8 May 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!

The COVID-19 webpage resource has been updated and includes further information and videos to support our communities across central Hume.

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.
Click here for the COVID-19 Information Page
The $500 million Working for Victoria initiative helps Victorians, including people who have lost their jobs due to the economic impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19), find new work opportunities.

Click here to find our more about the Working for Victoria Initiative
Working for Victoria - Information for Local Governments
Working for Victoria - Information for Community Organisations
Working for Victoria - Information for Aboriginal jobseekers and the Aboriginal community
Working for Victoria - Agriculture Workforce Plan

Work with the leading health and community employer in the Alpine Shire.  Alpine Health offers outstanding career progression, personal and professional development, opportunities to shape the provision of health services, flexible EFT, and significant employee benefits.

Current Vacant Positions:

Community Care Assessment Officer
24 hours per week (0.6 EFT), Fixed term - 24 months
Location: Myrtleford

Register Nurse
Location: Bright

Community Care Assessment Officer Position Description
Registered Nurse Position Description

With more people staying at home to reduce the community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be an increased risk for women and children experiencing family violence or abuse.

For other information related to COVID-19 and Family Violence , please visit Upper Hume PCP's COVID-19 and Family Violence webpage.

Contents inlcude:
Local media campaign and services
Safety planning and safety apps
Family violence crisis response and support
Emergency services
Making a report to child protection
Emergency relief
Strategic planning 
Media articles
Women and disaster resources
Visit the Upper Hume PCP's COVID-19 and Family Violence Web-page Here
Download The COVID-19 Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Professionals Toolkit Here
Watch Video Here
The unprecedented emergence and impact of COVID-19 is putting immense strain on Australia’s hospitals and healthcare system. In times such as these, ensuring hospitals can operate as efficiently and effectively as possible is critical – and digital has a big role to play in this.
Join us for this half-day Virtual Summit to learn how to successfully leverage your data capabilities and roll out new technologies to improve health outcomes and drive operational efficiency.
We'll be covering key themes:
  • Health informatics: How to utilise health data to improve patient care and operational efficiency
  • Telehealth: How to roll-out telehealth in a successful and sustainable way to improve patient experience during an epidemic
  • Online Learning and New ways of working: How to effectively transition the healthcare workforce to a digital workplace quickly and effectively
Learn from our expert speakers:
  • Stephanie Owen, National Head of Strategy, Architecture and Analytics, St Vincent’s Health Australia
  • Donna Parkes, Telehealth Manager, Agency for Clinical Innovation
  • David Batrouney, Program Director Modern Digital Workplace Transformation, Austin Health
  • Senior Representative, Snowflake
For more information you can view the agenda online here
Register Here

In response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, Dementia Australia has released four Help Sheets outlining tips for people living with dementia, carers, families and friends of people living with dementia, residential care providers and home care providers.

The Help Sheets are available now and include:
  • Tips for people living with dementia – outlines the coronavirus COVID-19 symptoms, hygiene tips, the importance of having a good support network, ideas to remain active and engaged while in self-isolation, and where to go for help.
  • Tips for carers, families and friends of people living with dementia – outlines the coronavirus COVID-19 symptoms, hygiene tips, helpful tips for primary carers, as well as for family, friends or neighbours, ideas for remaining active and engaged while in self-isolation, and where to go for help.
  • Tips for residential care providers – outlines the impacts coronavirus COVID-19 may have on residents, tips on alternative activities and how to support continued engagement with families and carers.
  • Tips for home care providers – outlines the impacts coronavirus COVID-19 may have on a person living with dementia, tips to reduce heightened anxiety and where to go for help.
Media Release - Tuesday 24 March 2020
Family Information and Support Sessions - Online Victoria - April to June 2020
Access professional support—in the comfort of your own home—with a registered Australian Psychologist who understands the many factors of farming life and work contributing to poor mental health.

As a farmer or agricultural worker, you are used to dealing with uncertain seasonal conditions and other challenges, but with COVID-19 rapidly changing many aspects of life as we know it, it’s vitally important to ensure that you continue to look for new ways to look after your health and wellbeing.

The ability for all Australians to access Medicare subsidised telehealth consults with their GP or  psychologists can help you keep on top of your health and wellbeing without needing to leave the farm. Telehealth gives you access to services via video or phone conferencing where it is appropriate and safe to do so.
Download the Flyer Here
Access a Psychologist Online Here
Click for the Zoom Link Here
Expression of Interest Information 

Join our Co-Design Workshops

The Primary Producer Knowledge Network will use an integrated approach to prevent, promote and address mental injury risk. Practical interventions will be tailored to reflect the needs of a range of industry groups and age cohorts. The project will adopt a holistic approach to addressing the work-related factors negatively impacting the mental health, wellbeing and safety of Victoria’s primary producers. Read more

Expression of Interest Information and Nomination Form
Want to learn how to help your rural community build resilience?

Why not use this social distancing time or working from home, to upskill and make a difference to your community! Twenty-twenty has brought with it, drought, bushfires and now COVID-19. More than ever, agricultural communities need people supporting them and their industry. People who are dynamic, understanding and can lead change in their communities…people like YOU.

Delivered completely online, Healthy and Sustainable Agricultural Communities (HMF702) unit takes you to the ‘other side of the fence’ to understand the health, wellbeing and safety concerns currently faced by agricultural communities.

We are currently offering 8 x $1650 scholarships—applications are now open!
Click Here to Apply
PO Box 406 Benalla VIC 3672
56 Samaria Road
03 5761 4217
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