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June 2018

‘THREE SIDES OF THE COIN’ & THE IMPACTS OF GAMBLING ON OUR COMMUNITY: USING THEATRE TO CREATE CHANGE

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
VTMH Seminar Room, Level 1 Bolte Wing (Building F), 14 Nicholson St, St Vincent's Hospital
Fitzroy, Vic 3065
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Speaker: Judy Avisar and project participants, Link Health and Community This session will discuss a project that is using live theatre to explore the links between gambling and mental health and stimulate conversations about the impacts of gambling. The session will include a performance by project participants who are on the path of recovery from gambling harm. Ways to identify the often hidden impacts of gambling will also be discussed. The project is supported by Gambler’s Help and Victorian Responsible…

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WORKING TOGETHER TO IMPROVE HEALTH OUTCOMES FOR REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS IN THE COMMUNITY

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Uniting Church – St Michael’s Hall, 120 Collins Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000
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OUR FIRST PRESENTATION: Understanding of mental health in young Hazara refugees and asylum seekers in the south east of Melbourne – Sahema Saberi, University of Melbourne OUR SECOND PRESENTATION: Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees in community health – Amelia Tauoqooqo, practice nurse at cohealth OUR THIRD PRESENTATION: Asylum Seeker Health Needs – Dr Janet Bodycomb GP, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre  This presentation will be of interest to: health professional students health course convenors practising health professionals and their practice…

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Sleep disturbance in rheumatological disease and strategies for management

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On line webinar

Presenter: Assoc Prof Brendon Yee, Clinical Associate Professor Medicine, Central Clinical School, The University of Sydney and the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research Description: To be updated closer to webinar date.

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COTA Transport Forum

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Docklands Library Multipurpose Room, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade
Docklands, Vic 3008
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Do you find it difficult getting around where you live? What issues do you have with getting to shopping or doctor’s appointments? What transport systems do we want for our old age? Come along and have your say about how we can answer this COTA is holding a forum on transport which has been identified as a key issue for older people.   The forum is open to key stakeholders:  service users and service providers, although numbers are limited.  Flyer RSVP…

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July 2018

Being an Active Bystander to Prevent Violence Against Women

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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This three-hour active bystander training supports participants to speak up when confronted with everyday sexism and sexual harassment, and as well as a range of behaviours and attitudes that justify, excuse, blame, trivialise or minimise violence against women. This training takes participants through the causes, prevalence and impact of domestic violence, sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women. Participants are provided with bystander tools to build the skills and confidence to take a stand and speak out against…

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Short Course in Health Promotion

July 17 @ 8:00 am - July 20 @ 5:00 pm
Monash Conference Centre, Level 7, 30 Collins Street
Melbourne, 3000
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Overview The Monash University Short Course in Health Promotion is provided to meet the growing demand for health promotion in organisations and communities in the public, private and not for profit sectors. In this course, participants will learn about health promotion concepts, frameworks and core skills to increase the success of their health promotion practice. Participants will have opportunities to network and share experiences with people with similar interests. The course will be discussion-focused, using examples from practice for practical…

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Safe and Supported: Building Workplace Responses to Family Violence

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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This workshop is designed to support workplaces to implement programs for the prevention of family violence in a safe and supportive way. It builds the knowledge and confidence of managers and staff in designated family violence support roles to provide a supportive and appropriate response to disclosures of violence that may arise during or after implementation of training and workplace change programs. Audience: This training is designed to be delivered to workplace managers, human resources and family violence contact staff.…

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Australian Institute of Family Studies 2018 Conference

July 25 @ 9:00 am - July 27 @ 5:00 pm
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf, Vic 3006
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AIFS 2018 Conference – What matters most to families in the 21st century? Families matter. What’s working – and not working – for them, now? What futures can we create that strengthen family relationships and foster social and economic wellbeing? Can we imagine a future where “what matters most to families” drives the work of researchers, policy makers, and service providers? Join leading thinkers and change-makers at the Australian Institute of Family Studies 2018 Conference, which will look ahead and ask:  what…

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August 2018

National Homelessness Conference 2018—Ending Homelessness Together

August 6 @ 9:00 am - August 7 @ 5:00 pm
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Brunston Ave
Richmond, Vic 3002
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The National Homelessness Conference theme in 2018 is ‘Ending homelessness together’  and the program will enable delegates to learn and share on a broad range of issues related to homelessness including housing models that end homelessness; responding to the causes of homelessness such as domestic and family violence; specialist support such as working with clients with disability, mental health issues and people leaving custody; outcomes reporting; social and affordable housing policy and financial inclusion. The Conference will feature a range of…

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19th International Mental Health Conference

August 8 @ 9:00 am - August 10 @ 5:00 pm
RACV Royal Pines Gold Coast, Qld + Google Map

<!--Runtime Modification - Img tag is Still Available for SEO Goals in Source - -->This annual conference is now in its 19th year and continues to be the pinnacle event in the mental health industry. The Conference provides an invaluable opportunity to build relationships and to share knowledge, research and latest policies. The conference program will challenge, inspire, demonstrate and encourage participants while facilitating discussion. The program will explore mental health access and support, service design and specialised clinically focused…

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