ingrid Cumming and the Code Switch team will soon hit the highway for our 2017 Reconciliation Action Plan Road Show.

Destination Merredin! We will head to Merredin on Wednesday March 1 and would like to hear from you!

Our RAP planning workshop will be fun, engaging and family friendly and will give you the chance to tell us how we can work with you and have a yarn and a feed at the same time!

Please view or download the attached RAP flyer and share it with your networks! We look forward to seeing you there!

Join us and help shape our Reconciliation Action Plan!

Planning for ICCWA’s Reconciliation Action Plan, with guidance and assistance from Ingrid Cumming and the Code Switch team is now well underway! We have secured venues and dates for consultation meetings with stakeholders in Perth, Merredin and Bunbury and would love you to join us for a chat and to hear what you would like from us to help shape our RAP.

The workshops will be fun, engaging and family friendly and will give stakeholders the chance to tell us how we can work with you and have a yarn and a feed at the same time!

Please view or download the attached RAP flyer and share it with your networks! We look forward to seeing you at the Perth RAP workshop on February 21.