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May 2018

‘Your voice – trust your choice’ workshop

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Office of the Public Advocate, Level 1, 204 Lygon Street
Carlton, Vic 3053
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Would you like to help older people understand the importance of choosing the right person as their power of attorney and make their wishes known? Then come along to this interesting and vibrant workshop! You will be able to spread the messages from this training to help protect older people from harm. This two hour workshop will train you to engage with seniors about what they need to consider before appointing a power of attorney. The Commissioner for Senior Victorians,…

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Primary Prevention of Violence against Women (PVAW) Conference

May 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
RMIT University Storey Hall, 336–348 Swanston Street
Melbourne, 3000
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The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria’s Primary Prevention of Violence against Women (PVAW) Conference will focus on the learnings from Victoria’s statewide rollout of Respectful Relationships across schools and early childhood to explore how PVAW initiatives can be effectively scaled across other settings, such as workplaces, universities, primary health, sports or media. This one-day conference is an opportunity for leaders, policy makers and professionals working in the area of prevention of violence against women to explore how system level learnings…

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A multi-disciplinary approach to managing knee osteoarthritis in the setting of chronic disease

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On line webinar

With 50% of Australians currently having a chronic disease, and 25% having two or more, many of these present to health practitioners with the additional challenge of osteoarthritic knees. With the scientific evidence moving away from low value, high cost interventions, medical practitioners must embrace the multi-disciplinary specialist and allied health team to manage this increasingly common presentation. The 2017 Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care Clinical Care guidelines for the management of knee osteoarthritis and the…

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Webinar: Access to justice for migrant and refugee women impacted by violence

May 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
On line webinar

Access to justice for migrant and refugee women impacted by violence: The experiences, barriers and national framework to improve accessibility to Australian courts Webinar description Australia is one of the most ethnically, culturally and linguistically diverse countries in the world. While Australia benefits enormously from this diversity, it also presents systemic challenges, particularly in relation to issues of access to justice. These challenges are often magnified in the case of migrant or refugee women who have been impacted by violence.…

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June 2018

2018 VCOSS Election Summit Delivering a good life for every Victorian

June 13 @ 8:15 am - 6:00 pm
The Pavilion, Arts Centre, 100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Vic Australia
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2018 Victorian Council Of Social Services Election Summit Delivering a good life for every Victorian Political, international, interstate and local speakers will present and debate key policy issues for the community sector. The VCOSS Summit will bring together leaders, strategic thinkers and workers in the community sector, government, business, and the media to explore a vision for a new Victoria – where everyone can live a good life defined by a decent living wage, a place to call home, equal opportunity,…

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Serving up Inequality: A workshop about women, food and health promotion

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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This full-day workshop explores how gender and gender inequality impact women’s health and their relationship to food. The workshop navigates the complexities of health messaging, body image, and the expectations around of women’s role with food and nutrition. The workshop explores the controversy that exists in public health and health promotion around the approach and key messages that should be adopted in relation to food-related behaviours and body size to promote ‘health’ and prevent illness for women. Gender as a…

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2nd National Mental Health Forum

June 18 @ 8:00 am - June 20 @ 5:00 pm
Luna Park, 1 Olympic Drive
Milsons Point, NSW 2061
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Developing practical strategies to improve service delivery and customer outcomes Whilst mental health issues amongst Australia’s population are an ever growing problem, the nation’s mental health sector is undergoing a trying time of change. As numerous reforms are currently affecting organisations in the sector, businesses have to adapt their organisations to meet new requirements. While working to remain remaining financially sustainable and viable, organisations also need to ensure they keep delivering quality services that see positive outcomes for the consumers.…

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Webinar: Telehealth: How to make it work

June 18 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Online

Register now for an interdisciplinary Q&A about Telehealth and how to make it work for your practice. Presented by MHPN, this live event will include a Q&A discussion with Dr Jonathan Ho (GP), Julianne Whyte (Social Worker), Jacintha Bell (Occupational Therapist), Dr Louise Roufeil (Executive Manager of Professional Services - APS) and facilitated by Dr Konrad Kangru (GP). Read more about the panel. Learning outcomes: Outline procedures such as contingency plans, privacy, informed consent, staff training and record keeping for…

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VICTORIAN INTEGRATED CARE FORUM

June 20 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Victorian University City Conventin Centre, Level 12, 300 Flinders Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000
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The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services invites clinicians and health service managers, Primary Health Networks, policy makers and other key stakeholders to attend the Victorian Integrated Care forum. The forum will provide you with an opportunity to hear about the early findings from the evaluation of the HealthLinks: Chronic Care trial in Victoria. Other keynote speakers will discuss the challenges and enablers to delivering integrated care, with a focus on patients with chronic and complex conditions. There will…

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Webinar: Responding to disclosures of child abuse and neglect

June 20 @ 1:00 pm
Online

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and other recent research has identified a range of factors that can either hinder or support children’s disclosures of abuse or neglect. One of the major findings of the Royal Commission was that many survivors of abuse confronted significant barriers to disclosing their experiences of abuse, including feelings of shame and not having anyone to disclose to. This webinar will summarise recent research on how professionals working with children and…

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