13 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!

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.
Please join the Ovens Murray Family Violence Partnership to discuss local family violence issues, strategies and priorities
When:             Thursday 2nd April 2020
Time:               10:30am – 12:00pm
Where:            Alpine Community Health Centre, 32-36 Cobden Street, Bright
Morning tea will be provided.
Please RSVP to tricia.hazeleger@upperhumepcp.com.au or phone Tricia on M: 0427 659 721 for further information.
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’. Proudly supported by the Rural City of Wangaratta Grit & Resilience Program and Murray PHN.

Purchase your ticket here
Date: Thursday 16 April 2020
Time: 9:30am – 4.00pm (please arrive at 9:15am for registration)
Venue: Broadmeadows (venue provided upon registration)
RSVP: To register for this training, please click here.
Cost: $120 (Includes morning tea and lunch)
This training assists practitioners to effectively identify, understand and resist invitations to collude with male perpetrators of family violence.
For professionals who have attended family violence training and who come across male perpetrators in their work. Family violence professionals who respond to victim survivors are also welcome to attend.
 Past participants have reflected:
  • ‘This training is a MUST! It takes your understanding of perpetrators of family violence to the next level. From understanding what core values contribute to family violence to how to respond/challenge a perpetrator whilst not increasing the risk for the woman.’
  • ‘This training has made me more mindful of the ways in which I may be unintentionally colluding with unhelpful statements by patients, by letting it go or attributing this only to their mental health disorder rather than thinking of the broader family violence framework and impact on their families.’
 Developed by Ada Conroy (NIFVS Senior Workforce Development Officer and experienced men’s behaviour change practitioner).
To register for this training, please click here
Please register here
In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease in Hubei Province, China to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. WHO stated there is a high risk of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading to other countries around the world. WHO and public health authorities around the world are taking action to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. However, long term success cannot be taken for granted. All sections of our society – including businesses and employers – must play a role if we are to stop the spread of this disease. 
Click here for further information

For the last 10 years many thousands of Australians from every corner of the country, in schools, businesses and community groups, have shown their support for Close the Gap by marking National Close the Gap Day each March.

This National Close the Gap Day, we have an opportunity to send our governments a clear message that Australians value health equality as a fundamental right for all.

On National Close the Gap Day we encourage you to host an activity in your workplace, home, community or school.

Our aim is to bring people together to share information, and most importantly, to take meaningful action in support of achieving Indigenous health equality by 2030.

How to get involved in National Close the Gap Day

  • Register your activity. You can download some online resources to support your event
  • Invite your friends, workmates and family to join you
  • Take action by signing the Close the Gap pledge and asking your friends and colleagues to do the same
  • Call, tweet or write to your local Member of Parliament and tell them that you want them to Close the Gap
  • Listen to and share the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on Facebook - visit our Close the Gap Facebook page.
  • Share your photos and stories on social media. Use the hashtag #ClosetheGap
  • Donate to help our work on Close the Gap

With events ranging from workplace morning teas, sports days, school events and public events in hospitals and offices around the country — tens of thousands of people take part each year to make a difference.

Your actions can create lasting change. Be part of the generation that closes the gap.

In Harmony with Emergency Services

21st March 2020 12pm to 4pm

Lake Benalla Foreshore, Fawckner Drive, Benalla Victoria, 3672

Celebrating the Harmony with the Emergency Services. This years Harmony Day celebration will have a slightly different approach as the event will be supported by VicPol, SES and CFA.
The services will conduct live person rescues and there will be a taste of multiculturalism of dancing, singing and cooking. Fun for the whole family.
Round 1 2020 TAC Towards Zero Community Grant Program Guidelines Now Available 

Great news - the Round 1 2020 Towards Zero Community Grant Program Guidelines are now available.

These guidelines provide:
  • information about the grant program focus
  • information on what funding is available
  • timelines
  • grant management and reporting requirements.
When are the grants available?
Applications open: 9am, Monday, April 6 2020.
Applications close: 3pm, Wednesday, May 6 2020.

For more information head to the TAC website.
Women's Health Goulburn North East invites you to join the upcoming Fire in the dry grass - Regional Gender Equity Community of Practice meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre.

Open to practitioners and managers working towards gender equity and the prevention of family violence in the Goulburn Valley and Ovens Murray regions, the Regional Gender Equity Community of Practice builds upon previous Prevention of Violence Against Women Community of Practice gatherings.

If you're not sure how you can contribute to this important social justice issue, come along and find out more about promoting gender equity, the prevention of gender-based violence (including intersectional groups and services - i.e. LGBTIQA+, all abilities, multicultural services, etc.), promoting access to sexual and reproductive health, and women's economic empowerment.

This first meeting of the year takes the metaphor of grassfire - and the speed with which it roars across our landscapes - to consider how we might work together to ensure gender equity principles do the same in our communities.

Please arrive at 9.45am for a 10am sharp start.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Book your ticket here
PO Box 406 Benalla VIC 3672
56 Samaria Road
03 5761 4217
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