A Way Through – Kellerberrin (Health Workers)

Do you work with Aboriginal mob?

Do you want to learn tools to help deal with your own and your mobs hard times?

Over two days, A Way Through can help you to get stronger using art, music, dance and yarning. Shaun Nannup, a human being, an Indigenous man and a father, along with Ros Snyder will help you to understand the hard times, so you can keep on helping yourself and your mob.

Become strong in yourself, your culture and your family. Strong communities need strong connections and this starts with you.

Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th June 2017
9am – 4.30pm
FREE
The Prev
1 George Street, Kellerberrin WA 6410

Email training@iccwa.org.au

Call 08 9420 7212

Visit awaythroughhealthworker.eventbrite.com.au

A Way Through – Kellerberrin

Are you or your mob between 18 and 25?

Over two days, A Way Through can help you become strong in yourself, your culture and your family using art, music, dance and yarning. So you can stay strong during hard times.

Shaun Nannup, a human being, an Indigenous man and a father, along with Ros Snyder will help you understand the hard times, so you can keep on helping yourself and your mob.

Strong communities need strong connections and this starts with you.

Thursday 15th and Friday 16th June 2017
9am – 4.30pm
FREE
Noongar Centre Kellerberrin
Cnr Bedford & Leake Street, Kellerberrin WA 6410

Email training@iccwa.org.au

Call 08 9420 7212

Visit awaythrough.eventbrite.com.au

RTSWA joins the annual Blessing of the Roads

RTSWA acting manager, Ryan Fernie, joined the new WA Police and Road Safety Minister, the Hon Michelle Roberts MLA and Road Safety Commissioner Kim Papalia for the annual Blessing of the Roads in Mirrabooka this year. The event was jointly coordinated by the cities of Stirling, Swan and Joondalup and put the focus on road safety as we headed into traditionally one of the worst periods on our roads – the Easter long weekend. To read more please click here.

Road Safety Commissioner Kim Papalia lets regional and remote WA know that help is out there for those in need

Road Safety Commissioner Kim Papalia joined the Road Trauma Support team in Bunbury on Thursday May 9 for a specially tailored grief trauma and loss workshop for emergency services personnel in the region.

The day long session was designed to assist those on the front line both professionally and personally to support themselves and others when dealing with grief and trauma.

Mr Papalia introduced the session and spoke of his own experence as a police officer working in the field and the challenges that emergency services personnel face every day. To read more click here.

Getting your message across on television and radio

Are you looking for help in dealing with the media, presenting for an interview without struggling to get your message out there or identifying what constitutes a good story angle?

Getting your message heard is one of the key cornerstones of advocacy and furthering your cause. Television and radio interviews are a highly effective and inexpensive way of getting your message across and can be planned or they may to opportunistic responding to the events of the day.

Being able to ‘sing your song’ and have your message properly understoood and shared is therefore imperative.

This hands on one day workshop is a unique opportunity for key members of staff to learn some insider tricks of the trade from some of WA’s most experienced media figures. See the attached flyer for further information. For registration details click here.

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.

Program Update: Know Injury Summer 2016

A team from the Injury Control Council of Western Australia’s, Know Injury program, travelled to beautiful Esperance last month to talk to those based in and around the region about all things injury prevention.

The visit is part of the organisation’s ongoing commitment to those in regional and remote WA who may not have the same access to training and events as counterparts in the Perth metropolitan area

The team was hosted by the Western Australia Country Health Service (WACHS), Esperance Population Health from Wednesday 23 November to Friday 25 November allowing them to meet with practioners and health workers operating in and around the area.

Know Injury delivered evaluation training, met with local health and community workers to discuss injury and safety and also find out what’s happening in their shire.

The evaluation training was delivered by experienced health promotion practioner, Dr Stacy Waters, and as well attended with representatives from WACHS, Escare and the Esperance community arts centre.

Feedback from the event was overwhelmingly positive from those who attended the training.

‘Both inspired to improve and slightly intimidated by how much better we can do. Thank you!’ and ‘Excellent, timely, presenter very knowledgeable, interesting, needed, informative, thank you!’.

The Know Injury team also took time to meet with representatives from the Shire of Esperance to find out what their safety priorities were in the region, as well as to talk about injury prevention and community safety.

Know Injury also hosted the bi-monthly regional network group meeting where Andrea McGill, health promotion officer from WACHS delivered a presentation on behalf of the Roadwise committee which looked at their new campaign ‘Slow down and enjoy the ride’.

The campaign is an excellent example of a local injury prevention program, delivered at a community level by passionate community volunteers and representatives.

As part of the campaign the committee created a short video to [EA1] complement the key messaging and themes.  The video was uploaded to their Facebook page and has since been shared 4700 times, with 221 000 views.

The visit to the region was a success with health professionals and community workers upskilled, new partnerships developed and old partnerships strengthened. It was also a great opportunity to showcase some of the great work the region is already doing in injury prevention and promote it to the rest of Western Australia.