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July 2019

Intensive Introduction for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

July 18 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Foundation House, 4 Gardiner Street
Brunswick, 3056
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This two day intensive introduction includes common physical and emotional health issues which are a result of refugee experiences; refugee health and settlement services; and other important services and resources. Content includes: Understanding Australia’s humanitarian program and recent refugee and asylum seeking arrival patterns, within a broader policy context; Exploring issues in working cross culturally; Exploring the Foundation House framework regarding the impact of torture and trauma and the basis for interventions; Overview of relevant services for people from refugee…

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National Suicide Prevention Conference 2019

July 22 @ 8:30 am - July 25 @ 5:00 pm
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, 65 Queens Road
Albert Park, Vic 3004
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This year’s theme is United In Action. The theme reflects the unique nature of the National Suicide Prevention Conference, which is highly regarded for its ability to bring people from a wide range of backgrounds and communities together.  This unification enables delegates to learn from each other, network and have shared experiences. Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) has worked closely with a Program Advisory Committee consisting of Members from research, service provision and lived experience perspectives to develop a comprehensive program.…

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July 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Melbourne CBD

If you’re doing gender equality or primary prevention work, it’s likely that you’ve come across backlash and resistance. This one-day workshop for practitioners will give you effective, evidence-based tools and strategies to respond to resistance. Topics covered include: Background and evidence about backlash and resistance in the prevention sector Understanding different forms of resistance. Resistance responses and how to minimise their impact and address their underlying causes. Framing effective strategies to manage resistance for programs and organisations. Managing how resistance…

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Communities and Trauma: Supporting Recovery from Collective Trauma

July 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Foundation House, 4 Gardiner Street
Brunswick, 3056
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Refugee and asylum seeking experiences tear at the social fabric tying people together. This workshop will explore some of the potential far-reaching impacts of collective trauma for communities in the resettlement context, and potential recovery processes. Participants will be introduced to the Foundation House Framework for Recovery. This workshop will comprise a panel of speakers, including members from refugee backgrounds and a peace-practitioner. Content includes: Exploration of concepts such as trans-generational trauma and collective trauma; Foundation House Framework for Recovery;…

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20th International Mental Health Conference

July 31 @ 8:30 am - August 2 @ 5:00 pm
RACV Royal Pines Gold Coast, Qld + Google Map

Featuring Australia and New Zealand’s leading clinical practitioners, academics, and mental health experts, the 2019 International Mental Health Conference continues in its 20th year to network, share research, projects and formulate ideas for change for those living with mental health conditions. Enjoy a three-day program of inspiring keynote addresses, speaker presentations, workshops, poster presentations and ample networking opportunities.

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Capturing Change: Monitoring & Evaluation for the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Family Violence Masterclass

July 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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This full day masterclass aims to build participants’ confidence and skills to undertake effective monitoring and evaluation as part of their primary prevention of violence against women and family violence work. This workshop is designed for experienced practitioners working in the primary prevention and gender equality sectors. It is also relevant for evaluators seeking to build their understanding of the specific skills and knowledge required to evaluation primary prevention initiatives. Participants will be supported to reflect on and draw from…

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August 2019

Doing it Differently: Putting community at the centre of mental health practice

August 1 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Hume Global Learning Centre, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road
Broadmeadows, Vic 3047
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Join us at the 'Doing it differently' forum and learn from communities and services who are finding innovative ways to put community at the centre of mental health care. Our program features inspirational key note speakers, innovative programs, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and live scribing by Digital Storytelling. We'll also explore a new framework for engaging diverse communities. Hosted by Sally Warhaft, broadcaster and writer, who is based at the Wheeler Centre and a regular ABC commentator. Who should come?  Consumer, carer and community representatives Mental health practitioners, educators ​and leaders Health and community workers…

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Advance Care Planning Seminar

August 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Lecture Theatre B, 305 Grattan Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000
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Well-coordinated and appropriate person-centred care is a key priority. It's becoming increasingly important for the healthcare sector to better understand advance care planning, which supports an individual’s values, goals and preferences. Presented by Advance Care Planning Australia, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Public Advocate and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, this Melbourne-based Victorian seminar will be run by recognised leaders in the field of advance care planning in Australia. To find out more about the program,…

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Change the Story: Understanding Australia’s National Framework to prevent violence against women

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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This one-day course is based on Change the story, Australia’s national framework to prevent violence against women and their children. This training has been developed by Our Watch, the national body for the prevention of violence against women and their children.  Please note: this training is not about how you can respond to women who experience violence or men who perpetrate violence. Rather, it focuses on how to change the underlying norms, practices and structures in society that drive violence against…

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August 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Melbourne CBD

Do you work in management, human resources or a leadership role? This full-day training will give you the skills and knowledge you need to understand the impact of family violence, recognise and support staff who are experiencing family violence, understand the limitations of your role, and develop workplace policies to support staff. Introduction Do you work in management, human resources or a leadership role? You may not have considered family violence training is for you, but family violence is making…

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