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April 2020

UN Australia: Sustainable Partnerships 2020

April 15 @ 8:30 am - April 16 @ 5:00 pm
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Brunston Ave
Richmond, Vic 3002
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On 15 and 16 April, 2020, the UN Association of Australia will bring together civil society, governments, business and the UN under the theme of building sustainable partnerships. This will be an outcome-oriented gathering guided by Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals but designed to encompass all of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Forum is ideally timed as it aligns with the beginning of the second trimester of the UN’s 15-year agenda to transform the world through…

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June 2020

Webinar on Diversity fatigue: What it is and how D&I practitioners can counter it

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online

This Diversity Leadership Program event explores the phenomenon of diversity fatigue and how D&I practitioners can counter it. For well over thirty years, initiatives designed to improve diversity and inclusion (D&I) have been a priority for organisations. Most D&I practitioners know that creating diverse and inclusive workplaces takes time and effort. But how do you respond to people who are frustrated that change is slow, or who think that D&I has already been ‘fixed’ or is no longer a priority,…

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COVID-19 Community Services Digital Forum

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

The Victorian Council for Social Service and the Department of Health and Human Services are now running monthly digital forums about the ongoing community sector response to COVID-19. These will be held on the first Thursday of each month. The next forum will be 1pm on Thursday June 4th. We are asking you to submit your questions by COB Monday June 1st to ensure all questions are answered, and none are missed. It is important you register so we can…

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How to build organisational resilience while answering the community’s call

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

Join this 60-minute online seminar to learn how to effectively engage and support your clients during times of isolation. Like many other sectors, community transport has been impacted by COVID-19 from a client, staff and volunteer perspective. Bankstown Canterbury Community Transport (BCCT) has successfully rolled out a Community Wellbeing Calling program that has been achieving media coverage, community support and outstanding results. With social and group transport services grounded due to social distancing rules, the team at BCCT have developed a…

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MARAM Collaborative Practice Training is now available online

June 10 @ 9:30 am - June 11 @ 12:30 pm
Online

This training is open to any professional in the northern metropolitan region who responds to family violence. Explore how to use the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management framework to contribute to risk assessment and collaborate for ongoing risk management through respectful and sensitive engagement with victim survivors, information sharing, referral and secondary consultation. This is not risk assessment training, but forms an integral component of the MARAM suite of training for professionals responding to family violence. Before attending, all participants are required…

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Understanding and working with suicidality

June 11 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Online

This workshop will cover a range of complex factors workers must consider when engaging with ‘at risk’ clients from refugee backgrounds.Recognising the complex and diverse circumstances facing people from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds, this workshop will explore a range of considerations and responses the practitioner requires to understand and effectively support people from refugee backgrounds who are at risk of suicide and self-harm. Content includes The global and local context of suicidality across communities from refugee backgrounds; Reflecting on…

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Communicating healthcare for young men through digital technology Conference

June 14 @ 8:30 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf, Vic 3006
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What is HYMTech? HYMTech is Australia’s only conference specialising in using digital technology to get young men to change their health behaviours. Bringing together local and international experts in the latest digital communications and behaviour change, HYMTech is a 3-day conference that will address the key issues surrounding young men and healthcare, and provide effective, actionable and measureable solutions. Held in Melbourne, from 14-16 June 2020, HYMTech invites you to share and learn how to extend the reach and impact…

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Digital Interventions for Suicide Prevention

June 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Hosted by Dr Stephen Carbone, Prevention United Executive Director Digital technologies have a place in suicide prevention, in at least three areas: Lowering suicide ideation at scale using psychological therapies; improving means restriction; and developing better models of prediction. Using research and development projects from the Black Dog Institute and Deakin University, and developed by my colleagues over many years, this webinar identifies what technologies can do, the barriers to innovation, and asks “What is required to fast track technology…

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Will the Road to Recovery Be Paved With Casualties?

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online

A Forum for the whole community to discuss the implications of the government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy. About this Event Can we kickstart the economy without increasing infection risk? Will those at heightened risk need to double down on isolation? Is it time to roll out personal protection equipment? Now that the government is banking on a strategy of trace, track and treat to control community cluster outbreaks, it is more critical than ever that it engages with those leaders who…

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The case for community-led action and social policy reform in the wake of COVID19

June 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

Hosted by Dr Luke Martin, Prevention United Head of Programs The COVID-19 pandemic is causing significant social and economic upheaval. Community strengthening programs have shown benefits in preventing substance misuse and may hold benefits for mental wellbeing. Social & economic policies that soften the impacts from COVID-19 are crucial for prevention. This webinar will explore place-based solutions, and public policies that may help flatten the curve of mental ill-health

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