24 March 2020

What's happening?

A list of events, workshops and training opportunities in health and human services significant to our region.

If you would like to promote an event, a workshop or training opportunities please send details through to admin@centralhumepcp.org.

Inside this Issue!

We acknowledge there is a rapidly unfolding public health response to COVID-19 and would like to thank those services and staff who have been working tirelessly to respond, and to prepare for continued response to this virus. We are appreciative of those who are not only trying to support their own family, but who are also there for other individuals and families in our community.
Central Hume PCP has put together a COVID-19 webpage resource providing information on prevention, social connection & mental wellbeing. It has links to local information and information for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It won’t be static as we will review and add as we come across resources.
We hope it will be a beneficial resource to the communities across Central Hume.
Download Poster Here

Managing your Mental Health while in Self-Isolation or Quarantine

There are a number of ways to support your mental health during periods of self-isolation or quarantine.

  • Remind yourself that this is a temporary period of isolation to slow the spread of the virus.
  • Remember that your effort is helping others in the community avoid contracting the virus.
  • Stay connected with friends, family and colleagues via email, social media, video conferencing or telephone.
  • Connect with others via the Beyond Blue forums thread: Coping during the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Engage in healthy activities that you enjoy and find relaxing.
  • Keep regular sleep routines and eat healthy foods.
  • Try to maintain physical activity.
  • Establish routines as best possible and try to view this period as a new experience that can bring health benefits.
  • For those working from home, try to maintain a healthy balance by allocating specific work hours, taking regular breaks and, if possible, establishing a dedicated work space.
  • Avoid news and social media if you find it distressing.
Further Information
Embrace are pleased to invite you to a webinar on the Framework for Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (the Framework) happening on 
Wednesday 8 April 2020 at 2:00-3:00pm AEST

The Framework is a free, nationally available online resource which allows organisations and individual practitioners to evaluate and enhance their cultural responsiveness. It has been mapped against national standards to help meet your existing requirements, with access to a wide range of support and resources.

The Framework is designed to build capacity amongst mainstream mental health services to work effectively with people and communities from CALD backgrounds. It is self-paced and helps you enhance your cultural responsiveness. It consists of 4 modules and 2 self-reflection tools.

The upcoming webinar will be focusing on:
Module 1: Planning Strategically to meet Multicultural Needs
This module will assist your organisation to have the policies, plans, and local information to provide a culturally responsive service.
Click here to register for the webinar
For more information click here

What can the Ovens Murray Family Violence Partnership do to prevent Family Violence in our communities?
How can the Ovens Murray Family Violence Partnership improve support for people who experience family violence?
The Ovens Murray Family Violence Partnership would like to hear your thoughts about what could make things better
The Ovens Murray Family Violence Partnership is a group of community, health and government agencies that are working together towards the goal of making our communities free from family violence.
The Ovens Murray Family Violence Partnership are working out what they should focus on for the next three years.
As a result of COVID-19 impacts and ongoing changes to meeting protocols the face-to-face strategic planning meetings in each local government area have been cancelled.  
The Ovens Murray Family Violence Partnership remains keen to hear your feedback about family violence issues, gaps and potential strategies to help them develop priorities for the Ovens Murray – Family Violence Partnership.
During these COVID-19 times the Ovens Murray Family Violence Partnership is needing to find other ways of doing business and they hope you will support the strategic planning efforts by participating in their alternative options.
Thank you to the people who have already RSVP’d for a session – The Ovens Murray Family Violence Partnership will be in touch with you soon to find an options that works for you
The three options the Ovens Murray Family Violence Partnership would like everyone to consider are:
  1. A telephone interview (30-60 minutes) covering the three key strategic planning questions (OM-FVP Strategic Planning – background information below)
  2. A Zoom meeting (1hr) with up to 3 people to work through the key strategic questions
  3. An online survey (30 minutes) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J3788KV has been an option from the beginning of our strategic planning.
If a telephone interview is not your preferred option please assist us by responding to the three key strategic planning questions via Survey Monkey before 14th April 2020
Please reply to Tricia Hazeleger via email - tricia.hazeleger@upperhumepcp.com.au and let Tricia know if you are able to do an interview, Zoom meeting or online survey.
Ovens Murray Family Violence Partnership Strategic Planning 2020 Background Information

Wednesday 8 April 7.30pm

By David Williams and Paul Dwyer in collaboration with the Sydney Arts & Health Collective.

Health professionals are with us when we’re born, and they’re with us when we die. They devote their lives to caring for us, but how do we care for them? Can a doctor or nurse give a patient the best possible care if he or she hasn’t slept for days? What if they are also being bullied or sexually harassed at work? What if they complain about having to work excessive hours, but are told to stop whinging and suck it up? How do they cope with the pressure?

Based on hours of in-depth interviews with doctors and nurses about their experiences of training and working in hospitals, Grace Under Pressure is a surprising, intimate, and deeply moving theatre experience that reveals these hidden stories of health professionals in their own words. Ranging from wildly funny to utterly heartbreaking, the stories within Grace Under Pressure will leave no audience member unaffected. Beautifully staged and disarmingly performed, Grace Under Pressure is a truly unique theatre experience.

PLEASE NOTE - Following this performance you are invited to stay and enjoy some nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine, prosecco, beer or soft drink and build your camaraderie with other ‘helping professionals’. 

PO Box 406 Benalla VIC 3672
56 Samaria Road
03 5761 4217
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