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Sector News | August 2023

Homelessness Week 2023 

Each year Shelter WA host Homelessness Week to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness and the solutions needed to end homelessness. Running from Monday 7 to Sunday 13 August, this year’s national Homelessness Week theme is “It’s time to end homelessness.”

Download Shelter WA’s Homelessness Week Supporter Pack to see how you can get involved. 

Kidsafe WA Child Injury Prevention Symposium
Growing Up Safely on Farms 

The countdown is on until Kidsafe WA’s Farm Safety Symposium, bringing together injury prevention practitioners, regional health professionals, and farming families to share their experience and knowledge of raising children safely in farming environments.  

When: Wednesday, 9th August 2023, 9:30am – 3:30pm 
Where: Northam Country Club, 15 Wood Drive, Ballardong Noongar Country. 

The Behaviour Change Collaborative
Upcoming events

The Behaviour Change Collaborative are running a number of training events in the coming months – why not register today and grow your behaviour change, social research and social marketing skills? 

  • Understanding Behaviour Influence, 3 August. 
  • Introduction to Social Research for Evaluation, 6 September.   
  • Introduction to Social Marketing for Social Change, 11 October.  

WA Community Development Network Awards 

The LG Professionals WA Community Development Network Awards recognise the significant contributions made by Community Development professionals working across WA.

With three award categories available; ‘Innovation and/or Innovative Partnership’, ‘Young Leader’ and ‘Community Development Meritorious’ be sure to nominate your local injury prevention community development champion.  

2023 WA Mental Health Awards 

Nominations are now open for the 2023 WA Mental Health Awards. Hosted by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH), the official Awards Ceremony and Celebration function will be held on Thursday 23 November at the Hyatt Regency Perth.  

National Safe Work Month 

October is National Safe Work month. Emphasising the importance of involving everyone in work health and safety conversations safe work Australia is encouraging workplaces to grab a cuppa and have a safety chat by facilitating a SafeTea event.  

Eyes on the Street app 

Powered by Crime Stoppers WA, the Eyes on the Street app allows industry personnel to report suspicious activity quickly, easily and anonymously.  

2024 WA Youth Week Grants 

Funding of between $1,500 and $3,000 is available to community organisations and local governments to stage events during Youth Week 2024. Running from 5 to 12 April, Youth Week is a chance to celebrate the positive contributions of young people in the community.  

Looking to brush up on your research skills? 

The Child and Adolescent Health Service’s Research Education Program provide a number of seminars throughout the year to support participants in various stages of the research process. Visit the website today to sign up for future seminars and to sign up for future seminars in person and online.  

Women in Public Health network 

Aiming to advance gender equity in public health leadership, the Women in Public Health network connects women working in public health. Conducting a range of activities the network focuses on the three action areas of highlighting inequalities, elevating voices and connecting women.  

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The Journey to Ending Family, Domestic & Sexual Violence Conference 

Stopping Family Violence and the Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing are hosting this two day conference on the 12th and 13th of September.

Get your tickets today to join the movement in bringing the pieces together across prevention to recovery in family, domestic and sexual violence in working towards a future free from violence.  

Australasian Road Safety Conference 2023 

Join Australasia’s leading road safety and injury prevention researchers, practitioners and policy makers for the Australasian Road Safety Conference 2023. Held in Cairns QLD and online, the hybrid conference will bring together stakeholders to facilitate collaboration and share information.

2023 LG Professionals Annual State Conference 

Following the theme “watch the tide not the waves” the 2023 LG Professionals Annual State Conference aims to empower local government workers with insights and strategies to navigate the dynamic landscape of local government.  

Australia and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society & World Falls Congress 2023 Joint Conference 

Australia and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society & World Falls Congress 2023 Joint Conference is coming to Perth from 26 to 28 November 2023. 

The conference will showcase the latest research outcomes, program implementation, training, and policy and planning innovations in falls prevention in Australia, New Zealand, and internationally. 

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