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Sector News | January 2023

Injury Prevention Summit 2023: Injury is Everyone’s Business 
Registrations open 

The Injury Prevention Summit is a one-day event held biennially by Injury Matters, via the Know Injury program, with funding from the Western Australian Department of Health. 

Held on 11th May 2023, the Summit will bring together injury prevention and safety promotion practitioners, policymakers, and Local Governments from across Western Australia to share knowledge and build capacity to integrate injury prevention and safety promotion practices into their work. 

2023 Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards 
Nominations Closing Soon 

The Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards recognise individuals and organisations who positively impacted the community by conducting activities that aim to prevent and reduce the burden of injury within Western Australia. 

Nominations close on Friday 10 February so be sure to start collating your submission.

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WA Youth Engagement Grants Program 

The WA Youth Engagement Grants Program is open for local governments and community service organisations to apply for funding to implement projects that engage young people to help achieve positive outcomes for young people in the community.

Download the application kit to see if your injury prevention or community safety project is eligible.  

2023 CAHS Research Skills Seminars 

Registrations are open for the CAHS 2023 Research Skills Seminars. With over 20 topics essential to the research process, there is something for everyone working in injury prevention and safety promotion.  

Sexual Offences consultation open 

The Law Reform Commission is seeking public submissions as part of a review that is considering the need for reforms to reflect changes in community expectations about sexual offending. 

The review is open for submissions in response to the first volume of a Discussion Paper and a Background Paper. Submissions close on Friday 17 March 2023. 

Life in Minds National Communication Charter

Injury Matters is a proud signatory of Life in Minds National Communication Charter. Why don’t you sign the Charter today to demonstrate your commitment to working together to reduce stigma regarding mental health and promote help-seeking behaviour?

WACOSS’s 2022 Cost of Living Report 

Providing an annual reflection on the cost of living in WA, WACOSS note in their latest report that, “despite Western Australia’s strong economic position and high performing job market, the combination of minimal or stagnant wage growth and persistently insufficient Commonwealth income support, has meant that many households are struggling to cover the cost of basic necessities”.

Access the Report today to learn how the cost of living may be influencing injury prevention and recovery efforts. 


WAAMH Trainings 

Semester one registrations are now open for The WA Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) training courses. Upcoming trainings cover a variety of topics including; Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Induction, Self-care and Understanding Self-harm.